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Natural Remedy for Seasonal Allergies – Essential Oils Testimonials

As long as I can remember my allergies have held me hostage from doing anything outdoors without being miserable. As a child, my grandmother would give me Benedryl and have to close the windows if someone was mowing the grass, of course it would knock me out. As I got older there were various medicatios that I hated to take because of the way they made me feel.
At long last, I found a natural remedy for seasonal allergies with Young Living Essential Oils! At the beginning of the season, I take 4 drops of Lavender, 2 drops of lemon and 1 of peppermint in a capsule 3 times a day for 3 or 4 days (I can feel when I am up to par!) and that will do me for the season! If I feel effects of the pollens in the air, I do it again for a couple days and I am good… actually I am GREAT! I have owned a convertible for the past year, never in my lifetime did I think that would even be an option!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, many good stories in our family!
Vanessa D.

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10 Essential Oils everyone should have

Article By Darby Line LMT, CCA.

Based on 10 years of using essential oils and the advice of experienced oilers, here’s my list of “must-have oils” that every home should have. Remember, of course, these are therapeutic grade essential oils–not “recreational fragrances” which make up the majority of fragrant oils on the market. There is a HUGE difference! For therapeutic results, always always always use therapeutic grade oils! My choice is Young Living Essential Oils–some of the best on the planet!

VALOR. Young Living’s beautiful, multi-purpose blend is a fantastic first oil to apply immediately to bumps and bruises. Also, apply daily to the soles of the feet or wrists to help balance your energy and ground you.

PANAWAY: Young Living’s pain relief blend that has immediate results for many things (like a heavy can dropped on a toe!).

CYPRESS. A single oil distilled from the branches of cypress trees. Can help stop bleeding when applied on exposed skin away from the bleed–NOT directly on the cut (example: for nosebleeds, apply to inside of upper arm).

PURIFICATION: an outstanding blend for insect stings and bites, and for scrapes; also repels insects. It purifies the air when diffused.

THIEVES: This powerful antimicrobial blend of oils is available in several forms including a handy purse-size spray (great for purifying an area like a toilet seat), hand purifier (so much healthier than the others out on the market!), and of course, the oil itself. Apply to the bottoms of your feet for a boost to your immune system.

LEMON: This antiseptic oil can help bring a fever down with repeated doses on the spine or inside the forearms. It’s a gentle oil, safe for children. 2-4 drops would be plenty for an infant. To help a sluggish digestive system, add 5-6 drops to a glass of water and drink it down.

LAVENDER. A favorite with many people, lavender is calming to the nervous system. It is excellent for minor burns and sunburn–my first choice for either! You can mix 20 drops of lavender in 4 ounces of aloe vera juice and use as a spray on sunburn.

PEPPERMINT. “Cools the body, stimulates the brain, soothes digestion.” It can help bring down a fever, relieve bloating and gas, and keep you alert. It relieves headaches, clears sinuses, helps with smoking cessation, and has been clinically shown to help with IBS. And, a few drops in water it can also decrease appetite.

FRANKINCENSE. A great boost for the immune system, this ancient oil elevates mood and helps with depression, and supports “the connection between heaven and earth.”

PEACE & CALMING. To help with sleep; to relieve stress; to calm hyper kids and animals; any situation where peace or calming is needed–this oil is the best!

Many thanks to Dr. Peter Minkey, whose presentation at Young Living’s 2010 Convention inspired these comments and provided invaluable information on the topic of “The Family First Aid Kit” of essential oils.

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Lemon will get you out of sticky situations

One of the most underrated Essential Oils has got to be Lemon. It’s fragrance immediately brings a sensation of freshness and cleanliness wherever it is used. But not many know just how versatile this oil is. While I would place Lavender essential oil in the “self-care” versatile oils, Lemon would have to be categorized in the “cleaning” versatile oils.

There are other posts here about the many uses of Lemon Essential Oil but today I want to focus on one that we have all encountered: Sticky stuff!
Yes whether it be to remove sticky tape, a label, glue, engine grease or any other sticky stains, lemon essential oil is what you need! Just a few drops in your hands or directly on the surface you are trying to clean and in just a few wipes the sticky stuff is gone!

I would not try this on a porous surface but glass is perfect and most counter tops can handle it. If you have a doubt just rub a little lemon essential oil on a non visible part of the surface first to test it out.

I use this to remove those paper labels from glass bottles or glue from hands. Lemon is one of the most inexpensive oils, enjoy it!!

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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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Spring Essentials for strong immune system and less allergies

The sun is out, flowers are blooming, life is coming back in full force. For some though this means allergy and bug bite season is starting. Spring is meant to be spent outside enjoying the colors and natures re-birth.
To help you enjoy spring and summer I have made a list of some of my personal Spring Essentials. I hope this will come in handy.

Allergy relief:

My favorite oil/blend to help calm allergies is RC:

This blend is composed of 3 types of eucalyptus, lavender, marjoram, peppermint and is perfect to soothe the respiratory system and provide sinus relief. I recommend putting one drop in the palm of your hand and cupping your nose and mouth and inhaling deeply a few times a day or when needed. You will feel a difference right away.

Bug bites:

Prevention: For those evening bbq parties I would recommend putting a few drops of any of the following on your wrists, ankles, behind your knees, elbows and neck:

Lemongrass: On top of aiding the circulatory system and being a strong antioxidant, Lemongrass is also a great mosquito and bug repellent.

Lemon and Peppermint would also be a great combination. A word to the wise, Peppermint is very strong so less is more. Avoid using Lemongrass or Lemon if you are going in the sun as these can stain your skin.

Bug bite relief:

For those itchy bug bites I recommend using Lavender alone or Lavender and Peppermint together. Another great solution for bug bites is Purification.
On a side note, Lavender essential oil is a powerful antibacterial and can be applied directly to cuts and scrapes to help disinfect and heal the cut.

Read testimonials on bug bites from everyday oil users here.

I also recommend adding NingXia Red to your daily regimen, it now comes in individual packs that are easy to take with you and have on the go whenever you need it.  NingXia red is a natural infusion of Whole Ningxia wolfberry puree, Blueberry juice, Pomegranate juice, Apricot juice, Raspberry juice, Organic blue agave nectar, Grape seed, skin, and stem, Lemon rind, Orange rind.  Needless to say it is one of the highest antioxidant and natural energy boosting drinks on the market today. It’s pure health and life in a bottle!

Click here to find out how to get your spring essential oils and NingXia red today!

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Essential oils & Alzheimer’s

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy for Alzheimer’s Patients

Flanagan, Nina. The Clinical Use of Aromatherapy in Alzheimer’s Patients. Alternative & Complementary Therapies. November/December 1995:377-380.
Megan Carnarius, R.N., is pioneering the use of aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of plant-derived essential oils, with Alzheimer’s patients. Known in Europe to be an effective mood enhancer and stress-relieving therapy, aromatherapy is becoming more well-known here in the United States, although its clinical use is limited. In Alzheimer’s patients, it can increase quality of life by reducing the anxiety that often accompanies the disease; its therapeutic use, however, is of special interest because of the connection between the evocative sense of smell and memory.

The aromatherapy program that Carnarius has developed for her patients in the Alzheimer’s unit at Manor Care in Boulder, CO, involves the use of diffusers, spritzers, facials, and massage with essential oils. Lemon oil, which helps patients wake up and focus their energies, is used in the morning in the diffusers and put on washcloths for facials; chamomile used to calm patients down in the afternoon or when they become agitated. The scents also work partly because they change the environment of the nursing home, breaking the stagnation and stimulating the patients to feel and remember.

Carnarius has developed an aromatherapy kit for use with Alzheimer’s patients which consists of five essential oils: geranium, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, and ylang ylang. She has trained Alzheimer’s unit staff at 13 centers, and there are over 450 patients using aromatherapy. Measuring results is difficult, but Carnarius says, “Since our programming is very structured, I know that with the oils, people stay in activities longer-they are stimulated more in general.”

About SAGE oil:

“11-03:  New research has proved that sage can improve memory, confirming centuries-old theories. British scientists have carried out the first clinical trials with healthy, young adults and found that those who had taken sage oil capsules performed significantly better in a word recall test.”

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