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Geranium Essential Oil

Young Living Essential Oils was mentioned in the December/January 2008 issue of Domino magazine, a style magazine centered on the home. In this current issue, Joshua Onysko, founder and alchemist of Pangea Organics body-care, mentions Young Living’s geranium essential oil as “one of the top eco-centric ways to look and feel fabulous in 2008.”

When used as a calming scrub, Onysko says, “The best essential oil by far is geranium. The scent, sweet and pungent, goes right to the frontal lobe, relieving tension and anxiety. The oil also helps speed up the reproduction of skin cells—a few drops mixed into a cup of sea salt and jojoba oil is a rejuvenating body polish.”

geranium essential oilMore about geranium:
Geranium has a penetrating sweet floral scent. It is restorative and relaxing with a strong strengthening effect while soothing to the mind and body. It has antiseptic properties and is widely used in skin care because of its ability to restore balance to oily or dry hair and skin. It is helpful for skin conditions and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Geranium can be used for inflammation with its mild, soothing effect. The action on the nervous system is pronounced, being a sedative with uplifting characteristics.

Nerve pain study
In a study published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers divided 30 adults suffering Post Herpetic Neuralgia (the pain that lingers after a case of shingles) into four groups. One group received topical treatments of geranium oil, while two groups received a mix of geranium oil and mineral oil (at ratios of 1 to 1 and 1 to 10), and a fourth group received only mineral oil.

All of the subjects who received any amount of geranium oil reported pain reduction, and those who received treatments containing 100 percent geranium oil experienced the greatest pain relief. The placebo group reported little or no relief. Some subjects experienced a slight irritation from the geranium oil, but these irritations subsided within an hour or so.

Help for pets:
Effective as an insecticide due to its terpene content, Geranium is also used to repel ticks, fleas and mosquitoes from humans and animals alike. Many old herbalist books mention Geranium as being an excellent tick repellent. It can be used by putting the oil on the dog’s collar every week or added to the rinse when bathing. The most effective way to use it is in a spritzer bottle that you can spray on and rub in several times a week. Check with your vet before using essential oils on cats.

Get your own bottle of Therapeutic Grade Geranium Essential oil with a 24% discount off retail.

Note: Information provided here is for EDUCATION PURPOSES ONLY and is in NO WAY intended to replace proper medical advice.  IT IS NOT for diagnostic or prescriptive use or to be construed as instruction on how to cure or treat any condition, illness or disease. Every individual is different, thus what may work for one may not work for another person.  Consult with the professional health authorities of your choice. Remember, taking responsibility for your health is your own personal decision: do your research and choose wisely.  We commend you!

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Basil Essential Oil study on ear infections

basil-essential-oilHere’s a recent study that indicates Basil essential oil can be helpful for ear infections. Of course we NEVER put oils directly into the ear!! but if you put a few drops on a cotton ball and rest the cotton ball on the ear, the aromatic vapors will gently work into the ear and do their wonderful healing. Grapefruit oil is also helpful for ear issues. Do the cotton ball thing, and also rub a drop of the oil on the mastoid process and around the outer ear. (Extra benefit: basil oil and the citrus oils also have relaxing qualities. So if you have a little one (or one who’s not so little!) who is uncomfortable and irritable from the ear infection, these oils can give a double whammy of benefit!

Essential oils may cure ear infections
Journal of Infectious Diseases, June 2005

Applying certain essential oils to the ear canal appears to be an effective treatment for ear infections.

If toxicity studies confirm the safety of (anti-bacterial) essential oil components for use in the ear, then a significant advance can be made in the treatment of ear infections. The vapours that are
released by essential oils, such as oil of basil, have been shown to have rapid bacteria-killing effects. Topical therapy for ear infections is usually not recommended because most drugs are in a
liquid form that cannot penetrate the eardrum to reach the infected middle ear. However, the vapours from essential oils may be able to diffuse through the eardrum and destroy the microbes present.

To investigate, researchers form the Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik , Iceland , tested oil of basil, various essential oil components, and inactive placebo on rats with experimental ear
infections. It was found that treatment with the oils cured up to 81 percent of the animals. With placebo, by contrast, cure rates did not exceed 6 percent.

The team noted that, based on their properties, essential oils may be able to destroy a variety of bacteria that can cause ear infections. They also point out that essential oils are generally
considered to be safe.

Note: Information provided here is for EDUCATION PURPOSES ONLY and is in NO WAY intended to replace proper medical advice.  IT IS NOT for diagnostic or prescriptive use or to be construed as instruction on how to cure or treat any condition, illness or disease. Every individual is different, thus what may work for one may not work for another person.  Consult with the professional health authorities of your choice. Remember, taking responsibility for your health is your own personal decision: do your research and choose wisely.  We commend you!

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Cypress essential oil nosebleeds…and more

Cypress Essential Oil, which can be so supportive for all kinds of circulation issues including edema and varicose/spider veins, is also helpful when dealing with  nosebleeds!  This was explained at the Young Living Convention in a fantastic class by Dr. Peter Minke on emergency first aid with the oils.  Here is what one YL member says about how it works for her family:

Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress essential oil and nosebleeds! My 12 year old son gets nosebleeds frequently. Dr. Minke said during his class at Grand Convention to put cypress on the inside of each forearm (there are big veins there and that’s one of the fastest ways to get the oils into the blood stream). I’ll do 2 applications on each arm and his nose stops bleeding in under 1-2 minutes every time.

Cypress is one of the oils in the “Oils of Ancient Scripture” set and is also available as a single oil. It’s been used for thousands of years! What else is it good for? Read on!

This info is from the document “120 Uses for the 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture” compiled by Janet McBride.

CYPRESS (cupressus sempervirens) The oil of Cypress has been used since ancient times for purification and as incense. Cypress is one of the oils most used for the circulatory system. Because it assists in moving stagnant matter, it actually assists many systems of the body: circulatory, digestive, urinary, and integumentary (skin). It helps with cellulite, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, fluid retention, constipation, edema, excessive perspiration, and hand and feet sweating. It is also effective for muscles and joints, the respiratory system, the reproductive system, and the nervous system.

31. Use a drop or two of Cypress where you would apply a deodorant.
32. Equal parts Cypress and Tangerine mixed with a small amount of V-6 mixing oil makes a wonderful serum for skin toning and also aids with the healing of scar tissue.
(Try five drops of each in a 5ml bottle and then fill the rest of the bottle with carrier oil.)
33. Mix several drops of Cypress with pure V-6 mixing oil and apply on location to help with arthritis discomfort. (Those with less sensitive skin may wish to try applying Cypress oil neat.)
34. Apply Cypress neat or diluted on location to ease cramping.
35. Apply a drop of Cypress to a minor injury to facilitate healing and prevent infection.
36. Rub Cypress around the nasal area to help control a nose bleed. (Avoid the eye area.)
37. Use several drops mixed with V-6 mixing oil and apply where needed as an insect repellant.
38. Diffuse Cypress, or inhale directly from the bottle to help with insomnia.
39. Help relieve acute chest discomfort and/or bronchitis by rubbing Cypress on the chest area.
40. Help strengthen blood capillaries and increase circulation by rubbing Cypress mixed with V-6 mixing oil on location. When used with Helichrysum oil, may help with varicose and spider veins.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Always consult with your health care professional on matters concerning your health! Personal testimonials are in no way to be taken as recommended ways to use essential oils.

Cypress therapeutic grade essential oil is available at YoungLiving.  Click here to find out how to save 24% on all your Young Living orders.

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Frankincense and Cancer cells

Here is an article from the Oklahoman newspaper about research at the University of Oklahoma using frankincense on bladder cancer cells:

http://www.newsok.com/article/3354293

“Lin said lab testing found an extract of the Somali frankincense tree Boswellia carteri can kill off bladder cancer cells, while leaving normal cells intact.”

The lead researcher, Dr. H. K. Lin, presented his findings at Young Living’s convention in June.  Guess whose frankincense oil he is using for his research—because it’s known to be the purest oil available?? You got it—Young Living’s!

Dr. Lin also said he thought that, based on what he has seen in his research, he thinks everyone should be using frankincense as a form of “chemoprevention.”

Here is yet another recent article on the bbc about Frankincense:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8505251.stm

So how would you go about using Frankincense every day?  You may want to start by taking a Longevity softgel everyday and you can also put a drop in your palm and inhale this powerful oil morning and night.

I love the smell and I love the way it makes me feel, inside and out. “Fit for a king…” and a blessing for all of us.

 

Longevity Soft GelsLongevity™ softgels are a potent, proprietary blend of fat-soluble antioxidants. Longevity blend should be taken daily to strengthen the body’s systems to prevent the damaging effects of aging, diet, and the environment.* Enriched with the pure essential oils thyme, orange, and now frankincense, Longevity protects DHA levels, a nutrient that supports brain function and cardiovascular health, promotes healthy cell regeneration, and supports liver and immune function.* Longevity also contains clove oil, nature’s strongest antioxidant, for ultra antioxidant support.

Public price: $41.78

Member price: $31.75

Becoming a Member is easy: buy a start living kit with your first order and you automatically get a 24% discount on all Young Living products.

Calories: 4 per serving Total Fat: 0 g per serving
30 servings per container

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All Natural household cleaner with essential oils

Thieves Cleaner – Safe & All Natural Household Cleaner with Essential Oils

thieves-household-cleanerAre you still using nasty chemicals to clean your home? How many cleaning products do you have under your kitchen sink? With the amazing Thieves Household Cleaner, you can only have one! That is great savings and no more harmful chemicals being stored in your kitchen. I personally love using Thieves cleaner, it leaves everything smelling wonderful and does a really great job cleaning just about anything. I even use it in my dishwasher and it has replaced my laundry detergent!
I have come across this suggested proportion guide for using the cleaner…as you can see here, you can use it for just about everything.

If you haven’t tried The Thieves Cleaner yet, order it today.
Your 14oz bottle retails for $28.29. Would you like to buy this product and any Young Living product with a 24% discount?
If the answer is yes, click here to discover how to get a special member only discount. All you need to do is buy a Start Living kit (ranging from $40 – $250) with your first order.
Take one more step towards “clean, green” living!

Note: One capfull of Thieves Cleaner = ½ tablespoon

Light Degreasing: 1 capfull thieves cleaner to 3 ¾ cups of water

Medium Degreasing: 1 capfull thieves cleaner to a little less than 2 cups of water

Heavy Degreasing: 1 capfull cleaner to a little less than 1 cup of water

Hand Cleaner: ½ cup thieves cleaner to ½ cup water

Dishwasher: 1 capfull of thieves cleaner

Pots and Pans: ½ capfull of thieves cleaner to 3+ cups of water

Floors: 1 capfull of thieves cleaner to 6 ¼ cups of water

Walls: 1 capfull of thieves cleaner to a little less than 2 cups of water

Fabrics, Carpet Spotting, etc.: 1 capfull of thieves cleaner to 2 cups of water

Washing Machine (laundry): Depending on size of washer, use 1 to 2 capfulls of thieves cleaner

Glass/Windows : 1 capfull of thieves cleaner to 5 quarts of water

Use this fantastic cleaner to clean your sinks, toilets, showers, and etc. and etc.

It also worked great in cleaning the outside of the greasy barbecue grill and stand. There are so many uses for this cleaner, that all it takes is just using it!

You can even fill up a 32 oz. spray bottle with water and add two capfull of thieves to clean counter tops, stove tops or whatever is needed quickly.

Thank you to Richard & Shauna Dastrup Sha-Faun Enterprises, Inc. (3106) for sharing these precious tips.

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Athletes Foot natural remedy

Tinea pedis or athletes foot is a fungal infection of the skin that infects the feet. This fungus loves warm moist environment to which many feet are subject. A good way to start with the healing process is to keep the feet dry and stay out of tight shoes.

tea-tree-essential-oilEssential oils are a great way to help you get rid of the infection and here is how:
The single oils used for this treatment are tea tree & lavender or tea tree, peppermint & mountain savory. Existing Young Living Blends : Melrose, Thieves, Purification, ClaraDerm

Athlete’s Foot Natural Remedy:
First Athletes foot blend :
8 drops of teat tree 2 drops of lavender
Second Athletes foot blend : 8 drops of tea tree 4 drops of peppermint 2 drops of mountain savory

You can either dilute the blends with some vegetable oil (50/50) or use them directly onto the feet.
Apply 5 to 7 drops of your blend onto your toes and around your toe nails making sure you cover all areas. Repeat this daily until the the infection has completely cleared. This is a very efficient way of getting rid of Athletes Foot without having to use heavy chemical products.

Please make sure you use only Therapeutic grade essential oils. I recommend using only Young Living essential oils and blends. Click here to find out how to get your own oils

Disclaimer:
Information provided here is for EDUCATION PURPOSES ONLY and is in NO WAY intended to replace proper medical advice. IT IS NOT for diagnostic or prescriptive use or to be construed as instruction on how to cure or treat any condition, illness or disease. Every individual is different, thus what may work for one may not work for another person. Consult with the professional health authorities of your choice. Remember, taking responsibility for your health is your own personal decision: do your research and choose wisely.

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Peppermint Essential Oil

If I had to choose just two Essential Oils to carry with me at all times I would without a doubt pick Lavender and Peppermint essential oil.

Peppermint is your best friend when it comes to helping you cope with indigestion, stomach ache, nausea, headache,mosquitoes and much much more!

If ever you are suffering from any digestion related pains or discomfort applying one or two drops into your palm and massaging your stomach will bring relief within minutes. If you need a little extra help especially for nausea put one drop into a small glass of water and drink it, this will produce a great cooling effect in your stomach and you will feel much lighter.

To counter a sudden headache I suggest drinking a large glass of pure water then putting one drop of Peppermint Essential Oil in your palms, rubbing them together then cupping your mouth and nose and inhaling deeply through your nose, exhaling through your mouth. This is a strong oil and the fumes might burn your eyes a little, just make sure to not rub your eyes with your oily fingers!

On a hot summer day you can easily cool off or stay cool by applying a drop or less of peppermint essential oil behind your ears, on your chest and the back of your neck, the cooling effect will be immediate.

Adding  a drop of Peppermint Essential Oil to your favorite Natural Lemonade is also a great way to feel refreshed and invigorated on a warm day.

With peppermint essential oil you can also:

  • Relieve pain to bumps & bruises by applying Peppermint essential oil immediately to the injured area.
  • Reduce fever by rubbing a few drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet.
  • Ease nausea, morning sickness or motion sickness by massaging several drops of Peppermint oil on the abdomen and soles of the feet.
  • Relieve a headache by rubbing a drop of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead, and back of the neck. Caution: keep peppermint oil away from the eyes and never, ever put essential oil in your eyes!
  • Improve alertness and concentration by placing one drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue and rub another drop under the nose. Keep a bottle in your car for long drives; in your desk drawer at work for that mid-afternoon slump!
  • Enhance concentration and improve recall by diffusing Peppermint oil in the room while studying.
  • Relieve nasal and sinus congestion by placing a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue and inhaling into the nose.
  • Flavor food with peppermint oil! See great naturally-sweetened Peppermint Brownie recipe below!
  • Kill aphids on houseplants by adding 4-5 drops of Peppermint oil to 4 ounces of water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray the plants.
  • Curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat by inhaling peppermint oil.

For more great ideas I suggest typing ‘Peppermint’ on our testimonials page, try it by clicking here

A word to the wise : Peppermint is very very strong, this is an oil where the rule ‘Less is More’ really applies! When using peppermint oil make sure you never use more than 2 drops. If ever the cooling effect is too strong for you dilute the essential oil with vegetable oil, NEVER USE WATER as this will only spread the oil and not dilute it.

Always use Therapeutic grade Essential Oils – Buy Young Living Essential Oils

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Stop nosebleeds with Essential Oils

Here is a great tip brought back from the recent Young Living convention. “My oldest son has a nose bleed, so I put Cypress oil on his arm. It goes into the veins very quickly and his nose bleed stops.” Cypress is a delightful oil used in Raindrop technique for it’s effect on the circulatory system.

We observe our children, and we know when they are getting sick.  This is the time to act. We put several drops of Thieves or Immupower under their feet. And more often than not they feel better within 12 to 48hours.

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Do you need some Abundance?

Do you have a bottle of Abundance oil? Here are some more awesome stories about this wonderful, spicy, earthy oil blend, again from some friends:

A. writes: A little while ago, I sent out an email about Abundance oil….and I received some beautiful responses, which I wanted to share with you. But before I do that…..did you know you can use Abundance oil in your wall paint? Noel and I have included that in every painting job we’ve done in the last 12 years. We use 40 drops of oil in 4 litres of paint – and usually we do half Peppermint oil (to disguise the paint smell) and half Abundance oil. When the Abundance oil first drips into your beautiful white paint, it’s bright orange….but don’t worry. It mixes in perfectly, and we’ve never had a problem with it in all the 12 years. Here are some other stories about Abundance oil. This is an oil that I’d never want to be without. I’d say it’s my most frequently used oil in my arsenal.

Tracy writes: Hi Artemis, I find when I use Abundance oil in the diffuser my phone doesn’t stop. I have to use something else so I can slow down my work load! It really works….

Rhonda writes: I also have a story about Abundance oil. I go regularly in to a cafe close to my work and it recently changed owners  I asked the new owner how things were going and she said that things were a bit quiet. I always carry my Abundance oil in my bag so I got her to put some on her wrists and held them over the cash register. I left the bottle with her and suggested that she do the same protocol the following morning, with the intention that the day was going to be busy with lots of customers. She followed my instructions and the following 2 days were the busiest she had ever had. She ordered a bottle of Abundance oil from me the next time I went in.

Fun right? Why not order yourself some abundance and experience this wonderful oil for yourself.

Abundance is available to customers for $41.78

Abundance is available to distributors for a 24% discount find out how to order and get your discounted oils today

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9 ways to use Lemon Essential Oil in your home

Air freshener:  Use 12 drops of Lemon oil in a squirt bottle with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener.

Dishwasher: Add 2 drops of Lemon oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle. Your dishes will shine and your dishwasher will smell great. Use it with a green/eco-friendly dishwasher solution for best results.

House Carpet cleaner:  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.

Clean fruit: 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.

Kitchen cleaner: Rub a drop of Lemon oil to clean a butcher’s Boos Block or other cutting surface. A safe alternative to harsh chemicals.

Kitchen Sterilizer: Add 5-6 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter tops to sterilize them. Your kitchen will smell amazing and you don’t have to worry about chemicals getting into your food.

Kill germs: Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and 4 drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs.

House Sanitizer: Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures. No chemicals or toxic fumes.

Stain remover: Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots,labels or crayon.

Make sure you only use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, store bought oils contain fillers and perfumes and do not have the same properties as 100% pure essential oils.  I would recommend using Young Living Lemon Essential Oil.

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