November Wellness Box
In October I shared with you the contents of my wellness box (you can check it out here). Today I’m giving you a peek into my November Wellness Box. What is this wellness box, you ask? Every month, a box of wellness goodies lands on my doorstep. It’s full of new products to try, as well as my favorites, and some surprises – like FREE stuff! I bought my Young Living Premium Starter Kit in April and signed up for their Essential Rewards program. It has made switching to a chemical-free lifestyle simple and easy. I get all of my personal care products (soap, shampoo, mouthwash), cleaning products (dish soap, laundry soap, all-purpose cleaner), and essential oils delivered to my door every month. I customize the order monthly to include the items I need, as well as some wishlist items I’ve been eyeing.
Have a look at my November Wellness Box!
Melaleuca-Geranium Bar Soap
I’m all about that chemical-free life! Young Living has a variety of clean-ingredient soaps. My favorite so far is this Melaleuca-Geranium. It doesn’t even dry out my face (which most soaps do). I can safely say, Young Living soaps are the best I have ever used.
Thieves Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste
Toothpaste is something I add to almost every order. Of course, I don’t ever want to run out of it! Some people complain of the strong taste of this particular Young Living toothpaste (they make other toothpastes); but I like it and stick with it. It does its job of freshening my breath, without covering my mouth with nasty chemicals.. fluoride.. sugars, and such.
Pine Essential Oil
If you have a fake tree like I do, then you’ll most likely want something else in your house emitting pine scents. Commercial tree sprays and pine-scented candles are super toxic, so be wary. I was unpacking my box of Christmas decorations and found old candles I had stored away, including a pine-scented one. The headache I immediately got from smelling those was horrible. It lasted hours after throwing out the candles. So if you want that pine scent without the chemicals, without the headaches, try this:
In a diffuser:
4 drops pine essential oil
2 drops cedarwood essential oil
3 drops northern lights black spruce essential oil
In an 8 oz. glass spray bottle:
10 drops pine essential oil
5 drops orange essential oil
a splash of witch hazel
*fill the rest of the bottle with water
Shutran Beard Oil
I also got Shutran beard oil for my hubby for Christmas. He’s been loving the men’s Shutran-scented products! He recently told me the shaving cream is the best he has ever used. And I love how soft his face is after using the aftershave.
Frankincense does wonders to your skin. I use it on my face regularly to moisturize and give me a glow. There are hundreds of uses for Frankincense, and so much research is being done on this oil, so look it up sometime. Frankincense was also one of the gifts the wisemen gave to Jesus, so it always fascinates me that I can smell something that Jesus had.
Peppermint may still be my favorite oil. I use it in tea, cooking, for head tension, to improve digestion, to increase focus and mental clarity, to wake me up in the morning, etc.
I use lavender every night in the diffuser and in my “sweet dreams” roller that I roll on my feet and chest before bed. It’s also in my linen spray. All that lavender puts my body in the perfect mood for sleep.
Northern Lights Black Spruce
Northern Lights Black Spruce is a new oil for me. It’s a nice woodsy smell to mix with orange in the diffuser. Definitely a winter-y scent/ winter oil in my book!
Tangerine always improves my mood. I put it on my wrists and chest (always under clothing because this oil is sun sensitive) and inhale it deeply. Tangerine just makes me so happy and gives me all the positivity!
Panaway is perfect for sore muscles…tension…after a workout. It has a cooling sensation. I use this one in a roller with peppermint and copaiba for head tension and for my lower abdomen during that time of the month. Definitely works wonders.
I do realize that this shampoo is for kids, but I heard it has a citrus scent and I wanted it. So I got it. If you haven’t already read my healthy hair tips, check out that blog post here. I talk about nontoxic shampoo, coconut oil hair treatments, apple cider vinegar rinses, and essential oils for hair health.
I’ve been dying to use Eucalyptus in the shower. I put a few drops on the shower floor or on a washcloth on the shower floor and it really makes me breathe easy, whew! Perfect for those experiencing the cold winter months.
Cypress is an oil I plan to add to a cologne I’m making for my husband. He requested a cologne made with essential oils (that’s my man!) so I ordered lots of woodsy scents. I recently heard that cypress is good for under eyes too.
You just can’t go through December without it. It’s basically Christmas bottled up for year-round enjoyment.
Savvy Minerals Multitasker
I got my first bit of makeup from Young Living! Woohoo! I am now officially in the process of transitioning to nontoxic makeup. They just released a mascara too, so that’s on my wishlist. I got the Multitasker, which can be used as an eyeshadow and eyeliner (the only makeup I use haha). Now I just need some brushes so I can use it. For those curious, Young Living’s makeup Savvy Minerals is free of talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, and synthetic dyes and fragrances. Shimmery, glowy, safe makeup.
Can we all agree that tea tree oil is the best for the nasties that pop up on our faces? Amen! We looooove tea tree oil for our skin.
Thieves Hard Lozenges
We also love all things Thieves. Thieves makes chemical free living EASY. I’ve been stocking up on the Thieves lozenges these past few months because I use these in my winter wellness regimen. Actually, I’ll probably use these year-round. It’s a little dose of Thieves disguised in a hard lozenge for immune support. Basically, they’re like cough drops without all the icky ingredients in them.
Thieves Laundry Soap
I don’t use any laundry soap besides Young Living’s Thieves Laundry Soap. This one is free of sodium lauryl sulfate, dyes, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, phosphates, synthetic fragrances, and optical brighteners. NO junk. Check your laundry detergents on ewg.org and find out how they rate. Even the most popular natural detergents contain chemicals known to be toxic to our bodies. But not my Thieves. Since switching laundry detergents, I haven’t worried about rashes or about wearing chemical-covered clothes.
What items from my box do you want to try? If you’re interested in oils or in Young Living’s nontoxic products, check out my post here on how to get started!