Working from home

I love working from home, it does come with a few challenges, but seriously it was the best decision I ever made. Friends, family and potential team members often ask me how I do it, what it’s like and I give my Oiled by Nature team (made up of mainly moms) insights and coach them to make the most of their working at home experience.

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Since I love watching others succeed at their business I have decided to share a little bit of my life as a work from home mom through Facebook. To share the good, the bad and the downright nitty gritty how to survive as a Ladyboss with all the guilt and all the glory!

If you would like to know more about working from home, starting your own business, or sharpening your WAHM skills follow me through my INTL Facebook page Danielle the WAHM or through my Dutch Facebook Page de thuiswerkmamma.

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My Everyday oils

So a good friend (and teammember of mine) shared what Young Living products she used inspired me to do the same because I get a lot of questions about it. I just focussed on just the oils that I use on a daily basis,  don’t freak out at the amount it’s a quick ritual, 5 min tops!

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I  will tell you a little bit about each oil and what they do for me, and by sharing this hope to show you oils are not hocus pocus just old fashioned, using what nature has to offer to keep me me happy, uplifted, balanced, calm, relaxed and sane, Day and Night!

Abundance
What YL saysAbundance was created to enhance the frequency of the harmonic magnetic energy field that surrounds us. This manifesting and powerful blend creates what is called “the law of attraction,” which refers to the positive (or negative) energy we attract to ourselves by focusing on it. Abundance therefore opens us to a wealth of possibilities. Its spicy scent is popular among both women and men – try using it as a perfume or cologne and experience your energy shifting towards prosperity and plentitude!
What I say: I love attracting positive energy and the scent is great so use this oil as my perfume!
How I use it: simply dab it behind my ears twice a day, use it in my diffuser necklace or diffuse combined with a citrus oil. 

Valor
What YL says :
 an empowering combination of 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 protective qualities, Valor® enhances an individual’s internal resources. It has also been found to help the body self-correct its balance and alignment.
What I say: it boosts me, makes me feel strong, ain’t nothing wrong with that!
Gentle Baby
What YL says :  a soft, fragrant combination of essential oils designed specifically for mothers and babies. It helps calm emotions during pregnancy and is useful for quieting troubled little ones. It is also soothing to tender skin. Many of the essential oils in this blend are used in elite cosmetics to enhance a youthful appearance.
What I say: I am a mom, the smell is amazing and soothing, need I say more?
How I use it: I apply it to my wrists every evening during my -get ready for the night – ritual*  and/or diffuse it in my bedroom. 

White Angelica
What YL says : a calming and soothing blend that encourages feelings of protection and security. It combines oils used during ancient times to enhance the body’s aura, which brings about a sense of strength and endurance. Many people use it as protection against negative energy.
What I say: Every since I’ve been using it at night my dreams have switched from  a scene from Criminal Minds to the Gilmore Girls.
How I use it: I apply 1 drop to each top op my shoulder during my -get ready for the night –  ritual*

Harmony
What YL says : an exquisite blend that promotes physical and emotional well-being by bringing harmonic balance to the energy centres of the body. The liberating, balancing, and calming essential oils in this blend open us to new possibilities while contributing to an overall feeling of well-being.
What I say: I needs lots of balance end of story!
How I use it: I apply it to my solar plexus as part of my – get ready for the day with oils – ritual

My Special – shut off my brain and go to sleep – Mix 
(Contains Vetiver, Lavender and Cedarwood)
What YL says : Vetiver has a heavy, earthy fragrance similar to patchouli with a touch of lemon. Vetiver oil is psychologically grounding, calming, and stabilising. One of the oils that is highest in sesquiterpenes, vetiver was studied by Dr. Terry Friedmann for improving children’s behavior. Vetiver may help when coping with stress and to recover from emotional trauma and shock.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. It is great for winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that make it just as beneficial for boosting stamina and energy. Lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. The French scientist René Gattefossé was the first to discover these properties when he severely burned his hands in a laboratory explosion.

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma. It is relaxing and soothing when used for massage. Cedarwood has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin. 
What I say: Together these three calm my brain, it helps me shut it down instead of lying there thinking of all the things I did, have to do and whatever other things pop up in there for good measure.
How I use it: I apply the mix at the bottoms of my big toes and if I’m really fast & furious I also apply it in my nek right below the hairline or at my temples during my -get ready for the night –  ritual*

Joy 
What YL says : a luxuriously exotic blend with uplifting overtones that create magnetic energy and bring joy to the heart. When worn as cologne or perfume, Joy™ exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness. When diffused, it can be refreshing and uplifting.
What I say: it makes me happy when skies are grey, and not just me, the hubs loves it too.
How I use it: I apply it to my heartchakra as part of my – get ready for the day with oils – ritual, use it in my diffuser necklace or diffuse combined with a citrus oil. 

Progessence Phyto Plus
What YL saysProgessence Phyto Plus contains a high quality wild yam extract optimally blended with vitex oil and essential oils to help women find balance the way nature intended. Specially formulated by D. Gary Young, ND, and Dan Purser, MD, Progessence Phyto Plus maximizes the effects of wild yam extract and vitex oil by utilizing an innovative suspension system.
What I say: Ding Dong the witch is dead …
How I use it: I apply it twice a day EVERY day in the morning and in the evening, 1 drops to both insides of my ankles (right under the bump) and 1 drop distributed over my inner forearms.

Clary Sage
What YL says : Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oil contains natural phytonutrients. It has a mellow, warm, herbal scent that is uplifting and relaxing, making it a perfect choice for supporting a normal, healthy attitude during PMS. It is also supportive for menopausal women.
What I say: let’s just say I like my temperature to be constant …
How I use it: I apply it twice a day EVERY day in the morning and in the evening, 1 drop to both outsides of my ankles (right under the bump) 

Stress Away
What YL says : a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla essential oils. Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in vanilla, Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension.
What I say: I can plan a party, bake a cake, get stuck in traffic jams and this helps soothe nervous tension and it smells amazing, I just love vanilla!
How I use it: apply to my wrists and inhale 4 times for direct relief, use it in my diffuser necklace or diffuse combined with a citrus oil. 

If you have any questions about these oils that I did not answer above, please let me know 😉

The lowdown on my Young Living journey part II – Sharing

If you follow this blog or follow me on Facebook then you will read a lot about Young Living Essential Oils, trust me I really share about them a lot, which comes naturally as I use them for myself and my family daily.

 

I genuinely believe everyone should get themself, and their family, a premium starter kit.

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Even when I bought my Young Living Starter Kit in 2014, we couldn’t afford it to be honest, he did not question it and trusted it was what we needed to help us get through the stress, the dissapointment and the hardships we were facing.

Who would have thought when I quit my job a year ago I would not regret it 1 day; I can share, make people happy and at the same time I am a happier person doing this job (although it does not feel like one).

The stress I had and got through with my oils, I can share this. The problems I had with restless nights I got through with my oils, I can share this. The problems I had with balancing my hormones in a natural way, I can share this. The problems my kids or husband have, I can share this. And through sharing that and the experiences my friends have had with oils I can help even more people.

Help them when they don’t want to sneeze all summer, help them get their focus on at school or work, help them be able to move more freely without restriction, help them get through their day when they normally would have to “shut down” due to blinding throbbing in their head, help with any day to day discomforts.

And of course not everyone believes, trusts or has faith in these oils, but they should because they will work anyway.
Trust me when I say there’s an oil for everything and they work even if you don’t believe in them….
This is the most value for your money as the diffuser will help you get the most out of your oils and the kit has all the basics to get you started in suppporting your natural lifestyle.

It has changed my life and that of my family in a positive way on so many levels.
That’s why when my friend suggested we should tell the Netherlands about these wonderful oils we started sharing our experiences, working on translating information about oils and helping people and giving our link to Young Living.
Was this weird & salesy ? No because let’s face it everyone shares a good thing they discovered. A restaurant, a book, a great show and we don’t just say we found this great thing go buy it, we help you on your journey discovering the oils every step of the way.

I don’t sell thes oils from my home, you can order them yourself via Young Living, through this  link. When using this link you sign up with me as your distributor, meaning I will assist you with any questions you may have when using the oils or other Young Living Products.

You need to register as a member to receive a 24% discount but don’t worry you do not commit to anything by registering this way it’s a formailty to make sure you get a discount with every order you make.

Need more info than you found in My Pink Office ? No problem just check out the Oiled by Nature website, contact me through Facebook  or join one of my workshops in Hoofddorp and I will be happy to help you with any question you have.
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The lowdown on my Young Living journey part I

I had seen a lot of pins on Pinterest about Young Living Essential oils but never gave it that much attention as I did not think it was available in the Netherlands. Until one of my bff’s Corinne shared some of her personal experiences on Facebook in March 2014, to be honest they blew me away.

I’ve always tried to choose a more natural option for our family, avoiding as much chemicals as possible but there was just so much out there I relied on the advice I got in stores but it was never based on a personal experience with the product. I had also incorporated the oil cleansing method in our beauty routine and love wat it was doing our skin so I knew that oils were powerful so my interest was sparked when I heard they could do so much more.

After going through a termination procedure in May/June I was extremely fatigued (I had always been a light sleeper with lots of nightmares but it had taken on extremes), had a continuous headace because of tension in my shoulders/neck and had a misty head.

As my bestie she knew I had already been going through a long period of tension because of my husbands unemployment since (January 2013) and my stepdad’s illness (of which he unfortunately lost his battle after 3 years and said goodbye to us in October 2015). She asked me to trust her, stop hesitating and  buy myself a Premium Starter Kit as they contained a lot of oils that would help me get it back together and I would love the other oils for my OCM routine or in the diffuser as I loved using oils in a resin burner.

I was unsure, it was quite an investment but I knew she would not get me to buy something above budget that would be a waste of our money. So in the mindset of if you don’t try it you won’t know I ordered one, and it looked like this.

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When the kit came in I loved the diffuser, it was cute and worked like a charm ! I looked up all kinds of combinations to diffuse with dry cold steam and it made me soooo happy. This smelled so much fresher than burning oils with a candle, scented candles or the horrible incense that my husband loved to burn.

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I was especially pleased that you could use the oils to set & lift moods for whomever was in the room. The first oils I diffused were stress away during the day and Peace & Calming during the night. Because I noticed such a difference in 2 days (I felt more relaxed, slept deeper & calmer during the night, stopped making sounds like a sawing machine and found I stopped jaw clenching and grinding my teeth yay as I had almost destroyed a moulder with that) I tried Peace & Calming on my youngest dude Colin and he slept so much more peaceful, we didn’t hear his bed banging against the walls (seriously we had to put padding between the wall and his bed it was so bad, when he was a baby we tried everything under the moon like baby binding, relaxing massages and Bach therapie but all only worked for a short period). After 4 days I began to get more energy than before and started to smile again. Colin stated after 2 days “mom I am sleeping so much better” and my husband had also noticed that it was so quiet in his room.

For everything that we would normally “need” a store bought remedy for I would first look up if there was an oil for that, and you know there was ! Like warts on feet, my snoring, acne you name it I had a natural option for relief  with 100% natural essential oils.

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Besides the oils I had in the kit I started using other oils as Young Living has so many, I ordered Endoflex that supports the Adrenal glands as a lot of women of my age could use a boost for that (seriously google what those glands do or not do, I did!) After a few weeks I started noticing a difference and combined with Progessence Phyto Plus (an oil I cannot live without) it helped me get back into a monthly balance and took down the witch in me among other things (Ladies you know what I mean right 😉 )!

All in all the life of my family and mine has changed so much for the better since I took the plunge and ordered these Young Living Products. I got rid of all the other regular  drugstore products that we had, we use the oils and supplements for anything and everything and rarely need to go to the doctor (obviously if it’s serious we do visit the doctor for advise but if it can be relieved with help of the oils we choose to go that route) nor do we have to stay in bed to recover from things going around in any season.

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Since we have had such good experiences  I could not help sharing them on social media and through this blogpost. I have introduced many a friend and family members to the Young Living and all have been so grateful and didn’t hesitate one bit to trust me that they would love using these oils daily in their lives.

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Because that’s what you do share awesome experiences with them whether it be a great recipe, good book, great movie of restaurant. Sharing this love one drop at a time, sharing welness, purpose and abundance because I truly believe every household should experience nature’s best in their lives…