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Painting with Essential Oils

Why I Mixed in Oil of Spikenard

Maria Low
March – April 2022 • Vol 3, No 120

This past year, I moved into a new house. Finding a new home around here is not easy! My realtor eventually located a home built around 1980 that met most of my needs but did not have office space. The only possible space was the outside deck facing the mountains. I purchased the home and began my renovations, walling up the deck to create my office.

During the renovations, I wanted to use supplies that were as nontoxic as possible. I was able to purchase windows from Sierra Pacific to endure the significant Livingston, Montana winds on that corner of the house.

The ceiling and one wall were made from stucco, which we plastered with mud to have a smoother appearance. Then, we primed with white paint and painted the wall with a color called Fruit Cocktail. A friend thought it was a little loud, but when the white bookshelves go in, this will temper the color.

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2022-09-14T09:39:49-06:00General Wellbeing|

Botanical Adventures in Ecuador

Its Indigenous People Have Always Depended on Healing Plants

Maria Low
November – December 2021 • Vol 3, No 118

I would like to share some adventures with you from my recent trip to Ecuador. The country of Ecuador is about the size of Nevada. Ecuador is a country of mountains, hills and valleys. I first traveled to Quito, the capital city, and took a taxi ride about 1 1/2 hours to a valley. This is where the small city of Cotacachi is nestled between two mountains.

I stayed with a friend who offered me the local foods grown in the valley and those that grow along the side of the mountains. Eating the local food planted in volcanic soil was a very enlightening experience for me. My diet at home consists of a variety of organic traditional foods, so I did not expect to feel a real change. However, the change was notable! I can still feel the strength of the nutrients from those daily foods.

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2022-09-14T09:39:54-06:00General Wellbeing|

Seed to Seal:

Setting Standards for Essential Oils

Maria Low
March – April 2021 • Vol 3, No 114

The Young Living Mission: We enhance and empower lives around the world by having the unique benefits of nature’s living energy—essential oils!

Over the last twenty years or so, a significant improvement has taken place in the health product industry that supplies natural supplements, nutrition, and cosmetics. The industry offers the consumer refined and effective products to supplement children and adults, so they can enhance their health.

Many years ago, Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils, invited people in the health product industry to attend a meeting to discuss setting standards in the natural health field. When he presented his expectations to uplift the industry as a whole, he received a surprising response. The owners and representatives of companies did not understand why anyone would go beyond the FDA requirements. He was trying to set an American standard that would bring pride and respect to the alternative product industry. No companies accepted his offer. Instead, Gary set the standard on his own, and that standard has become the world-renowned “Seed to Seal” standard.

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