Thursday, November 12, 2015

How these oils changed my life.

Hello Friends.

I realize that there are so many gimmicky products out there. Literally you can find everything from body wraps that claim to make you thinner to creams that claim to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just 5 uses or better yet, give you a face lift after just 1 use! WHAT?!

And then there's this one..... the ESSENTIAL OILS category. We've all seen them, whether it be the ones a  friend  uses  or sells, or  the ones you can purchase at your local heath food market. There are many different brands out there as well. The top ones being Young Living, doTERRA, Edens Garden, Mountain Rose Herbs, just to name a few.

Now I'm not here to tell you which ones are better for you to purchase or look into, because I have my own opinions  after doing some research. I have to say how completely skeptical I was with the essential oils craze. Many claim that you can make extra cash on the side by having your own business. That's all well and good, but that's not why I'm dedicating an entire post on this.

Apparently essential oils have many health benefits and also, they just smell SO good. Lets get into the main reason I wanted to share this with you all. As  I said before, I was extremely skeptical with all the oils and hype surrounding them, not to mention the fact that some of them are very expensive. The brand I use uses the purest grade of oils that are on the market, and due to that, many companies have tried to copy what Young Living is doing. They may have the  same price tag or a little cheaper but lesser quality of the oils themselves. Now that statement may get some people riled up, but like I said, I have done my own research on these companies.

Let's give you all a little background, I'm about to get really personal with you so if you don't like talking about womanly issues, time to click out now.

I started my period when I was 14 years old. (See I told you, personal, womanly issues.) Ever since day one i struggled with extreme cramping and PMS. Right before I got married my OBGYN put me on birth control and all the bad things that came along with my period went away. I was a normal person again. I went off the pill a couple years after being married because we wanted to start trying to have a family. The first few years being off birth control were great, my periods were normal with hardly any pain. Fast forward to about a year ago; all the horrible period symptoms came flooding back with a vengeance. I would be so sick during that time of the month that I wasn't able to get out of bed for 2 days sometimes 3.  I wasn't able to work or have a normal life.  I went and saw a Dr. about this and they put me on pain killers, which was HORRIBLE. So those ended up not working at all for me, can anyone say trip to the ER :(

It was at this point where i was really willing to try anything. So, my in-laws came for a visit and my Mother in law is huge into the oils. She had brought a bottle of Progessence Plus and gave it to me to try out. What could it hurt right? Like I said, I was willing to try anything to see if it would ease my pain.

This specific oil claims to help regulate your hormones, decrease in symptoms of menopause and PMS, fertility, endometriosis, fatigue and all other issues that come along with hormonal imbalances.

 
                                            
What I'm about to say may be surprising...... This oil has CHANGED MY LIFE. I have used it constantly along with 2 other oils I'm going to mention, for the past 3 months now and I have seen a huge improvement in my periods and PMS. I used to suffer terribly from extremely painful periods and I had friends who never had any period issues and I always used to wish that could be me. I'd talk to them about how bad my pain would be and the bloating that comes along with and they'd never understand because they never dealt with these issues like I did. Not only that but I also get cystic ovaries which are another pain all on their own. But this oil has changed my life. 
The other 2 oils that I love and use along with the Progessence Plus are: 
                                                                   
  ENDOFLEX: 
 Supports endocrine function, improves adrenal glands, helps pituitary glands, 
          increases metabolism.  

          
 Clary Sage Oil: 
 Helps regulate hormones. 


These 3 oils i use 2x a day on a consistent basis and have seen amazing results. My period symptoms have greatly decreased, I can live my life again during that time of the month, and I don't have to dread that time coming like I did before. Along with hardly having any more period issues, my skin has completely cleared up! I have dealt with painful cystic acne since I entered my 20s and now after using these oils my skin has never looked better. I can now, if I want, go out of the house without makeup on. And if any of you have dealt with cystic acne you know that's a huge deal to not have to wear makeup. I'd get breakouts so bad that i would go to my dermatologist and have to get them injected, OUCH! which is so painful when you already have a massive planet on your face. 

I will freely admit that i was that person that was so skeptical in thinking the oils wouldn't actually work, but they truly do.  I have my life back, and I realize that's such a huge statement, but when you've suffered for as long as I have with so much pain and then to finally feel relief, it's the most freeing feeling. 

If you're still skeptical please go on the website where you can read hundreds of testimonials about these amazing oils and many others. You owe it to yourself to have freedom with your health. 

                                                        www.youngliving.com 
                        If you'd like to order from this website, here is my member number
                                                                    3366580

XO
Sam. 

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Where the heck have i been?! And some life updates.

Hello Everyone!

Yes, the rumors are true! I have returned to the blog world and I'm so excited to be back. If you were sitting in my living with me right now, I'd jump up and hug your beautiful neck.
So let's jump into where Sam has been.

If you're new to this blog, Welcome, I am Samantha or better known as Sam.
Here's my whole I love long walks on the beach speech......
I have a dog named Marley, she's a schnauzer and loves pumpkin. My amazing and stunning husband is my whole world and did I mention he's incredibly handsome?! (photos in this post) We love to go hike on the weekends and anything to do with being outdoors. I mean hello! We're in sunny SoCal for crying out loud.
I am a HUGE coffee snob and was a barista for 5 years. I am a lover of all animals and would gladly have 10 dogs if my apartment would fit them all. I love Christmas music all year round, and am currently listening to James Taylor's Christmas album as I type this up. I also am obsessed with interior decorating and anything Mid-Century, my family always jokes that i was born in the wrong era. Case in point, I have seen every season of Mad Men at least 7 times and still adore watching it. I am also a lover of the Golden Girls, my mom raised me right and I still will reference that show on a daily basis. Fashion was instilled in me from a very young age, and for this reason I have a major shopping addiction. Pizza is life. period.
                          This is my nice face, but let's get real here, most of the time I feel like this.
                                                                         (see photo below)
                                                   And my very patient husband would agree:)

In this post you will see a few photos, mainly of myself, our dog and my beautiful, handsome husband. And yes, husbands can be both beautiful and handsome. Mine is both. 

So let's reintroduce ourselves. 
I am a midwestern girl from Iowa that was transplanted to sunny San Diego, California. My handsome husband is Military so like any good military wife i picked up everything we owned and our dog and we moved out here. Our story is a pretty crazy one and one that I will share in a later post. But for now let's keep this light.

Andrew and I have been married 8 years this December, we were babies when we got married. And along the way we've had many hard times as well as good ones and have learned so much about ourselves and each other. I can honestly say, and so can he that we are more in love today than we ever have been. Mushy stuff right?! 


Our dog, Marley is everything to me. She's been my constant companion and loyal friend, she's my fur baby. Andrew and I don't yet have children so she's a very spoiled puppy as you can imagine. I think my family is more obsessed with her than they are with us. How can you not be in love with this little face. She melts hearts let me tell ya. 


And for now we live here in California. We feel incredibly blessed to have such an amazing support system surrounding us as we travel this life together. It's been a long road to get to where we are, but it feels good to be able to call San Diego our home. The holidays are coming up and I'm returning to Iowa to spend it with my family. Andrew will join as soon as some training gets finished up. With his job he's always training. I can't really talk too much about what he does but his job is very dangerous and very important. I am that proud wife that cries when I talk about him and what he does for this country. You'll never meet anyone more in love with his country or his family. I am so honored to get to witness his life and be apart of it. It's a crazy adventure but I wouldn't want to be on it with anyone else. 


Let's see, what else do you guys want to know? For now I think i've taken up enough time talking about our new life out here on the West Coast. Keep an eye out for my next blog post and please check out my YouTube Channel (shameless plug) where I talk about all things beauty and fashion and lifestyle. Thanks for stopping by and checking out who I am and admiring the pics of my sexy husband. 

XO
Sam. 



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