Young Living Essential Oils

I have heard so many good things about oils, mostly tips and benefits out from it. But, I have never used them before because of so many reasons and these include: (1) not knowing where to actually buy it aside from gettig it online, (2) trust issues with internet so a little afraid of disclosing information online and, (3) no actual person I personally know who really use it; and even I’ve seen these oils with local celebrities who are using it, I’m still not buying it.

So, the trigger for me to finally know and learn more about the best oils in town was my sister-in-law who would like to get one for the family. Which, by destiny, a good friend & classmate back in highschool is a member and passionately using these essential oils of Young Living.
Since my transition to organic & natural products (and hopefully to practice zero waste), Young Living essential oils gave me a wider view on how to live a greener life. This is because of the many benefits it offers and just to mention, I am also trying to eliminate pharmaceutical medicines as much as possible so these essential oils are better alternatives so far. Thus, these essential oils can do so much — from toiletries to skin food and natural way of getting calmed and relaxed.
So getting the chance to raise awareness about the wonders of these essential oils, together with my friends, we were able to do a Make & Take Class in partnership with Gauranga Yoga team, held at Palmas Verdes Clubhouse in Dagupan City.
My friend, Cristy, who came all the way from Malaysia, shared tips and proper ways on how to use these essential oils. She also taught us how to make our own body lotion, hair serum, hand wash, face serum to a name a few, with some ingredients such as purified water, coconut oil (olive oil can also be a good alternative), liquid soap base (for hand wash, body wash), glycerin (which can be used for hair serum, face serum) and the lotion maker.
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So far, my favorite oils are Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint and, blend oils such as Stress Away, Purification and Peace & Calming oil which is also good for my baby Mori.
The Make & Take class raised awareness not only on how to maximize natural & organic products and making our own toiletries out from these oils but also an eye opener that, with these essential oils, we can also help ourselves not spending too much with commercial products hence, help our cashflow more healthy by savings.
How and where we can buy?
Young Living Essential Oil can be bought directly in USA. But, I heard that Young Living office will soon to open here in the Philippines, hopefully within 2018. To be able to get your own Young Living starter kit, you may sign up online. This would also give you another opportunity to turn it as a business.
Anyway, will give you more tips later on about the wonders of these oils. So excited with the upcoming Young Living convention to be held in KL, Malaysia this month.
Would definitely share with you all the learnings will take home from the convention. 😋
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How to say it’s the perfect time?

God’s way + God’s will = God’s perfect timing 🙏🏼

This is the formula that most of us don’t understand well because we would like to push things according to our own way, will and timing. Hence, most situations we encounter, we fail. Sometimes, bigtime.

In most cases, our human instinct pushes as to fail because we lack trust and confidence to Him. But, our God still manage to turn around things and make us winners despite of failure.. That’s when learning and realizations come in.

When we fail due to our being stubborn and impatient, God still guide us and lead us where is the right path. However, being resistant is one of the reasons why we fail to go back to the path where we should be. Thus, our mistakes accumulate and we never really learned at all because we keep on repeating what is wrong.

But of course, God is a loving God. So He, again, manages to turn around things for our own good. That is where family and friends come in. He gave us people who He chose to be instruments to guide us, motivate us and tell us to get up.

You see, everything is a matter of God’s perfect way, will and timing. You just have the trust and faith He needs from you. It may not be given to you during the time you think you needed it the most. But, He will definitely give it to you the least you expect it because, He knows, it is when you TRULY need it the most.

So if you are feeling down, sad, beaten or upset. Always remember the formula. ☺️🙏🏼

How to deal with politics in your workplace?

You can’t please everyone. As much as you want to be friends with everybody, there are just these people who are not really fond of you, regardless how angelic your personality is. Even when you are just being you, they still misinterpret your actions and they are never open of understanding you simply because, they do not like you. From my own experience and observation, there are only two main factors which are being considered as the root cause of this workplace politics — insecurities and jealousy. Agree?

I have identified several angles of situations why these bunch of as*h*les are trying to pull you down.

1. You are entitled with good package at work. Well, reality check, there are just people who have good package (benefits) at work because they are good enough at what they do. What you earned both in your academics and your past work experiences speaks about it all. Since you have mastered what you are capable of then, the company is grateful to have you in the team thus, have offered you benefits that you can’t say no during the negotiation stage and these bunch of b*tches won’t ever understand you because they know nothing about what you do and what you are capable of.

2. The boss knows your worth. Since you are hired with good package, that means that your boss is pleased with your performance and not everyone are appreciative with what you can deliver. They will never see that because, they are being eaten by their insecurities and jealousy. So whenever your boss is exerting effort in tapping your back for a job well done, your workmates will see you as a leech who is trying to grab attention from the upper management.

3. You are just too kind that they can’t see anything wrong with you. Insecurities can kill and there’s no cure for jealousy. So, that workmate/s who happened to dislike you will never buy your good personality and will try to look for your small lapses which they intentionally want to use it against you. They will always try to influence as many people as possible and convince that you are not good and, will always try to pull you down by saying bad things about you.

4. You are a threat to them. At work, it’s inevitable that the upper management will see how good you are but these people will never see how smart or clever you are. They will only see you as a threat who’s doing his/her best in getting a role in the management and they will think that sooner or later, you will be taking over their position.

So how to handle b*tchiness in the office? Simple. You just have to follow these steps:

1. Always do things right the first time. I know these b*tches will go after you and will definitely look for small holes that may use it against you. Beware. The only thing to do is to make sure you do your work right the first time. Besides the only goal is to make your boss tap your back for a job well done.

2. Never compare yourself to others. You have your own skills and potentials, and you can never win by comparing yourself to others. It’s either you will realize they are better than you OR that you are not doing your part on becoming a better employee. You know what I mean? So, stop. Stop it before it will eat your whole ego.

3. Smile and ignore. It’s not so easy as 1,2,3 to just shake it off but, I tell you, it’s good enough, if not better, than to stress out yourself with pointless accusations and rootless complains. You can never win in an argument with people who’s only motivations are insecurities and jealousy.

And lastly…

4. Kill them with kindness. You owe no one for an explanation and you don’t need to prove yourself to everybody. As long as you are doing your job properly, your boss is happy with your work performance and you are delivering what is expected from you then you’ve got nothing to worry. Continue to be kind and a person with humility. Before you know it, they are already dying and would hate you even more for your kindness thus, would stop being b*tch to you.

Remember, it’s not you. It’s them.

Little ways in supporting #ZeroWaste

It’s been two (2) years now and counting when I started switching into organic and natural products. It’s really an amazing feeling being healthy in and out as well as helping the environment.

With this personal advocacy, I was able to research more and share these information with my family and friends who would also want to switch in green living. In addition, I was able to connect with other people and organizations who have the same advocacy as mine which gives me so much learnings and tips on how to be living healthier.

Part of my advocacy is to minimize and eventually be an individual who have zero waste materials to somehow contribute in minimizing the waste being thrown every single day. I know it wouldn’t be that easy as ABC but, I’m starting with some of my little ways.

Here are just few of my little efforts in support to #ZeroWaste:

Bamboo Straws

 

As an individual who is alarmed on what is happening to the environment, I’m trying to make simple efforts on how to help preserve what is left. And now, I am sharing to you this simple way to contribute in making our Earth a happier place to live.

One of the things that people are constantly using but not realizing the effects in the environment are the plastic straws; with an average usage of 1.6 straws per person and with around 500 million in total of straw wastes every single day. These plastic straws are small items that add up to the growing waste we currently have! Imagine the impact of these wastes in addition with other waste materials we throw every day? Disturbing! 😳

But, thanks to the people who have a heart to think of simple ways in helping the environment to breathe. I finally found a locally made bamboo straw which is reusable, good to the environment and most especially, purchasing these items helps people make a living.

The bamboo straws by Island Happy Ph are gathered by Tagbanuas in Aborlan, Palawan. So while being eco-friendly, we provide them with a livelihood.

Very affordable and stylish bamboo straws for you and your family and friends. Great items for personal use or as a gift. The package comes with two (2) bamboo straws, one (1) cleaner and a pouch for storage.

Please note that these bamboo straws are carefully handcrafted hence, availability takes about 10 days before it arrives. Want one? You may buy your own here: Mary’s Beauty Secrets for just a P150/package.

Menstrual Pads (Pasador)

 

I really thought of this move for not only once, twice or thrice. I’ve thought about this for quite some time especially that I never grew up in this kind of material being used. Plus, the thought of menstruation which is not really that hygienic. Hence, I’ve read gazillions of reviews and feedbacks and, I’ve convinced myself that this is really the right time and that it would help my budget as well (no more monthly shopping time for menstrual pads + contribution to waste!).

I was able to get my new and cute pasador pads from Binibining Lakambini through Hoy Bata Ph shop located in Parañaque. They have different types of pads depending on the flow of menstruation (heavy, moderate and slight) to choose from. They also have daily liners in replacement with panty liners.

There are so many benefits in using these pasador pads. Aside from it prevents your private part in getting rashes or itchiness, it also protects you not to acquire UTI and cancer. Here are the 10 benefits from Binibining Lakambini in using these pasadors:

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Thinking to switch? You may directly order to Binibining Lakambini 🙂

The perfect place to live at the heart of Araneta Center, Cubao

Nowadays, it’s a little difficult to find a place to stay especially near your workplace. If you happen to work or study around Araneta Center, Cubao or nearby towns and you are looking for a place to live then this condominium unit is the right one for you!

The Amaia Skies Cubao Condominium units are located at the heart of Cubao Center, within the Araneta Center, along P. Tuazon. The location is very accessible to many places as the terminals and MRT station Cubao is very near. Your neighborhood includes different malls such as the SM City, Gateway, Farmer’s Plaza, Ali Mall where you may do your shopping or hit the movie house during weekends with your friends and family. No worries if ever you are planning to watch the PBA game or hit the concert of your favorite artists as the unit is very near the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Most important, there is no problem is accessing your workplace as the unit location has all the access going north or south of Luzon.

There are two (2) available studio units with own bathroom FOR SALE or FOR RENT. It has a ready connection for wired phone and cable, has all needed universal outlets to charge your gadgets. Provision for air conditioning unit, own sink, window for ventilation, water and electricity is already available for usage.

Also, free access for amenities of the building such as swimming pool, children’s playground and garden. There’s also a function room available just across the swimming pool area.

As of the moment, the owner is still in the process of arranging some furnishings and other stuff needed.

Interested? Please coordinate thru sending your email at hyden.arianne@gmail.com.

Organic cheek & lip products: where to find?

It has been two years now since I have been trying to shift slowly with organic and natural products. And, I am more getting hooked with the organic products I am currently using and still exploring for other necessity products (which are also organic) in the market. All throughout my pregnancy to present time,  I have been using the 100% Natural products of Human Nature.

Since I’m also a fanatic for make ups, I had the opportunity to come across Laurent Cosmetics which are 100% organic! The lip and cheek tints by Laurent Cosmetics are one of the main products where people are hooked with nowadays, including me!

I got most of my shades right now at Mary’s Beauty Secrets, an online shop/seller who is not just carrying organic lip and cheek tints but also 100% organic lip scrub!

Mary’s Beauty Secrets is based in Dagupan City, Pangasinan. I bought a lip scrub for my husband because I know that he smokes and at the same time with his job, teaching (and as a student, it is distracting seeing your trainer with a black lips, right?). As first, he is not really convinced but, just right after using it, he just so loved it! Actually, we loved it! Smooth and soft lips, indeed! Plus, the item is very affordable at P120.00!

The lip and cheek tint contributes to my everyday natural-look. It doesn’t smudge at all and, it colors my cheeks for almost the whole day!

There are eight (8) shades to choose from and use each for the rest of the week. I love it as with my current job, I just like handy stuff and these lip & cheek tints are no exception! So, its easy to grab and go for shootings and meetings.

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I’m just happy that I don’t need to order in Manila or somewhere else, Mary’s Beauty Secrets got them all! I even followed them in instagram @marysbeautysecrets for more updates and other way to communicate for my orders. 🙂

I am not the only one hooked with these amazing lip and cheek tints, my sister and friends are, too! I even buy Mary’s Beauty Secrets’ products as a gift to my guy and girl friends to smoothen their lips and to color it with organic lippies!

I think they will also be carrying Pilaten Korean mask and other cool korean products later on, which are also the products I love to use. I’m sooo excited! More products to come, thanks Mary’s Beauty Secrets! 😀

Lip & Cheek Tints by Laurent Cosmetics ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Food Grade Colorant, Propylene Glycol, Vitamin E, Flavors and Potassium Sorbate as preservative

Lip Scrub by Lip Fuel ingredients: Organic Sugar, Organic Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Lemon Flavor (for the Pink Lemonade variant), Cherry Flavor (for the Chocolate Cherry variant), Pure Natural Pink FC

Best Skin Clinic for Warts Removal

From the day I learned I am pregnant, I am already thinking of where to have my warts be removed after giving birth. This is because, I know that warts will be all over my body due to my pregnancy.

I have tried a couple of times in removing my warts because it really is a difficult situation of feeling itchy all the time. Thus, it damages my skin! So, what really is a wart and how do we get them?

Warts are tiny excess skin which has brown color, it can be everywhere in your body. At first, I think its just normal but, after my research, it may actually cause cancer later especially that it grows. It’s scary, I know! Since this is also viral, anyone can have these warts especially if infected person has a direct contact to your skin.

So after I gave birth, now comes the most irritating feeling! Very itchy and can’t even get myself a decent sleep (plus not really having a decent sleep because of my baby). 😅  Plus, it’s so alarming as warts are infectious and I don’t want my little one to get infected too! So, after scouting some skin clinics available in Dagupan City, I finally found the perfect clinic for my skin! Ageless You Anti-aging and Skin Clinic!

I had the chance to have my warts be assessed by the owner, Dr. Feliciano V. Bautista, Jr. Unlike other dematologists, Dr. Bautista is very warm and nice. His staffs are accommodating and are all friendly.

Since I have so many warts, from my face, neck, chest, stomach, sides and my whole back (and I just can’t imagine how many warts are there in my body!!), I need to let them cauterize my warts in two separate schedules. And I just can’t find skin clinics who don’t really give rates without counting all the warts you have in your face! Which, I really find it annoying. Only Ageless You Skin Clinic, who gave an affordable rate regardless of how many gazillion warts you have! 😅

So I had my first cauterize session to remove all my warts in my face, neck, chest and stomach. They will apply topical anesthesia so it would not be that painful once cauterization is being done.

Then after about 45 minutes to an hour of letting my skin absorb the topical anesthesia, its time to cauterize and say bye-bye to my warts!

As soon as the warts were cauterized, it will then turn into black, which will later on disappear after a week or two. The clinic will also provide the post ECT cream at a minimal expense that you need to apply to all your cauterized warts to avoid inflammation or irritation.

What I liked about the service is that Dr. Bautista gives his clients an allowance of seven (7) days to go back to the clinic and do a follow up check up, making sure that no warts are left behind! And if there are still, they would definitely cauterize it so you don’t need to worry anymore!

Staff are very friendly and gentle. Kudos to the most patient people I ever met who really made sure that I am comfy and relaxed.

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My before and after the session is a good example of tiis-ganda but worth it! 🙂

Pocket friendly, great staff and excellent service. All in one clinic! And, the most important thing is that I got to protect my little one in not getting infected with warts.

But overall, the most awaited is the finished product! The process is a bit painful and mostly very itchy but, its worth it! In Ageless You Skin Clinic, I have nothing to give but my 5 STARS of excellence and awesomeness! 🙂

Now, I’m already planning my facial sesh with them soon!

Ageless You Anti-aging and Skin Clinic is located at the 2nd Floor Unit5 Pinkies Bldg, Zamora St., Dagupan City, Pangasinan. You may call them thru their clinic phone at (075) 529 3947 or 0946-557-0154 🙂