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Happy January 2023, friends! It’s a brand-new year and I'm ready for it! How about you? The last few years have been hard, and I’ve been contemplating the personal development, growth, and numerous lessons I’ve learned this year. But, as difficult as a lot of it has been, I’m thankful for all of it. Because as painful as these moments can be, God’s pruning always produces fresh fruit—healthy new life! And I’m excited for the harvest to come. Bring it on, 2023!
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Over the years, I have gotten tons of questions about my obsession with the nutritious gut-healing benefits of bone broth. So beginning January 18, we will walk through a a 21-Day Body System Reboot where you will enjoy delicious greens, healthy fats, whole foods, succulent meats, and lots of rich, nutritious bone broth! 

Find out why enzymes, pre-biotics, and pro-biotics are your friends and inflammation is NOT. Discover why bone broth, rich collagen, and nourishing greens just may be the magic-sauce your cells have been craving! Take a deep dive into our supplements, Ningxia Red, skin care, essential oils, and more!
This is a cleansing, hydrating, and gut-healing protocol, but you will NOT be hungry! You’ll eat the yummiest foods (yes, we’ll have recipes and fun demos), learn all sorts of kitchen hacks, and enter daily contests for fun prizes! And the best part is we’ll experience the whole thing together! 
We will also give away tons of PRIZES throughout the three week period! 
Bon Appétit!

Join our private “Feasting Foodie” Facebook page, so you can participate with us!
Order all the supplements you'll need here…
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We call Lavender the Swiss Army Knife because it's uses are incredibly versatile. A
common saying in our home is, “When in doubt, pull Lavender out.” This is because it
contains a wide range of compounds all with different properties. Some of our
favorite ways to use it include all things skin, in the diffuser for calm sleepy time, and
Lavender Vitality in a spoonful of raw local honey for all things seasonal.
Our Vitamin D is 100% plant-based with a unique dissolvable delivery and delicious
berry flavor. It supports respiratory and immune system health, hormone balance,
bone growth, and brain health. Two tablets (120 per bottle) delivers 2,000 IU high
potency vitamin D. Vegan-friendly, non-GMO, gluten-free, and NO synthetic
ingredients. This is great to take in the winter time when we aren't exposed to as
much sunlight. Super important for healthy, happy emotions. 
Our Satin Mint Facial Scrub is a 100 percent naturally derived formula that’s designed
to gently polish skin to reveal a glowing, radiant look. This reformulated scrub now
features exfoliating apricot seed powder, raspberry fruit extract and mango seed
butter, and the fresh scent and invigorating feel of Peppermint essential oil. I love to
use this 1-2 times a week, and my skin is so soft after!
This blend include Bergamot, Geranium, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, Sandalwood, and
Neroli. The primary constituents in this oil are 59% of linelol, which gives it a beautiful
fragrance. Beyond that, this oil blend was crafted specifically to help us accept the
past in order to move into a beautiful, fresh future!  A perfect choice for this month!
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My brain has been absolutely bursting with ideas and plans for our amazing team this year! It’s going to be a gooooood year! Check out a few of our Zoom classes planned for this month:
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 Our team Zoom classes are created for YOU, so that you can gain confidence using the oils and products our family has learned to love and trust! So I'd love to see you join us! If you'd like a reminder before the class starts, text CLASS to 309-450-9711 for reminder texts!
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Essential oils are able to penetrate the olfactory (sense of smell) to
the limbic part of the brain – the emotional center of the human brain. They also
penetrate to the hippocampus, which is associated with the storage of working
memory and short-term memory, as well as the pineal gland. 

They are also able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier,
(unlike meds), which is the barrier membrane between the circulating blood and the
brain that prevents certain damaging substances from reaching brain tissue and
cerebrospinal fluid. Let's learn more:
• Certain essential oils work by calming the central nervous system and helping
us to relax instead of allowing the build-up of anxiety in the body. What most
people don’t know is that anxiety creates an acidic condition in the body. This
activates an enzyme which results in anxiety being stored in our DNA.
Essential oils support the body in minimizing this reaction.
• In 1989, Dr Joseph Ledoux from NY Medical University discovered that the 
amygdala (in the limbic centre of the brain) plays a role in the storage and release of
emotional traumas. He also suggested that aromas could trigger an emotional
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Our Common Scents Community is filled with talent, skill, knowledge, experience, and passion! And as a group, we are a force to be reckoned with! So uniting all of our gifts into our “team super power” is going to be a big focus this year! Be sure to reach out with your ideas and ways you would like to get involved and be a part of spreading the gift of health and wellness! We need you!

Speaking of which, meet one of our newest leaders, Sadie Rutherford, an amazing and passionate common scents moms…
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God He could have created a world without scent – or at least without making so many delicious aromas for us to enjoy. He gave us an amazing gift when He blessed us with with the plants and trees at Creation. Adam and Eve enjoyed a beautiful and fragrant existence in the Garden of Eden, surrounded by the therapeutic aromas of hundreds of plants, trees, and flowers.
And, inside each of those aromatic plants, He locked a precious gift—the gift of essential oils. He created the plants this way for our benefit! In Psalm 104:14, we’re told that God made the plants and trees (literally) for the “service of man!”
About ten years ago, I started placing a drop of one of the oils of Ancient Scripture on a page from my Bible. That way, whenever I sat down to have my quiet time, it triggered a feeling of sacredness – a time set apart.
Of course, whether or not my Bible smells like ancient oils, it’s just as special and sacred because it’s God’s living Word! But I love that while I’m communing with God, I can smell the plants and oils He made at Creation, just like Adam and Eve did when they walked with Him in the Garden before the Fall.
So my Misting Spray recipes are designed for you to do something similar. Just spritz the pages of your Bible and enjoy the distinct aroma every time you have your quiet time. I suggest only using this recipe for your Bible, so that your body is gently triggered into a posture of prayer and biblical focus when you smell it.
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I hope this email encouraged you, helped you, or made you feel refreshed in some way! If you need anything, I'm here! And I hope to see you at some of our classes! Have a great January!
Much Love,
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