Updated: Jun 28
Are you tired of feeling stressed?
Did you know there are many ways to support your body during and after stress?
Do you see people taking supplements and wish you knew where to begin?
Would you like to know that the supplements you’re taking are actually helping you?
You are not alone, friend. We carry so much stress in our bodies just from living life, but the good news is that we can do so much to process and release that stress with simple daily habits! And one amazing habit is to create a supplement routine - with supplements that truly give your body the support it needs!
One of the biggest questions we get is whether or not supplements really make a difference. And we say YES they do! We completely agree with this quote from the Supplement Field Guide from Growing Healthy Homes:
“Although we can do much for our bodies with a healthy diet and lifestyle, even on the best days we still need a little extra help. The cleanest, most organic diet is still unable to provide every vitamin, trace mineral and micronutrient that our bodies need, so supplementing is key. Supplemental vitamins, minerals and herbs help to round out any missing nutrients in our diet, especially in a world where farming practices, soil conditions and food transit times lead to foods that are less nutrient-dense than their ancestral counterparts. However, even if your produce is grown organically in your backyard, there are still gaps that need to be filled, which is where supplements come in.” - Dr. Ashley H. Cribb, Supplement Field Guide
And we are going to dive into it all right here.
You’ll get lots of good info about our favorite supplements, ideas for using them to target specific health areas, and a daily protocol with our core supplements that can give you a huge boost when it comes to health!
Let’s dive in!
What’s in Your Supplements?
It seems like everyone is selling supplements these days - even gas stations! So it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out which ones you should take.
Plus, you want to know that what you’re putting into your body is clean, sustainably sourced, and not full of unnecessary fillers, artificial colors, and undisclosed ingredients.
SO many vitamins and supplements on the counter at the pharmacies and health food stores are chock full of things that really don't need to be there! Lactose, glycerine, sweeteners, and preservatives are just a few. Fillers are often used by manufacturers to help cut costs or add substance to tablets and capsules, but they are rarely truly necessary!
“Knowing which supplements are right for you can sometimes feel daunting. Which do you need? How do you choose? When do you take them? How do you know if the sourcing is reliable? Unfortunately, the conventional options that are available at most health stores and pharmacies are lacking in many ways.
Young Living supplements contain only high-quality, sustainable ingredients that are a necessary part of the formulation. They are also infused with essential oils which enhance absorption and add benefits of their own. This is what makes Young Living supplements far superior to anything you would find in a store, and this is why I recommend Young Living supplements in my practice and for my family.” - Dr. Ashley H. Cribb, Supplement Field Guide]
It’s no secret that we love Young Living’s supplements. They are clean, containing only what is needed for the formulation, sourced from sustainable resources, and the highest quality on the market! Plus, they are all backed by Young Living’ Seed to Seal standards.
What Your Body Needs to Recover from Daily Stress
We have all heard about the fight or flight response and how our bodies are designed to protect us from perceived threats, but what you might not realize is that the toll of modern life creates a stress system of its own.
Your body has a beautifully designed system to protect you, but when it's constantly on alert, your health can pay the price.
Worrying about work, paying the bills, taking care of your children, and simply living in the world today can be perceived threats to your nervous system. Constant threats mean stress hormones (cortisol) levels are always high, immune and digestive systems are suppressed, and you are more likely to experience a myriad of health issues.
BUT there is a way out.
We can learn to minimize stress.
We can learn to truly process our emotions (positive and negative!).
We can give our bodies daily support to handle the stress of modern living.
How, you ask? With three core components of a health routine: Antioxidants, Minerals, Nutrients.
These powerhouse compounds help the body recover from and prevent further oxidative damage. When our body cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage. Antioxidants act as "free radical scavengers" and hence prevent and repair damage done by these free radicals.
Ok picture tiny little molecules floating around your body carrying things to places and keeping you going. BUT. The molecule is half complete. It’s missing its soulmate electron to make it come alive. (This is a free radical!) So it runs around your body like a codependent maniac screaming, “Complete me!!!” to every good-looking atom it can find with electrons. In its frenzied effort to get its needs met, it damages cells, proteins, and DNA, potentially leading to many chronic diseases including heart problems, diabetes, and autoimmune disease.
So, let’s get our friend some help.
Antioxidants protect cell membranes from creepy stalker free radicals. When we don’t have these antioxidants things get out of control quickly. It is best to obtain antioxidants from a whole-food, nutrient-dense diet and plants (essential oils!) rather than synthetic sources in many supplements.
Ohhh minerals. So often overlooked as a vital piece of health but also SO VITAL.
The body requires nearly two thirds of all the elements currently known to man in order to support optimal health, cognitive function and overall performance, and keeping these minerals in balance is a complex, yet incredibly vital task.
According to two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling: “You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”
We all know that a healthy diet can go far when it comes to promoting health, so it’s not surprising that nutrient-dense foods and supplements can up the ante, especially when you are recovering from stress!
We do this by eating high quality, organic vegetables and fruits, protein, and healthy fat and also eating enough for your body.
Then we add on nutrient dense, essential oil-infused supplements to supplement our diets to give our bodies a well rounded selection of everything it needs!
Other things to consider when it comes to nourishing your body to handle daily stress and truly recover from the impact include:
Enough quality sleep
Gentle movement daily (walking, yoga, rebounding, stretching)
No coffee on an empty stomach
Eat within an hour of waking (high quality protein, good fat, some carbs)
Your Core Daily Supplements
We all need a good foundation for overall health and longevity, and these five supplements are just that! They are packed full of antioxidants, minerals and nutrients that your body can easily absorb and utilize because they’re also infused with essential oils!
These are our daily mainstays that we take all year long. If we have acute needs or there is an area of health we want to focus on, we will add targeted supplements onto this foundation.
Master Formula is basically your daily multivitamin packed with tons of extra good stuff that your body will love.
Each serving contains a complete B vitamin complex, vitamin D3, gut-supporting prebiotics, turmeric root, vitamin K2 and meets 60% of normal iron needs. PLUS the formula is packet with plant-based phytonutrients that can help neutralize free radicals.
It’s also super easy to use, to travel with, and to remember to take because the servings come in individual sachets! One packet a day is all you need.
You say antioxidants, I say NingXia Red. This supplement powerhouse is packed full of antioxidants and nutrients that our bodies desperately need!
Not only is NingXia Red the highest known protection against the free radicals (highest on the S-ORAC test!), It is rich in ellagic acid, polyphenols, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals. In addition, it has 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, beta-carotene, and vitamins B1, B2, B6, and E.
NingXia Red is an excellent whole-food source of nutrients that gives energy and strength to the body without harmful stimulates. It also has an amazing low glycemic index of 11 that does not spike the blood sugar levels.
In short, NingXia Red:
Supports a healthy immune system
Helps us be proactive against all the germs coming our way
Is a huge source of antioxidants
Support brain and joint health
Supports healthy hormone levels
Supports healthy blood sugar levels
Can help curb sugar cravings
This one supplement in your routine can do so much! Check out this recent clinical study with NingXia Red!
The events of everyday living demand a continual ingestion of minerals, ideally from the diet, but given current farming practices, it just isn't enough.
Enter Mineral Essence. Mineral Essence is a balanced, full-spectrum ionic mineral complex that contains sixty ionic minerals including iron, zinc, boron, sodium, magnesium, selenium, thallium, calcium, and potassium. And like all our other favorite supplements, it is infused with essential oils! Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark and Lemon. These oils support healthy digestion, contain antioxidants and immune support properties, and help the body absorb the minerals, making them more available and useful to the body.
Still not sure? Check this out:
The following deficiencies have been linked to many health issues -- including those that affect our emotional health -- and all of these deficiencies can be improved with Mineral Essence! Many times deficiencies such as iron aren’t actually about needing more iron but are about your body having iron that it can assimilate, use, and eliminate so your sources matter!
Iron: affects around 20% women and 50% of pregnant women. Pair with Master Formula for ideal results.
Selenium: a key component of thyroid health. Pair with Master Formula for ideal results.
Magnesium: some sources say up to half the population is deficient in magnesium! One serving of Mineral Essence provides 80% of our daily magnesium requirements.
Zinc: this mineral is used by more enzymes than any other mineral our bodies need and is used for everything from gut health to DNA repair.
Turmeric is no stranger to the health scene, and Young Living's Golden Turmeric is the best around!
This yummy golden powder supports the body's natural response to inflammation, immune health, joint health, mobility, and recovery after exercise AND it is a huge player when it comes to recovering from stress.
Turmeric, boswellia resin (frankincense!), and ginger work together to create an incredible and delicious supplement you can use daily. It also contains prebiotics to support healthy digestion as well as the gut-brain axis.
And because of the formula and essential oils, Golden Turmeric is 24 times more bioavailable than standard turmeric extract! That means your body absorbs the same amount of curcuminoids from just 300 mg of Golden Turmeric as it does from 1,926 mg of standard turmeric.
Chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease. And psychological stress (which manifests physically in the body!) contributes to this inflammation in a large way. Therefore, anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is of importance for our health!
If there were one supplement or habit you could add to your routine, NingXia Red with Sulfurzyme would be it!
This incredible wolfberry-infused sulfur powder does so much - supports overall wellness, bolsters joint health, aids the immune system, supports normal metabolic function and healthy circulation, and promotes bone, hair, and skin health.
This supplement has only two key ingredients:
Ningxia wolfberry fruit powder: an antioxidant rich superfood also known as the goji berry that helps support overall wellness, immunity, joint, skin and hair health. (We already talked about how incredible NingXia Red is for your health!)
MSM: a dietary sulfur that bolsters the joints, aids the immune system, and helps support normal metabolic function, circulation, and bone, hair, and skin health.
These ingredients provide antioxidants, soothe inflammation, support the immune system, and help give the body the micronutrients it needs on a daily basis.
Creating Supplement Habits
Our brains like habits and routines. Once something is a habit, our brains don’t have to think about it anymore, freeing us up to focus on other things.
Our habits are the building blocks of our day to day lives. They can make us healthier, happier, more balanced and more energetic. And sometimes all we need is a little shift in our activities to create habits that nourish our bodies.
Building a new habit like supplements may feel a bit overwhelming, but we know that by making one small change at a time, the results add up quickly.
One simple way to keep your new supplement habit at the forefront of your mind is to attach it to something you already do regularly.
Not sure how to start? It can help to simply make a list of your daily routines and steps, then find a place in that routine to connect your supplements.
For example, if you make coffee or tea in the morning, keep your supplements beside your coffee beans or tea kettle. Create a routine of taking your supplements with your morning coffee or tea. Having them there will serve as a visual reminder to you as well!
Or maybe you attach your supplements to a meal. This is a popular way to remember!
Also, combine supplements where you can! You can easily mix SulfurZyme powder and Mineral Essence into NingXia Red. Easy button!
Another helpful tidbit is an ‘if-then’ scenario. If I’m leaving the house for the day, I’ll take my supplement organizer in the car with me. You can then also attach it to a set routine such as getting in the car for work. You get in the car, grab your water, take your Master Formula, then drive away!
Even if you have to write yourself notes on the fridge, in your bathroom, at your desk or set an alarm on your phone each day, creating solid habits around supplements will be one thing you will not regret doing! These habits will stay with you and create a foundation that empowers you toward better health!
90 Days to See the Change
Contrary to popular belief that it takes 21-30 days to create a new habit, we believe that long-lasting habits can take a bit longer.
Have you heard of the 21/90 rule?
When it comes to habit-forming, The 21/90 rule states that it takes 21 days to make a habit and 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change.
This means you need to do something consistently for 21 days until it becomes a habit. And once it’s become a habit, you need to keep up the good work for up to 90 days until the change is permanent and has become part of your lifestyle.
And especially when making changes in your health, it will take about 90 days to start seeing the results.
This is because our bodies are beautifully designed to keep us safe. Our brains like the easy way, the shortest way to get us to that place of safety. Something new and different, even if it is actually better for us, feels threatening. So, just like telling a toddler not to play in an empty street, we have to keep telling and showing our brains this new habit.
In fact, it takes almost four months for your red blood cells to regenerate. And your brain is in control here, sending signals throughout your body about what messengers, hormones, and neurotransmitters need to be made.
That means that you have to be consistent with your health habits for at least three months for your cells to regenerate with all the extra nutrients you’re providing.
Over 90 days of consistency, your system will be flooded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and nutrients that it desperately needs. And it will have been given these things daily, so your brain can finally tell the stress system to take a break.
Supporting Your Body Systems
Creating a healthy foundation through diet and lifestyle and core supplements will go a long way, but oftentimes we will also want to target individual body systems.
Maybe it is an acute need that arises or something you’re wanting to support more long-term. Either way we can focus in on a specific system and layer supplements that will provide even more benefit, not only to that system, but to our health as a whole!
When we think about the way that our bodies are created, they are created with different systems. Each system is unique and serves its own purpose, but they are all interconnected.
A healthy digestive system impacts a healthy immune system.
Healthy bones, joints and muscles impact a healthy nervous system.
A healthy nervous system impacts your entire life!
Our goal with supporting specific systems is to build on our foundation - to layer more support that will help us overall, but will really target a system that is crying out for a little attention.
And we can give that body system exactly what it needs!
Listen to Your Gut - The Digestive System
More and more research is coming out about how impactful gut health is to overall health, longevity, emotional and mental health, and even cognitive function. It is so impactful that healthcare providers refer to the gut as the second brain!
Gut health has also been correlated with mental and emotional needs as well. In fact many holistic practitioners have been treating things like ADD/ADHD with gut protocols. If that doesn’t show us that gut health is critical, then I don’t know what does!
(And just for the record, we’re not claiming that YL supplements will treat ADD/ADHD. Find a practitioner you trust to walk that road with you and create a gut healing protocol alongside you!)
Skin needs, digestive issues, immune health, mental clarity, focus, joint and muscle discomfort - all of these things are affected by the gut.
If you are struggling with basically any issue, gut health has a role, And even if you aren’t struggling, supporting a healthy gut with daily habits is crucial!
Young Living has an entire line of digestive support supplements, both for foundational support and for targeted support!
When it comes to digestive support, think probiotics, dietary enzymes to help absorb nutrients, prebiotics and fiber, and gentle cleansing herbs and oils that help clear out the junk so things can run smoothly.
Digestive System Wellness Box
We just talked about how important digestive health is - it literally affects every single area of our health - so layering on tools to create and maintain a healthy gut is a wonderful way to improve your health!
Enter the Digestive System Wellness Box! These curated supplements will give you a ton of digestive support that will affect every other area of health.
Life 9 is a high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from nine beneficial bacteria strains. These good bacteria are diverse, which is great for a healthy belly, but they’ve been studied to make sure they work well together.
Life 9 helps promote healthy digestion, supports overall health, can improve some skin conditions, promotes healthy hair and skin, and helps build and keep a healthy immune system. And we know that a healthy gut is essential for overall health!
Looking for an option for kids? Check out MightyPro Probiotic packets instead! This kid-friendly supplement features over 8 billion active, live cultures to support digestive, respiratory and immune health.
Digestive enzymes like Essentialzymes-4 can be a great way to support healthy digestion, and improve absorption of the food you eat.
Essentialzymes-4 is a multi-spectrum enzyme complex that aids the digestion of dietary fats, proteins, fiber, and carbohydrates in the diet. The dual time-release technology releases the animal- and plant-based enzymes at separate times within the digestive tract, allowing for optimal nutrient absorption.
Plus, the capsules are infused with belly-loving essential oils like Ginger, Fennel, Tarragon, Anise, and Rosemary which are cleansing and soothing to the digestive system. In short, this is a huge way we can support healthy digestion!
Taking daily steps to build, support, detoxify and balance gut bacteria and intestinal lining is crucial, and one of our favorite, simple ways to do this is with ICP Daily!
ICP Daily is a daily prebiotic and fiber drink that is both delicious and easy on the stomach.
ICP Daily supports gut health, aids in the body's natural detoxification process, and helps maintain a healthy gut microbiome - all things that are crucial to overall health! This gentle daily formula contains 6 grams of plant-based prebiotics, 5 grams of soluble fiber, and a belly-supporting blend of essential oils - Fennel, Anise, Tarragon, Ginger, Lemongrass, and Rosemary.
AlkaLime Stick Packs
So many modern foods are loaded with (often hidden!) sugars and stimulants, impeding the body's ability to foster a healthy pH balance. AlkaLime works to combat this with its array of high-alkaline salts and other yeast-fighting ingredients.
This powder is an alkaline blend of biochemical mineral salts, lemon powder, and Lemon and Lime essential oils that work together to soothe digestion, create an unfriendly environment for yeast growth, eliminate upset stomach, and help the body process foods that may be pro-inflammatory. This is a great option for those with dietary sensitivities!
Our liver is our filtering organ, so everything we eat, apply to our skin or are exposed to in our environment gets processed through here. It is also the place where we store emotions such as anger or trauma. To say liver support is important is an understatement!
JuvaTone is a powerful herbal supplement full of phytonutrients and choline which promote healthy liver function. JuvaTone also contains dl-methionine, which helps with normal excretion functions and helps recycle glutathione, a natural and incredibly important antioxidant in the body.
This supplement also contains Oregon grape root, which provides the liver-supporting compound berberine, and Lemon, German Chamomile, Rosemary, and other cleansing essential oils that support the body’s ability to filter, excrete and maintain a healthy liver.
This box of tools is truly the easy button when it comes to zeroing in on digestive health!
Get Well & Stay Well - The Immune System
Getting and staying well in this modern world relies heavily upon the health of our immune systems!
The immune system is a beautiful, complex part of the body, and there are multiple ways we can support it! Before we learn those, let’s get a little more info on how the immune system works.
“There are two types of immunity – innate and humoral. Both are essential for immune health, and the differences are simply in the typs of immune cells that are involved and their actions….
The innate immune system is sometimes referred to as the general immune system and is what most people think of when they think of immunity. It is our first line of defense to detect danger patterns and destroy pathogens….
If the innate immune system cannot control an issue, the adaptive immune system takes over. The adaptive immune system utilizes specialized cells – T-cells, B-cells, and antigens – to launch an attack that is directed at a specific invading pathogen.” - [The Supplements Field Guide](https://growinghealthyhomes.com/supplementfieldguide/)
Why do we care about the scienc-y jargon? Because understanding how the immune system works gives us insight into what tools we can use to support both general immune health and more specialized cells that protect us from specific issues!
For this system we are going to want things that help bolster natural immunity, give us a boost when our defenses need reinforcing, and provide us with tools we can use daily to support our immune systems well!
Immune System Wellness Box
There is so much thrown at us in our modern world, so our immune systems are constantly on alert, making cells to combat pathogens, keeping us above the wellness line, and coming in hot when we fall below.
We all need an easy button, so check out one of our favorites for immune health - the Immune System Wellness Box! These oils and supplements are our favorite for getting well and staying well.
Thieves Vitality Essential Oil
Thieves is a legendary blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils which have immune support and cleansing properties. In short, this is your go-to immune system oil!
Thieves and Thieves Vitality are the same essential oil, so you can use this incredible blend on, in and around your body all the time to help support your immune system. (Which is also why there is an entire line of home cleaning and personal care products with the Thieves blend infused into them!)
Add a drop to honey and warm water to make ‘Thieves Tea' (you can also add herbal tea bags.
Dilute with olive oil in an empty vegetable capsule and use as a dietary supplement every day.
Dilute and apply to the spine and bottom of the feet morning and evening or more frequently for acute needs.
Add a few drops to a cup of epsom salt and soak in the tub.
Diffuse alone or with Tangerine, Raven, Lemon, Lavender or Frankincense.
NingXia Red, 2 pack
We’ve already mentioned how much of a nutrient and antioxidant powerhouse Ningxia Red is, and it is incredible for supporting immune health!
Antioxidants play a major role in the body, and that is also true when it comes to immune health. NingXia is packed full of nutrients as well, which is exactly what your body needs to keep your defense strong (and also when your defenses go down).
The wolfberry is full of antioxidant power, protein, all necessary amino acids, and is the highest whole food source of potassium, zinc, and fiber. Your body needs these everyday, but especially when you are fighting off something.
In short, NingXia is a daily must!
ImmuPower Essential Oil Blend
Level up the game with ImmuPower! This blend is a combination of powerful essential oils, including Hyssop, Mountain Savory, Cistus, Camphor, Frankincense, Oregano, Clove, Cumin, and Dorado Azul that have incredible immune supporting properties.
The name of this blend says it all! ImmuPower is a powerful mainstay for you to be supported above the wellness line.
Dilute and apply around the navel, chest, temples, nose, back, or Vita Flex points on feet.
Add a few drops to a cup of epsom salt and soak in the tub. Add Thieves for more oomph!
Make a roller with ImmuPower and Thieves - 20 drops each and carrier in a 10mL roller and use it morning and evening.
For acute needs, use the Jumpstart Method. Use the oil every minute for ten minutes, then every ten minutes for an hour, and then every hour for a day.
These liquid softgels are a powerhouse for supporting both parts of the immune system - innate and adaptive - and are our literal line of defense!
This blend of oils reinforces your system's defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, and promotes healthy respiratory function with essential oils like Oregano, Thyme, Clove, and Cinnamon Bark.
These essential oils are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol - constituents that bolster immunity, are packed with antioxidants, and have documented abilities to help kick out the invaders!
Psst - quick tip. If you have someone who can’t take the Inner Defense softgels, use a safety pin to prick the capsule, then rub the contents along the spine and bottom of the feet!
We mentioned that Master Formula is your daily multivitamin – a MUST when it comes to overall health – but it is also essential for keeping a healthy immune system!
Our bodies work better when they are fueled well, and the same way that a healthy diet is crucial to immune health, so is a multivitamin.
Master Formula contains a full-spectrum complex of vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. This multinutrient complex helps to support digestive health, neutralize free radicals in the body, and provide gut flora-supporting prebiotics. ALL of which bolster the immune system!
Aches, Pains, & Strains - The Muscular & Skeletal Systems
The musculoskeletal system provides our bodies with movement, stability, shape, and support. It’s often called the locomotor system, which makes sense because so often we treat our bodies like a work train!
Our everyday activities plus working out, caring for children or other loved ones, looking down at cell phones, sitting at desks and working on computers, the natural aging process - all of these things put stress on our muscular and skeletal systems. (And we won’t even go into how our hormones play a role!)
But often we just tell our physical bodies to keep going. To push through.
This system is made with a beautiful grand design, and yet it also needs some support. No matter your age, your muscles, bones, joints and ligaments literally keep you moving, so let’s show them a little love.
For this system you want to think about things like collagen, calcium, electrolytes, and MSM to help keep your bones and muscles strong!
Muscular & Skeletal System Wellness Box
Whether you're tending to sore muscles, training for peak performance, or keeping your muscles and bones strong, these favorites can help! Say hello to the Muscular & Skeletal System Wellness Box!
These turmeric and type II collagen capsules support healthy cartilage, strong muscles, and joint flexibility and mobility by facilitating the body's natural response to inflammation after exercise.
AgilEase is also infused with Wintergreen, Copaiba, Clove, and Northern Lights Black Spruce oils which are wonderful for soothing & supporting muscles, tendons and bones.
This supplement is especially beneficial for those with an active lifestyle, for athletes, and for aging individuals who may experience a natural, acute inflammation response in their joints.
Super Cal Plus
Super Cal Plus is truly a bone health supplement! More than just your average calcium supplement, Super Cal Plus is a synergistic blend of bioavailable calcium, magnesium, vitamins D and K, and other trace minerals that supports the structure, integrity, and density of bones and teeth.
This is a wonderful choice when it comes to supporting those beautiful bones! Plus, adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life as part of a well-balanced diet may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. And we’re all about supporting versus treating!
Sulfurzyme Capsules or Powder
We’ve already talked about why this incredible wolfberry-infused sulfur powder should be in your daily lineup. It does so much - supports overall wellness, bolsters joint health, aids the immune system, supports normal metabolic function and healthy circulation, and promotes bone, hair, and skin health! Talk about a supplement powerhouse!
Sulfurzyme combines wolfberry with MSM, a naturally occurring organic form of dietary sulfur needed by our bodies every day to maintain the structure of proteins, protect cells and cell membranes, replenish the connections between cells, and preserve the molecular framework of connective tissue.
So adding this one in for your muscles and joints and bones is a no-brainer!
Ortho Ease Massage Oil
Work those muscles, then show them some love with Ortho Ease Massage Oil! This soothing blend of Wintergreen, Peppermint, Juniper, and Marjoram soothes sore and tired muscles and helps them recover so you can keep moving forward.
This is the perfect blend to massage onto tired muscles after a workout, a day hiking or simply a day on your feet! This blend is ideal for fatigued muscles, ligaments and bones and is also a great addition to the Raindrop Technique when you need a little more oomph.
Say goodbye to the weird colored electrolyte drinks and grab some AminoWise! This yummy powder is our favorite supplement for recovery after workouts -- think of this as a natural Gatorade!
AminoWise is a wolfberry lemonade-flavored drink mix that contains branched-chain amino acids, antioxidants, and minerals to provide the nutrients you need to optimize your workout recovery. AminoWise enhances muscle performance, reduces fatigue, and supports muscles during and after exercise using a triple-targeted formula that features branched-chain amino acids, premium essential oils, antioxidants, and minerals.
Simply mix 1 scoop with water and drink immediately after your workout!
Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream
Ditch over the counter cooling/heating muscle creams for Young Living's Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream! This all natural option provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains.
The plant-based formula combines the power of Wintergreen essential oil with the exclusive Cool Azul essential oil blend to provide pain-relieving benefits in two ways - methyl salicylate found in Wintergreen helps alleviate pain deep in the muscles and joints, and natural menthol found in Peppermint provides a cooling effect.
Bottom line is you will get that soothing icy warm sensation and natural pain relief!
Simply apply to the desired area 3-4 times a day.
See what we mean? This box has everything you need to target your bones, joints and muscles, especially when layered with our core supplements. SO many good things for your body right here!
Nerves, Stress & Sleep - The Nervous System
Your nervous system is your body’s command center. It controls your movements, thoughts and automatic responses to the world around you as well as survival processes like digestion and breathing. And it does this without you even realizing it is happening!
Your nervous system is constantly taking in information - from your environment, from your thoughts & emotions, and from the internal messengers within your body. Your nerves then interpret that information and control your response. It’s almost like an enormous information highway running throughout your body.
Lots of things can take a toll on our nervous system - stress, emotional trauma, physical trauma, and disease. And when our nervous system is hijacked, things can go downhill quickly.
Our nervous systems are beautifully designed to spike our adrenaline and cortisol levels when we feel threatened. The problem lies in the fact that our modern lives leave us with these threatening feelings all the time, leading to constantly elevated stress hormones and activated nervous systems.
This can look like insomnia, appetite changes, depression or anxiety, lack of joy or motivation, snapping or feeling overwhelmed, to name a few. Some of the best things we can do for our nervous system is to truly feel and sit with our emotions, process those emotions through movement, counseling, visualization or journaling, then shift our thought patterns towards mindfulness and positive thinking.
All while flooding our bodies with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, water, gentle movement and emotion-supporting essential oils!
Nervous System Wellness Box
Your nervous system is a critical part of your body. It literally connects all the pieces together and helps you process all the sensory information coming in! Keep this system thriving with the Nervous System Wellness Box! Hashtag easy button!
Another supplement that should already be familiar because it’s so crucial - Mineral Essence! Minerals are an essential component of healthy hair, skin and nails (and health in general!) and are lacking in our diet.
Mineral Essence provides essential ionic minerals that your body can quickly and fully absorb for their maximum benefit. When your system is fueled with the things that you need, you’re able to think clearly, perform your daily tasks with energy, sleep well, and exercise the way you want.
Mineral Essence is going to be a foundational piece of that!
SulfurZyme Powder or Capsules
Aaannnnd another of our core supplements that also is amazing for your nervous system. (See why they are the core supplements?!)
Sulfurzyme is a combination of MSM (the protein-building compound found in breast milk, fresh fruits and vegetables) and the Ningxia wolfberry that helps with SO many areas of health.
MSM or methylsulfonylmethane is an incredible support tool for our bodies that helps protect cells and cell membranes, replenish the connections between cells, and preserve the molecular framework of connective tissue. It also boosts both collagen and keratin production!
We recommend the powder for best absorption (mix into your daily NingXia Red!), but the capsules could be used if you prefer.
OmegaGize is your high-quality, sustainably sourced fish oil. Ditch the stuff form the health stores and grab OmegaGize!
This capsule combines the power of three essential daily supplements-omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D-3, and CoQ10 (ubiquinone). These three combine with a specialized essential oil blend to create an omega-3, DHA-rich fish oil supplement that helps support the nervous system, mood and emotions, heart health and overall wellness. Used daily these ingredients work synergistically to support normal brain, heart, eye, and joint health as well!
When it comes to your nervous system, healthy fatty acids like fish oil provide the coating for our neurons - the things that fire in our brain when we are thinking, studying, remembering, and more. Making sure they are coated well is crucial to nervous system health!
This essential oil blend is a fan favorite, and for good reason. Valor is an incredible blend of Frankincense, Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, and Geranium essential oils that helps promote balance and grounding.
Using Valor for support can be as simple as applying some to your shoulders, the bottoms of your feet, the back of your neck, or anywhere that you're experiencing tension or a stressful tightness in your body. It's the ultimate diffuser oil with its deep, grounding fragrance.
Apply Valor over the heart, wrists, on the chest or anywhere you'd like liberally and frequently and breathe in deeply! It is also a wonderful tool for processing pain, trauma, grief or other heavy emotions.
You say sleep, I say RutaVaLa! This blend combines three powerhouse oils for promoting healthy rest - Ruta, Lavender, and Valerian essential oils. These three combine to create a blend that is the ultimate in calming and relaxation. And Valerian has been synonymous with sleep for centuries.
Sleep is essential for our nervous systems! When we're tired and run down it becomes much harder to respond versus react. RutaVala is a perfect addition to your evening routine to help you wind down after a long day!
Apply RutaVaLa before bedtime to encourage a restful night and/or massage it into your neck and shoulders to unwind and decompress after a long day.
Some people don’t love the scent of this oil, so we recommend applying it to the bottom of the feet and putting on some socks. Once you try it and feel the results, you won’t care what it smells like - we promise!