Welcome To The Homestead

 
Hello friend!  I'am Emily Nieman and want to say "Welcome!"   My husband and I live on a farm in Iowa  We have three children. Young Living has been such a blessing to our family in so many ways. We have the privilege of teaching others all about business and living a happy lifestyle of wellness, and this group of wonderful people have truly become a "Homestead" for us.  It's a place where EVERYONE is welcomed and loved and supported.

When you get started with essential oils with us, you’re not only getting a package of life changing oils, you’re getting a community & amazing support system. A team of incredible people who will come together to give you all the knowledge, ideas, recipes, and resources you could ever want or need.  Also, this isn't just about essential oils, if that isn't your thing.. don't turn your nose up at joining us just yet.  We actually have a HUGE variety of wellness products that truly there is something for every one.  

Our love of our oils is real. Our stories are real. We would share whether we got a dime from the company or not.
We also have the most resources available for you. We truly invest ourselves in your oil journey. We are available for your questions, here to guide you and keep you safe while using your oils and we get true joy from changing people’s lives for the better. One-on-one training, Facebook groups and some of the funniest people I know are here to become your new besties. We may be biased but it's the best!!

We are more than just a "team" here at The Homestead.    We are a large group of people, from all around the world, working together on our health and wellness.  New friendships are formed daily, help is given in many ways, and support and community is the core of this group.   We love each other hard.  We cheer for each others wins, and we cry when there is heartache.   No one is left behind in The Homestead.  

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Why Us?

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Give your body what it needs: all natural 100% pure essential oils, with no synthetics, fillers, or additives.
Try for yourself and discover the difference.

Digestive Support Blend

Tarragon, Peppermint, Fennel, and other 100% pure essential oils blend together to provide a digestive lift.

Lemon

Lemon essential oil can add a delightful, fresh flavor to many recipes. Start with one drop instead of adding lemon zest or lemon juice to a dish.

Emotional Support Blend

This blend has a rustic, grounding aroma to help encourage a positive attitude.

Immune Support Blend

Support a healthy immune system. Add a drop of this blend to your coffee or water to infuse a spicy flavor.

Peppermint

Peppermint is great tasting and livens up your baking, protein shakes, tea, and water with just a drop.

Calming Support Blend

With an aroma that may help encourage a calm atmosphere, this blend is an uplifting addition to your routine.

Frankincense

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene, and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma.

Air Purifier Blend

This essential oil blend helps freshen the air and eliminate odors with its refreshing and uplifting combination of citrus and spearmint essential oils.

Muscular Support Blend

This blend is soothing to the skin while providing comforting warmth to muscles after exercise.

Lavender

Lavender is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime; add to bath or diffuse to create a calming, comforting environment.

Relaxation Support Blend

Enjoy this blend's refreshing and soothing scent, a unique combination of vanilla, lime, ocotea, lavender, and other pure oils.

Respiratory Support Blend

Rub this blend on your feet or chest before exercise to uplift and inspire, or massage a few drops on your feet before bedtime to encourage an atmosphere of comfort.

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EMOTIONAL SUPPORT + THE BRAIN

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT + THE BRAIN
“When we go to fill up the diffuser, we know that our essential oils are releasing healing compounds into the air - but what’s the deal with emotions? How are oils going to impact our feelings or mood?
To understand this, we need to take a look at the brain and how it processes emotion.
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In the brain, under the cerebral cortex (the outer layer), there is a collection of structures called the limbic system. This regulates our body temperature, hunger, thirst, sleep, pleasure, and controls the release of hormones in the body - based on emotional stimuli.
The limbic system also takes our experiences and forms memories, especially where strong emotion was attached to the event.
The amygdala, part of this system, is where trauma is stored from accidents, abuse, or shock. It evaluates our experiences, determining whether we should be in fight or flight to deal with potential threats. This part of the brain learns about rewards and punishments and programs them into our nervous system, which can be good or bad. We can learn harmful things that program our body to associate pretty much anything with danger or harm, meaning we will be wired for fear and stress.
Researchers have discovered that the sense of smell is the *only* sense with a direct line of communication to this area of the brain.
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When we inhale something as potent as our essential oils, we are able to send messages of help quickly and effectively to this emotional center of our brain.
“Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have profound physiological and psychological effects… Olfactory responses to odors induce the brain to stimulate the release of hormones and neurochemicals that in turn alter the body’s physiology and behavior.” Essential Oil Desk Reference
So when we fill up the diffuser, we are making a phone call straight to our emotions and the physical effects of stressful emotions. We’re telling them, “Hey. I brought in some help.”
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Here are some things that can happen when we make that phone call and offer a pure, therapeutic lifeline to interrupt the stress //

  • Parts of the body that have been in overtime get to take a break!
  • Emotional responses or habits that we are conditioned to are affected
  • Negative emotions may resurface to be processed and released so the brain doesn’t have to work around them anymore
  • Physical changes can occur as the body reassigns workers and starts to heal from the compromise of stress. This balancing act is sometimes uncomfortable at first.
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    As you can see, essential oils are clearly designed to be compatible with our brain and in fact are unique in their ability to help us deal with emotion!"
- via the sweetest Courtney Critz
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Jennifer Olmstead Speulstra, has a wealth of knowledge on supporting a little one with special needs. This is AMAZING information that she shared on fear & worry.
"Fear and worry are often underlying causes for difficult behavior. The limbic system of our brain, is the home of our emotions. It directly influences the hypothalamus, which if you research it, practically controls everything in our system. When fear and worry sit in our brain, including fears that have no basis, it wreaks havoc on many of our systems. This constant attack on our brain and body, can be traumatic.
“Studies at New York University proved the amygdala gland [which is an almond shaped gland in the limbic part of the brain that plays a key role in processing emotions] does not respond to sound or sight or touch, but ONLY releases emotional trauma through the sense of smell.” This fascinates me and proves to me WHY essential oils work so wonderfully in this area!
Essential oils which are beneficial for helping with 

FEAR AND WORRISOME THOUGHTS are //
  • STRESS AWAY
  • LAVENDER
  • JOY
  • FRANKINCENSE
  • ORANGE
  • VALOR
OTHER EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FAVORITES  //
  • PEPPERMINT
  • PEACE + CALMING
  • WHITE ANGELICA
  • CEDARWOOD
Here is a recommended  book all about Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils

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TELL US!! which is your fav emotional support oil?! 

Bath Salts - Gift Idea

BATH SALTS

Bath soaks are an easy and useful gift. If someone doesn't have a bathtub they can use this as a foot soak. 

The Soothing Bathtime Blend

  • 3 cups premium quality epsom salt 
  • 30 drops of therapeutic grade essential oil 
  • Optional add in: 1 TBSP sweet almond oil or gently melted coconut oil
Add 3 cups of epsom salt to a wide-mouth quart mason jar. TIP: Using a ½ cup measuring scoop makes it easier to pour into the wide-mouth jar.
Add 15 drops of each lavender and geranium, or 30 drops of Young Living Gentle Baby blend. (Use 5 drops essential oil per quarter cup epsom salt.)
Add your optional oil if you prefer.
Seal the lid and shake up the jar until oil is mixed with the salts. TIP: It’s worth going to the trouble of mixing your epsom salt and essential oil rather than just adding each to your tub. Because oil doesn’t mix with water, the epsom salt helps the essential oils disperse in the bath evenly.
Use ½ – 1 cup of the mixture in your bath. Take a deep breath. Soak for 20 minutes in very warm water. Enjoy and may this take you to bathtub bliss! 

HOLIDAY TIP: Put bath salts  and essential oils in a cute clear ornament for a simple yet effective gift. 

 
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