Monday, March 12, 2018

Rustic Blood Orange Pound Cake

A few days ago, cartons of fresh eggs from Muskoka, were hand delivered to our kitchen.  With an immediate bok bok bok ba gock on repeat in my head, and the realization that one can only eat so many scrambled eggs, I saw baking in my very near future.  That made me happy.  I have a bakery dream beating on low speed in the back of my mind. On the back burner. 

Next came the alluring wooden crate full of maroon tinged, fresh citrus. Flirty blood oranges being fondled by hungry Sunday shoppers.  Handled over and over and over again. Longing to be part of my next pound cake morning.  

That happened today. 

The blood orange is a variety of orange with crimson, almost blood-colored flesh.
The distinctive dark flesh color is due to the presence of antioxidant pigments common to many flowers and fruit, but uncommon in citrus fruits. The flesh develops its characteristic maroon color when the fruit develops with low temperatures during the night.  Sometimes, dark coloring is seen on the exterior of the rind, as well, depending on the variety of blood orange. The skin can be tougher and harder to peel than that of other oranges. Blood oranges have a unique flavor compared to other oranges, being distinctly raspberry-like in addition to the usual citrus notes.

Here is an easy recipe to bake this pretty, simple and rustic pound cake.

Blood Orange Pound Cake

1 cup soft butter
2 cups white sugar
5 eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk with 2 tbsp white vinegar let sit until it thickens)
1 tbsp vanilla
Juice of one blood orange (strained) (save 1 tbsp for icing)
zest of one blood orange 

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. 
Add rest of ingredients.

Pour into greased, parchment lined loaf pans.
I make 2 loaves with this recipe OR 1 bundt pan 

325 degree for 1 hour (test)


1/4 cup soft butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp. blood orange juice
Dash of cream or milk to make it smooth
Add drop of red and orange food colouring (optional)

Cool cakes well
Roughly ice the cakes
Top with a delightful thin slice of a blood orange


Peace Love Create Art

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Abstract Paintings on Paper

These few ladies are available.  Inquire:  Subject:  Patti Friday Art

Spring Forward Friends!

Peace Love Create Art,

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

24% Discount on Savvy Minerals by Young Living

this does NOT mean you will ever have to sell anything, 
just means you get 24% off prices!

Every Savvy Minerals product was carefully crafted so you can feel fabulous about yourself and what you’re putting on your skin. Products developed with an unwavering standard of purity and quality, giving you a full variety of naturally derived products made without cheap fillers or synthetics—and that’s a beautiful thing!

If you haven't scanned your makeup with the Think Dirty app- do it! You are WORTH making this switch! 

A few fun facts:

-Savvy Minerals are free from: talc, lead, bismuth, mineral oil, lead, mercury, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic colorants!

-Savvy Minerals are made in the USA (the brushes are made in Italy).

-Savvy Minerals are cruelty-free, gluten-free, and mostly vegan (the lipsticks and lip glosses have beeswax, so they are not considered vegan).

-Savvy Minerals by Young Living uses Arrowroot Powder and Kaolin Clay. Both are calming to the skin, help to absorb excess oil and moisture on the skin and make the skin feel silky smooth. This is important because most mineral makeup uses bismuth, which is a metal mineral that - when worked into the pores - aggravates the pores and causes irritation and breakouts.

-Savvy Minerals last ALL DAY LONG… seriously, ALL DAY LONG! You’ll look as fresh at midnight as you did at 9 AM!

You can't put a price tag on health.

When you sign up WHOLESALE, you will get invited to our private Facebook group, a place to learn everything you need to know about our amazing products and you will be plugged into the sweetest community. 

If you are CURIOUS about the biz - 
we have an amazing team passionate about rising one another up.  
Families earning incomes! 
We have a monthly biz mentorship and countless resources for our community.

SO excited to have you on this journey with me!

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Hormones Class

Dragons are notorious for being angry, menacing, fire breathing forces of destruction. How do we balance the inner dragon?

Let's talk about supporting these hormones!


We’re so glad that you are here for this class all about happy hormones! Because let’s be real, sometimes it feels like there’s a dragon roaring inside all of us, and we all can use a little support to tame that wild beast. Been there?!

Thank goodness for all our oils and all the ways they can support healthy, happy, and balanced hormones!

And just a quick disclaimer—we’re not medical professionals. We’re not claiming that these oils/products can cure, heal, or treat any disease or condition. We always encourage you to run these things by your doctor when incorporating something new!

So let’s get started! Tell us—do you have a favorite hormone support oil?!


Since we’re going to be talking hormones, let’s quickly talk about the endocrine system! The endocrine system is made up of a network of glands. These glands secrete hormones to regulate many bodily functions, including growth, metabolism, and tissue function, sexual reproduction, sleep, mood, etc. Endocrine diseases (over or under functioning thyroid, adrenal fatigue, etc.) are common and usually occur when glands produce an incorrect amount of hormones.

Sooooo, given all of that, we want to make sure that we have an endocrine system that is working well! We want to tame that roaring dragon!!!

Everything we are going to talk about during this class are different ways that we can support our hormones and different glands within our bodies!

Here’s some more great information on hormones and the endocrine system from Dr. Jim Bob Haggerton!

Hormone Imbalances and Problems in Kids and Teens -

Progesterone: What does it do? -

Estrogen: What does it do? -

Hormone production in the body -


When that dragon roars, it can disrupt everything about our lives! Hormones are chemical messengers that travel throughout the body coordinating complex processes like growth, metabolism, and fertility. They can influence the function of the immune system, and even alter behavior (ever cry for no reason during certain times of the month?? THANKS HORMONES!).

Our hormones can really influence all body functions, so what are some signs that you may have some unhappy hormones that need a little extra love??

Increased anxiety/depression/moodiness
Low energy
Difficulty sleeping/staying asleep
Excessive hunger
Low libido
Fertility issues
Difficulty gaining or losing weight
Brain fog
and more!

So let’s talk about how we can tame that dragon and support those hormones, because we all want happy hormones, right?!


Can we just have a moment of silence for all the wonder and beauty that is Pro Plus?! If you’re in need of a dragon tamer, look no further!

Progessence Plus features some of our most-loved essential oils, including Sacred Frankincense and Peppermint oil, to create a serum that perfectly pampers you. Formulated specifically for women, Young Living’s Progessence Plus is a great addition to your day or nighttime routine.

Wild yam extract and vitamin E support your skin in looking its best, while Frankincense smooths the look of fine lines. Keep your skin looking as young as you feel and add a few drops to your moisturizer or massage it directly onto your skin.

With coconut oil and essential oils such as Bergamot, Progessence Plus uses premium ingredients to moisturize and soothe healthy-looking skin. Plus, you’ll love the convenient and beautiful packaging of this serum. Stash it in your travel bag or display it on your vanity with your other beauty must-haves.

Progessence Plus is USP-grade, super-micronized progesterone from wild yam blended with essential oils and vitamin E to help women find balance the way nature intended. Specifically formulated by D. Gary Young, ND, and Dan Purser, MD, Progessence Plus maximizes the effects of progesterone by utilizing an innovative delivery system. The first-ever progesterone serum on the market, this essential oil-infused product enhances substance penetration through the skin and contains pure frankincense, bergamot, and peppermint essential oils.

Primary Benefits:
+ Naturally encourages the body’s optimal balance
+ Absorbs more quickly than other natural progesterone supplements
+ Does not require cycling of the application use

Who should use Pro Plus:
+ Menstruating females over the age of 12
+ Pre and postmenopausal women
+ Women seeking natural balance
+ Women looking for a calming sleep aid

If pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Do not use in conjunction with contraceptives.

Want even more information on the AMAZINGNESS that is pro plus? Check out this video: 

Progessence Plus from Young Living -

Seriously, love this so much that I stock up on it every chance I get! I live in fear of ever being without it!

What are some of your favorite Pro Plus stories?! How do you use it and love it?!


I LOVEEEEEEE Endoflex! Another INCREDIBLE dragon tamer! I use it daily for Thyroid support!
Love this incredible info from Courtney Critz​ on this amazing oil!

"EndoFlex - The Personal Trainer

Our endocrine system is just a wee bit important. Support it well and you might find yourself feeling like a whole new person.

In January many begin working out with huge goals to be fit and consistent. But they run out of steam in a matter of weeks. Those who typically find more success are those who have accountability through a partner or a personal trainer. They need help finding what works best for their bodies so that they can be strong for their unique body types.

Many also have goals to be healthier and have more energy. They're going to eat well, sleep more hours, lose weight, and get moving. But their bodies have forgotten how to do these things. They have individual experiences and baggage that mean their endocrine systems need a "spotter" to be sure they get stronger instead of burning out or hurting themselves as they work to heal.

Meet EndoFlex - The Personal Trainer
Supporting healthy thyroid function, hormones, metabolism, and adrenals, this oil blend will help all of these pieces of your puzzle come together as you gradually work your way to a place of more energy that comes from within. EndoFlex is a blend of these amazing oils:
- Spearmint
A rocket pack for your metabolism while supporting your nervous system to bring beautiful balance.
- Sage
Commonly used for purification and release of the negativity that wears us down from the inside.
- Geranium
Say "I love you" to your hormones, liver, and pancreas with some floral TLC.
- Myrtle
You say "Thyroid?" I say, "Myrtle!" Pair them together and watch the beautiful friendship begin.
- German Chamomile
Calming to your system and especially supportive of healthy liver function.
- Nutmeg
And here is your adrenal support. Like a car that can't shift into the next gear, with our adrenals worn out, we will sputter and find no oomph to continue moving forward.
- Sesame Seed Oil 
Rich in Vitamin E and nourishing to the skin and body. "
- Many apply daily over the thyroid area, kidneys, or feet.
- EndoFlex Vitality is often dropped under the tongue or taken in a capsule.
- Both applications can be diluted if needed.
- Often very beneficial for teens and kids who are developing hormonally. Today's habits put early strain on these areas of their health.
- Ladies, pair with Progessence Plus for a dynamic duo! Guys, pair with Shutran!
How do you use your EndoFlex? Why do you love this magical bottle of goodness?!!?!?!


This is one of my daily favorites for all that female hormone support!!

Lady Sclareol is an oil blend created especially for women to enhance the feminine nature and provide a relaxing experience when diffused. This beautiful blend of oils brings love to the heart. It has a wonderful scent and should definitely be used as an alluring perfume!

This romantic blend not only has a seductive scent, but the oils contained in it have been used traditionally to support healthy skin—especially blemishes cause by raging hormones!

Use it to energize and enhance your evening with your significant other. Wear some on your wrists or neck. This is a great oil to use to support a low libido that may be due to hormone imbalance.

So tell me, have you tried it yet?!


Another oil with super powers!

Clary Sage has been used for centuries to help support the female body. Supports a healthy attitude during PMS, and also supports menopausal women emotionally due to its balancing nature. 

It has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it a great one to use to support and relieve any menstrual discomfort. Supports hormone balance, insomnia related to raging hormones, heavy menstruation, hot flashes, healthy skin, and is a great oil to diffuse when we are feeling those hormonal blues—combine it 1:1 in the diffuser with nutmeg and you won’t be disappointed!! 

Have you tried Clary Sage for hormone support??!!


SclarEssence contains a balanced blend of essential oils that align well with common women's wellness practices. Including four therapeutic-grade essential oils, SclarEssence combines the powerful properties of Clary Sage, Peppermint, Sage, and Fennel.

Take SclarEssence by itself or with Estro as needed for women’s support. 
This oil was specifically designed to support a healthy glandular system, and therefore a woman’s overall well being. This blend is also great to use for emotional support related to hormones, and even as a natural romance enhancer.


Fennel isn’t one that we usually gravitate toward when it comes to happy hormones, but maybe we should!! This sweet and spicy oil is great to use to support regular menstruation cycles. If you have an irregular cycle, consider adding this oil into your routine for added support. Use it topically over your abdomen or on your feet. Put a drop of Fennel Vitality in your water or under your tongue. Combine it with Endoflex for an even more dynamic duo!


Use this floral powerhouse for all the moody blues that come with unhappy hormones! Diffuse it, wear it as perfume! Geranium supports proper hormone balance and irregularities in menstrual cycles. It also helps with fluid retention that may happen at different times of the month. Use it when experiencing the weariness and moodiness that comes with being a female full of hormones.


We’ve been talking all along about the dragon, right?! Well here is some magic sauce to tame that beast within!

Dragon Time is a proprietary blend of Fennel, Clary Sage, Marjoram, Lavender, Blue Yarrow, and Jasmine essential oils. Its sweet, herbaceous aroma can help promote feelings of stability and calm during cycles of moodiness. Diffuse, inhale directly, or apply Dragon Time topically to experience its steadying aromatic properties.

This oil is the perfect choice for supporting normal, healthy emotions during the female monthly cycle. Diffuse it. Put it on your feet or right over your abdomen. Inhale it like your life depends on it. We’ve all seen that dragon roar, right?! Trust me, those around you (and you especially!) will thank you!

Tell me all your dragon time stories!


Having a happy thyroid just makes us happier people! Our thyroid is one of the major glands in our endocrine system and is extremely vital when it comes to producing happy hormones! When it isn’t working well, there may be increased anxiety and nervousness, hair loss, missed menstrual cycles, trouble sleeping, excess energy or no energy at all, dry skin, joint and muscle pain, and more! With all that, we want to make sure our thyroids are receiving the most love possible, right?!

Here are some ways to support a happy thyroid!

Love this from LeAnne Deardeuff from “Taming the Dragon Within”:

“The thyroid loves Myrtle oil. Myrtle oil is found in Endoflex but sometimes it may be necessary to use more Myrtle in addition to the Endoflex.”

She recommends combining these two oils with lemongrass and applying them topically right to the thyroid gland (right on the throat!). I’ve been doing this for months now, and let me just tell you—ALL THE MAGIC THYROID SUPPORT!!

Just a caution, some people can be irritated using lemongrass, so be careful in the sun, and use with a carrier oil!

Also, let’s chat real quick about Thyromin! Did you know Young Living has a natural thyroid supplement?!?!

Thyromin is a special blend of porcine glandular extracts, herbs, amino acids, minerals, and therapeutic-grade essential oils in a perfectly balanced formula that maximizes nutritional support for healthy thyroid function. The thyroid gland regulates body metabolism, energy, and body temperature.

Consider adding this supplement to your routine for a happy, healthy thyroid!!

Here’s a great video on Thyroid health and function:


Another great way we can be supporting happy hormones is by giving all the love that we can to our adrenals. Our adrenal glands produce cortisol, which helps regulate metabolism and helps your body respond to stress, and aldosterone, which helps control blood pressure. Energy and blood pressure and stress, oh my! Let’s love on our adrenals!

First of all, our adrenals love healthy fats. Consider a supplement like Mindwise (healthy fats and brain support!) or OmegaGize (healthy fats and immune supporting essential oils!). Healthy fats help normalize our blood sugar levels, which therefore helps increase our metabolism while maintaining stable cortisol levels! Nothing is worse than a spike of cortisol when you don’t need it!!

My favorite way to support my adrenals are by using nutmeg, clove, and rosemary essential oils. All of these contain properties that provide support to our adrenal glands. Nutmeg is comforting and soothing, and may also boost energy when we are struggling with increased fatigue (a sign our adrenals are overworking!). Clove also supports our energy levels, and rosemary provides stress support. Combining these three together into a roller bottle has been one of the best ways I’ve been able to support my adrenals! I apply it morning and night!!

Also, if you are one of those people who, like me, doesn’t just magically pop out of bed in the morning ready to run a marathon while simultaneously cleaning the house, feeding the kiddos, and walking the dog—aka if you wake up and struggle to get out of bed in the morning—a drop of En-R-Gee on the big toes will also help to kickstart your adrenals and produce that cortisol in your body to help you get going with the day!!

Want more information on adrenal support?? Check out these videos:

Adrenal Glands: How they work & lifestyle changes that help -

Adrenal Support using Supplements and EOs -


Let’s be real—PMS?? Not so fun. When that time of the month comes around, it can turn us into a completely different version of ourselves. 

If you are experiencing any sort of PMS—cramping, anxiety, moodiness, fatigue, bloating, tenderness—what may have you, time to bring out all your oils for some support!!

For any sort of bloating or water retention, I love to apply fennel right on my abdomen!

For menstrual cramping, I layer dragon time with copaiba right on my abdomen as well!

Consider taking a bath!—add some EOs to Epsom salts and relax your troubles away! I love using lavender and stress away for the moody blues, or clary sage for some cramp relief! 

Do you have any favorites that you use during that time of the month?!


We know that not everyone is in the same life stage. Here are some great videos on hormones during menopause!

Menopause: What is it? What is happening? -

Menopause: Supplements and EOs for Menopause -


Did you know that Young Living has some amazing supplements that are wonderful for supporting our lovely hormones?? Let’s chat about three of them.


Cortistop is a proprietary supplement designed to help the body maintain its natural balance and harmony. When under stress, the body produces cortisol. When too much cortisol (known as the "death hormone") is produced, it can have negative health consequences such as feelings of fatigue, difficulty maintaining healthy weight, and difficulty maintaining optimal health of cardiovascular systems.

This is a great supplement for supporting your adrenals!!


Endogize with DHEA helps women to balance naturally by supporting a healthy endocrine system. This product was designed to promote women’s wellness and balance.


Prenolone Plus body cream is specifically formulated to help support the endocrine system and maximize internal health. It contains pregnenolone, MSM, wolfberry, a variety of anti-aging and natural hormone supporting ingredients, and DHEA—two substances produced naturally by the body that decline with age.

Have you tried any of these yet?!


Let’s be real—our hormones can sometimes make us feel up and down and up and down again. A rollercoaster! And in some ways, our bodies naturally produce more or less hormones during certain times of the month in order to work the way they are supposed to. But that doesn’t mean we just have to ride it out! I mean, we’ve got oils for that!!!

One of my favorite ways to combat the hormonal blues is by diffusing! Our emotions are stored in the same part of the brain as our sense of smell, therefore inhaling oils is one the best (and quickest!) way to make use of our oils when we need a little more emotional support. 

Here are some diffuser combos that I loooove for those hormonal blues!

+ Clary Sage and Nutmeg (equal drops of each)

+ Transformation essential oil—I actually love this one on its own, but it’s also great with a few drops of tangerine as well!

+ 4 drops geranium and 2 drops of tangerine—all the happy vibes!!!

What do you like to diffuse for the hormonal blues?!


We’ve spent most of this class talking about female hormone health, but let’s not forget to mention our guys! We want them to have happy hormones too!


An empowering essential oil blend specially formulated for men to boost feelings of masculinity and confidence, Shutran is perfect for use as a cologne that appeals to both men and women (and ahem, it’s really magical  ;
) :)

Shutran is great for the men in our lives who are looking for a boost of energy and to naturally support their hormones. Plus it smells amazing!! 

Young Living has a whole variety of Shutran products for our guys! The oil is amazing—and they also have 3 in 1 men’s wash and beard oil as well!!

Let’s make sure our guys are getting the oily love! And hey, let’s just say if they’re bathing in Shutran, we’re not complaining!!


Okay friends, we’ve talked a lot about how we can support our hormones with our beloved YL oils, but just wanted to take a moment and touch on the importance of having a healthy lifestyle to have happy hormones. We can use our oils all day long for support, but if we’re not taking care of ourselves in other ways, we’re not going to get the most out of them. It’s important that we care for all of the different lifestyle factors—nutrition, sleep, exercise, etc.—to have the happiest hormones!! And when we take care of ourselves in these areas, we’ll notice even more support from our oils!!

That being said, what do you want to add into your oily routine to support happy hormones??!


We loved getting the chance to hang out with you tonight, and hope that this class was extremely helpful for you! Thanks for following along!!

What are you most looking forward to incorporating into your wellness routine?!


I am an independent distributor of Young Living.  Patti Friday Kennedy #12680967
***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.

Patti Friday: Reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Young Living Savvy Mineral Makeup Kit Class

Savvy Premium Starter Kit (PSK) Outline: Welcome to Class!

Welcome! We could not be more excited about this class - to get in touch with our girly side and learn all about the brand new Young Living Savvy Mineral Makeup Kit!
Every Savvy Minerals product is naturally derived and made without cheap fillers or synthetics—and that’s a beautiful thing! Because how hard is it these days to find makeup that makes you look fabulous without putting harmful chemicals into your body!? The struggle has been REAL, but it no longer has to be!
Today/Tonight we will walk you though the brand new kit, show you what's in it, teach you how to find your match and more!! So get a glass of bubbly or a cup of tea and get ready to learn all about how to feel fresh and beautiful with Savvy Mineral Makeup.

ALSO. If you haven't scanned your makeup with the Think Dirty app - do it! You are WORTH making this switch!

What makeup products are you most excited to find out about? My personal favorite is the lip gloss!

You are beautiful

Is it hard for you to read that? Well lean in. This is important- because we care about you and how you feel from the inside out. We believe that *every* woman can look and feel beautiful.

We believe that *everyone* - from the mom who's slaving away at home all day with the littles to the corporate executive rocking it at the office, should have flattering look and doable makeup routine that will work for all occasions and all seasons of life.

We believe that feeling beautiful shouldn't have to be complicated and that *anyone* can learn how to "do their makeup" in a way that highlights and brings to life their inner beauty.

We believe that you shouldn't have to sacrifice the integrity of the ingredients in your makeup in order to look your best and feel confident. (We call this "Confidence without Compromise.")

Wherever life takes you, Savvy Minerals is here to empower you to be the woman you want to be - are you ready to believe with me?! YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!!!

What’s hiding in your makeup

Ignorance is bliss, but it’s time to unveil the nitty gritty on what most of us have been probably been putting on our skin. Knowledge is power and I know for me once I learned what was in my old beauty products, I was ready to take control over this part of my health!

Did you know that the average woman puts over 500 chemicals per day on her body. It is believed that our skin absorbs 60-70% of any topical products we use. Why not give your makeup a makeover and swap them out for their non-toxic counterparts?

We encourage you to run your current cosmetics through the EWG's Skin Deep Database or the Think Dirty App and see where they rank. But brace yourself, the results that I got were NOT pretty or clean.

Below is  a list of what is *not* in our makeup. One crazy thing we learned recently is that "nano particles" are increasingly popular in skin care products - they make them glide on smoothly and look beautiful. BUT. The molecules are so small they can actually penetrate the skin and wreak havoc on our insides on down the road. NO thank you!

Here are some other areas of concern:

**Mineral Oil - common ingredient in lotions, creams, ointments and cosmetics
- Made from petroleum
- comedogenic (clogs pores)
- may cause breakouts
- premature aging
- negative hormone effects
- negative immunity effects

**Talc - a mineral commonly found in eye shadow, blush, foundation, face powder, & baby powder
- skin irritant
- carcinogen
- organ system toxicity (lungs, ovaries)
- may contain asbestos

**Bismuth - a synthetic filler commonly found in eye shadow, blush, bronzer, & nail polish
- skin irritant

**Phthalates - a plasticizer commonly used as a fixative in color cosmetics, skin care, lip balm, & nail polish. Sometimes listed as DEP, DBP, DEHP and fragrance
- endocrine disruptor
- hormone disruptor
- carcinogen
- developmental toxin
- reproductive toxin

**Parabens - a preservative commonly found in facial cleanser, lotion, moisturizer, sunscreen and makeup
- carcinogen
- linked to skin cancer
- developmental issues
- reproductive issues
- endocrine disruption

-Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth's crust. Although it is natural, it’s NOT SAFE for human consumption.
-Lead is a known carcinogen (meaning it causes cancer). It can be in your cosmetics and personal care products and DOESN'T EVEN HAVE TO BE LISTED ON THE LABEL. That is because it's not an ingredient, but rather a contaminant.
-The FDA has determined a "healthy lead contamination level" is acceptable in cosmetics and personal care products. Isn't that nice? Except when you apply those products every day, several times per day.
On the FDA's website it states that 99% OF ALL COSMETICS CONTAIN LEAD!

0Mercury is poison. It is a known toxin. Although Mercury is a natural element found in the earth’s crust (often in regions with volcanic activity) its natural status doesn’t mean it’s safe.
-Repeated or serious exposure to mercury can severely damage the nervous system including psychotic reactions, hallucinations, suicidal tendencies and delirium.
-Mercury exposure can also lead to violent muscular spasms, nervousness, irritability, tremors, weakness, fatigue, memory loss, changes in vision, hearing, or taste, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney damage and even death. When it enters the body, it is stored in the kidneys, blood, spleen, brain, liver, bones and fatty tissues.
-Mercury is terrible for anyone but it is especially dangerous for pregnant or nursing women. Breast milk can become contaminated and in utero exposure to mercury has been attributed to an increase in neural tube defects.

So Who's ready to ditch these guys and create a truly clean and green makeup routine?!

Why make the switch
A few fun facts on why making the switch is the best decision you can make for your skin and for your health:
-Savvy Minerals are made in the USA (the brushes are made in Italy).
-Savvy Minerals are cruelty-free, gluten-free, and mostly vegan (the lipsticks and lip glosses have beeswax, so they are not considered vegan).
-Calming to the skin, help to absorb excess oil and moisture on the skin and make the skin feel silky smooth. This is important because most mineral makeup uses bismuth, which is a metal mineral that - when worked into the pores - aggravates the pores and causes irritation and breakouts.

Here are a few other ingredients found in our makeup:
-Aloe - nourishing, provides moisture, maintains youthful appearance
-Vitamin E - antioxidant, nourishing, promotes healthy skin
-Aspen Bark Extract - natural preservative, smooths and softens skin
-Jojoba Oil - moisturizes, softens lips, antioxidant

The best part? Savvy Minerals last ALL DAY LONG… seriously, ALL DAY LONG! You’ll look as fresh at midnight as you did at 9 AM… YES please.

Benefits of mineral makeup

There are so many benefits to mineral makeup- it gives a natural look, goes on smooth, can be layered to create a lighter or more “going out” look, and so much more! Below are some of our favorite benefits for choosing Savvy Mineral makeup:

+Lightweight texture and buildable formula that blends into skin for a natural, radiant finish
+Naturally derived, buildable lip color with high-impact shine
+Rich, buildable color for a variety of beautiful looks
+Easy-to-blend mineral powder that warms your complexion for a healthy natural-looking glow
+pigment-and particle-controlling mist that perfectly compliments mineral-based makeup
+Soft blush colors that bring a natural-looking flush to cheeks
+Translucent powder that smooths and evens skin, absorbs oil, and adds a luminous finish
+soft, high-quality brushes especially created for Savvy Minerals mineral powders.

Who is YL
Young Living was started by D. Gary Young over 20 years ago. He is what we call the “father of distillation”. When Gary purchased the first plot of Land 20 years ago to harvest lavender he told his wife, Mary, “One day 1000’s of people are going to come and visit this farm”. He had a vision to bring essential oils to every home across the globe. And today, millions of families lives have been changes and thousands upon thousands of feet have trekked across that Mona, Utah farm.
+They have their roots as a family owned company and Gary and Mary still run, own and operate Young Living as well as the farms today!. Young Living owns their own farms complete with their own distilleries all across the globe.
+Young Living has developed their own “Seed to Seal” promise that ensures that they have inspected the purity of the oil from the planting of the seed to the sealing of the bottle.
+Because of the Seed to Seal promise, they are what we call, “beyond organic”. When Young Living buys land for a new farm they even check the history of that land to ensure there has never been any pesticides or herbicides used on it that could leak into the crop.
+Young Living Essential Oils don’t have any additives in them and are complete pure. This makes them safe for Ingestion.
+in 2017, Young Living welcomed Savvy Minerals Makeup into the family! Started by Melissa Poepping, Savvy was created to fill a need of having clean mineral makeup that also did what it is supposed to do- make you look FABULOUS!
+ Click here to hear more of the Savvy Minerals story:

Find your foundation

The nice thing about mineral foundation is that it is very forgiving. You can lighten or darken by layering the product on. And it doesn't get "cakey" or heavy. Most of us end up having three different shades and then use them year round. Lighter in the winter months and darker in the spring and summer months.
Here are some tips for selecting the right foundation color for YOU...
1. Check Your Veins
Push your sleeves up and look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they blue or green? If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If the veins look greenish, you’re warm.
2. The Jewelry Trick
Think about whether you look better in silver or gold jewelry Typically, girls with cool undertones look better in silver and platinum metals, and warm-toned women look better in gold.
3. The Neutral Test
Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. Does your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, or ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades? The former means you’re probably cool-toned, and the latter, warm.
4. Eye and Hair Color
Your natural eye and hair colors can help figure out your coloring. Customarily, cool people have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blond, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet and ash undertones. Conversely, warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blond, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.
5. The Sun’s Effects
When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the former category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.

Find your blush
The blush colors are so divine! Each month I keep buying a new color to fit different looks I’m going for. Check out the color differences on the graphic but also know that they are all highly versatile and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of them. Which color would you like to start with?

Savvy has you covered in the eye shadow department too! Use "Best Kept Secret" as an all over base color to build on. You can use the shadows dry, or wet them for a high drama "foiled" look! Also try wetting "Unscripted" an apply as an eyeliner, too!

Note: you'll want to have some good brushes for creating the eye look you're going for - I never paid much attention to brushes but I've learned that they are sooo important!!

Which colors would you like to try??

This is probably the one product you should *really* go clean and green on - we end up ingesting a LOT of lipstick - ha! I never really liked lipstick because it seemed to suck all the moisture out of my lips and it tasted yuck. But. This lipstick is like none I've ever tried before. It goes on smooth, leaves my lips feeling nourished and doesn't taste like, well, anything!

The lip gloss is beautiful, too - still neutral but with a bit more shine.

Are you a lipstick or a lipgloss kind of girl?!

(P.S. Daydream is my favorite!)

Tips for Applying mineral makeup

+Utilizing the Misting Spray: I never realized that you can build your foundation color simply by misting your brush before you apply it! This technique is revolutionizing the way we do makeup - finally, clean coverage no matter what your needs may be! Simply mist your brush and swirl into a small amount of makeup, tapping off excess. Buff it on in bouncing circle motions and continue going back for more foundation until you reach your desired coverage. Note: don't wet it so much that the foundation turns muddy!

+It’s all about layering! Start with a little then layer until you reach your desired look! This is how you can achieve a daytime look or a nighttime look with the same colors!

+Insider DYI tip: Want to try out a tinted moisturizer using Savvy minerals? Make sure to snag the Young Living ART Light moisturizer, mix your foundation with the moisturizer together in my hand and apply with fingers! Voila!

Signup (HERE)

We are so excited about you getting this kit and these oils in your home! Message the person who invited you to the class tonight to get your link to purchase your very own Savvy Mineral Kit!!
+Over and over we hear that the community is what really bringing people into our team. Changing our health is a journey. We want to be the ones to walk with you on it! We have facebook groups, online classes, make and take DIY classes, resources, and more. After you sign up, be sure to ask the person you signed up with to get you added into our members group where you will be supported and can find answers to all of your questions!

+Another perspective: The main reason we as a team have chosen to purchase our Essential Oils through Young Living is because every time we are buying them, we are supporting our friend’s dream. We are “buying local” and investing into their kid’s future, their families dream, and their own business. Each order helps pay for a little girl’s ballet classes or a little boy’s tennis shoes. When you sign up for a Young Living membership with your friend, you are ultimately saying, “I believe in you and the business you are building.” So THANK YOU for your business, and for choosing a way to get the best products while helping support beautiful families like the one that invited you here tonight!

+In closing, here are a couple of AMAZING Facebook groups that I encourage you to check out - you'll find countless tips and tricks here to support you on your clean beauty journey!!

Savvy Mineral Make-up ::Tips, Tricks & Tutorials:: -

Savvy Minerals for Women of Color:

PSK = Premium Starter Kit 

Step 1: put in the member number of your friend that invited you to the class tonight
Step 2: click next, then under “Other Premium Kits” you will see the four different Savvy Mineral kits where you can select the kit that matches your skin tone. Continue on to purchase! WOOHOO!

Whats Included:

The Savvy Minerals Makeup Premium Starter Kit USA
+Wholesale: $150.00 USD (PV: 100 Quick Order Only)
Kit Includes:
- Your choice of 1 foundation: Cool 2, Warm 2, Dark 1, or Dark 4
(Following items will coordinate with foundation choice)
- 1 blush
- 1 lipgloss
- 3 eye shadows
- Foundation brush
- Misting Spray
- 5 ml Lavender oil (perfect for boosting lashes!)

Need help in choosing? Comment below with any questions you have and we will help a sister out!

Whats Next

We are going to be hosting online classes going over all the tips and details for how to apply your brand new makeup, you don’t have to learn on your own!

So after you purchase your kit, be on the lookout for that class invite! So make SURE to reach out to your friend who invited you to get all of the details on how to order, or if you are not sure who to reach out too then comment below and we will help make sure you are all set!

Thank you SO much for coming tonight, we hope you enjoyed this class and we hope you are as excited as we are for you to get this kit into your hands!!


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