Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Refresh and Realign + YL's October Promo


With every change of the seasons, especially Spring and Autumn, I always feel more motivated to do a deep cleanse for health reasons, a thorough declutter of my home and office space, as well as spend time refreshing myself mentally and spiritually. I also like to take a little time to reflect on my goals and perhaps realign them a bit to finish out the year.

With the holidays fast approaching, I have several personal AND business goals that I would like to achieve. How about you? Are there things you want to achieve before 2019 comes to a close?!

On that note, I'm including some helpful and inspiring essential oils and diffuser blends you may feel inspired to incorporate into your life this month and the rest of the year!

As always, thank you for being a valued member of the YL family!!

 
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Autumn Diffuser Blends
 
Diffusing essential oils can be used to help raise your mood, inspire motivation, boost concentration and even help you to relax. Try some of these warm and inviting diffuser blends and learn about which essential oils you may need to reach for the most!

Fall Spice and Everything Nice
1 drop Nutmeg
2 drops Cinnamon
2 drops Clove
1 drop Copaiba

Did You Know . . . Copaiba has high levels of beta-caryophyllene and a uniquely sweet, woodsy aroma and it can help create a warm, relaxing atmosphere. 

No Tricks, Just Treats
3 drops Orange
1 drop Frankincense
1 drop Cinnamon Bark

Crisp Fall Morning
1 drop Wintergreen
3 drops Citrus Fresh
1 drop Bergamot

Did You Know . . . Bergamot has an uplifting tart, citrusy scent with a slightly sweet and floral hint to it. Due to its skin-cleansing properties, it is a popular choice for luxury shampoos, soaps, and cleansers. You may even find it helps relieve tension during times of occasional stress. Bergamot can cause photosensitivity, so avoid applying it before spending time in the sun.

Catching Leaves
3 drops Orange
1 drop Pine
1 drop Ginger

Sweet Dreams
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Stress Away

Did You Know . . . Stress Away contains a unique combination of Lime and vanilla extract. It also includes Copaiba, which has a history of beneficial properties in topical application, Lavender, with its refreshing and calming scent, and Cedarwood, which features the powerful plant constituent cedrol.

Christmas Candy 
2 drops Peppermint or Wintergreen
2 drops Cinnamon Bark


FYI 
~ You may see other diffuser recipes calling for more drops of each oil. Understand that YL's essential oils are 100% pure, therapeutic-grade and it's always best to start slow. You can always add more oils if desired, however, you never want to overwhelm the room, yourself, your family, or pets! Please read all dilution directions and usage labels before diffusing essential oils around children and pets, especially cats. In addition, always allow an escape from the room you may be diffusing in for pets who are sensitive to the oils. As a lifelong pet parent, my pets always seem to migrate to the room where the diffuser is being used since I use the oils sparingly. Even after all these years, I can sometimes get overwhelmed by the intensity of certain oils so just use your best judgment and pay attention to your pets and young children by following the guidelines! Feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns.

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Check out October's PV promotion
 
Kick back with cozy, familiar aromas like Cinnamon BarkOrangeNutmeg and Bergamot. Try diffusing Cedarwood and Frankincense to create a calm, uplifting atmosphere! And, don't forget to give yourself the gift of a healthy digestive tract as well as an immunity boost with Life 9 capsules.
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Raven Hannah is a self-described animal whisperer, lifelong pet parent, and owner of HolisticPetsAndPeeps.com. She is certified as a holistic consultant, aromatherapist, Reiki practitioner (for animals and people), and pet nutritionist. She encourages others to celebrate animals as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled! When Raven isn’t busy being a slave to her very demanding senior cats or helping her favorite rescues with fundraising projects, she is most likely working on growing her businesses and raising awareness in an effort to make this world a better place for all creatures.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Indulge This Season with YL's October PV Promo!





Declare October the month of healthy indulgence with products from our PV promotion. If the spa is your oasis, start by kicking back with the uplifting aroma of Frankincense and pampering your complexion with skin-cleansing Bergamot. Give your hair the same care by massaging Cedarwood into your scalp for natural conditioning. 

For our yogis and meditation enthusiasts, diffuse Cedarwood to create a calming atmosphere for your practice. Want to take self-care a step further? Gift yourself Life 9® for gut-loving nutrition; then trick your senses with a dessert-scented diffuser blend that combines Orange, Cinnamon Bark, and Nutmeg. 

Sugary treats and fall desserts can be tempting this time of year, but you know better. Treat yourself the healthy way with guilt-free indulgences from this month’s PV promo. Start by kicking back with the uplifting aroma of Frankincense and pampering your complexion with skin-cleansing Bergamot. 

Also included in October’s PV promotion is our probiotic powerhouse Life 9®, so you can tend to your body from the inside out. See what other luxurious products we included in October’s PV promotion then place your qualifying order to indulge guilt-free! 


Qualifying orders may be placed via Essential Rewards OR Quick Order (One-Time Order):

400 PV Retail Value ~ $235.19

Frankincense 15 ml
• Soak in scented suds. Mix 5 drops of Frankincense with 1 tablespoon of V-6™
Vegetable Oil Complex and pour it in your bath water for a relaxing dip.
• Reconnect with your purpose. Rub a drop or two of Frankincense into your hands,
cup them lightly over your nose, and breathe in the grounding scent.

Bergamot 5 ml
• Diffuse the tension. Life’s daily hassles are no match for the tart, tranquil scent
of Bergamot.
• Cleanse your complexion. Add Bergamot to your night cream or toner for
fresh-faced confidence.

Cedarwood 15 ml
• Tame your mane. Massage into your scalp for healthy-looking, touchable tresses.
• Keep calm and say om. Breathe in Cedarwood’s grounding and relaxing aroma.

Life 9 ~ 30 capsules
• Go with your gut. Get on track for smooth digestion with a capsule a day of Life 9
• Welcome wellness. Support a strong immune system with 17 billion live cultures
from nine types of good bacteria.

Orange 15 ml
• Trick and treat your senses. Diffuse 5 drops Orange, 2 drops Cinnamon, and 1 drop
Nutmeg for that warm cookie scent.
• Reveal your inner radiance. Dab Orange essential oil onto blemishes before bed!
This beauty secret will have you waving goodbye to bad skin days.

Cinnamon Bark 5 ml
• Indulge in some TLC. Add a few drops to your favorite massage oil and rub over
achy muscles and joints.
• Rock scentsational spice. Blend Cinnamon Bark with a carrier oil and dab onto your
wrist or neck for an enticing personal fragrance.

Nutmeg 5 ml
• Nestle up to nutmeg. On cool, rainy days, pair this oil’s warm and uplifting aroma
with a good book and a cozy blanket.
• Pamper your belly. When your tummy is feeling crummy, treat yourself to a soothing
stomach massage with.


300 PV Retail Value ~ $135.85

• Bergamot ~ 5 ml
• Cedarwood ~ 15 ml
• Life 9 ~ 30 capsules
• Orange ~ 15 ml
• Cinnamon Bark ~ 5 ml
• Nutmeg ~ 5 ml


250 PV Retail Value ~ $103.29

• Life 9 ~ 30 capsules
• Orange ~ 15 ml
• Cinnamon Bark ~ 5 ml
• Nutmeg ~ 5 ml


190 PV Retail Value ~ $64.47

• Orange ~ 15 ml
• Cinnamon Bark ~ 5 ml
• Nutmeg ~ 5 ml


100 PV Retail Value ~ $17.43

• Nutmeg ~ 5 ml






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Raven is an engaging entrepreneur who encourages others to celebrate pets as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled with her online specialty pet boutiques (www.TheGiftedPet.com & www.PamperedPetEssentials.com), and premium pet food business (www.PremiumPetFoodStore.com)
She is an enthusiastic advocate for animal rights, including wildlife & nature and likes to dabble in creative projects such as photography, digital art, custom greeting cards and more!
Raven is also dedicated to helping pet parents and other humans stay happy, healthy, and balanced with her 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils, oil-infused nutritional supplements, and oil-related lifestyle enhancements via Holistic Oils For Pets & Peeps! (www.HolisticOilsForPetsAndPeeps.com)
For more information, please use the Contact Me! page on this blog or visit her Facebook page to PM her www.facebook.com/HolisticPetsNPeeps

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Here's Why Cats Cannot Be Vegan!








Many pet parents have adopted a vegan or vegetarian lifestyles for health, environmental, and ethical reasons. Naturally, some cat parents wonder if they should also be buying vegan cat food for their furry family member. So, can cats be vegan? The answer is no! Here's why your cat requires meat in his or her diet.

Your Cat is an Obligate Carnivore

A vegan or vegetarian diet simply cannot provide all of the nutrients that your cat needs. In fact, these specific nutrients can only be supplied through the ingestion of animal meat. Why? 

Cats Don't Produce Enough Taurine

Unlike many species (including humans and dogs), cats can’t synthesize the essential amino acid taurine. Without enough taurine in their diet, cats are likely to develop a heart condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy, experience vision problems, contract UTIs and have other health issues. Cats must ingest taurine through their diet, which can only be found in animal sources ~ hence the term obligate carnivore. Plant sources simply do not provide this amino acid. 

Not All Proteins Are Created Equal

Cats also require a high-protein diet. While human vegetarians are able to substitute protein sources such as beans and lentils for animal meat, this isn’t possible for felines. It again comes back to those amino acids, which differ depending on the type of protein. Besides taurine, other essential nutrients for cats include vitamin D, vitamin A, and arachidonic acid ~ all readily found in high-protein animal sources.





What About Vegan Cat Food?

Now that we know how important animal protein is for your cat’s diet, you may be wondering what ingredients are substituted in vegan cat food. The truth is, most vegan or vegetarian cat food has not passed feeding trials by AAFCO, the Association of American Feed Control Officials. AAFCO works with the FDA (Center of Veterinary Medicine) and state governments to recognize the state laws that regulate commerce in animal feed and pet food. 

Vegan cat food that is AAFCO-compliant primarily contains ingredients such as oats and plant proteins (often corn and peas), as well as synthetic versions of essential nutrients (taurine, vitamin D, etc.).

It’s important to note that because your cat is an obligate carnivore, he can’t digest plant material very well. His gastrointestinal tract and metabolism have adapted to eating meat.

The addition of synthetic ingredients may strike you as problematic, as it does many veterinarians. Another problematic aspect of vegetarian and vegan cat food? It’s often high in carbohydrates, which are generally unnecessary for cats and may cause digestive issues.

Work With Your Veterinarian

If you are dead set on buying vegan cat food, work with your vet to make sure your cat stays healthy. Dr. Armaiti May, DVM, CVA suggests having your vet track your cat’s overall health through blood work and urine content, as well as cardiac ultrasounds and retinal evaluations. 

Can Dogs Be Vegan?

Dogs are naturally omnivores, meaning they can get nutrients from both plants and meat. And unlike cats, dogs can synthesize their own taurine, which makes them a candidate for vegan or vegetarian diets. Although challenging, it is possible to transition your canine to a plant-based diet. Make sure you purchase AAFCO-compliant dog food and work with your vet to track your dog’s health. 







As a longtime vegan myself, I agonized over what to feed my cats and dogs for many years. There were many sleepless nights and tortured days, feelings of immense guilt and shame, as well as a lot of experimentation, trial and error, and the expense (and wastefulness) of trying to find an appropriate vegan cat food that wouldn't jeopardize their health AND that they would actually eat! Dogs are much easier since they are omnivores but cats . . . much trickier for those of us dedicated to living a vegan lifestyle and wrestling with the scientific facts of what cats require nutritionally. 

I realized that I had to find a way to make peace with my decision so I went with a smaller company whose holistic vet formulator cared enough to address my concerns personally and discussed the health impacts of trying to force my cats to also be vegan. It wasn't an easy process, however, it was necessary. 

I truly hope that all pet parents, vegan or not, will consider feeding your pets our award-winning, never recalled, holistically formulated pet food, treats, and supplements from Life's Abundance. 




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Raven is an engaging entrepreneur who encourages others to celebrate pets as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled with her online specialty pet boutiques (www.TheGiftedPet.com & www.PamperedPetEssentials.com), and premium pet food business (www.PremiumPetFoodStore.com)
She is an enthusiastic advocate for animal rights, including wildlife & nature and likes to dabble in creative projects such as photography, digital art, custom greeting cards and more!
Raven is also dedicated to helping pet parents and other humans stay happy, healthy, and balanced with her 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils, oil-infused nutritional supplements, and oil-related lifestyle enhancements via Holistic Oils For Pets & Peeps! (www.HolisticOilsForPetsAndPeeps.com)
For more information, please use the Contact Me! page on this blog or visit her Facebook page to PM her www.facebook.com/HolisticPetsNPeeps


Monday, September 30, 2019

DIY Cleaning Recipe + YL Diffuser Recipes!


Armed with essential oils, I believe it's possible to work smarter ~ not harder. 

Take advantage of the purity and power behind essential oils and watch how a little elbow grease goes a long way! I've enjoyed sharing DIYs with you in the past using popular essential oils and blends, so this week I have a neat kitchen cleaning hack you can try.  You can proactively begin ditching those toxins and harsh chemicals you've been using in your cleaning routine, even if you start with just one DIY recipe.

Try the DIY recipe below and let me know what oils you used with it.
 
Lavender Life: 32 Uses For Woodsy Essential Oils
 
Woodsy Diffuser Blends
 
Forest Rain
3 drops Bergamot
2 drops Lime
1 drop Cedarwood
1 drop Patchouli

Walk in the Woods
1 drop Pine
1 drop Cedarwood
1 drop Rosemary
2 drops Bergamot

Not A Sound
1 drop Frankincense
2 drops Juniper
3 drops Cypress
 
Lavender Life: 32 Uses For Woodsy Essential Oils
 
DIY Garbage Disposal Fresheners
 
What You Need:
1 cup salt
1/2 cup water
2 cups baking soda
1 ½ cups liquid Castile soap (readily found online or in stores ~ we prefer Bronner's!)
10 drops Lemon essential oil
10 drops Grapefruit essential oil
10 drops Purification essential oil 

Some other oils you may want to try are Lime, Tangerine, Citrus Fresh, Thieves, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Pine! 

What You Do:
1. Mix your soap and water in one dish, then the baking soda and salt in another.
2. Slowly pour a small amount of the wet mixture into the dry mixture, stirring well and checking the consistency. Do not add ALL the liquid or it will become overly wet.  You want to be able to pack it together and hold its shape. If it does become too wet, just add a little more baking soda until you get the desired consistency.
3. Use a spoon to scoop the thick paste onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and flatten drops with the spoon. They will need to be more flat than round because they will dry faster that way.
4. You can let your DIY garbage disposal pods air-dry for a day or two, or place them in the oven at 175 degrees for an hour and a half to two hours until they are dry. Store them in a creatively reused glass jar with a lid for easy, airtight storage.
5. Run hot water through the garbage disposal to clear out any lingering debris. Once clear, pop one of these disposal pods in and shut off the water. Let it run for about 10-15 seconds, then give it a final rinse with hot water. 

Deodorized and clean!

 
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Start your day with a dose of vitality from MultiGreens capsules, then tackle the day's challenges with the cool, invigorating scent of Raven. Support your immune system with InnerDefense soft gels or KidScents SniffleEase. Bring each busy day to a peaceful close with a Ginger Vitality hot tea to unwind and support a healthy digestive system.
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Raven is an engaging entrepreneur who encourages others to celebrate pets as part of the family,          as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled with her online specialty pet boutiques (www.TheGiftedPet.com)  and premium pet food business (www.PremiumPetFoodStore.com)
She is an enthusiastic advocate for animal rights, including wildlife & nature and likes to dabble in creative projects such as photography, digital art, custom greeting cards and more!
Raven is also dedicated to helping pet parents and other humans stay happy, healthy, and balanced with her 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils, oil-infused nutritional supplements, and oil-related lifestyle enhancements via Holistic Oils For Pets & Peeps! (www.HolisticOilsForPetsAndPeeps.com)
For more information, please use the Contact Me! page on this blog or visit her Facebook page to PM her www.facebook.com/HolisticPetsNPeeps

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Top Ten Ultimate Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pets




learn more about hot weather safety tips for pets and how to keep your best friends protected.

As the weather warms up, it is essential to have a plan for our furry friends. Fortunately, these hot weather safety tips for pets provides a checklist for pet owners to factor in when spending time outdoors. Whether you are planning a beach getaway or a long weekend, make sure you are prepped for hot weather for all your family members. 

Top ten essential hot weather safety tips for pets


check out our top ten hot weather safety tips for pets for the ultimate protection.


1. Limit time outdoors

If it’s too warm for you to enjoy, then it’s definitely too warm for your best friend to enjoy. Consider enjoying the sunshine in increments or take breaks indoors. That way the entire family can enjoy their time outdoors.

2. Plan walks accordingly

It is important to plan your walks, that way you’re not walking at the hottest part of your day. For example, typically earlier in the morning and early evening are cooler times of day to walk. Further, consider shortening your walk to keep your pet from over-heating. If you have any concerns or questions, reach out to your veterinarian on the best course of action for your furry friends.

3. Stick to the shade

The pavement, asphalt, and sidewalks can heat up very quickly on a hot day. To illuminate this further ~ the asphalt can reach upwards of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. If you place your hand on the asphalt for 15 seconds and it is too warm for your hand, it is definitely too warm for your pet’s paws. Consider walking your dog in the grass or toss the ball in the shade. These are certainly beneficial hot weather safety tips for pets and humans alike!

4. Provide cool pet care accessories

If you are spending time with your furry friends outdoors, make sure to provide options as a way for your pets to keep cool. Consider a cooling vest for your pets, such as Ruffwear Cool Gear, or keep a portable misting fan with you when you are out. Also, the versatility of a cooling vest allows for multi-uses ranging from the beach to the trails while traveling.

5. Protect your pup’s paws

Paw protection is a must-do for your pets. Naturally, keeping your pup’s paws safe is essential for a happy and healthy pet! Consider dog booties, shoes, sox, or paw pad wax. Keep in mind, a paw pad wax is a great option for prevention but should be used as a supplement with a shoe or bootie. Bear in mind, every pet is different and might not initially take to wearing footwear.

6. Be wary of the sun and UV rays

Beware of exposing your furry friends to too much fun in the sun. Similarly, your pet’s safety is your top priority as a responsible pet owner, so protection is a key factor in exposure to UV rays. For instance, pet sunscreen might be a beneficial option for your pets with shorter fur. Consider talking with your veterinarian on the best course of action to keep your pet protected.

7. Hydration is essential for your furry friends

A critical point among these hot weather safety tips for pets of all kinds is access to water. Proper hydration is a critical component for the health and safety of our furry friends. In addition, consider supplying room temperature water as ice-cold water might be a bit hard on pet’s stomachs. Keeping water with you at all times allows for your pets to grab a drink even while on the go.

8. Pick pet-friendly activities during hot weather

Pets are family. Naturally, we want to be able to spend quality time with our furry friends during the summer months. Consider planning pet-friendly activities, such as lawn games, a family walk, or a dip in the pool. For instance, a dog pool gives your pup the opportunity to stay cool and hydrated while being outdoors with the family.

9. Provide a cool and relaxing pet-friendly home environment

As the temperatures rise, a relaxing pet-friendly home environment is a must-have for pet owners and their furry friends. In addition, consider keeping bowls of water in multiple rooms, as well as a proper circulation of cool airflow throughout your home. Essentially, a pet-friendly home should always have places for your pet to play, roam, and relax!

10. Never leave your pets in the car

The most important of these hot weather safety tips for pets is to never leave your pets in a hot car. When pets are left in the car, they can experience heat exhaustion, dehydration, heat stroke, or worse. If you would like your pet’s company throughout your day, check within your local community on pet-friendly accommodations. Further, by keeping your pet at home, they can experience quality pet enrichment in the comforts of your own home while you are away.

Hot weather safety tips for pets is essential for the well-being of our furry friends.


Hot weather safety tips for pets: safety measure for the entire family

Hot weather safety tips provide a resourceful guide for new and seasoned pet owners alike. By keeping cool, staying in the shade, limiting time outdoors, and providing hydration you are steps closer to a fun-filled family and pet-friendly summer season.


*Source: Trupanion Pet Insurance blog!

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Raven is an engaging entrepreneur who encourages others to celebrate pets as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled with her online specialty pet boutiques (www.TheGiftedPet.com & www.PamperedPetEssentials.com), and premium pet food business (www.PremiumPetFoodStore.com)
She is an enthusiastic advocate for animal rights, including wildlife & nature and likes to dabble in creative projects such as photography, digital art, custom greeting cards and more!
Raven is also dedicated to helping pet parents and other humans stay happy, healthy, and balanced with her 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils, oil-infused nutritional supplements, and oil-related lifestyle enhancements via Holistic Oils For Pets & Peeps! (www.HolisticOilsForPetsAndPeeps.com)
For more information, please use the Contact Me! page on this blog or visit her Facebook page to PM her www.facebook.com/HolisticPetsNPeeps