101 Uses for the Essential 7 Kit

Young Living’s promotion this month is the Essential 7 kit.  Please see my “Monthly Promotions” page for the promotion details.  The kit includes 7 – 5 ml bottles of some of Young Living’s most popular and useful oils.  I  love getting the 5 ml bottles because they are great to carry with you.  I have my “oil bag” that is always filled with most if not all of the oils from this kit and it comes with me everywhere.  Why would you want to bring these oils with you?  Well, since you asked…..

1. In case you, or someone (including an animal) gets hurt ( panaway or lavender).

2. If you eat something at lunch that doesn’t agree with you (peppermint).

3. If you get any kind of bug bite (including bees & wasps) (purification).

4. If you need to clean your hands but have no running water or soap (lemon).

5. If you need a mental pick me up (peppermint).

6. If you need an emotional pick me up (joy).

7. If you are stressed from work or traffic (lavender or peace & calming)

8. If you get a headache (panaway, peppermint or lavender).

9. If you need to calm a tired or cranky child (or adult!) (peace & calming).

10. If you just want to smell really, really good (joy).

101 Uses for the Essential 7 Kit

The Essential 7 Kit was created by Young Living Essential Oils (YLEO) so that anyone could immediately use and appreciate the benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils. The Kit contains three single oils: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Lemon (Citrus limon) and Peppermint (Mentha piperita), and four oil blends: Joy, PanAway, Peace & Calming and Purification.
All single oils may be used as dietary supplements.

All of the oils may by diffused. The diffuser from YLEO is a special air pump that is custom designed to disperse the oils in a microfiber vapor. This allows the oils to stay suspended in the air to reduce bacteria, fungi and mold. It also freshens the air with natural fragrances, eliminating the need for synthetic, harmful air fresheners. The diffuser disperses the oils without heat, which could render the essential oils less effective.

All of the oils can be applied to the Vita Flex points on the feet, added to bath water mixed with YLEO’s Bath Gel Base, applied topically or used with body and foot massage.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFE USE OF YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS INCLUDED AT THE END OF THIS HANDOUT.

LAVENDER – (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. Therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. Lavender has been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming relaxing and balancing — physically and emotionally. THIS PLANT IS GROWN AND DISTILLED AT THE YOUNG LIVING FARMS.

1. Rub Lavender oil on the feet for a calming effect on the body.
2. Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and smooth on your pillow to help you sleep.
3. Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling.
4. Put 2-3 drops of Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain.
5. Drop Lavender oil on a cut to stop the bleeding.
6. Mix several drops of Lavender oil with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.
7. To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on the end of the tongue or around the naval or behind the ears.
8. To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum).
9. Rub a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose to unblock tear ducts.
10. Rub Lavender oil on dry or chapped skin.
11. Rub a drop of Lavender oil on chapped or sunburned lips.
12. To reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender oil on and around the affected area.
13. Rub 2 – 4 drops of Lavender oil over the armpit area to act as a deodorant.
14. Rub a drop of Lavender oil between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.
15. Rub several drops of Lavender oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.
16. Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball and place in your linen closet to scent the linens and repel moths and insects.
17. Place a drop of Lavender oil in your water fountain to scent the air, kill bacteria and prolong the time between cleanings.
18. Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and throw into the dryer, which will deodorize and freshen your laundry.
19. Put a drop of Lavender oil on a cold sore.
20. Diffuse Lavender oil to alleviate the symptoms of allergies.
21. Spritz several drops of Lavender oil mixed with distilled water on a sunburn to decrease pain.
22. Drop Lavender oil on a cut to clean the wound and kill bacteria.
23. Apply 2-3 drops of Lavender oil to a rash to stop the itching and heal the skin.

LEMON – (Citrus limon) has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. It may serve as an insect repellent and may be beneficial for the skin. CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.

24. Use 6 drops of Lemon oil and 6 drops of Purification oil in a squirt bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener
25. Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.
26. Use 1 drop of Lemon oil to add flavor to baked goods or beverages.
27. For homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and two cups of pure water. Adjust the amount of each ingredient to suit your own taste.
28. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous or bunion mornings and evenings.
29. To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.
30. Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter tops to sterilize them.
31. Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs.
32. Add a drop of Lemon oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle.
33. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.
34. Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon oil to sanitize
bathroom fixtures.
35. Place a drop of Lemon oil on cold sores, herpes or other mouth ulcers to lessen pain and aid healing.
36. Put a drop of Lemon oil on bleeding gums caused by gingivitis or tooth extraction.
37. Put a drop of Lemon oil on oily skin or acne to balance sebaceous glands (oil glands).
38. Rub several drops of Lemon oil on cellulite to improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells.
39. Rub two drops of Lemon oil topically to clear athlete’s foot.
40. Rub several drops of Lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.
41. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a wart morning and night until it disappears.
42. Rub a drop of Lemon oil to clean a butcher’s block or other cutting surfaces.
43. Put 10-15 drops of Lemon oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.

PEPPERMINT – (Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Jean Valnet, M.D., studied peppermint’s effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also researched peppermint’s role in affecting impaired taste and smell when inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint’s ability to improve concentration and mental accuracy. Alan Hirsch, M.D., studied peppermint’s ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sense of fullness after meals. PEPPERMINT IS GROWN AND
DISTILLED AT THE YOUNG LIVING FARMS.

44. Rub 4-6 drops in the palm and rub over stomach and around the navel to relieve indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.
45. Add a drop of Peppermint oil to herbal tea to aid in digestion and relieve heartburn.
46. Massage several drops of Peppermint oil on the area of injury to reduce inflammation.
47. Apply Peppermint oil immediately to an injured area (bruised shin, hit on the foot or hand) to relieve pain. If there is a cut, apply the Peppermint oil around (not on) the open wound.
48. Rub several drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet to reduce fever.
49. Apply a drop of Peppermint oil topically on unbroken skin to stop itching.
50. For poison ivy or poison oak, apply Peppermint oil on location neat or dilute with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil.

51. Inhale Peppermint oil before and during a workout to boost your mood and reduce fatigue..

52. Massage several drops of Peppermint oil on the abdomen to relieve nausea

53. To relieve a headache, rub a drop of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (stay away from the eyes) and on the back of the neck.
54. To stop hiccups, apply a drop of Peppermint oil on each side of the fifth cervical vertebra (up three notches from the large vertebra at the base of the neck).
55. Place two drops of Peppermint oil on the tongue and rub another drop under the nose to improve alertness and concentration.
56. Diffuse Peppermint oil in the room while studying to improve concentration and accuracy. Inhale Peppermint oil while taking a test to improve recall.
57. Rub 4 drops of Peppermint oil on chest and stomach to relieve travel sickness.
58. Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue and inhale into the nose and sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold.
59. Add Peppermint oil to food as a flavoring and a preservative.
60. To deter rats, mice, ants or cockroaches, place two drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place along the path or point of entry for these pests.
61. Mix one 15 ml. bottle of Peppermint oil into a 5 gallon can of paint to dispel the fumes.
62. Place a couple of drops of Peppermint oil in a cup of hot water and enjoy in place of coffee.
63. To kill aphids, add 4-5 drops of Peppermint oil to 4 ounces of water and spray the plants.
64. Drink a drop of Peppermint oil mixed in a glass of cold water to cool off on a hot day.
65. Rub Peppermint oil on joints to relieve arthritis or tendonitis pain.
66. Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue to stop bad breath.
67. Inhale the fragrance of Peppermint oil to curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat.
68. Remove ticks by applying a drop of Peppermint oil on a cotton swab and swabbing the tick. Wait for it to unhedge its head and remove from your pet.
69. Mix Peppermint oil in a footbath to relieve sore feet. Keep water agitated while soaking feet.

JOY – An exotic, luxurious blend of Lemon (Citrus limon), mandarin (Citrus reticulata), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), rose (Rosa damascena), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), and jasmine (Jasminum officinale) that produces an uplifting magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart. When worn as a cologne or perfume, Joy exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness. When diffused, it can be refreshing and uplifting.

70. Rub a drop of Joy oil over the heart and on the bottom of each foot to relieve feelings of frustration or depression.
71. Put a drop of Joy oil on the tip of the nose to uplift your mood.
72. Wear a drop of Joy oil behind each ear as a perfume.
73. Rub a drop of Joy oil between your palms and then spread over the face and neck after shaving.
74. Rub two drops of Joy oil on areas of the body with poor circulation to improve blood flow.
75. Rub two drops of Joy oil on the armpit area to use for a deodorant.
76. Rub two drops of Joy oil on the heart and feet to increase libido.
77. Sprinkle a few drops of Joy oil into potpourri to improve the fragrance.

PANAWAY – A blend of wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), which has an active constituent similar to cortisone; clove (Syzygium aromaticum), which contains eugenol, used by dentists to numb gums; peppermint (Mentha piperita), which is calming for nerves; and helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), which is soothing for localized discomfort. This blend was created by Gary Young following an injury that severely tore the ligaments
in his leg.

78. Apply PanAway oil topically on an injured area to reduce inflammation and bruising.
79. Apply PanAway oil topically to sore muscles after exercising.
80. Rub a drop of PanAway oil on the temples, forehead and back of the neck to relieve a headache.
81. Mix PanAway oil with massage oil and massage on location to stop growing pains.
82. Rub 1-2 drops of PanAway oil on arthritic hands to lessen pain.
83. Rub 2-3 drops of PanAway oil at the base of the spine to relieve sciatic pain.
84. For arthritic pets, massage PanAway oil diluted with V-6 Vegetable on location or a drop in the food.

 PEACE & CALMING – A gentle, fragrant blend of Tangerine (Citrus nobilis), orange (Citrus sinensis), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) and blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum) specially designed for diffusing. It promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace, helping to calm tensions and uplift spirits.

85. Rub 1-2 drops of Peace & Calming oil on the bottom of the feet and on the shoulders before bedtime to get good quality sleep.
86. Diffuse Peace & Calming oil in the room to calm overactive or hard to manage children.
87. Mix Peace & Calming oil with massage oil for a relaxing massage.
88. Put Peace & Calming oil mixed with Bath Gel Base in warm water for a relaxing bath.
89. To help stop nocturnal teeth grinding, diffuse Peace & Calming oil while sleeping.

PURIFICATION – An antiseptic blend of Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia), lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida) and myrtle (Myrtus communis) formulated for diffusing to purify and cleanse the air and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke and disagreeable odors.

90. Diffuse Purification oil to clean the air and neutralize foul or stale odors.
91. Put several drops of Purification oil on a cotton ball and place in the air vents in the home, office, hotel room or other enclosed area.
92. While traveling, inhale Purification oil during flights to protect yourself from pathogens found in the recirculated air.
93. Put a drop of Purification oil on insect bites to cleanse and stop the itching.
94. Apply a drop of Purification oil on blemishes to clear the skin.
95. Rub a drop of Purification oil on the outside of a sore throat when it is first beginning.
96. Rub a drop of Purification oil on a blister to cleanse and disinfect.
97. Put 2 drops of Purification oil on two cotton balls and place in the toes of smelly sneakers to combat odors.
98. Place a drop of Purification oil on each end of a cotton swab and place on top of your cold water humidifier to clean the air.
99. Dilute Purification oil with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil and swab the nasal cavity to ward off the flu.
100. Spritz several drops of Purification oil mixed with water to repel insects.
101. Apply Purification oil and Peppermint oil diluted with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil to a cotton swab and rub just inside the ear to eliminate ear mites in cats and dogs.

Obligatory Disclaimer: The information in this handout is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness or injury should consult with a physician. THESE SUGGESTED USES APPLY ONLY TO THE USE OF THERAPEUTIC GRADE, YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS.

GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFE USE OF YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS.

1. Always keep a bottle of V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil, Massage Oil Base or any pure vegetable oil handy when using essential oils. Vegetable oils dilute essential oils if they cause discomfort or skin irritation.

2. Keep bottles of essential oils tightly closed and store them in a cool location away from light. If stored properly, essential oils will maintain their potency for many years.
3. Keep essential oils out of reach of children. Treat them as you would any product for therapeutic use.
4. Do not use essential oils rich in menthol (such as peppermint) on the throat or neck area of children under 30 months of age.
5. Direct sunlight and essential oils. Lemon, bergamot, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, White Angelica and other citrus oils may cause a rash or darker pigmentation if applied to skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays with 3 to 4 days of use.
6. Keep essential oils away from eye area and do not put into ears. Do not handle contact lenses or rub eyes with essential oils on fingers. Oils with high phenol content –  oregano, helichrysum, cinnamon, thyme, clove. Lemongrass, bergamot, Thieves and ImmuPower – may damage contacts and irritate eyes.
7. Pregnant women should consult their health care professional before using essential oils containing constituents with hormone-like activity, such as clary sage, sage, Idaho tansy, juniper and fennel.
8. Epileptics and those with high blood pressure should consult their health care professional before using essential oils. Avoid hyssop, fennel and Idaho tansy oils.
9. People with allergies should test a small amount of oil on a small area of sensitive skin, such as the inside of the arm, before applying the oil on other areas. The bottom of the feet is one of the safest, most effective places to use essential oils.
10. Before taking GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) essential oils internally, always dilute with an oil-soluble liquid like honey, olive oil or soy milk.
11. Do not add undiluted essential oils directly to bath water. Use Bath Gel Base as a dispersing agent for oils in the bath.

References:
Young, N.D., Gary D. An Introduction to Young Living Essential Oils. Ninth
Edition, 2001.
Essential Oils Desk Reference. Compiled by Essential Science Publishing,
Second Edition, July 2001.

If you want to learn more about how to get started using Young Living Essential Oils  see my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details or you can contact me at 347-278-2242 for a free oils introduction.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at http://www.younglivinglife.wordpress.com

A little cancer with your lipstick?

Personal care products are jam-packed with petrochemicals that can very possibly have serious health effects. These are products that many women and men use on a daily basis.  It is not that we are using just one product that could be harmful, we are using many different products simultaneously.  Sadly, it seems, we are human guinea pigs.  Of the 11 types of products listed in the illustrated photo below, 5 of them have possible hormone disruptors and 3 are linked to cancer.  Other possible side effects include infertility, rashes, headaches, and irritation of skin, eyes, and lungs, to name just a few.  It’s also shocking to note that there are 250 chemicals in perfume alone.  That just does not seem reasonable to me.  Why must our products be so toxic, not only to us but to those we love?  The answer is that they don’t need to be, they are made to be that way for one reason only: cost.  It’s cheaper to use many petrochemicals in these products than to use real, natural ingredients.  As consumers, we have a choice to make.  Do we continue to support companies that produce products that not only harm us but also harm our children?  I don’t think so.  By using essential oils and essential oil-based personal care products, we don’t have to worry about doing any harm to anyone.  We can use these products knowing that they are safe and enhance our well being and those around us.

I use the Young Living essential oil blend called Joy every day.  One day I walked into a very busy business where the woman at the desk is usually grumpy, not mean, just grumpy.  As I was standing there waiting for her to sort out my concern, she asked “What is that smell?”  Her coworker mentioned that she was wearing clove but that wasn’t it.  Eventually, I held out my hand, which still smelled of Joy and asked if this was the smell.  What I remember most is the way her whole face softened.  Suddenly, she did not look so grumpy anymore, she even smiled a bit.  I’m not sure how long it lasted but it was definitely to my benefit, and to hers!  Essential oils can touch many people in many different ways.  All without toxic effect.

If you want to learn more about how to get started using Young Living Essential Oils  see my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at http://www.younglivinglife.com

Young Living June Promotions

FREE NingXia Red and Peppermint!Free NingXia Red and Peppermint!

Place a single order of 180 PV* or more from June 1-30 and receive a 1-liter bottle of NingXia Red® and a 15-mlPeppermint essential oil free—a retail value of $78.29!

Give yourself a refreshing, revitalizing boost this summer. Fill a glass with ice. Add 2 ounces of NingXia Red, 1 drop of peppermint oil, and finish with sparkling water. Garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy! This delicious summer drink will energize your mind, and provide your body with vital antioxidants and phytonutrients.**

NingXia Red is a superfruit supplement specially formulated to energize, fortify, and replenish the body and mind. Its power comes from combining whole-fruit wolfberry puree with lemon and orange essential oils and a superblend of blueberry, pomegranate, apricot, and raspberry juices.

Peppermint has a long history of therapeutic use. It is valued for combating a variety of issues, including fatigue, minor head discomfort, and digestive concerns.**

Learn more about the products featured in our June promotions!

NingXia Red
Energize, Fortify, and Replenish Every Day!

This month’s expert speaker:
Marc Schreuder

Click this link to hear Marc Shreuder discuss the many benefits of Ningxia Red.


Offer is valid from 12 midnight MDT June 1, 2011, to 11:59 p.m. MDT June 30, 2011.
Offer Details:

  • Limit of one free 1-liter bottle of NingXia Red and one free 15-ml bottle of peppermint essential oil per order.
  • Offer is valid on orders of 180 PV or more. Limit of five qualifying orders per month.
  • PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the promotional product(s).
  • Offer is available to Young Living Independent Distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Offer is valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
  • PV is not earned for free product.
  • Customer is responsible for shipping costs associated with free product.
  • Offer is valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country.

Buy Ocotea and Get 50% Off Dorado Azul

Buy Ocotea and Get 50% Off Dorado Azul

Buy Ocotea essential oil from June 1-30 and receive 50% offDorado Azul essential oil. These oils are the result of Gary Young’s extensive research in Ecuador and offer unique therapeutic benefits.

Dorado Azul has high levels of beta caryophyllene to help support normal respiratory and digestive functions. Diffuse up to 30 minutes three times daily or apply to the skin to aid in soothing minor discomforts. Dilute 1:1 with V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex and apply to affected area as needed.

Ocotea essential oil is related to the cinnamon species but has a slightly different aroma and taste. Ocotea contains some of the highest known levels of alpha-humulene, which offers potent digestive support and can help balance the body’s response to irritation.*

Item No. 5390

Discounted pricing: Wholesale $48.25 / Retail $62.01 / PV 48.25

These oils were released at Young Living’s 2010 International Grand Convention and have quickly become best sellers. If you have not tried them, now is your chance!

Offer Details:

  • Item No. 5390
  • Offer is valid 12 midnight MDT June 1, 2011, to 11:59 p.m. MDT June 30, 2011.
  • No limit per customer.
  • Offer is available to Young Living Independent Distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Offer is valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
  • Offer is valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country.

If you want to learn more about how to get started using Young Living Essential Oils  see my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at http://www.younglivinglife.wordpress.com

If I say strep throat, you say…….

antibiotics, right?  Isn’t that what’s normally used to treat strep?  I know from experience that by not treating strep, complications can arise so it cannot go unattended.  Recently, I was having a busy week with a busy weekend coming up.  I woke up on Thursday with a bit of a sore throat and an achy head.  Thinking that it was allergies, I used some lavender by filling capsules and ingesting them.  The lavender helped a bit with the sinus issues but my throat and head were still bothering me.  The next day it was worse and, not wanting to admit that I was sick, I tried to brush it off.  I was determined not to let this, what ever it was, ruin my plans for the weekend.  By late afternoon, I began to realize that I did not have a choice.  I had a rash, I was tired, my throat hurt, my head hurt and I had a fever.  I was sick – Ugh!  Out the window went my weekend plans and into bed I went.

Strep is a bacterial infection.  I did not know that I had strep but I knew that my oils would help.  Essential oils have strong antibacterial (and antiviral) properties so I used a combination of oils which I applied on my throat and on my head.  I also diffused various oils and ingested them.  (If you have read any of my other posts, sorry for the repeat but….. ) I only recommend using and ingesting Young Living oils.  I say this over and over because it is really important for people to know that essential oils are not created equally.  It is important to know your supplier and their manufacturing practices.  You can see my “Why choose Young Living Oils?” page for more information about the quality of Young Living oils.

Please note that I am not a medical doctor and I am not prescribing a way to cure strep.  This is just what worked for me.

Here are my golden rules when using essential oils:

  1. Use what you have.  I used what I had on hand which was thieves, frankincense, melrose, panaway and a few others.  If I had oregano I would have used that as well.
  2. More is more (at least that is my philosophy with oils).  Throw everything you can at an illness as soon as you can.  I waited a bit too long to get started.  Next time I’m showing no mercy!
Thieves is your very best friend when you are sick or when you think you might be getting sick.  This is the blend you always want to have on hand.  I gargled with thieves, I diffused it, rubbed it on my throat and I ingested it.  If you want to make your own home remedy kit, this oil should be at the top of the list.  Actually, all the oils in the Everyday Oil Kit would make the list but if I had to narrow it down to just a few, thieves would be the chosen one.  Thieves contains clove (used by the dental industry for years to numb pain), cinnamon, rosemary & lemon.  It’s a highly antiviral, antibacterial blend.  Don’t even hesitate – just get it and, this is key, USE IT.  A friend of mine has a gland issue every so often that she regularly treated with a trip to the Dr. and a prescription of antibiotics.  After learning about thieves, I gave her a bottle which she quickly put in the back of a drawer (probably thinking it would never get used).  Months later, when her glands were acting up she dug it out and used it because she didn’t want to deal with being sick.  She was in the middle of a very important project and did not have the time to go to the doctor and then wait for the antibiotics to kick in.  Much to her surprise thieves did the trick!  You can use the link to see her testimonial.
I also used frankincense to help boost my immune system.  I put a few drops of thieves and a few drops of frankincense together in a capsule with a drop of extra virgin olive oil which I took 3-4 times per day.
Melrose is also very good for sore throats.  It has melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) and rosemary.  I gargled with melrose as well as used it on my neck.
Diffusing is really helpful when you want to make sure you don’t share what you have with other family members.  By diffusing thieves at night, I was able to inhale the oil while I slept.  Diffusing thieves also kills airborne germs.  On a side note, I love the Therapro diffuser, by far the best diffuser I have ever owned!  What’s even better is when you buy a Therapro from Young Living, you get a bottle of Thieves free – awesome!!!!!!  It is great to use a diffuser to scent your home but when you are sick or when you want to stop something before it gets bigger a diffuser is imperative.  When my kids look a bit rundown I add a bit of thieves to the diffuser and turn it on when they are watching t.v.  And if they are sick they get it in their room at night.  It always helps and it really is an important tool when using essential oils.

Of course, I got plenty of rest and drank lots of water.  I also took lots and lots of vitamin c as well as vitamin D, omega blues, Ningxia Red, and Life 5 probiotics.  The best part of having therapeutic oils on hand is that you don’t have to wait to go to a doctor in order to feel better.  When I realized I was sick early Friday evening, it was not a great time to see a doctor but I was still able to help myself start to feel better over the weekend.

Unfortunately, we can’t just run out to the store if we are sick and pick up a bottle of pure, therapeutic grade essential oil.  To find the best oils you have to go to the internet.  To find the very best, from a company  that is dedicated to quality and that has a large variety of singles and blends as well as personal care products and supplements then you have to order from Young Living.  If you wanted a good start for home remedies, my first choice would be the Everyday Oils Kit.  See my 3 part post starting with “A Natural Apothecary with Young Living Oils – Part I”.  The oils in that kit can be used for fevers, headaches, muscle pain, allergies, bug bites, bruises, burns, stress, sore throat, and as a sleep aid.  And those are just some of the uses for the oils.

If you want to learn more about how to get started using Young Living Essential Oils  see my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at http://www.younglivinglife.com

Young Living May Promotions

Yay!!!  Young Living is offering a great promotion this month.  If you are not already using the Thieves cleaner now you can try it out for free!  I LOVE this cleaner.  The “normal” cleaners that you can buy in the stores have always given me headaches – even the “green” ones.  Since replacing all of my toxic cleaners with natural alternatives cleaning is a much more enjoyable endeavor.  I no longer get headaches, my house smells clean and, most importantly, I know that I have not added any unwanted toxins into my home.  I use the Thieves cleaner for everything, kitchen, bath, floors and it is the best laundry stain remover I have ever used.  It comes concentrated so just dilute to your needs.  We keep a couple of spray bottles around the house so we always have one at hand.  In addition to the Thieves cleaner I also use a combo of peroxide and baking soda when I need a scrub.  It is a great soft scrub replacement and I make it up as I need it.   I also use white vinegar and an essential oil, either lemon, orange or citrus fresh, for my windows and my dishwasher.  I have found diluting the Thieves cleaner with peroxide to be a great combo for really tough stains.  I have used it on my carpeting and was amazed at how well set in stains came out.  The Thieves cleaner is the best and safest cleaner for you and your family.  Replacing your toxic cleaners is one of the most important things you can do to really “clean” your home.

We also love the thieves spray when we get a sore throat.  My husband and I recently have put this spray to the test and we are convinced that it is a must have.  And citrus fresh is a great blend of citrus & spearmint.  It’s an uplifting, energizing clean scent.  One of my faves.

Another promotion this month is 10% off Abundance.  I don’t update my testimonials as often as I should but I do have a great one about abundance.  Here is the link.  We love this blend and both my husband and I use this one daily.

Also, click on the link below if you would like to hear a discussion about the Thieves cleaner as an alternative to store bought toxic cleaners. – Francine

Get Thieves Cleaner, Thieves Spray, and Citrus Fresh FREE!Get Thieves Cleaner, Thieves Spray, and Citrus Fresh FREE!

May is spring cleaning month! From May 1–31, when you place a single order of 175 PV or more, you’ll receive Thieves® Household Cleaner, Thieves Spray, and Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend absolutely free!

That’s a retail value of $57.24!

We all know that spring cleaning is a great way to shake off the gloom of winter, but did you know that it also has some very real physical and psychological benefits? A thorough cleaning of dust and dirt will help you avoid sicknesses, asthma, and allergies. In addition, a deep cleaning each spring allows you to mentally clear negative energy and allow for new beginnings. With that in mind, Young Living is giving you the opportunity to get three of our best cleansing products for FREE!

Learn more about the products featured in our May promotions!

The Thieves® Advantage
A Natural and Effective Cleansing Alternative

This month’s expert speakers:
Connie McDanel, Young Living Crown Diamond
Robert Fuller, PhD of Environmental Science
Katherine Fuller, Masters of Science in Ecology

http://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/promotions/thieves_citrusfresh.htmlThieves Household Cleaner: While bacteria and mold can be dangerous, some industrial cleaners pose an even larger threat to your health. Thieves Household Cleaner is a non-toxic, biodegradable, all-purpose concentrate that uses therapeutic-grade essential oils as emulsifiers and germ killers.
Thieves Spray: This convenient, pocket-sized spray is ideal for use on all surfaces in your home to protect from dust, mold, and other undesirable microorganisms. It’s also perfect for use on the go to sanitize public surfaces.

Citrus Fresh: When diffused, this proprietary essential oil blend both purifies the air and adds a clean, fresh scent. The combination of orange, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, mandarin, and spearmint will energize your spirit and welcome feelings of spring and new possibilities.

OFFER DETAILS:

  • Offer valid 12 midnight MDT May 1, 2011, to 11:59 p.m. MDT May 31, 2011.
  • Limit one free 14.4-fl.oz. bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner, one free 1-fl.oz. bottle of Thieves Spray, one free 15-ml bottle of Citrus Fresh essential oil blend per order.
  • Offer valid on orders of 175 PV or more. Limit of five qualifying orders per month.
  • PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the promotional product(s).
  • Offer available to Young Living Independent Distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
  • PV not earned for free product.
  • Customer responsible for shipping costs associated with free product.
  • Offer valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country. (Thieves essential oil blend will replace Thieves Household Cleaner and Thieves Spray in some areas.)

10% Off Abundance

10% off Abundance

Abundance™ contains myrrh, cinnamon bark, frankincense, patchouli, orange, clove, ginger, and spruce. This proprietary essential oil blend was created to enhance the frequency of the energy field that surrounds us. Stimulated through the sense of smell combined with thought, this higher frequency creates the law of attraction. Diffuse, inhale, apply over heart or on wrists or temples to attract prosperity and success.

Discounted pricing:
Wholesale $28.50 / Retail $37.60 / PV 28.50

Item No. 3300

Offer Details:

  • Offer valid 12 midnight MDT May 1, 2011, to 11:59 p.m. MDT May 31, 2011.• No limit per customer.
  • Offer available to Young Living Independent Distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
  • Offer valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country.

Can’t wait to get started using Young Living Oils?  Great! See my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at http://www.younglivinglife.wordpress.com

Young Living April Promotions

Get Di-Gize and Life 5 FREE!Get Di-Gize and Life 5 FREE!

From April 1–30, 2011, when you place a single order of 180 PV* or more, you’ll receive a 30-count bottle of Life 5™ and a 15-ml bottle of Di-Gize™ essential oil blend absolutely free!That’s a retail value of $74.68!

Although we typically think of the gastrointestinal tract as the place where food is digested and then discarded, good digestive health is also very important in order to maintain a strong immune system and a lean body. In fact, the bowel in particular is known to be the source of core health and vitality. This is where the all-important transfer of nutrients to the bloodstream takes place. Therefore, if the bowel is not working properly, optimal health is impossible and the body is vulnerable to myriad conditions.

Learn more about the products featured in our April promotions! This month’s audio file:

“The Digestion-Health Connection” is a discussion of the benefits of Life 5, Di-Gize & Detoxzyme  with Doug Corrigan, VP of Product Marketing, Marc Schreuder, Director of Product Development and Jason Giles, Product Manger of Essential Nutrition.  Click here for the link

Life 5

Probiotics are a beneficial form of bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of microflora in the intestines. This “good bacteria” reduces the growth of harmful bacteria and promotes a healthy digestive system. Young Living’s Life 5 provides a daily boost of five of the most clinically proven and advanced probiotics, including three super strains that represent the most health-promoting strains ever prepared in a supplement.*

  • Probiotics, especially the super strain LA-14, have been shown to be a tremendous support to immune function.
  • New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that probiotics may enhance weight-loss programs.
  • Probiotics have been shown to assist the body in manufacturing important B vitamins and improving nutrient absorption, therefore naturally increasing energy.
  • Take two to five capsules daily as needed for intestinal health and comfort and to support immunity.

PDF Product Information Page

Di-Gize

Keep your digestive system balanced with the targeted relief of Di-Gize. This unique blend contains therapeutic-grade essential oils that soothe and support proper digestion, such as peppermint, ginger, tarragon, and fennel.*

  • Massage two to four drops on the belly or apply as a compress to ease minor stomach discomforts.
  • Inhale directly to calm motion distress.
  • Diffuse Di-Gize during meditation to relax intestinal responses to stress.
  • For more focused results, place one to two drops in a vegetable capsule and take before each meal or as desired.

This April, whether your goal is to maintain a healthy weight or to maintain a healthy immune system, don’t miss the opportunity to get Life 5 and Di-Gize absolutely free!

OFFER DETAILS:

  • Limit one free bottle of Life 5 and one free 15-ml bottle of Di-Gize essential oil blend per order.
  • Offer valid on orders of 180 PV or more. Limit of five qualifying orders per month.
  • PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the promotional product(s).
  • Offer available to Young Living Independent Distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
  • PV not earned for free product.
  • Customer responsible for shipping costs associated with free product.
  • Offer valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country. (Digest + Cleanse will replace Life 5 in some areas.)

10% Off Detoxzyme

10% off Detoxzyme

Detoxzyme™ Capsules combine powerful vegetarian-based enzymes with essential oils to support digestion and general detoxification of the body. This formula facilitates optimal absorption of nutrients from food and supplements, helps to sustain energy levels, and regulates proper pH levels.*

Discounted pricing:
Wholesale $35.75 / Retail $47.07 / PV 35.75

Item No. 3203

 Offer Details:

  • Offer valid 12 midnight MDT April 1, 2011, to 11:59 p.m. MDT April 30, 2011.
  • No limit per customer.
  • Offer available to Young Living Independent Distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
  • Offer valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country.

Get Panaway and Ortho Ease FREE!$5 Donation to Japan with Purchase of Longevity Softgels

During the past two weeks, Young Living has been following the terrible tragedy in Japan and assessing how we can make a big impact—both to the people in Japan who have suffered unimaginable losses and to our valued members in the United States and Canada who may be concerned about radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear reactors.

On March 14, Gary and Mary Young sent out a special eBlast outlining Young Living products that can be helpful in safeguarding you and your family. Those products include:

Item No. 4559 QuadShield
QuadShield combines four potent Young Living products that can have a synergistic, protective effect on your hormones and immune system. Includes the following items:

  • Longevity Softgels:  Take 1-2 capsules twice daily**
  • Melrose essential oil:  Add 6-20 drops to yogurt 1-3 times per day (or add to a vegetable capsule)
  • Super C:  Take 1-2 tablets daily
  • Thyromin:  Take 1 capsule 3 times per day

Other products highly recommend by Gary and Mary Young

Sales for these items have been increasing over the past week, which has inspired Young Living to donate a portion of these sales to help the Japanese people.
From Wednesday, March 23, through Friday, April 22, with every purchase of Longevity Softgels* (Item No. 3289), Young Living will donate $5 to a charitable organization that is actively helping the relief efforts in Japan.

  • Offer valid from 12:00 midnight MST March 23, 2011, to 11:59 p.m. MDT April 22, 2011.
  • Offer valid on all purchases of Longevity Softgels (Item No. 3289) during the promotional timeframe. It does not include purchases of Quadshield or DuoShield.
  • No limit per customer.
  • Offer available to Young Living Independent Distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and Web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
  • Offer valid in the US and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country.

Can’t wait to get started using Young Living Oils?  Great! See my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at http://www.younglivinglife.wordpress.com

Just for Men – Prostate Health

New Prostate Health™ Supplement

The following is from the Young Living Product Blog.

Prostate Health is Young Living’s newest product in a family of glandular-supporting supplements. It addresses prostate health concerns at a time when more than half of adult males are developing prostate diseases.

Think of the men in your life who are 40 or older—your husband, father, grandpa, or son. Each of these men has a 50 percent chance of developing one of three diseases in their lifetime: enlarged prostate, prostate cancer (malignancy), or prostatitis (infection of the prostate). The effects of these prostate diseases are painful and they often go unspoken. Men with prostate disorders experience a painful urinary tract flow and uncomfortable sex life, in addition to other problems that affect normal life activities.

Young Living’s Prostate Health is uniquely formulated for men concerned with supporting the male glandular system and maintaining healthy, normal prostate function. With just two vegetable softgels per day, they receive key anti-inflammatory components through a proprietary blend of pure geraniumfennelmyrtlelavender, and peppermint essential oils. When combined with ingredients known for their support of a healthy prostate—powerful saw palmetto and natural pumpkin seed oil—the body is infused with healthful components that quickly go to work in your system.

Talk to the men in your life about Prostate Health, because it’s never too late to begin a natural prostate maintenance regimen.

—Jennifer Vance
Associate Product Manager, Nutrition

Prostate Health product information page

4/4/11 – I just found this study in the British Medical Journal.  It’s about prostate cancer screening and how they have concluded that the test has no benefits.  Here is the conclusion in full.

“After 20 years of follow-up the rate of death from prostate cancer did not differ significantly between men in the screening group and those in the control group.”

Prevention is really the best medicine.

Can’t wait to get started using Young Living Oils?  Great! See my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at http://www.younglivinglife.com

Allergies and Young Living Essential Oils

Yay, spring!!  For those that live in more seasonal climates it is a time for new leaves on the trees and flowers to start blooming.  About a year ago my family and I moved from Brooklyn to Tucson.  As this past winter wore on and I would hear of one big snowstorm after another I would feel quite content with our new desert environment. But now, knowing that spring is on its way I do feel a tug at my heartstrings just a bit.  I miss the first green on the trees, the first flowers showing off their shiny new colors and I really miss a certain tree in my old neighborhood that would smell soooooo good in the late spring/early summer.

For some, with spring comes allergies.  I never had allergies and at 43 I thought I was safe from ever getting them but apparently that might not be so.  I’m not sure if it’s because I am not used to these desert spores or just my body changing with age but this fall and now this past week I have had some allergic symptoms. I’m often asked what oils work well for allergies and I have personally found lavender to be amazing.  I had a bit of a runny nose the last couple of days and when I finally had the  oh-this-might-be-allergies- realization I put about 3 drops of lavender in a capsule.  That cleared up my runny nose for the day with no adverse side effects like some over-the-counter medicines can have.  I first tried lavender for allergies this fall when I realized that a desert weed was the cause of what I thought to be a never ending cold.  I was using my oils, and they helped, but when I used the lavender internally it was like magic how quickly my never-ending-cold finally ended.

Here is a link to the essential oil testimonial website page about allergies.    And below are a couple of posts that I found interesting…

“I have several friends with children who have allergies/asthma that come and visit my farm. Normally after 15 minutes in my barn, and around my animals, they come out with swollen eyes, stuffy noses, red faces, and going to Mom for Benadryl, or inhalers, or what have you.

I got rather frustrated so made a rule that if these children wanted to be in my barn, they had to use two oils before entering! First I had them put Lavender on the palm of one hand, rub their hands together, and then wipe their hands on their faces, necks, and arms, and anything not covered. I had them do the same with Peppermint, but only had them inhale this from cupped hands over their noses, but not wiping it on themselves.

Now these kids can spend hours in the barn with no ill effects – no runny noses, no swollen eyes, ect. I was amazed and delighted because now they can spend time with the animals which they love.”

And this one as well…

“I used to use steroid nasal inhalers every late summer until the first killing frost for my allergies. I no longer need to because I’ve discovered Lavender oil. I put a few drops on the bottoms of my feet, chest and throat, every morning. I experimented and stopped doing it once, and by the 3rd day the allergies were back. Once I resumed, they were gone again within 24 hours.”

There are also many other oils that can help relieve symptoms.  R.C. is great for any chest congestion and Breath Again roll on really helps clear nasal and sinus passages. I have also heard that Sulfurzyme and Ningxia Red are great supplements to add to your diet.  Both will give your immune system support and will help to get some relief from allergy symptoms.

Want to try something new this allergy season?  Great!  See my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at http://www.younglivinglife.com

Young Living March Promotions

Young Living is offering a 5 ml bottle of PanAway and an 8 oz bottle of Ortho-Ease this month with a 190 pv order.  When we have our aches and pains we reach for  PanAway and Ortho-Ease.  I use PanAway after I run if I have any soreness or if my ankle starts to hurt, which happens sometimes.  I also like to use both PanAway and Ortho-Ease if I have any neck and shoulder pain like I had this week.  I like to use them together because PanAway is great for spot pain relief and Ortho-Ease is great when you have a larger area to cover like the back or legs.  I also love using PanAway for headaches.  By the way, PanAway is one of the oils in the everyday oils kit.

If you really want to know what essential oils can do and you want to know more about the science behind essential oils please listen to this talk with Toby Palmer and Marc Schreuder.  Marc is the Director of Product Formulation at Young Living and talks about PanAway, Ortho-ease, and Australian Blue.  I have not tried Australian Blue but after hearing Marc Schreuder talk about it I’m looking forward to getting it this month.  It’s a 15 minute conversation that is worth listening to.

Here is the link

green_arrow “Balancing the Body’s Natural Response to Inflamation”
By: Marc Schreuder

Get Panaway and Ortho Ease FREE!Get PanAway and Ortho Ease Massage Oil FREE!

From March 1–31, 2011, when you place a single order of 190 PV* or more, you’ll receive a 5 ml bottle of PanAway™ Essential Oil Blend and an 8-ounce bottle of Ortho Ease® Massage Oil absolutely free!

That’s a retail value of $82.23!

Although some of us are still looking out the window and seeing snow on the ground, it is March—and March is the month where we officially welcome spring! It’s time to get serious and shake off the extra pounds we gained this past winter. Whether you enjoy walking, yoga, weight training, gardening, running, or something else entirely, when you start a new exercise regimen, you are sure to get more than a few sore muscles.

PanAway and Ortho Ease Massage Oil continue to be two of Young Living’s best-selling products because of how well they ease the discomfort of sore and tight muscles. The powerful essential oils penetrate deep to relieve and relax. So even if spring cleaning is as close as you get to exercise this March, don’t miss your chance to get these two amazing products absolutely FREE!


PanAway
PanAway essential oil blend is a proprietary blend of helichrysum, wintergreen, clove, and peppermint designed to relieve minor muscle soreness and tension. This amazing blend can also help counter stressed nerves and soothe joints and ligaments.

-  Dilute with V-6™ or a massage oil in a 1-1 ratio and then apply topically on location as often as needed.
–  PDF Product Information Page

Ortho Ease Massage Oil
Containing wintergreen, eucalyptus, thyme, juniper, lemongrass, and peppermint, Ortho Ease Massage Oil soothes and warms tired and stressed bodies. If an invigorating, therapeutic massage is what you need, Ortho Ease is the massage oil you want.

-  Shake well before using and apply liberally to affected areas.
–  PDF Product Information Page

OFFER DETAILS:

  • Offer valid from 12:00 a.m. MST March 1, 2011, to 11:59 p.m. MDT March 31, 2011.
  • Limit one free 5 ml bottle of PanAway and one free 8-ounce bottle of Ortho Ease Massage Oil per order.
  • Offer valid on orders of 190 PV or more. Limit of five qualifying orders per month.
  • PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the promotional product(s).
  • Offer available to Young Living Independent Distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and Web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
  • PV not earned for free product.
  • Customer responsible for shipping costs associated with free product.
  • Offer valid in the US and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country.

10% off Australian Blue

10% off Australian Blue

Get 10% off Australian Blue™ Essential Oil Blend purchases March 1–31, 2011.

This blend includes an Australian aromatic called blue cypress, which is distilled with rare Callitris intratropica wood in Australia and revered throughout the aboriginal culture. It also contains ylang ylang, cedarwood, blue tansy, and white fir. Its aromatic influence uplifts and inspires while simultaneously grounding and stabilizing.

  • Diffuse for up to one hour daily during meditation, yoga, or stretching exercises.
  • Apply two drops to wrists, neck, temples, or bottoms of feet.


Discounted pricing:  Wholesale $53.75  /  Retail $70.76  /  PV 53.75

Item No. 3311

Offer Details:

  • Offer valid from 12:00 a.m. MST March 1, 2011, to 11:59 p.m. MDT March 31, 2011.
  • No limit per customer.
  • Offer available to Young Living Independent Distributors, preferred customers, and retail customers.
  • Valid on phone, Essential Rewards, and Web orders only.
  • Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
  • Offer valid in the US and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering your country.

Can’t wait to get started using Young Living Oils?  Great! See my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at http://www.younglivinglife.wordpress.com

A Natural Apothecary with Young Living Oils – Part III

This is Part III of how to use Young Living oils every day as a natural apothecary.  These amazing oils can be used to relieve pain, to reduce stress or depression, or to fight colds, to name just a few of the many benefits.  Better quality oils generate more therapeutic effects.  If you use an oil of lesser quality, it might have little to no effect at all.  This isn’t because essential oils aren’t beneficial, it’s because that particular oil has little to no therapeutic value.  As with so many products, quality makes a difference.  For my family, I want the very best essential oil that I can find.

If you have not read Part I or Part II please read those as well.  Once again, when I suggest ingesting an oil I am only talking about Young Living essential oils.  I personally would never ingest any other oil and I would never recommend doing so with any other oil.

Lemon – This is such an amazing oil.  Can you think of any  substance that can eat through styrofoam with just one drop and also be safely used on an infant?  I certainly can’t.  Here is a fun thing to do with your kids – one drop of YL lemon oil on a styrofoam cup.  Watch as it instantly begins to eat away at the chemicals in the cup.  It’s pretty cool.  It makes me think about all those uninvited chemicals that are floating around in my body and I wonder (and hope) that when I add some lemon to my water or on my skin it is able to eat up all those unwanted invaders.  I really hope so.  Lemon oil gives a boost to our immune systems and is gentle enough for infants and young children.  It’s also part of my anti-wrinkle, brighten up my skin bed time routine (see the recipe under Frankincense below).  It is a photosensitive oil so use on areas that are not exposed to direct sunlight (like the bottom of the feet) if you are going outside after applying.  Here is a link to a PubMed abstract about D-limonene, which is found in lemon oil, and it’s clinical applications.

  • I like to add  a few drops to my water bottle for taste and so that I get a nice dose of limonene, an antitumoral that has been shown to not only inhibit tumor growth but to regress it as well.
  • Permanent marker on your walls?  Not a match for lemon oil.  Also works on sticky residues as well.
  • Massage into the feet for an immune boost if you are sick or feel like you might be coming down with something.  Can be used on infants, children or adults.

Purification – This is such a handy oil to have around the house.  It is awesome at deodorizing unwanted smells like my dogs when they are in need of a bath or when, on the very rare occasion,  I forget my laundry in the washing machine for a day too long.  My favorite ways for using this oil are…

  • A few drops in a spray bottle with water.  I use it in the bathrooms, on the dogs beds, even on the dogs themselves!
  • As a bug repellent, use the same spray bottle and spray clothes, skin or dogs to repel bugs.  Also use directly, undiluted,  on a bug bite.
  • A few drops on a cotton ball and vacuum up and you will deodorize your rooms as you clean them!
  • Use to clean cuts & scrapes.

Frankincense - I love Frankincense (ok, I love them all)!  At first I was not that  enamored with this oil when I got it.  But it has certainly grown on me.  I love using it at night before bed on my face.   It is a great oil for meditation or prayer and has shown in numerous studies it’s ability to shut down cancer cells without harming healthy cells ( genius!).  For links to that study and a lot more information about this incredible oil please see my post, “The Awesome Power of Frankincense”. Frankincense supports the immune system, is an anti-tumoral and is also great for skin.

  • Anti -wrinkle routine:  One drop lemon – use only at night, brightens skin (and lightens sun spots).  One drop frankincense & one drop lavender.  I put them on one by one.   As our skin cells take at least 30 days to regenerate do this at night for at least that amount of time.  I have personally seen improvement in less time though.
  • If you feel sick this oil can be taken internally, diffused or applied right on area of concern.  If you take internally, start with 3 drops in a double oo capsule.
  • Use one drop directly on warts or moles.  Repeat as often as needed until the desired effect has been achieved.

I hope you have enjoyed this three part series.  I have just touched on some of the many, many uses for these oils.  All of the oils in this three part series can be found in the Everyday Oils kit.  It is an awesome kit to have whether you are new to oils or have been using them for years.  The small bottles are perfect to keep in your bag or are great to travel with.  I love sharing these oils and I know that once you try them you will notice the difference.  Please contact me if you have any questions about any Young Living oils or products.

Can’t wait to get started using Young Living Oils?  Great! See my “How to Order Young Living Oils” page for more details.

Francine Smith blogs about Young Living Essential oils.  You can find more posts at http://www.younglivinglife.wordpress.com