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God's Natural Gifts

Reaching out to others through God's Natural Gifts.

Our Body Is A Temple

My family has been trying to adopt healthier options into our lifestyle.   We got on this path when we started using essential oils.  It  completely opened our eyes to all the toxins and chemicals we were packing in our body on a daily basis.  Everything we touch, smell, and ingest has an impact on our “temple”. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20  19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.)  My husband and I started thinking, “Do we really want our kids to adopt the same practices that we have when they are adults?  Is what we are putting into our bodies having a positive impact on our witness?  Are we honoring the temple of the Holy Spirit with the way we are living?”  The answer to all that is a big fat NO!  We can’t be the BEST US if we aren’t blessing our bodies with good things.  The answer to all this change. It’s a change that isn’t going to take place over night.  It’s probably not going to completely take place in a years time.  It’s going to be a process.  We want to take you on this journey with us and hopefully many of you can offer some words of wisdom and some encouraging prayers and thoughts as we go through a process to make our lives healthier by putting away the old and bringing on the new.  This process will involve several different topics: household products, food,  beauty products, and more.

We are on a pretty decent start.  We have been using essential oils for 1 1/2 years now.  We use these for basically EVERYTHING.  So a lot of the products we were using have been replaced with these all natural plant extracts. You can read more about these oils on my other blogs.    Cleaner.. I was the worlds worst at thinking I needed the most harsh chemicals in order to kill the germs…and it needs to have an amazing fragrance.. Well, I have absolutely fallen in love with Thieves cleaner… well actually all of the thieves line of products.  Thieves cleaner is infused with the power of thieves essential oil and is made 100% of plant based minerals and ingredients.  And guess what?  It smells amazing naturally.  Quick story.  I’ve been using thieves cleaner since I  was introduced in November 2014.  I love it and have had many success stories using it.  Well, 2 weeks ago I let myself run out… BIG NO!  I obviously couldn’t let my house go with NO cleaner so I ran to the dollar store to pick some up.  There were really no healthy choices to choose from in all purpose cleaners.  So, I picked up my old trusty that I used to grab every time and went home.  I used it in my bathroom and I quickly remembered the all too familiar aroma that took my breath away when I inhaled it.  After cleaning for 10 minutes I had to walk out and get my lungs clear before finishing the job.  When cleaning the high chair I had to remember to rinse the chemicals off so that my toddler wouldn’t be eating hazardous toxins with his breakfast.  This is NOT how it’s meant to be people!! Needless to say, I have thieves cleaner on a quick order (free with reward points) hopefully to be arriving in the next day or so.   Young Living has a complete line of thieves products that I LOVE!  The toothpaste, hand purifier (does NOT burn my dry cracked hands), hand soap, dish cleaner, etc etc.  These products are great and guess what?  They are actually good for us!!!

We are getting closer to where we want to be but still have far to go.  We will keep you posted with our story as we write it.  Until then, grab you a thieves kit and get started cleaning healthy!

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New Premium starter kits are on sale!!!!

Young Living has really outdone themselves with the NEW PSK.  It has all of your favorite essential oils in it plus SOME amazing new replacements!  I’m so excited that “digize” finally comes in the starter kit.  It’s a must have.  It’s one that I always have with me!!!! This kit as a whole new look. From the new super slique packaging to the brand new oil labels, it’s a great upgrade from the last kit.  You can now choose from FOUR diffusers: home, dewdrop, bamboo, and the luxurious aria!!!!!

For a limited time, the kit is on sale for $150.  The price will go to $160 September 1st. Grab one now at this discounted price!  School is just around the corner and I can not even begin to explain all the benefits they have for school children.  Please contact me for more info or to schedule an educational essential oils class for you and your family.  It is our family’s passion to share the oils with the world.  God bless 🙂

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Lavender farm in Utah

I have just had the privilege to take part in an amazing experience.  Young Living gifted me with a trip to the Lavender farms in Mona, Utah.  The experience overall was one I will never forget and I am grateful for.  Experiencing Young Livings “Seed to Seal” first hand is a truly humbling experience.  I want to take you through some of this journey with me.

The plane ride into Utah was incredible as we viewed the snow capped Rocky Mountains.
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We arrived In Salt Lake City, Utah at noon on Thursday June 25th. We then were bused into Park City where our resort was located. It was beautiful!!!
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We attended several dinners and training events at the Grand America in Salt Lake City.
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And please don’t let me forget the NINGXIA RED BAR!!! YUMMO!!!! I tried several different essential oils in my ningxia. One recipe I had made was called “the Walton”. It had peppermint, jade lemon, and orange essential oil. WOW! That will wake you up!!!
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The next day, we toured the Lavender farm and participated in “Lavender Days” in Mona, Utah. I have taught about Young Living’s Seed to seal process for over a year now. But seeing the process in action sheds a whole new light on all of it. I wish there was a “smellovision” where you could all take in the aroma of the lavender fields and the distillation of Juniper and Blue Yarrow oils. The work in the fields did not stop while we were visiting. The workers continued to work the fields planting new lavender baby plants. The tractors kept plowing and the distillery still continued to steam in new oils for us to love. We had an excellent tour guide who explained the process of distillation. They were currently distilling Juniper and Blue Yarrow.
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This yellow colored oil is Juniper.
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We actually made history with this blue oil. This is the very first distillation of Blue Yarrow in the Mona distillery.
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After the oils are distilled they are brought into this lab for testing.
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After the distillation tour I went out to the fields. I got to plant my very own lavender plant! This was cool! I may be using the oil from that very plant one day!! Or you may!!! The beauty of it all was worth the whole trip!!!IMG_9394

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There truly is a HUGE difference in Young Living essential oils and other oil companies. Yeah, you can purchase oils at stores,  from other companies and even find them at a cheaper price. But,  I KNOW what I’m getting when I use Young Living. The quality can NEVER be matched. It’s like growing your own tomatoes at home verses getting it from the local grocery store. There is a BIG difference. Except this goes even further than that. Their properties have “never before been plowed or subjected to harsh chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers— making it an ideal location to begin producing therapeutic- grade essential oils.”-Young Living Seed to seal. I would love and encourage any of you to go out and visit any of Young Livings farms if you get the chance. I can assure you it will be worth the trip. I absolutely loved my experience and I thank  Young Living for giving me the opportunity to work for them by simply sharing what I love.  And, for blessing me with this trip.

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You can read more about Young Living’s seed to seal process here and view all of their farming locations: www. seedtoseal.com

Erin Shoup- Gold distributor #1728987

 

 

They’re back..

Welcome back everyone. Last Saturday, my sister and brother-in-law asked my family and I to come over and cook out in the afternoon. We’ve had so much rain lately and haven’t gotten to do much outdoor fun.  My brother-in-law informed me a few days prior that he had bought the “stuff for smores”.  We were in the middle of traveling our 12 minute drive to their house when I started getting an ALL TO FAMILIAR ache in my lower back.  I nonchalantly told my husband, “I think I’m getting a kidney stone.” If you’ve ever had a stone, it’s a pain that you never forget–even if it starts off mild. You see, I’m one of “THOSE PEOPLE” that just make kidney stones. Calcium Oxalate Stones is the Scientific term for the type I have.  I’ve had 4 lithotripsy procedures performed to crush and expel the stones.  I’ve passed only 1 large and 1 small stone in the past.  I have been on a ROLL the past couple years only having one very mild stone.  I had started to think that the curse had stopped.. We were just getting started eating our hamburgers and hot dogs and the kids were playing in the yard.  The extremely dull ache got just a tad worse.  I started drinking some bottles of water with my lemon essential oil to help flush the stone out IF it were a stone. I got three down.   I told my sister to watch the baby for a couple minutes while I went inside.  I laid down on the couch still hoping it was just a gas pain (denial had set in).  It seemed to ease up a tad so I rolled to my side to get more comfortable.  Then…I had to throw up… I thought…It’s the real deal UGH.  I lost much of my fluids which killed me cause I KNOW that’s the only way to pass it.  The moaning and groaning and rolling had taken over so I yelled for my daughter to get Jonathan. The whole family had joined in at this point offering to take me to the ER, giving nausea meds and pain meds. Jonathan and I have just finished paying off all the hospitals for Jonathan’s broken leg, I’m NOT going back unless its close to death–(exaggeration).  I HATE and DESPISE pain medication..I just don’t like to take it! I turned it down, against my husband and family’s wishes.  I told Jonathan to GET THE OILS! Now, I’m not playing guinea pig on myself (that’s what my mother called it).  But, I’ve NOT head a stone since I’ve started using Young Living essential oils.  I’ve read where there are oils to help ease your mind, and help you to cope during bad situations.  Jonathan got over me and he can correct me if I’m wrong on the oils he used but.. he used panaway, peppermint, and frankincense essential oils on my side.  He slowly and delicately applied them in a downward motion OVER AND OVER AND OVER.  After about 15 minutes the pain had subsided SOME. I gently rolled to my back and he applied it where the stone had went down more towards my bladder.  He used the same downward motions and the same oils as he had done on the back side.  After about 10 minutes on this side it dropped into my bladder!  I literally felt the drop!  The pain was gone– I passed the stone with my next strong urine output. I don’t know the approximate size, but it was NO speck!!!   Jonathan told me that he prayed over me and the essential oils.  He prayed for God to let me pass it and to allow the tools that he has given us to help aid in my pain relief and passing of the stone.  You see, we don’t give glory to essential oils.  But, to the creator. God blessed us with such precious gifts to use for our healing.  I am forever grateful!  These are the oils that I used: lemon panaway peppermint frankincense To purchase these oils for yourself, click the “become a member button”. This will give full instructions on how to order these products. You can contact me via email with more questions.

Everyday Oils

Everyday Oils.

New Years giveaway

To start your New Year off right, I am giving away two of the oils out of the old starter kit that I first fell in love with. Young living recently changed these two oils out: peace and calming and valor and switched them with melaleuca Alternafolia and stress away. All of these are great by the way!!!!
If you purchase the premium starter kit by January 1st I will credit your account with the amount to pay for peace and calming and valor!!!!!! You will receive everything pictured below plus 2 FREE OILS on me!!!! Please contact me before completing your order so I can add the credit. We have a great facebook group that can help you learn how to put your essential oils to use. Along with myself and other experienced oilers who are at your beckon call! Thanks for letting 2015 be MUCH healthier and happier!!!!

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Frankincense Gold and myrh

I would love to help you order your essential oils today. Email me at erinshoup@gmail.com

Best gift ever! Fit for a King!!!

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Hi there!

Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!  We had a fabulous week spending time together as a family and giving thanks to our Savior for all he has done.  We spent most of the weekend decorating for the Christmas season.  Jonathan and the kids picked out a huge inflatable dinosaur with a santa hat to go in our yard… sometimes you just smile and say “I love it!”  It makes the kids happy and yeah, I’ve grown rather fond of the big guy 🙂  The house is smelling great with Christmas Spirit essential oil diffusing… OH MY GOODNESS… it smell amazing!!!  If you do not have a diffuser that emits TRUE 100% Therapeutic grade essential oils into your home, you are MISSING OUT!!! It smells like Christmas blew up in here.. AMAZING!  Highly recommend this oil to help get your home in the Christmas spirit.

Let me tell you a few of the WOW moments we’ve had lately with our Young Living essential oils.  1. Stomach issues… don’t know if it was too much turkey or too much dessert but a couple of us had digestive issues and rolling bellies.  4 digize capsules later and the hubby is feeling better.  2 belly rubs with digize later and the baby boy is going strong.  Another “man this stuff is incredible” moment, was when my oldest son Jackson woke up screaming with growing pains in his legs.  This by the way, is the second time we have dealt with this since we have had our oils.  Before, we would just lay with him screaming and my husband and I would just massage his legs basically all night long.  So, I grabbed him up, took him to our “armed but not dangerous” cabinet and grabbed the deep relief… rolled some on his legs and massaged.. nope not the key. STILL CRYING!  Then I thought, “Oh yeah!  Peace and calming!”  Took it out of the cabinet put 2 drops in my hand grabbed a little pinch of coconut oil and rubbed his legs.  I KID YOU NOT, he stopped crying as soon as I rubbed the first spot!   I finished applying and put him to bed and he went straight to sleep.  GOD IS AMAZING!  That’s all there is to it.  His creation is amazing!

I hope as you come into the Christmas season that you not only remember the birth of our King Jesus.  But, that you stay in thankfulness for how awesome he is and the blessings he has already abundantly given us.  He IS truly the Reason for the Season.  Teach your kids that!  Toys are great, don’t get me wrong, Santa visits our home every year.  But toys are temporary.  Jesus is everlasting and eternal. He is the greatest story ever told and  his story shall never end….it’s eternal!  JOHN 3:16

Hello Again

Hi everyone!  Wow, what blessed people we are.  God is so incredibly good.  I know what your thinking, “something incredible must have happened to her this morning!” Well yes, I Woke UP for starters!!!  I woke up from an incredible nights sleep due to putting peace and calming and lavender under my pillow cases.  But that’s not all I am blessed for.  We are blessed simply to have a heavenly father that tenderly watches over every move we make.  We never have to worry about being alone or forsaken.

“Have not I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”Joshua 1:9, NIV

My husband has done such an amazing job telling you about our journey with essential oils.   We have been incredibly blessed since using them.  We have been using daily..actually multiple times a day since March.  We have YET to have one sick visit for ourselves or our 3 children.  WOW!  That is blessed right there.  We have little things like ear aches for our baby that we simply fixed at home.. EASILY,  headaches, rashes, etc. Through God and the oils that he has gifted us through his amazing creation we can easily take care of our families in the convenience of our home! Will we ever get sick using oils? I’m sure we will eventually. But we are doing what we can now to help keep our bodies healthy to fight viruses and illnesses.

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own” 1 Corinthians 6:19

God has all types of little secret gifts throughout his word that are readily available to us. He offers us his provision, his strength, our wellness, our happiness, financial help, even the answers on how to raise our children in a Christian home.  Be blessed people!  Get into his word! Everything you will EVER need is there.  Hope you have a wonder Wednesday.

Erin Shoup

 

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