Back to School Well Rested!

Back to School Well Rested!
An article in News In Health (NIH) states, "When you learn something new, the best way to remember it is to sleep on it. That’s because sleeping helps strengthen memories you’ve formed throughout the day. It also helps to link new memories to earlier ones...'We’ve learned that sleep before learning helps prepare your brain for initial formation of memories,' says Dr. Matthew Walker, a sleep scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. 'And then, sleep after learning is essential to help save and cement that new information into the architecture of the brain, meaning that you’re less likely to forget it.'” 

It's safe to say, then, that sleep is crucial for students to be able to learn optimally.  Here are some oily suggestions that may help kids (and adults) have a more restful night's sleep.

What are the best ways to use these oils? With the exception of RutaVaLa roll-on, they can each be diffused at bedtime. Try different combinations to see which works best with your child's chemical make up.  SleepyIze has been specially formulated for younger children and is pre-diluted for their use. As much as littles love it, so do adults, so don't be afraid to try it yourself!

They can also be applied to the feet, bottoms of the big toes, on shoulders, chest and / or neck, and even on the crown of the head or center of the forehead. You may have heard me say that I like to apply Cedarwood to the bottoms of my big toes and rub a drop or two of Lavender between my palms, then over my pillowcase, as my preferred bedtime protocol. Lots of people love to apply RutaVaLa to their feet before bed.

Try adding 10-15 drops of your preferred oil(s) to 1/2 - 1 cup of Epsom salts for a relaxing bath before bed. Sweet dreams indeed!

Sometimes, sleep can be disrupted because of normal stressors or occasional anxiety. That was certainly true with our daughter, who throughout the years has had to implement learning strategies related to dyslexia. I've held her in my arms before bedtime as she's gasped for air through tears streaming down her face, thinking about a test that would greet her the next day. She's found tremendous comfort and peace using Tranquil roll-on  (applying it as she would perfume) and always carried it in her backpack. Its combination of Lavender, Cedarwood, and Roman Chamomile  (another seasonally available, bedtime favorite) are great for supporting emotional balance.


Oils like Stress Away, Peace & Calming, and Lavender can also be helpful in supporting healthy emotions and bringing a sense of calm and relaxation. If you find that your child is restless at night, try using any of these at bedtime.

The NIH article also offered this advice.

Research suggests these tips may aid students and other learners:
  • Get a good night’s sleep before learning. Lack of sleep can cut learning ability by up to 40%.
  • Get a full night of sleep within 24 hours after learning to strengthen new memories and build connections between different pieces of information.
  • Get enough sleep each night—7 to 8 hours for most adults. Memories won’t be strengthened with 4 hours or less of nighttime sleep.
  • Naps might help or hinder. A 90-minute nap can strengthen memories, but naps late in the day may make it harder to get to sleep at night.
Sleep On It, News In Health, April 2013 (Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

Here's to a GOOD night's rest!

5 Days of FREE SHIPPING!

5 Days of FREE SHIPPING!
It’s time to stock up on all your favorite products and get them shipped for free! Yep, you heard that right, FREE SHIPPING FOR EVERYONE!!!

Starting today Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17, you’ll get free shipping* on Quick Orders over 50 PV!


Here are the details:
  • Free standard mail shipping on orders of 50 PV or more
  • Available to all U.S. wholesale members and retail customers, excluding NFR
  • Applies to Quick Orders only
If your account has gone inactive, this is the perfect time to  reactivate your account and get your order shipped for free! Please let us know if you need your member number. We'd be happy to help you reactivate your wholesale membership!

*Some exclusions apply. See a list of EXCLUDED products in the list below.



FAQ's

Q: Would this apply to quick orders of those reactivating?
A: As long as the re-activating order is a minimum of 50 PV and does not include any of the excluded items, free shipping will apply.

Q: What about Thieves Laundry Soap? It's a fairly heavy item, but is not on the Excluded list.
A: Good news! Thieves Laundry Soap is eligible for free shipping!

Q: If a customer adds an excluded item not included, how does the shipping work? And, do they get a notification something like NR isn't included for free shipping if they choose it?
A: If the order includes items on the excluded list, shipping fees will be applied on the entire order. If an excluded item is included in the order, a notification will not display, shipping charges will be applied. There will be a link to the excluded items list in the communications.

Q: Would a member be able to REDEEM a rewards points order and ADD 50PV in product and have that qualify for free shipping?
A: Yes

Q: Are there any limits to the number of times someone can get the free shipping if they do multiple QOs?
A: Multiple Quick Orders can be placed and qualify for free shipping.

****NOTE: If the order contains ANY products on the Excluded Products list, shipping WILL be charged for the ENTIRE ORDER.****

So, what are some combos you could do to reach 50 PV or more and get free shipping? Here are some ideas. Let's start with oils. This is such a great time to replenish your stash!




Here's a combo just for babies - either your own or your grandkids or a baby shower gift!


This duo isn't just for teens! (I will say, though, that our 15 year old boy is LOVING his YL Acne Treatment cream!) Check out the difference the Orange Blossom Face Wash and Acne Treatment Cream made for the woman below! 


Since we're chatting skin, check out these fun Savvy Minerals combos! Have you switched to Savvy yet? I LOVE it! It lasts for a super long time, too, both when you're wearing it and what you use from each container.


Have you been wanting to move away from your chemical cleaning products? Here are some awesome Thieves combos!



Since we're talking Thieves...I ALWAYS have a Thieves spray and a purifier in my purse (for use after gas station stops, grocery carts, traveling, etc.) and I even have clip on case attached to my purse for my YL lip balm. Fall and winter are coming...you'll want ALL the Thieves!!!!

Here are some great supplement options that would qualify for free shipping! 


And....two last ideas that you may have had on your wish list! 



What will YOU get shipped for free this week? If you need help, please let us know!