Given my sleep issues and that I was flying from the east coast to west coast and adjusting to the time change, I figured that I would bump up my sleep roller game and had great success using my Mega Sleep Roller. I applied it to my temples, behind my ears, back of the neck, and on my feet.
I've been on vacation in Seattle and wanted to give the low down on what essential oils and rollers that I brought with me for the journey. I didn't have to worry too much about sunscreen and sunburn remedies since we were doing anything involving too much time out in the sun.
Since I live on the east coast and there is a three hour time difference (and I suffer from insomnia) packing sleep related oils is crucial. I made a mega sleep roller, which helped relax me during the 6 hour flight and helped keep my sleep schedule mostly normal all things considered. I also brought most of my sleep and relaxtion oils to diffuse at night. I brought the Orb USB diffuser since it is smaller than the Dewdrop diffuser.
I packed the following oils and DIY products:
As a follow up to yesterday's Multilevel Marketing: Do's and Don'ts, I thought that I would shed some light on my experiences and those of friends and colleagues to paint a better picture of things to look out for with MLM companies.
I have been looking at the various ways that Multilevel Marketing Companies (MLM's) work for their independent distributors and their uplines and downlines. I am putting together a list of do's and don'ts if you are in the position or representing or selling for a MLM. Know that not all MLM's are the same, but there are some red flags to watch out for.
That is all for now. I may add some additional do's and don'ts later, but this should get you started.
This article popped up in my newsfeed today: Multilevel-marketing companies like LuLaRoe are forcing people into debt and psychological crisis and I was surprised for many reasons. Not all MLM companies are the same and I was shocked to see that LuLaRoe requires you to buy thousands of dollars of stock to sell while preaching empowerment for women. I love leggings, a lot, I literally wear them everyday year round, but you know what? I probably only buy leggings once or twice a year as they wear out and I need new ones. I don't understand the business model of pushing something that at best customers only buy a couple times a year. Some MLM's just do not have sustainable opportunities.
Now wait you say, "isn't Young Living a multilevel-marking company too?" Yes, it is a MLM company... Their business model is pretty different that the likes of LulaRoe insofar as you do not have to buy any stock to sell. Anything I purchase is for my own personal use and the occasional sample. There are no monthly sales quotas either. If you don't want to do the business side of it, you don't have to and if you can't do it all the time, that is no problem either. I've seen friends get burned by other MLM's due to startup costs and quotas.
Outside of kit sales, Young Living's model is built on residual income based on the people in your downline. If you have say 10 people in your downline and each spends $100 a month, you get a percentage of that and future sales. Again, no one is required to do the business side of the company. But wait, who buys essential oils every month? Well, Young Living carries a lot more than just essential oils - you can purchase all sorts of products from laundry detergent to vitamins and supplements to shampoo and conditioner and now even makeup. Those are things that people buy every month. More to the point, is that those things that I buy through Young Living were once things I'd pick up at the drug store, grocery store, or upscale cosmetics stores.
Young Living has been around for over twenty years and they own their own farms and their "seed to seal" standard ensures that they grow, harvest, and process all of their oils. While they may be a MLM company, they are not a fly by night scam. There seems to be a popular mode of thought that all MLM companies are pyramid schemes selling worthless stuff or products that don't work and no one really makes money by doing them. In some cases, this is most definitely true but I am intelligent enough to avoid that stuff like the plague. I made sure that if I were to be involved with Young Living that they were different and that I wasn't going to be hemorrhaging cash in the process. Yes, I have bought and replaced many essential oils, but I use them everyday for multiple purposes. I diffuse them, I use them in my daily skincare routine, I use them for cleaning and more. That money I have spent, is money that used to go into by chemical laden products at retail stores.
What do you have to do to "sell" through Young Living? Most people just talk about their experiences in person or on social media or like me have a blog. Some occasionally hold in person or online classes or make & takes. It is a pretty laid back approach. That is pretty much it in a nutshell.
I love their essential oils and other products - especially exploring and making my own DIY products for myself and my home. If you know me, you know that when I am passionate about something, I talk about it on Facebook or in person. Usually, in person I talk about it if someone brings it up or it is relevant to the conversation. Oh and you know what I hate after working retail sales - anything that comes across and "too salesy." I am not going to beat anyone over the head with a kit sale, if you are interested, great!, if not, no worries.
When my sponsor/enroller approached me about the business aspect, she just said since "you are pretty much doing it anyways", you might want to get involved on the business side of things. Again, no commitment, I did my research and held a few online classes and make & takes, which I liked doing, but am taking a break from right now. I'd much rather talk one-on-one with someone interested in essential oils and to make some samples for them as well.
Do I have any delusions that I am suddenly going to be making $10,000 a month? Of course not! It is possible, but I also work at an awesome job that I love. You get out of an MLM like Young Living what you put into it and MLM's aren't for everyone. Don't fall for any upline ploy about making mad cash right off the bat. If you aren't comfortable - don't do it. Do your research!! Look into the company, ask around with other "sellers" to get a better handle on what they do. Luckily, with my Young Living group they have a Facebook group with 1100 members who are doing the business who give honest advice, share their experiences, and their monthly commissions.
I found myself overcome with emotions over the past month or so and found myself in need of some healing. So, of course, I turned to my essential oils collection and found a combination that really worked well for me. I diffuse the Emotional Healing combo and made a roller too for on the go.
Here are the oils that work for me. Sometimes I combine them all in the diffuser and other times I select one or two at a time.
Want to learn more about essential oils and how to use them in your daily life to promote health and wellness, but haven't been able to make any of my online classes or make & take workshops?
I am planning on doing personal consultations over the next few months - these can be in person or online. If you are interested, I am usually around after 6pm during the week and am pretty flexible on the weekends too.
Contact me by email or on Facebook regarding availability and we can go from there.
I am also making some essential oil samples for those who have expressed interest in my workshops and classes. If there is anything that you are interested in trying out - let me know. Feel free to skim through the recipes that I have on my website for ideas and we can work out the details. http://www.jennifervatza.com/essential-oils-recipes.html
My daily essential oil routines sometimes change, but I thought that I would go over how I use them on a daily basis.
In the morning, I apply my moisturizer and then do my makeup and get ready for work.
Once I get to work, I use various combinations of essential oils in my diffuser.
I wear different scents mixed with a carrier oil in a roller bottle. My emotional state has been in flux most centered on grief and sadness and some feelings of anxiety. These particular oils provide an uplifting aroma and help get me through the work day.
I have a couple other rollers I keep in my purse for emergency use in case I feel some head tension coming on or need an energy and focus boost to get over and through the late afternoon wall.
I tend to take baths and showers in the evening because I find them relaxing. I use my own DIY foaming body wash, sugar scrubs, and relaxing bath oils. Occasionally, I will switch out my sugar scrub for clay masks or Himalayan Salt Scrubs. I also use my own homemade bath bombs, which reminds me that I need to make another batch soon.
My night time routine is pretty intense. After I take a bath or shower, I apply moisturizer and an under eye serum for dark circles on my face. I also use a belly firming cream on my abdomen and stretch mark cream on my hips, lower abdomen, and thighs.
I am currently on a sleep restriction regime to help with insomnia and find myself puttering around my office/studio doing things until midnight so I usually have my diffuser going with various combinations and have been digging a mixture of mint oils with citrus ones.
Once I am ready for sleep, I diffuse oils that help to promote relaxation and sleep. I use a Sleepy foot rub. Then its lights out for me
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