Focus Help - Clarity

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I had about an hour this afternoon to do three hours work of work. Can anyone relate? So I needed to make the most of my time at the computer which meant some serious focus! 

My go-to for focus help is Clarity and I always have a bottle at my desk. It's a blend of Basil, Cardamom, Rosemary, Peppermint, Coriander, Geranium, Bergamot, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile and Palmarosa. Those oils work so well together to activate cognitive function while keeping negative, anxious and tense emotions away. 

I simply put a few drops in my hands and massage it into my temples and forehead every few hours. Breathing it in deeply also reigns in distractions! 

DIY Fresh Breath Spray

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I shared this DIY tip in my team’s group on Facebook last November but I think it's worth a repeat here publicly because it's SO FAST to throw together and it's SO DANG GOOD. It's a fresh breath spray using our Thieves Mouthwash and Peppermint Vitality!

FRESH BREATH SPRAY
1 T Thieves Mouthwash
2 drops Peppermint Vitality

Add both ingredients to a 5mL misting bottle and fill with distilled water. Use as desired. I keep one on my purse and one in the kitchen!

Did anyone make this yet?! Who else loves it?! I'm completely obsessed.

Primer Options & DIY Face Cream

Did you know that Savvy Minerals make-up will not work as well without a primer? All mineral based make-up needs more to stick to than your skin so the coverage lasts all day and so you don't need to use as much foundation.

There are several toxic free options from Young Living that'll work great! Check out this slide from our brand new Women's Wellness class (releasing online Monday morning!) for some ideas. If you love the DIY route... a little coconut oil, shea butter and essential oils will do the trick, too! Here's a recipe from one of our Gold leaders (Nina Backes) that you can whip up in just a few minutes.

DIY FACE CREAM & PRIMER

1/4 cup of Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Shea Butter
20 drops Frankincense
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Lemon
3 to 5 drops Ylang Ylang (FREE this month!)

Mix all ingredients well together in a bowl and place into a four ounce glass jar. Use within two months.

Mirah Sugar Scrub

Want an idea for a quick, last minute Valentine's Day or self care gift?! I adapted this recipe today for Mirah Sugar Scrub and it's DIVINE. Use it on your hands and feet to keep them super soft and glowing. Bonus - It'll make you feel beautiful and excited for some romance! ❤️😘

MIRAH SUGAR SCRUB

1/2 cup Organic Sugar
2 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
1/2 teaspoon Organic Vanilla Extract
10 to 12 pumps V-6
6 to 8 pumps Mirah Shave Oil
2 to 4 drops Ylang Ylang (FREE this month!)


Mix everything together well in a bowl and store in a covered glass car for up to one month! Feel free to add other oils that'll love on your skin and libido! Follow up with some Lavender Hand & Body Lotion to lock in all the moisture. 

Enjoy!

Oil Blends under $30

Having a good stock of oil blends is essential for a Young Living oiler! Blends give you the gift of benefiting from more expensive single oils that you may otherwise never order and they’re so easy to use. The name often clues you in on the support they offer (which is usually emotional, mental and spiritual) and they can be used aromatically and topically in these ways.

  • Diffuse four to six drops.

  • Diffuse three to four drops and mix it with a single oil it contains to stretch it further.

  • Add twenty drops to a 10 mL roller along with ten drops of a single oil it contains and fill it up with V-6 to use as a perfume. This will last you weeks!

  • Massage a drop over your heart throughout the day.

  • Massage a drop into your temples and on the back of your neck each morning.

  • Massage a drop into your scalp in the evenings before bed.

When in doubt… these emotional helpers are best used from the neck up. They have an amazing ability to access the center of our brains where emotions are stored in processed. These oils calm it down and help us to process emotions in a healthier way. So amazing, right?!

Here’s a list of ones I always keep on hand that are under $30.

  • Awaken - This blend is so special because it is actually a combination of five different blends! If you have been wanting to try lots of emotionally supporting oils… order this first. It’s less expensive and gives you a lot for your money!

  • Christmas Spirit - This blend is great all year round. It will give your home all the warm fuzzy vibes and will help you remember all the good parts of your childhood.

  • Citrus Fresh - So much fresh goodness in one little bottle. It’s a combination of several citrus oils and Spearmint and it is just lovely diffused in the mornings to help everyone start the day with energy and positivity.

  • En-R-Gee - The use is in the name! Diffuse this or use it as a perfume in the afternoons to get rid of that slump and to stay focused and energized. I think it smells even better when paired with Lime.

  • EndoFlex - I use this oily daily over my adrenal glands to help me manage stress.

  • Envision - This is a must have, friends! It’s actually under $20… making it an incredible gift for teachers, friends, etc. It helps you to be able to push past fears and insecurities to reach for the life you long for deeply.

  • Exodus II - This blend is a powerhouse for your immune system. It has incredible cleansing abilities when applied to the bottoms of your feet and can calm scattered thoughts when massaged into your scalp.

  • Family by Oola - We often diffuse this in the evenings during dinner time to help us focus on each other instead of the stresses of the day.

  • Field by Oola - If you want some inspiration for your career… use Field by Oola as your daily perfume!

  • Fitness by Oola - Are you struggling with keeping up with your fitness goals this year? Applying this to your feet in the morning will inspire you “get up and move”.

  • Friends by Oola - I like diffusing this during girls nights and when I am feeling alone. It helps to remind me of all the wonderful people in my life that love and support me.

  • Gentle Baby - If you have a baby… you need this blend. Our mamas of littles love massaging it onto their chests while they hold their infants to help soothe them. You can also dilute it and massage it into their feet before naps and bedtime.

  • Gratitude - This is a favorite of mine to use when I am feeling overwhelmed. It helps me to focus on all the good in my life and how God goes before me to prepare good things for our family to walk into freely!

  • Humility - Do you need a little help with more spiritual awareness? It takes getting our eyes off of ourselves and onto Jesus… and this blend always helps me do it.

  • Into the Future - This blend helps you create a calming environment when you take time to look ahead to your hopes and dreams! I love diffusing it at the beginning of a new year or month… anytime you want a fresh start.

  • JuvaFlex - For those nights when you have too many glasses of wine… apply this over your liver to help it process the alcohol more effectively! It’s also a must have for those of us that process more than normal toxins everyday like painters, hair stylists, etc.

  • Melrose - This blend is a must have for clear skin! We also keep it on hand to massage on the outside of our ears to avoid discomfort during the winter months.

  • Peace & Calming II - If you want the effects of Peace & Calming for around $10 less per bottle, you will love this blend. It is great diffused to made into a lotion to use in the evenings before bed.

  • Purification - This is what we all turn to to get rid of odors! A few drops on dryer balls or in your trash can works wonders and it is wonderful diffused after cooking fish or in basements and campers where damp smells can be overwhelming. Lots of our members massage it into their dogs fur after a bath to avoid the wet dog smell, too! You can even use this to make a room or fabric freshening spray.

  • RC - We diffuse this often during the winter months to keep our airways open. It makes a great chest rub when mixed with coconut oil, too! It’s less expensive than Raven so it’s a budget friendly favorite!

  • Sara - This is a powerhouse for releasing deep rooted emotional trauma.

  • Surrender - This is our son’s favorite blend and a favorite among many people with more intense, passionate personalities to help them release the need to control.

Which ones do you have and love? Which one are you ordering next? If you do not know where to begin… start with the one that speaks to you the most and keep adding to your collection. Be sure to order them through Essential Rewards for the best price AND to help you scoop up for freebies each month! If you haven’t upgraded your membership with this free program yet… reach out to your Enroller to learn how. It’s easy and can be done online in just a few minutes!

NingXia Bombs - Two Ways

I used to love a soda or coffee drink in the afternoon… but my adrenal glands sure didn’t (because, moods and horrible sleep) and neither did my pants. When Young Living came out with NingXia Zyngs a few years ago, I saw an opportunity to ditch this habit and upgrade it to something better. It totally worked. Lots of energy. No sugary crash. No brain fog. No jittery nerves. Wins all around, friends!

Since then, I’ve beefed it up with some extra goodies that all provide additional benefits and make it extra tasty. Here are two options that’ll give you lots of sustained energy and brain function right when you need it most everyday… without all the unhealthy dyes and artificial junk.

ULTIMATE NINGXIA BOMB

  • 1 to 2 ounces NingXia Red

  • NingXia Nitro (for 50% of iodine your thyroid needs)

  • NingXia Zyng

  • 2 drops Lime Vitality


BUDGET FRIENDLY NINGXIA BOMB

  • 1 to 2 ounces NingXia Red

  • 2 drops Lime Vitality

  • 2 drops Black Pepper Vitality

  • Sparkling Water

Either way… add all the ingredients to a glass or stainless steel container filled with ice (no plastic or styrofoam), stir gently and enjoy!

Feel free to double and triple this for a big batch… it’s a crowd pleaser!

Learn why we drink NingXia Red everyday HERE.

  • Click HERE to purchase the stainless straws you see in the photo.

  • Click HERE to purchase the mason jars you see in the photo. They’re the best.

Frank and Valor's 2019 Mission Statements and Vision

Hello, team! Ashley Sharp, here! I founded Frank and Valor four years ago and it has been a joyful, humbling journey full of incredible testimonies, new relationships, personal growth and so many valuable experiences. I am thankful that you clicked over and are taking the time to hear our hearts for you as we enter a new year together. Let’s launch off right away!

Frank and Valor Mission

We are a group of positive people that are intentional about the products that cross the thresholds of our homes and that are excited about using our Young Living memberships in fun and easy ways!

Your top leaders and I have prayed over our Mission Statements for the new year for several weeks now and we all feel a huge pull towards simplifying and getting back to basics in 2019. Having a Young Living membership is a powerful opportunity to bring so much good into our homes and we want to encourage all of you to make this journey fun and easy so you continue to show up for the reason you said YES to a Starter Kit. What does this mission look like? We love using our oils… smelling, rubbing and eating them all day long with confidence. We benefit from Essential Rewards… actively replacing things in our homes with products that help instead of harm. We are excited about using the things that make us look and feel great… and are empowered to talk to those we love most about what we are experiencing. Our community is positive, uplifting and encouraging and we support each other with grace and inspiration!

Business Mission

Our business builders are passionate about Young Living. We want financial freedom enough to push past excuses and we are committed to rising up and figuring out how to embrace the income opportunity in ways that are authentic and meaningful to us and our families!

Statistically… about two percent of Young Living members will reach the rank of Gold or above. The rank of Gold replaces a $68,000 per year income (see the Income Disclosure Statement for more info) which makes it one that opens up so many possibilities for members and families that choose to pursue it. Why do so few reach this rank? It’s hard work. Like so many, I worked twenty-five to thirty hours a week consistently for over four years to reach and secure this rank and most people will not choose and keep choosing that in the midst of an already full life. Because of that, I realized that these “two percenters” needed their own mission statement! One that would unite them and call them up to a level beyond casually sharing with those they love most. After hearing so many testimonies of women that have reached top ranks…. I realized something really powerful. Everyone gets there differently… but they all have the following three things in common.

  • They want it bad enough.

  • They commit to figuring it out.

  • They show up for it everyday.

  • They don’t quit.

Those are the people the business mission statement speaks to and I know that dozens of you are already in our team and are destined for great things like the rank of Gold and beyond. I pray that 2019 is the year that many more of you choose this mission so we can work intentionally together and enjoy bringing more opportunities into our lives and more people into Young Living to experience all the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and financial blessings this lifestyle has to offer them!

A vision is a little different than a mission. It speaks to specific results and includes goals and action steps to get there! The first few statistics below speak to those that are using, loving and casually sharing their Young Living memberships. If we are reaching these numbers monthly… we are fulfilling our Frank and Valor mission! The other statistics below speak to those choosing to be business builders. If we reach these numbers by the end of 2019… it shows us that those of you that say they really want to do the business are actually rising up, owning it and doing it!

2019 Vision

  • 50% ER Participation

  • 160 PV Average Order

  • 4% of Team Actively Enrolling

  • 70% Rounding Up to D. Gary Young Foundation

  • 2,500 Members

  • 20 Silver Leaders

  • 3 Gold Leaders

  • 3 Platinum Leaders

I could never do stuff this big this alone, friends… but together! Together we can do BIG things!

Let’s move on to action steps! In all honesty… what you get out of your Young Living membership and/or the business opportunity is entirely up to you and the choices you make daily. You are your answer! No one else has a responsibility to you to help you get your Starter Kit out of its box or to grow your teams… but it is my heart to give you some resources and opportunities you can use to cover the basics to get you launched off in the direction you want to go. Here is what you can expect to see from us as team-wide resources this year! YAY!

Oil & Product Education & Inspiration

  • 2 to 3 Blogs per Week

  • 3 to 4 Instagram Posts per Week (follow us @frank.and.valor)

  • Announcements on Frank & Valor Hang Out Facebook Group

  • Online Classes on Website

  • Five Days to Master your Starter Kit Training Module

  • Three Days to Embrace the YL Lifestyle Training Module

Business Opportunity Education & Inspiration

  • Monthly Star & Senior Star Features on Blog

  • Monthly Intro to the Business & Top Leader Interview Zoom Calls

  • Five Days of Business Basics Training Module

  • Executive + Facebook Group for Community & Accountability for Top Leaders

None of these resources will cover every topic or answer every question! That is the beauty of the way Young Living is structured. All roads cannot lead back to one person or one system… we need each other! So we hope that these opportunities will be a great starting point for you to continue your journey with your own research or with your active Enroller.

I am by no means disappearing in 2019, but I am reducing my Young Living work hours to four a week so I am freed up to pursue other desires of my heart and to be more present with my family as we embrace lots of new things. Please know that having an active upline that shows up for you in any way is a blessing so many Young Living members do not have. I hope that seeing me work less will help you see the power of residual income and how it is different than a paycheck. If it is something you want… you can hustle and work hard for a season and then embrace more rest, too. I am not special and it didn’t “just happen” for me! I just wanted it bad enough, committed to figuring it out, showed up for it everyday and didn’t quit. This freedom is for anyone that does the same in their own wonderful way!

Keep checking back in the Frank and Valor Hangout Facebook group where we will announce when these resources go live! Remember… you can use everything we make available to you for yourself or to share with others. It’s here to serve you as a resource and to make your life a little easier as you embrace whatever your heart is calling you towards this year.

I am so, so ready to have more fun with all of you this year and to work together to see results that show God off in big, wonderful ways. It’ll be our best year yet and I cannot wait to see what that means for all of us as it unfolds!

Tinted Moisturizer DIY in 10 Seconds!

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Did you know that you can DIY a tinted moisturizer you'll love in like ten seconds?! YUP. It's true!

Just put a tiny pump of either the ART Light Moisturizer (mature, dry skin) or the Orange Blossom Moisturizer (normal to oily skin) in the palm of your hand and tap out a bit of our Savvy Minerals Foundation on top. Rub your palms together to mix them and then massage it gently into your face and neck.

It'll give you a subtle coverage and will keep your skin hydrated all while improving it's texture and evening it's tone. Plus... it's completely toxin free so your babies can snuggle close and your love muffin can kiss it off all day and you won't have to worry. WIN. ❤️😘🙌

Starter Kit Tip: Panaway & Copaiba

Let's talk about some easy relief for tired, sore feet.

I'm not a huge bath person... but I love a good foot soak. My favorite right now is a mixture of PanAway and Copaiba. PanAway helps with occasional discomfort and Copaiba helps with occasional swelling. The two together are a powerhouse! They keep us feeling our best. 🙌❤️🌱

SORE FEET FOOT SOAK

1 cup Unscented Epsom Salts
10 to 15 drops PanAway
10 to 15 drops Copaiba

Mix the ingredients well in a glass container and keep covered. Add about 1/4 cup of the mixture to a basin filled with hot water and soak feet for 15 to 20 minutes. Dry off and follow-up with some Lavender or Genesis Hand & Body Lotion to keep feet smooth and hydrated.

It really works! Enjoy!

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Kidscents GeneYus Blend

The KidScents collection is our easy button, mamas! These bottles come diluted and ready to use for the five most common issues that are trying to drag our kids down from the wellness line. 

GeneYus is one we use daily in school. I put a roller fitment on top of the bottle and the kids roll it on their temples, wrists and on the back of their neck during our school time to help them focus and remember what they learn. If you don't homeschool... put it in your kid's back pack so they can use it at school during the day! Empowering them to care for themselves well so they experience a better life is a great gift. ❤️

PS - Some adults in our team that have trouble focusing use this, too! It's not just for kids. The oils in here are effective and safe for everyone!

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Starter Kit Tip: Thieves and Lemon Tea

Here's a quick Starter Kit tip for you to start your week! 🙌🌱

Add a drop each of Thieves and Lemon Vitality to a teaspoon of honey and stir into your morning cup of black tea. Both are wonderful immune system supporters when taken internally and are so soothing to the throat. It's a simple way to add to your wellness regimen during the winter months... and it's so yummy!

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Using Thieves Spray on the Go!

I'm not a big germophobe but a recent study discovered that there was more disease causing bacteria on one square inch of a shopping cart than an entire public bathroom toilet seat. GROSS. It also discovered that over 50% of shopping carts carry e. coli... which means 💩💩💩, people. (I have no idea why washing your hands is just an option these days.)

Anyway... I always carry Thieves Spray in my purse and I spray down the entire cart before touching it and putting our babes inside. You can refill these handy bottles for less than $1 by using a tablespoon of Thieves Household Cleaner and filling it up with water. So easy... and so effective! We spend a lot of time in stores and we stay well. 🙌❤️🌱 Plants work!

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Bravery Spray for Kids

Sometimes our sweet girl needs some help believing there are no monsters under her bed at night. ❤️ I made this bravery spray to keep by her bed and she just adores it. She sprays it on her pillow and we pray together before she falls asleep. It's a great chance to remind her of the God that created her, loves her, sees her and keeps her safe! ❤️

BRAVERY SPRAY

10 drops Valor
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Cedarwood

Add the oils to a two ounce misting bottle along with a little salt or witch hazel and fill it up with distilled water. Use as needed.

PS - This would also be fantastic for kids that are scared to go to school or that need extra help for weekends away from home.

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Using a Carrier Oil: V-6

When it comes to carrier oils... I'll always and forever be Team V-6. 🙌❤️ The pump bottle couldn't be easier to use and it is much less greasy than coconut or olive oil. It also lasts FOREVER and the refill bottle is priced so well, its comparable to buy one get TWO free. Insaneeeeee. I recommend all our new members add this to their Starter Kit orders so they're equipped and empowered to use oils on everyone in their family right away!

Remember... it's never wrong to dilute your oils! So don't over think it. Diluting doesn't make them less effective. It just slows down their absorption into your skin. 😘

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Stretching Your Kidscents Shampoo & Body Wash

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Here's a fun hack for those of you that want to stretch your KidScents Shampoo and Body Wash! This is such an important ditch and switch opportunity because being able to reduce the toxin overload on our kids allows their bodies to focus on staying healthy. It's worth it. 🙌❤️🌱

I ordered these foaming soap pumps from Amazon and fill them halfway up with shampoo and body wash and then the rest of the way up with distilled water. So. Easy. This hack makes the bottles last twice as long, makes the product more sudsy and it is a great way to limit how much product your kids go through because you can ask them to just use two pumps!

PS - I obviously shared this photo to show off my fancy labeling skills. 😂😂 The bottles may not be "social media worthy" for some. But dangit... we don't have to be perfect or have things perfect to share! ❤️😘

Kids Wellness Options with Young Living!

There's a literal ton of stuff you can do to give your kids the best shot at a happy, healthy life when you join Young Living. At our house... we keep it simple.

> 1 to 2 ounces of NingXia Red with a bowl of Einkorn Flakes and homemade granola for breakfast. ❤️🙌
> Thieves rolled on their feet and spine before they get dressed. 🌱
> KidScents GeneYus rolled on their temples and on the back of their neck before we start school. 🤓
> KidScents Mighty Pro with their easy, healthy lunch (or Chick-fil-A). 😂🙌
> Water. All the day long. 💪❤️

We build on this foundation if the kids are fighting certain physical or emotional obstacles but this routine is where we camp out everyday and they're experiencing incredible results!

PS - The ditch and switch is important, too. Do it monthly as you run out of things!

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Adrenal Support Using Essential Oils

If you often feel excessively tired... you may want to do some research on adrenal fatigue. Our adrenals are little glands located on the top of each kidney. They produce the hormone cortisol so our body can adapt to stress, maintain healthy weight and energy levels and respond well to injury and illness. Adrenal glands were designed to fire off cortisol in extremely stressful situations... like running from bears. Unfortunately, many of us live like we're running from bears ten times a day, so our adrenals are working overtime and they get really tired. When they get tired... they take a break and suddenly we are exhausted and struggling.

Enter... oils. 🙌🙌

EndoFlex is designed to remind our adrenals to do what they're designed to do even if they're tired. Pairing that blend with Nutmeg gives our adrenals extra attention and you can stretch both by adding twenty-five drops of each to a roller and filling it with a carrier oil. I roll this over my adrenals and thyroid several times a day and notice a huge difference in my energy levels, reduced sugar cravings and more balanced moods. Dozens on our team share a similar testimony!

Be sure to order these through Essential Rewards for the best price! It's a program that'll really encourage you to make this a lifestyle and not just a Starter Kit purchase! ❤️🌱

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Starter Kit Tips: Copaiba Vitality Oil

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Here's a quick Starter Kit tip for you!

When you think of swelling... think of Copaiba. It has an amazing ability to remind the body how to respond well to injury. It's been a life saver for me with my sprained ankle this past week!

It's mild so you don't need to dilute it. Just put a few drops in your hand and gently massage it into injured areas or sore muscles and joints! It works great on the jawline for teething babies with Lavender and it magnifies the oils you apply beneath it so it's a great one to add to PanAway for a daily massage regimen that'll keep you feeling your best. ❤️🌱