This is Your Life
2020 was the toughest year many people had ever faced, until they faced 2021. With constant attacks on our health, bodily autonomy, livelihoods, and society as we know it, sometimes I wonder how we have come this far. As an online small-business owner, I was not affected by the shut-downs in the same capacity as other small-businesses. I expected essential oil sales to skyrocket, but my sales actually plummeted through 2021. They have not yet stabilized, and part of that seems to be social media sources censoring my posts. I was, in fact, guilty of posting anti-fear media during the first stages of the lock-downs.
America was founded on principles of freedom. It was founded in deep rooted truths, not whims of a few men’s imaginations. Our Constitution was formed by men who were determined to create a document that would protect our God-given rights. Liberty would propel our civilization into informed and accountable citizens who would never allow tyranny to overtake our Republic. Frederic Bastiat told us that it takes a diligent and constant watch to keep government in check, and Benjamin Franklin told us that the framers of the Constitution gave us a Republic, “if [we could] keep it.”
Have we lost our Republic? The United States of America is at a crossroads never before seen or imagined. We have slept while the enemy stole our industry, corporations, resources, and education systems. We were nightly programmed by enemy puppets, who told us lies and censored truth. For how long has this gone on? For how long will it continue?
The answer is in your hands, Americans. In the words of Jonathan Mark Foreman of Switchfoot:
Don’t close your eyes.
This is your life and today is all you’ve got now.
And today is all you ever have.
Don’t close your eyes. This is your life.
Are you who you wanna be? This is your life.
Is it everything you dreamed that it would be
when the world was younger, and you had everything to lose?
For the children who still have everything to lose, stand up and be who you’re made to be. Have confidence in your God-given strengths, to be and live out that dream.
At Joyful Mountain, we believe that great products are produced by great ingredients and people who care. That's why we only use high quality ingredients in our products! In fact, the reason we started making our own soaps, balms, and oils was to ensure quality and save money. Why pay a premium price for a Name-Brand product when we have the knowledge and skills to make a premium product and save?
At Joyful Mountain, we've been using essential oils for about 13 years, and have been blending our own high-quality oils for about 10 years. We've done extensive research and continue to study and learn daily as more scientific studies give us new insight; and, as a safe-guard , we consult with a food scientist, nutritionist, and dietitian on a regular basis.
What drives us is the health of our own family (we are a young family of eight), and the promise that we're bringing you only the best. We want our friends and family to have wonderful products that they can trust -- and that don't break the bank. Our products are for people who don't need to have a high-dollar Name-Brand to make them feel right.
How It Works
People frequently ask us how we can supply high-quality oils for such a low price - in fact, for less than 1/2 the cost of other Name-Brand companies. They think it must be a scam. It's not. We don't have hundreds of employees or up-lines to pay (how do you think they pay for those "free oils" every month?). We don't expense cruises or yearly conventions. Our website is pretty plain, and we don't hire professional photographers or an answering service. We do it all ourselves. That's how we save everyone a lot of money. That's the way small businesses should work; and that's why shopping small and local is so much better for everyone.
As far as the quality of the oils -- For every oil that we sell, we have a Certificate of Analysis that gives us detailed quality information about the oils. That means we know the properties of the oils, how they're produced, and how medicinal they are, just like the big Name-Brand companies. We get our oils from many of the same distributors that produce for the Name-Brand companies. Let's just say that we know what happens to the oils from the time they're seeds to the time they're plants, and then turned into oils and sealed in bottles, just like the big companies.
People sometimes ask if we produce our own oils. Not yet (that's the short answer). But no other company, that we're aware of, produces all of its oils, either...although their advertising gimmicks pose a pretty good front.
Soaps and Balms
Making soap and balms came naturally for us, as we're farmers and gardeners. We grow the loofahs, milk the sheep, use local honey and beeswax. Sometimes we want a pure, simple soap and that's what we have in our Castile and Stain-Out soaps. We've never seen a soap that removes stains as well as our Stain-Out bar! We love sheep-milk and charcoal soaps for gentle cleansing of faces and bodies. All of the products start as whole ingredients, which ensures a luxurious and wholesome product every time.
To Our Customers
We appreciate you and thank you for your business. We'd also love to hear from you or meet you in person sometime! Let us know what you think and give us ideas for new products. Blessings to you all.
October 30th, 2017
A few years ago, in January of 2015, I posted a video (actually, it's chopped into 3 sections) of a class I did on the use of Essential Oils during pregnancy and on children. I recently updated that information and am re-posting the paperwork. I did a lot of research for this class -- several weeks were spent reading and gathering information, not to mention the years I spent using oils on my own family so that I had personal experience and knowledge regarding the use of the oils on little people. Please remember that Essential Oils are neither CANDY nor TOYS and that they should be treated as if they are medicines. They are potent! A drop goes a long way, and I always use a carrier oil when applying oils to my children.
Also, I didn't produce this cheat sheet as an academic work. I have not saved or posted any of the articles I read or the places where I received my information. Much of it can most likely be supported by searching online. This is simply for your use in your home, to make life easier for you and help you better understand what oils to use and when. Be blessed!
November 28th, 2016
A couple of years ago a friend called me at 10:00 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving with questions regarding what to do with her young child's broken leg. It was itchy, hot, painful, and the child was not happy! Of course, the only medical facility that would be available for the next two days was the ER. That's the way it seems to always go!
Hi there! I want to tell you about a new blend that I’ve been concocting. One of my children is a pre-teen who is beginning to see occasional breakouts. Having been there once, I know that this is one of the down sides of growing up. Oftentimes, when I get a few blemishes, I’ll just put a touch of lavender oil or tea tree oil on it and it goes away; however, at times, I find the neat oils to be too powerful and they irritate the skin, instead. There are other oils, too, that are suitable for curing irritated skin, and at times, plain coconut oil is the remedy that we need.
Here’s what I decided to concoct for my child:
Using a 10 ml roll-on bottle (which we sell in the "empty bottles" section of the store), I placed fractionated coconut oil (which we sell in the “single oils” section of our store) into the bottom ¼ of the bottle.
Then, I placed
4 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
4 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
2 drops of Myrrh Essential Oil
Then, I filled the bottle to the top with fractionated coconut oil and voila! The blend is SUPER inexpensive and it works amazingly well. I hope this helps you, too. Be blessed.
January 13th, 2016
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