We are living in a busy and sometimes crazy world. For sure, there are days when you feel like everything seems to be happening so fast. If you feel stressed out and pressured, aromatherapy can do wonders for you. The good news is you don't need to go to professionals to be treated to this. You can provide yourself many such experiences in the comfort of your own home.
You cannot do anything wrong in this regard. If you are new with the concept, there are many resources that you can turn to in order to learn more about the matter. Here are only some suggestions as to where you can start looking for articles about the topic.
1. The Internet. The World Wide Web is known to be a vast source of information about anything and everything that you are looking for. There are sites that cater solely about the topics of essential oils and their applications. There are also sites that contain many different articles that include the one that you are looking for. The only thing that you have to do is click your PC's mouse away until you find the best piece where you can learn a lot from.
2. Books. Visit your local bookstore and look into the section of relaxation and other forms of therapies and the likes. For sure, you will be able to find a great book written by someone who lives in your locality. This way, you can readily apply what the author talks about in the book because you have same mentality and exposed to mostly the same things and experiences.
Even with the sudden surge of the popularity of the Internet, once in a while, it will not hurt to check out the printed form to gain more knowledge about the things that you want to know more about.
3. Other people. If you know someone who is exposed to the method or maybe, they also know of other people who have done it, talk to them. You will be able to open yourself to many other things that these people can share with you. Learn from such conversations. Take a mental note about the mistakes that they have done in the matter so that you will be able to veer away from taking such route.
Even before you have learned everything that you want to know about the process, you can start creating a more homey feel into your own house. Set up the things that you will need to start such process. Here are some of the easiest things that you can do at home.
1. Enjoy your baths by adding a few drops of your favorite aromas of essential oils into the water. This can leave you feeling soft and smelling good. This will definitely ease out the stresses that your day at work brought about.
2. You can also use the oils on compresses in curing various aches and ailments. The smell will relax your mind and the oils will help to heal whatever it is that is causing your discomfort.
3. Ask your partner or even your children to give you a massage using the oils. You can take turns in the process. This is one great bonding activity while you help yourself regain energy and physical strength by soothing your muscles and relaxing your mind.
4. This can also be merely inhaled. Such method of aromatherapy is typically applied if you want to cure respiratory ailments. If you don't have a diffuser, this is usually, this is done by adding a few drops of oils like eucalyptus, tea tree and rosemary to a container full of hot water. You will inhale the steam coming from that and instantly, you will feel the kind of comfort that you want to experience. To find out more...
Manuka (Leptospermum Scorparium) essential oil, has been used since before the pre-European times in its native New Zealand and southeast Australia by the Maoris Tribes for centuries and has been gaining recognition globally in the most recent decades. The locals used this Tea Tree oil for many things, including but not limited to; fevers, rheumatism, insect bites, poisonous stings, burns skin disorders, stiff muscles, head colds, digestive issues and even ear infections.
Obtained using a steam distillation process, a very unusual aspect of this oil, is the concentration of the various components in this oil, depend on the height where the leaves are gathered from the tree. The oil has a honeyish scent and is a very potent antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic, anti-histaminic and anti-fungal. In laboratory tests Manuka has been shown it to be effective against almost 40 different micro-organisms, specifically noteworthy, because it included candida tropicalis, candida albicans, streptococci and staphylococcal bacteria and various strains of Fungi.
Manuka Chemical properties: Contains isoleptospermone, pinene, caryophyllene,trichetones, gernoil, flavesone, linalool, leptospermone and humulene. (see how these may vary above)
Anti-fungal Excellent for ear infections ( Never put into the ear canal. apply to the outside of the ear only!) Apply to the toenail bed for fungus, also, use on cold sores, cuts, itching and rashes.
Anti-Inflammation Help clear inflammation in the lungs, colon, digestive system and applied topically for rheumatism and tired, sore or aching joint and muscles.
Antibacterial By inhibiting bacterial growth in the body it helps with infections throughout, curbing or preventing their growth.
Anti-allergenic Manuka essential oils tends to calm the reactions to pollen's, dust, pets and many other foreign particles that cause allergic reactions.
Anti-histaminic This essential oil reduces the production of histamine, giving relief to recurrent coughs from many causes.
Relaxant Diffuse for a pleasant, relaxing honey like aroma to help soothe the mind, curb depression, stress and anxiety
Deodorant Manuka oil's antibacterial properties help to eliminate body odors and replaces them with a pleasant and refreshing scent and feel on your skin. Rub on your feet to prevent foot odor and protect against fungal infections.
Supports the appearance of healthy looking skin, reduces the appearance of blemishes. Because Manuka has skin healing properties, and has cicatrices properties it's use can be effective in helping in general, to heal skin that is scarred or damaged. Plus, along with it's antibacterial properties it can be useful for treating acne.
How to use it: Aromatherapy / inhalation Diffusing for respiratory issues and reducing stress and anxiety. ( up to 30 minutes 3 times per day)
Topically apply and massage for help with skin afflictions, tired, sore joints and muscles, scalp / dandruff complaints (add a couple drops to your regular shampoo or conditioner) Add a few drops to bath water to help with skin and and a relaxing soak.
Blends well with Geranium, Lavender, Pine, Rosemary, Clove, Ylang-Ylang, Sage, Marjoram, Bergamot, Rose, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Vetiver, Juniper and Thyme.
Essential Oils are very potent and may cause side effects if used improperly. Also the benefits may vary from person to person, so use caution and consult an expert reference guide like (6TH EDITION ESSENTIAL OILS POCKET REFERENCE) Contact me to get a special deal on one for your home.
If you experience adverse reactions discontinue use and seek professional advice.
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Hot days and cool evenings with pleasant nights, I love summertime!
However, along with the pleasantries, out of the wood work comes the little beasties which are not so much fun or pleasant...
Mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and flies.
It's a good thing I have my essential oils on hand to deal with them. Essential oils are Natural, Pure and Potent, they support wellness naturally and are incredibly easy to use to enhance your life. While not all combination of these essential oils will work uniformly for each variety of insect, research shows that the following essential oils work as repellents for these four particular types of common household insect pests. Some overlap while some are unique.
Your Homeade Repellent Spray Recipe 10 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil 10 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil 5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil 5 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil (This is optional if you are not dealing with fleas or ticks)
1 tsp of apple cider vinegar (Rubbing alcohol (91% or vodka can also be used) 3 oz witch hazel 3 oz of water 1 small spray bottle that will deliver a fine mist.
Essential oils don’t mix very well with water so start by adding them to the apple cider vinegar. Place the apple cider vinegar in a small cup or bowl, then drop in the essential oils. This step is critical to keep the oils from just floating on the top of the water, so don't skip it.
After combining the oils and apple cider vinegar, you can add them to your spray bottle, (I use a glass bottle as the oils will compromise plastic and could contaminate your mixture. Also, remember to store in a dark bottle away from sunlight and heat.)
Now, pour in the water and witch hazel. I like to make a triple batch so I need a large bottle. This recipe will make 6 ounces of mosquito - repellent spray.
Just shake it up good and your ready to go. A Quick and Simple Lovely Smelling Solution!
Apply it by Spraying it on directly or into your palms and then rub onto the desired locations.
Your DIY Essential Oil Repellent, easy to make, smells superb and works great too!
Feel free to experiment using other oils like adding Lavender, lemon or peppermint to your mixture. It will give it a different aroma, minty fresh feeling when applied and still give you great results!
I'd love to hear how this mixture works for you or if you change it and get better results please feel free to share!
Aromatherapy – Helping You Ease Through Your Unwanted Phobias
Most people have fear of something that they may not even know the origins of such emotion. Are you afraid of the dark and becomes too terrified when placed in a room where there is not even a tinge of light? Such situation and the likes, if not treated early, may lead to serious medical condition also known as phobia. For this situation, aromatherapy can help you deal with whatever is frightening you to help you move on, face and conquer your dilemmas. Nowadays, the method is not merely something that you apply on yourself or to your loved ones. If you will look around you, you will realize that this has become a big business that people offer to cater to various conditions that this method can help solve. There are small stores that sell essential oils. There are also large commercial establishments that offer various techniques to help their clients feel relaxed through the use of essential oils. Studies are still ongoing with regards to the effectiveness of the process. But many people will testify of the benefits that they have gained through such. This is also the reason why despite the fact that there are various healing techniques and methods that spring up through time, up to this day, such method remains to be one of the most popular.
Looking into the Core
This is an alternative method that is being applied on situations when traditional medicines and form of treatments can no longer help the patient. This utilizes essential oils that have been extracted from plants and herbs and contain various essences and smell that help the patient survive the situation that they are dealing with. People are still finding hard evidences to proclaim the method as scientific and so that governing bodies such as the Food and Drug Administration can help in its promotion. But for the meantime, people enjoy the benefits that such process can provide. Some of the known advantages of this technique include the cleansing feeling, it also rejuvenates the person who is undergoing such and alleviate stress caused by overwork and fatigue. This must be administered with the consent of an adult, or if you want your children to apply such process on their own, you must teach them the proper way so that they will not suffer anything bad and will enjoy the activity and the advantages that it provides. You should take note that people have different skin types. There are those who will react differently when subjected to essential oils which are highly concentrated. This may cause skin irritation that may frighten them to try the scheme after the bad experience. It is beneficial to use a carrier oil to dilute the oils when applying them topically.
If you will buy the oils in specialty shops, be careful as they are usually perfume grade oils and not the highest grade oils. Some of the oils may have already been combined with other carrier oils like grapeseed, coconut or other vegetable oils. This will minimize the adverse effects sensitive skin types may have with oils. I always recommend the highest quality oils such as these. A medical professional can also recommend for you the right kind of essences that will help you deal with whatever is bugging you. The popular oils and their uses might include the rose, valerian, rosemary and lavender that heal anxiety disorders. Scents like the chamomile, lime, vanilla, copaiba, lavender and geranium have calming effects. Frankincense, ylang-ylang, rose and neroli can help uplift moods.
Aromatherapy can help you deal with simple fear and phobias that you may be faced with. However, you must be open to being helped and prepared to experiment with the methods that this technique may require you to be treated with.
Ancient people greatly depended on their surroundings for everything that they needed. They had to make the most of what they had; that is why they discovered methods of using plants for treating ailments and preserving life. That is how aromatherapy began – one of the oldest methods of holistic healing.
Closely related to what we have today, the practice of using oils from aromatic plants began with the Egyptians. They developed a method of extracting oils from plants through an infusion process. These oils served various purposes to them back then, as an important part of medicinal healing, cosmetics, as well as embalming.
At the same time in some other part of the world, the Chinese were also using different herbs and their scents for many applications. According to a herbal book dating back to around 2700 BC, ancient Chinese were using more than 300 different kinds of plants. Aromatics in China were used for both religious and therapeutic purposes. The Chinese burned woods and incense during religious ceremonies – a ritual still evident today. Also, the use of aromatics was also associated with ancient modes of treatment, such as massage and acupressure.
In India, people were already practicing a traditional system of healing called Ayurveda. Originating there for around 5000 years now, it emphasizes setting up a balance in the body through proper diet, lifestyle, cleansing, and the health of the mind, body and spirit. It employs cleansing, detoxification and the use of herbs such as triphala, ashwaghanda, gotu kola and bosweilla.
The knowledge of the Egyptians reached the Greeks, which they used further to come up with more discoveries. They found out that different scents had different effects on the human body and mind. For instance, essential oils derived from certain flowers were stimulating, while others were relaxing. The Greeks also used base or carrier oils, in the form of olive oil, for herbs and flowers; thus led to their use for several cosmetic and medicinal purposes.
In turn, the Romans learned from the knowledge of the Greeks. They became popular back then for scented baths, followed by massage using scented oils. Because of the popularity of aromatics to them, it paved the way to the setting up of trade routes. These trade routes allowed the Romans to import exotic oils and spices to lands like India and Arabia.
The Middle Ages yielded tons of studies on herbs and their benefits. One such book that was written back then, called Culpeper’s herbal, is still being consulted up to this day.
In the 11th century, a Persian physician named Avicenna invented a distillation equipment and process, which led to the focus of further development of essential oils and their many benefits. This knowledge spread to the other parts of the world through invading forces.
Essential oils were then being produced in Germany, extracted from herbs brought from parts of Africa and the Far East. When the Conquistadors invaded South America, more and more aromatic plants were discovered. The wide variety of plants found in the garden of Montezuma provided the foundation for further remedies and treatments using plant extracts.
Although aromatic plants had been used throughout the world for many years already, it was only in the 19th century that scientists in Europe did researches on the beneficial effects of scents on humans. Aromatherapy was coined by French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse, and published a book on the effects of essential oils in 1937.
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Essential Oils Massage – Soothing Your Tired, Aching Muscles
Your body wants and needs to be relaxed.
Massage is not just for soothing those tired and aching muscles... You have to pamper yourself once in a while and treat those aching muscles to a luxurious massage. As days go by, there are many gadgets that are being discovered to help people ease out stress, pressure and tensions. But one idea that never ceases to lose its popularity in this aspect is aromatherapy.
This method can be used in massages. In the process, essential oils will be applied to render comfort to the person who is seeking such comfort. Such oils can be used in combination with water, lotions and other types of essential oils.
The massage soothes your aching body and the aroma coming form the essential oils goes straight into your limbic system.
This is the part of the human brain that is responsible for your emotions and proper function of your nervous system. Your nostrils are connected to this system. What you smell as you are trying to relax will also balance your hormones and control how they react to natural occurrences. What happens is these aromas will provide good effects to your emotions. As a result, you will feel your stresses are slowly going away. You will begin to feel the effects of the oils as the massage continues and your limbic system smells the essences coming from the oils being used in the process, Your breathing becomes more normal and your blood flow is being regulated. This can affect your memory in a positive manner. The process will also help you digest your food easier. Overall, this creates a positive impact on your health. So it is really advisable to undergo such process every once in a while, especially when you feel the need to.
The essential oils have various healing properties. So if you are going to apply the procedure on yourself, it will help to take note of the following to assist you in choosing the right oils depending on your situation. Here is a list to guide you in the selection process.
1. Rosemary has a cleansing effect. This also creates an energizing mood to help you get back on track if you are feeling low and slow. This is good for professionals who are tasked to perform duties that require physical strength. Rosemary has been shown to improve memory function. This will also be good for active kids and students or for busy moms who seem to be always busy with things and matter that they have to tend to.
2. If you want to receive a calming effect, you can use the oils from geranium, chamomile and lavender. This might be advisable for people who are faced with various different types of stressors. The oils will help them get rid of negative vibes and keep their feet firm and ready for the challenges ahead.
3. The oils from ylang-ylang, clary sage, neroli and rose will boost your spirits up. These have uplifting elements that can help people who are suffering from depression overcome whatever problems they are faced with.
4. If you have cold and other types of ailments that congest your breathing, you can rely on the likes of pine, eucalyptus and tea tree to solve your problem.
There are many ailments that can be helped by getting an aromatherapy massage. When you are sure of what kind of turmoil or sickness you are suffering from, you will be better able to find the right oil to help you ease out of such situation.
If you’ve ever tried some aromatherapy on your skin, then you probably know its soothing benefits. Somehow there is a profound connection between how you feel and the state of your skin. Quality is critical to your results, so always get the highest quality products. Read on and find out how you can revitalize your skin with aromatic therapy.
Reaping the Benefits
There’s nothing like a rewarding soak in the tub after a long day at work or a cup of hot tea on a chilly winter afternoon or a relaxing spa after that quick massage. Moments like these you can’t help but feel exhilarated. Not only does it relax the senses, it also uplifts your mood and spirits. Other benefits to taking part in aromatic therapy include the relief of physical distress, strengthening of the immune system, easing of muscular aches and pains, better sleep, decrease in stress levels and balancing of emotions.
Oils with an Essence
You'll be able to find
aromatic oils for your skin right away nowadays because more and more of these products are showing up online and some specialty shops. So many people are reaping the benefits of aromatic therapy that manufacturers are starting to notice a trend by adding essential oils to their products.
These essential oils are not only fragrant but they also have elements that are able to cure certain skin diseases. But you don’t have to be afflicted to use these essential oils since you can still reap its soothing benefits. The way it works is that these essential oils are dissolved in water so that it is more easily absorbed by the skin’s sebum. This treatment is being made to create
lotions, mineral baths, massage oils and even body washes.
Know Your Skin Type
Just as there are different skin types, so too are essential oils. Each type of oil gives its own particular benefit on a certain skin type.
If you have a ‘normal’ skin type then you’re in luck because almost all skin-safe essential oils are good for you. The most universal of all aromatic oils is lavender because it is the most versatile and it works well with any skin type.
You can find aromatherapy products for your skin in some specialty shops but you can find more variety if you look for them online. One keyword is ‘organic’ since aromatic therapy has its origins in organic products.
Aromatherapy – Helping Teens Grow Up Healthy and Wise
If there is one group of people that the process of aromatherapy can help, it is the teenagers that may benefit a lot by undergoing such. As a teenager, you go through many stages of problems and travails. This is a phase where you want to achieve a lot and can break down the instant you don't get what you want and what you expected to attain.
The lifestyle is differentat such period in life because you seem to have so much energy. Most teenagers think that they can do it all. You join in many groups, expecting to excel and show off your abilities and what you can do to prove yourselves to people around you.
If adults enjoy the massage to alleviate the stress that their usual days bring about, teenagers need the massage to assure them that everything is going to be all right. As teens, you have sensitive hormones. You must be regularly assured so that you will not lose your confidence and fighting spirit that you need so much in order to obtain whatever you have set your minds to do.
A Caution to Parents
Parents of teens have to very careful with the essential oils that they use on them. They are open to have mood swings and uncontrolled anger that may even lead to depression. That are some of the factors that you have to take note of in dealing with these group of people. Here are some guides to help you face the situation if you are a guardian of a growing teen.
1. Boys. This is the time when teenage boys only want to play and exert all their strength in physical activities. A good massage can help them recuperate from feeling tired. It will also help them deal with stress cause about by the conditions that they may have subjected themselves with. This is also a phase when their hormones are raging. It will help a lot to provide them with solutions on problems that they don't even consider as such.
They may feel awkward at being subjected to massages that they may have seen their parents do. So you have to make them feel like this is a trendy thing to do. They may not listen to you if you will narrate all the benefits that they can obtain in the process. Let them experience it for themselves. Let them tell you how they have become more calm and relaxed by undergoing such massages.
2. Girls. Teenage girls deal with more emotional kinds of dilemmas at this phase of their lives. They are also undergoing physical changes that they need to be ready to cope up with. They will be an easier bunch to convince to try such trick. You can introduce it to them as part of bonding activities that they do with their other friends.
They will love the scent that this method involves. And they will also marvel at the benefits that the massage can provide. They will be able to think straight. This will help them cope with other types of problems and insecurities that they may be faced with in the days to come.
You can have you teenagers benefit from aromatherapy through massages or by having your teens smell the scent of the essential oils. You have to try to help them deal with the problems that they may not be even aware of.
This way, you are also preparing them for adulthood and the bigger challenges that they have to be ready for when that time comes.
It seems that there is an appropriate aromatherapy scent for your every need. No matter if what you need is to alter your mood, achieve a sense of well-being or relieve minor health conditions, there is a corresponding scent to do the job well. The following are 5 of the most popular scents.
The flowers of the chamomile plant look like tiny daisies but smell like apples instead. Grown for many years now because of its various healing properties, chamomile is best known for its calming effects, thus helping one to achieve a very restful sleep. It is also effective for relieving the symptoms of PMS, menopause and hyperactivity among kids. The oil from chamomile flowers can help ease muscle aches and tensions, headaches and joint pains. Drinking tea made from the petals helps stimulate appetite and calm upset stomach. Unlike other essential oils, chamomile is mild enough to help ease your baby’s colic, thus helping him or her achieve sleep.
With about 300 varieties, eucalyptus has long been a vital ingredient in cough medications because its scent, which helps open up and clear nasal passages. Eucalyptus oil is also used to scent mouthwashes, aftershaves, colognes and other household cleansers. The effects of eucalyptus on the mind and body include: relief from mental fatigue, improves mental alertness, lessen muscle tension and help boost the immune system. It is also a widely-used disinfectant and insect repellant. However, if used in large amounts, eucalyptus essential oil can be toxic. Also, while it is great for relieving the symptoms of sinusitis and lung congestion, it is not intended for use during an asthma attack.
Lavender has long been associated with cleanliness ever since the Romans first used it as an additive to their bathwater. Today, it is still a favorite for scenting perfumes, soaps, air fresheners, fabric softeners, disinfectants and many others. Lavender is one of the safest and most widely-used essential oils, known to have an uplifting and relaxing effect. If used in large amounts, lavender can be stimulating. It also helps improve digestion, reduce swelling, ease muscle tension and is proven effective for treating minor skin injuries such as burns, cuts, scrapes, and rashes.
Peppermint is popular because of its powerful, mint and distinctive fragrance. It is a common ingredient in all sort of products like ice cream, liqueurs, mouthwashes, toothpastes, desserts, cosmetics, household cleansers and many more. Peppermint essential oil is used in liniments to increase blood flow to a body part, thus relieving muscle spasms and arthritis. It is also known to uplift the mood, relieve mental fatigue, improve alertness and enhance memory. Known to be able to kill many bacteria and viruses, peppermint is used for treating ringworm, scabies, herpes simplex and poison oak.
With its herbaceous, woody and camphorous odor, it is not surprising that rosemary has a wide variety of uses, from the ancient times until today. It became a staple during weddings and funerals in the ancient times. It was used as an ingredient in cosmetics as early as the 14th century. Today it is a popular ingredient in liniments, massage oils and bath products. Rosemary is excellent in improving blood circulation, relieving sore throat and lung congestion, and helpful in improving digestion. It also helps relieve mental fatigue, uplift the mood and enhance mental alertness and memory when used as an aromatherapy scent.
Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to this unique and delightful way of supporting mind/body wellness... as well as spirituality. Any time you hold a bottle of our powerful essential oils, you are holding the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals that can be diffused, inhaled, applied topically, incorporated into massage, or taken internally.
Inspire a Positive Emotional State
Love the way the spritz of fragrance from a fresh orange peel can brighten your day? Each essential oil’s complex, pleasant, and unique scent promotes activity within the limbic system—the brain’s center of emotion and memory—differently. While some essential oils may uplift your spirits, others may empower you to find love, peace and harmony.
Joy is a beautiful blend of essential oils which harmonizes to create a joyful aroma. When diffused, it creates a warm, comforting environment.
Lavender, a popular essential oil, has long been loved for its calming, soothing fragrance. You may enjoy unwinding by adding a few drops to a nighttime bath.
Orange essential oil has a rich, fruity scent. Orange may also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water.
Palo Santo has a fragrance that is inspiring and uplifting when directly inhaled. It can also be diffused for a cleansing and refreshing atmosphere.
Helichrysum is a great oil to diffuse when studying or doing homework. This oil has a stimulating aroma that no home should be without. Please enjoy diffusing this clarifying and grounding fragrance.
Juniper has an earthy, sweet, and woodsy aroma. Diffuse this peaceful aroma.
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Did you know that essential oils may be the oldest and some of the most powerful wellness promoting agents known? Some scientists believe that essential oils were first used in China or India, while other researchers believe that Egyptians were first to discover their innate life-sustaining properties. The Egyptians and Babylonians created fragrances for personal well-being as well as for ritualistic and ceremonial use in temples and pyramids.
Translations of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts describe how people used essential oils thousands of years before the time of Christ. The precious oils of frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, rosemary, hyssop, cassia, cinnamon, and spikenard were used extensively. There are over a hundred references to aromatics in the Bible.
The Romans fumigated and diffused oils in their temples and political buildings and scented their baths with oils followed by a fragrant oil massage.
The ancient Arabian people began to study the chemical properties of essential oils. They developed and refined the distillation process. They extracted rose oil and rose water, which were very popular in the Middle East at that time. Kings would barter and buy land, gold and slaves with their crudely extracted oils. The oils were more valuable than gold.
In 1817 the 870-foot-long Ebers Papyrus was discovered. Dating back to 1500 B.C., it mentioned over 800 herbs and oils.
When King Tutankhamen's tomb was opened in 1922, some 50 alabaster jars designed to hold 350 liters of oil were discovered. While tomb robbers had stolen nearly all of the precious oils, some of the jars still contained remains of their original contents. We believe the large cache of plundered oil jars helps document how valuable fragrant oils were in this ancient civilization.
Sadly, during the Dark Ages, with the burning of libraries in Alexandria and other places, much of the knowledge of essential oils and their uses were lost.
There is nothing harsher to the body and mind at rest than the piercing shrill of an alarm clock to wake it out of its restorative sleep. The penetrating sound of a noisy alarm can start the day off on a stressful note... and you haven't even gotten out of bed yet!
Open your window and tune yourself into the soft hum of natural bird sounds in between 5 to 6am. The sounds and vibrations of the birds at this hour are positive subliminal frequencies that can balance your energy system. Rub your favorite Young Living Essential Oil Blend on the soles of your feet - before you get out of bed in the morning.
2. Take a morning walk.
It is said that the morning dew holds a special frequency that can revitalize your energy field, especially if you walk on the dew-ridden grass. The other benefits of the morning walk are that it can lower your stress level before you even get started for the day. It also gives you a chance to organize your thoughts, plan and visualize your day. Whether it is a morning walk, at lunchtime or during the evening hours, getting your body moving for at least 30 minutes at some point in the day supports your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system needs movement to do its job of detoxifying the body. Along with delivering more oxygen and increasing cardiovascular circulation, mobilizing lymph by movement is one of your best daily treatments.
3. Put music on.
Set the mood you want to create for the day by choosing music to play in the morning as you get ready for your day. Play party music if you want a fun day, soothing music if you want a peaceful day, or classical music if you need to do a lot of thinking during the day.
4. Stretch in the shower.
Hot water in your morning shower can loosen up muscles so it is easier to get a good stretch. Muscles that are stretching are using more oxygen and create more circulation just by the simple fact that they are in motion. Rub Young Living's Morning Start Shower Gel, with peppermint oil, all over your body to cleanse and uplift the body during your morning shower or bath.
5. Eat a balanced breakfast.
Eating right in the morning is another way to set the tone for the day. Your endocrine system (the part of the body that helps to handle stress) gets the right message and fuel to deal with the stress that it will have to handle. Protein and complex carbs are the way to go in the morning! Try Young Living's Balance Complete; this superfood meal replacement is both a powerful nutritive energizer and cleanser. Whole NingXia wolfberry powder, nutrient-dense brown rice bran, and a wide assortment of superfoods deliver 11 grams of V-Fiber™ per serving and a balanced, complete, and nutritionally dynamic meal.
6. Journal and Set Goals.
Recording thoughts, intentions, and results is a good thing to do at the beginning, and end of your day. Create your "to do" list for your chores, your self-care, and even include the positive thoughts you want to think!
7. Clear desktop clutter.
Clearing clutter from your workspace and environment can help clear the clutter of the mind. It can enable you to become more creative and productive. Take 3 to 5 minutes to clear your work environment of clutter. Breathe and be happy in the process of your day - remember it's the journey, not the destination.
8. Enjoy family and friends in the evening, and put the television aside.
Take the time to tell someone close to you that you care about them.
Sharing community projects or just joining together for the purpose of being together is a healthy way to wind down your day. Spending quality time with loved ones is a good way to reinforce your reason for being.
Do something to improve the global environment. Plant a flower or tree, trees suck up carbon dioxide and make clean air for us to breath.
Whether it's about you being important to someone or someone being important to you, sharing time together from the heart and hearth is balancing for the soul.
9. Take a Home Spa bath.
There is no better way to end the day than to soak in your private tub filled with bubbles, salts, or special oils. Immersing your body in water (a shower can be just as effective!) can help to clear the events of the day from your aura and relax the body. This naturally relaxes the mind and it's a great segue to a sound restorative sleep.
10. Use essential oils to help your day and night.
Essential oils can allow you to take the spa experience into every moment of your daily and nightly routine. Not only do they create an aromatic environment, but the actions of essential oils, can support a healthy mental and physical state, and promote wellness all over the body.
Frankincense is one of the oldest essential oils and is used primarily in meditation to support inner balance. Considered the “holy anointing oil” in the Middle East, frankincense has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It was well known during the time of Christ and was one of the gifts given to Christ at his birth. Anciently, the Chinese used frankincense to support overall health.
Today, frankincense is still used worldwide for both its ceremonial and dietary use. Frankincense can be used topically, as a dietary supplement, or diffused. Anyone looking to enhance his/her spirituality and meditation, or for an uplifting attitude and mood-enhancement, should consider using frankincense essential oil.
Promotes spiritual awareness and enhances meditation
Cool Azul™ Sports Gel is formulated with an unprecedented 10 percent (10 ml) of pure essential oils in every 3.4-oz. tube.
The lead ingredient, aloe vera, further adds to its uniqueness by making the formula’s base highly beneficial.
Along with hydrating the skin, our sports gel also boasts a topically cooling blend of Peppermint essential oil, menthol, and camphor and includes Plectranthus Oregano and Young Living-exclusive Dorado Azul essential oil.
The naturally derived ingredients give Cool Azul Sports Gel a unique consistency that makes application convenient and easy for anyone, including physical, sports, and massage therapists alike.
So, no matter your training or fitness level, Cool Azul Sports Gel is a perfect choice to use before or after physical activity. Cool Azul Product Information Page More:
Raindrop Technique® combines the art of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex and massage in the application of essential oils to various areas of the body. This collection provides a revolutionary means of promoting balance and harmony in the body - physically, mentally, and emotionally.
The Raindrop Technique® uses a sequence of immune supporting essential oils. They are applied "like rain" dropped onto various parts of the body.
Oils used in the Raindrop® Technique include:
8 ounce V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex
8 ounce bottle of Ortho Ease
Don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like to learn more about this technique or how it can help you.
When I leave the house, I have learned to make sure I take my oils with me....
I have been asked which ones I take with me, How I take them and why.
Lets start with the How....
This is my favorite carrying case: You can take ten favorite essential oils on the road
with this compact and durable carrying case.
Fill the case with your ten favorite essential oils for a thoughtful, practical gift!
It is available in your choice of teal, green, or fuchsia.
These oils will sometimes vary from day to day, but typically they are the ones listed below.
These are not listed in any specific order of importance....
Frankincense: overall sense of stability and peace Lemon: I use this in my drinking water (see some of the benefits here) Thieves: support for imune system Lavander: relaxation, dealing with nasty smells Di-Gize: stomach digestion issues Peppermint: Headaches, mental clarity, Purification: scratches or bug bites RC:nasal or respiratory congestion Wintergreen: Muscle / joint pain, headaches
The other spot in my 10 oil case I leave open for a special purpose oil
I might need to grab at the last minute.
These oils are ones I have found to be useful with issues I have or have run into.
You may need others depending on your needs.
What is important is that you have the oils you think you will need with you when you need them.
If you don't have any of these oils the best way is to get them with the Premium Starter Kit...
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Do you know the history of Essential Oils?
While Young Living Essential Oils are therapeutic (Grade A), passing the highest of AFNOR and ISO standards, did you know that essential oils may be the oldest and some of the most powerful healing agents known throughout history? Some scientists believe that essential oils were first used in China or India, while other researchers believe that Egyptians were first to discover the healing properties of essential oils. The Egyptians created fragrances for personal use as well as for ritualistic and ceremonial use in temples and pyramids. Egyptians and Babylonians used the oils for medicinal purposes long before the individual herbs were studied for medical use.
Translations of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts describe how priests and physicians used essential oils thousands of years before the time of Christ. The precious oils of frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, rosemary, hyssop, cassia, cinnamon, and spikenard were used extensively for anointing and healing the sick. There are over a hundred references to aromatics in the Bible. Biblical prophets appear to have recognized that essential oils protected their bodies from disease. Why did the Wise men bring the precious substances of frankincense and myrrh to the Christ child? Frankincense was well known during the time of Christ for its anointing and healing powers and is now being researched and used therapeutically in European and American hospitals.
The Romans fumigated and diffused oils in their temples and political buildings and scented their baths with oils followed by a fragrant oil massage.
The ancient Arabian people began to study the chemical properties of essential oils. They developed and refined the distillation process. They extracted rose oil and rose water, which were very popular in the Middle East at that time. Kings would barter and buy land, gold and slaves with their crudely extracted oils. The oils were more valuable than gold.
Europeans did not produce essential oils until the 12th century. During the Medieval plague of the 15 the century, four thieves in Marsilles, France, were able to rob the dead and dying without becoming infected. When finally captured, the men reportedly admitted to creating a concoction that contained 50 cloves and the herb rosemary, along with other aromatics. They rubbed this potion on their hands, ears, and temples. The secret of the thieves was made public and the formula was posted in the city.
In 1817 the 870-foot-long Ebers Papyrus was discovered. Dating back to 1500 B.C., it was called a medicinal scroll. It mentioned over 800 herbal prescriptions and remedies. Other scrolls indicate that the Egyptians had a high success rate in treating as many as 81 different diseases. Many mixtures they used contained myrrh oil and honey. Myrrh was used for embalming because of its effectiveness in preventing bacterial growth.
When King Tutankhamen's tomb was opened in 1922, some 50 alabaster jars designed to hold 350 liters of oil were discovered. While tomb robbers had stolen nearly all of the precious oils, some of the jars still contained remains of their original contents. The large cache of plundered oil jars documents how valuable fragrant oils were in this ancient civilization.
Sadly, during the Dark Ages, with the burning of libraries in Alexandria and other places, much of the knowledge of essential oils and their uses were lost...until now.
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Free Radicals...Everyone has them.
What are they? - Why are they important?
Where do they come from? – How do we defeat them?
Think of Free Radicals as Rusting our bodies from the inside.
This causes Pain, Inflammation and premature aging.
A Free Radicals is unhealthy because it is incomplete….
Where do they come from?
Stress, Chlorine, X-Rays, Poor diet
Normal metabolic functions
Free Radicals alter and destroy cells.
This damage has been linked to a range of disorders like:
Antioxidants to the rescue!
NingXia Wolfberry, known as the most nutrient-dense food on the planet, is the main ingredient in NingXia Red, anti-oxidant beverage. Just one ounce of NingXia Red has the antioxidant power of:
4 pounds of carrots • 2 quarts of carrot juice
8 oranges • 1 pint of orange juice
2 pounds of beets • 2 cups of beet juice
3 cups of raspberries • 2 cups of blueberries
6 essential fatty acids • Vitamin B1, B2, B6
Vitamin E • More vitamin C than oranges
More beta carotene than carrots
Benefits of using NinXia Red
Strengthens the immune system
Increases energy and strength
Reduces pain and inflammation
Helps to stabilize blood sugar
Supports weight loss
Improves memory function
Regenerates liver, kidneys and spleen
Promotes vision health
Supports heart health
Consuming Ningxia wolfberries may extend your life. The Chinese national census recently reported that the number of Ningxia residents living more than 100 years exceeds the national average by an amazing 400%. Ningxia locals believe the reason for their longevity is daily consumption of the locally grown wolfberry fruit.
NingXia wolfberries are the highest known source of zeaxanthin and lutein.
Zeaxanthina and lutein are found in very high concentrations in the human eye and are necessary for good eyesight. Zeaxanthin maintains central vision while Lutein maintains peripheral vision. A study done by Japanese researchers confirmed that long-term zeaxanthin and lutein deficiencies caused steadily diminishing vision.
The wolfberry and pomegranate in NingXia Red™ may help to reduce cholesterol. Research has shown that consuming Ningxia wolfberry reduced serum triglycerides and cholesterol by up to 80%. In another study where volunteers drank 90ml of pomegranate juice daily for two weeks, they exhibited a 40% reduction in oxidized cholesterol (rancid fat).
The pomegranate in NingXia Red™ may help with cardiovascular health. Scientists have tested pomegranate juice in mice and found that it combats hardening of the arteries (atherogenesis) and related diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes.
The Ningxia wolfberry is one of the highest natural sources of chromium (79mcg per 100gm) which may help control diabetes. According to USDA researcher Walter Mertz, MD from Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland, “Chromium potentiates the action of insulin.”
A joint study in 1998 by the Affiliated Hospital of Qing Dao Medical School and the First People’s Hospital of Liu Zhou City examined the impact of wolfberry supplements on diabetic rats. They found that feeding 1 gram/day of wolfberry for two weeks lowered blood sugar dramatically, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1C) fell by 22% and fasting blood glucose plunged by 41%.
NingXia Red™ is an excellent source of nutrition especially for diabetics. 50 grams of Ningxia Red Juice has a glycemic index of only 10.57.
Ningxia wolfberries may help boost the immune system. In a 1998 report published by the State Scientific and Technological Commission of China, people in the study who ate wolfberries had on average, a 700 point increase in white blood cell counts, a 10% jump in lymphocyte transformation rates and a 75% leap in immunoglobulin A (IgA).
Consuming wolfberries may help to improve physical endurance. A joint Chinese study has shown that administering wolfberries to mice extended their swimming times and reduced lactate levels during exercise thus reducing fatigue.
Young Livingonly uses freshly picked premium certified organic Ningxia wolfberries (using the juice, peel and flesh) and processes them rapidly to maintain the enzymes, polysaccharides and other nutrients of the whole fruit in their NingXia Red™ juice.
Each and every batch is verified to ensure you receive a quality product and is then packaged in nonporous and impermeable glass – NOT plastic or plastic-lined aluminum packaging. NingXia Red™ does not contain processed sugar or artificial sweeteners but contains natural stevia.
The United States Department of Agriculture Nutrition Research Centre stated Chinese Wolfberry Juice NingXia Red™ is the #1 Antioxidant energy drink on the market.
60ml of NingXia Red™ costs $3.30 per day, less than a cappuccino, a glass of wine or a can of beer.
For more information on The Benefits of Drinking NingXia Red Contact me.
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Diffusing essential oils protects from hidden dangers
One of the wonderful ways to utilize Thieves® essential oil blend is through the power of cold-air diffusion. Diffusing is simply dispersing essential oils into the air in very fine molecules, so that the air you breathe is purified and oxygenated. It's an ideal way to help relieve tension, dispel odors, kill germs and create an environment of peace and harmony in home or office.
A cold-air diffuser disperses the oils without heating them, thereby retaining their therapeutic benefits. But of even greater concern over the past 20 years is the emergence of environmental toxins and bacteria that permeate the home, the classroom, the office and the marketplace. These unseen invaders can be found at the root of many chronic diseases and most families are unaware of how diffusing essential oils can help.
When you heat essential oils, such as in a candle or diffusers that have a candle burning underneath the base, the therapeutic benefits are completely destroyed and the essential oil becomes merely a subtle fragrance. Cold-air diffusion retains the therapeutic properties of the oils.
A favorite of Young Living oil families is the TheraPro Diffuser because it works on a timer; you can adjust the volume; and there's no messy spills when attached properly. The bottle of essential oil fastens directly onto the diffuser for maximum use. It literally makes the oil"good to the last drop!"
Let's discuss the different types of Young Living Diffusers that are available, and which can serve your family's needs.
How Are Essential Oils Different From Herbs and Food Supplements?
Discovering how essential oils are different from herbs and food supplements is an important step in learning the variety of ways to use these powerful plant oils.
Essential Oils are the heartbeat of the plant kingdom, and are perhaps the most exciting life-giving substance we have in the world today. They represent in plants what blood represents in humankind - life! This heartbeat is the energy that was created to deliver the nutrients into every cell of the body.
Essential oils are the subtle, volatile liquids that are distilled from plants, shrubs, flowers, trees and bushes. An ancient process, oil distillation is a delicate and precise art that has been almost forgotten. Science is just now re-discovering the incredible healing power of Essential Oils, and beginning to acknowledge their value for our health.
More Potent Than Herbs...
Being concentrated, the oils contain the plant's healing nutrients, oxygenating molecules, amino acid precursors, coenzyme A factors, trace minerals, enzymes, vitamins, hormones and more.
That's a lot of benefit in each little drop.
Plus because Essential Oils contain such high amounts of oxygenating molecules, they act as an effective delivery agent to bring the oil's beneficial compounds to the body.
This is a unique benefit over pills, which are not as effectively absorbed by the body - and which are missing key nutrients and compounds contained within the oils.
Essential oils contain virtually all of the plants healing nutrients, oxygenating molecules, amino acid precursors, coenzyme A factors, trace minerals, enzymes, vitamins, hormones and more. Because they are concentrated, essential oils are from 50 to 70 times more therapeutically potent than the herbs or plants they are derived from. Unlike dried herbs that can lose up to 90% of the healing nutrients and oxygen molecules, essential oils retain these constituents.
Research further shows that essential oils when applied to skin will penetrate every single cell within 20 minutes. Recent research has also shown that many of the so called “super bugs” that has modern medicine so concerned cannot survive in the presence of essential oils. Nor, do pathogens grow resistant to essential oils.
Science recognizes these benefits and the mounting evidence validates that now, more that ever, an integration of modern medicine and essential oil is paramount.
The combination of potency, content and bio-availability makes essential oils a very compelling option for promoting health, energy and vitality!
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AROMATHERAPY FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME by Joie Power, Ph.D.
This article, "Aromatherapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" was originally published in: World Health News - Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 1998, Atlanta, GA.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a poorly understood chronic illness that presents with complaints of persistent, unexplained fatigue together with various combinations of other flu-like symptoms such as recurrent sore throat, headache, joint and muscle pain, poor concentration, irritability, depression, low-grade fever, and swollen lymph nodes.
Although no cause has been conclusively identified, it is commonly accepted that the syndrome reflects the presence of a smoldering viral infection in persons whose immune response has been compromised by chronic physical or psychological stress.
Although no definitive "cure" has been discovered for CFS, holistic regimens emphasizing diet, moderate exercise, herbal and nutritional supplementation, massage therapy, and stress reduction have proven helpful in reducing symptoms and aiding recovery.
Aromatherapy is also an important component in holistic approaches to CFS and there are a number of essential oils which can ease symptoms and support healing processes in persons with CFS and related disorders.
Specifically, essential oils such as Chamomile, Geranium, Peppermint, Rosewood, Lavender, Lemon, and Marjoram can be helpful, when used appropriately, for boosting the immune system, promoting relaxation, easing muscle pain, lifting mood, and improving sleep quality.
Try the following combination of essential oils in a warm (not hot) bath to ease stress and muscle pain:
3 drops Lavender, 2 drops Petitgrain, and 1-2 drops Frankincense.
Use only Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils.
Draw the bath first, mix the essential oils with a tablespoon of milk, add to the bath water, swirl them around with your foot, get in and relax. Allow yourself 10 to 20 minutes. Do not get the bath water in your eyes, as the oils will sting.
Use this formula once a day for 3 or 4 days a week, over a two to three week period.
There are many readily available aromatherapy reference books that offer further suggestions for utilizing essential oils in CFS. Check the indexes for "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" and "Myalgic Encephalomyelits", or ME, which is the term more commonly used in England.
*This information is provided for educational interest and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.
Joie Power, Ph.D. practices as a Wellness Consultant, Healer, and Personal Development coach. She is a neurobehavioral specialist with training in the neurological aspects of olfaction (smell) and emotional functioning, as well as psycho-neuroimmunology, mind/body approaches, and aromatherapy.
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Essential oils are amazing in all seasons & I have a lot of oils in my summer survival kit but the top three oils are Lemon, Citrus Fresh and Purification.
Many essential oils are quite refreshing in beverages. I love to add oils to my water or iced tea.
Note:Don't use essential oils in plastic containers Lately I have been loving Slique Tea, (as I'm creating my ideal weight) for iced tea with 2 or 3 drops of Lemon, Citrus Fresh or Slique Essence.
I find any citrus oil is good in tea. I also love peppermint in water and iced tea.
Summer Lemon Refresh Beverage
The juice of 1 lemon
3 drops of Citrus Fresh, lemon, orange, grapefruit, tangerine or lavender oil
2 tablespoons of agave or 1/2 dropper of Young Living's Stevia Extract.
1 quart water
I use Stevia, as my sweetener, so adjust the level of sweetness to your own taste if you use something else.
Mix and serve over ice.
Citrus Fresh is a blend of lemon, mandarin, tangerine, orange, grapefruit and spearmint oils. This is one oil that is great to diffuse because Citrus oils are known to be very mood uplifting.
Citrus Fresh, Purification, Lemongrass and Lemon are all useful as insect repellents.
So if that is one of the things you especially hate about summer, make sure you have them on hand to keep away those pesky bugs.
Lemongrass & Purification are my first choices of these, for insects.
I Mix Purification with carrier oil and I rub on my skin or mix with water in a spray bottle. Shake well before using. Spray on skin before going outside.**
Insect Bites, Cuts & Scrapes – I apply a drop or 2 of Purification to the skin to cleanse the area and stop itching. Purification may help neutralize poison from spiders, bees, hornets & wasps.
While traveling, I inhale Purification oil during flights to protect from pathogens found in the recirculated air. Diffuse Lemon, Citrus Fresh or Purification to clean the air and neutralize odors.
You can also add these oils to a spray bottle of water and spritz into the air.
Disinfecting - Add 10 drops of Purification, Citrus Fresh and lemon to soapy water for disinfecting and cleaning floors, kitchens, bathrooms, etc. ( Or use our ready to go Thieves cleaning products)
Fill a glass spray bottle with at least 4 oz. water, a squirt of nontoxic liquid soap, and 6 to 10 drops of Purification, Citrus Fresh or lemon to water for disinfecting and cleaning floors, kitchens, bathrooms, etc. Spray the shower curtain after showering.
It helps keep mildew down. Be sure & shake well before using.
Lemon also works well in removing gum, oil, stickers and grease spots.
You can use a drop of lemon or Thieves oil to disinfect your hands after using public restrooms.
I am often asked whether or not it is safe to use plastic bottles and containers to hold essential oils. I try to use glass as it oils tend to brake down the plastics and contaminate the mixtures.
** CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.
Some Essential oils may cause sun sensitivity: Angelica Bergamot Bitter orange Cumin Dill Grapefruit Lemon Lime Orange Mandarin Tangerine
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Perhaps more research has been performed on vitamin C than any other nutrient. In addition to being a potent antioxidant, vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins required by our bodies, and vitamin C is required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is necessary to form collagen, an important protein used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds, and for the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals.
Vitamin C deficiency can lead to dry and splitting hair; gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and bleeding gums; rough, dry, scaly skin; decreased wound-healing rate, easy bruising; nosebleeds; weakened enamel of the teeth; swollen and painful joints; anemia; decreased ability to ward off infection; and, possibly, weight gain because of slowed metabolic rate and energy expenditure. A severe form of vitamin C deficiency is known as scurvy, which mainly affects older, malnourished adults.
It is important to include plenty of vitamin C in your daily diet, or take it in supplement form each day, because our bodies cannot manufacture or store it..
Introducing, Young Living's Super CTM
Super C™ is fortified with the following ingredients to balance electrolytes and enhance the effectiveness and absorption of vitamin C. The essential oils that are added may also increase bioflavonoid activity:
Vitamin C helps the body manufacture collagen for connective tissue, cartilage, tendons, etc., and is used for proper immune function, as well as an antioxidant.
Citrus bioflavonoids are anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, antiviral, and anticarcinogenic. They have been used to prevent heart disease.
Rutin helps prevent capillary fragility, easy bruising, swelling, and nosebleeds.
Calcium carbonate is needed for healthy bones, teeth, and joints.
Cayenne (red pepper) has been traditionally used as an aid to digestion. It also possesses the ability to break down blood clots.
Zinc is crucial for proper immune function and is needed for proper action of many hormones, including insulin and growth hormone. It helps improve wound healing.
Potassium is required for proper electrolyte balance and to prevent high blood pressure.
Essential Oil of Orange (Citrus aurantium) helps reduce fluid retention.
Essential Oil of Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) is an anticoagulant and helps decongest the lymphatic system.
Essential Oil of Lemon (Citrus limon) promotes leukocyte formation and increases lymphatic function.
Essential Oil of Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) has been used for disinfection and cellulite elimination.
Essential Oil of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) is antiparasitic, antifungal, and promotes digestion.
Let me know if you would like discuss Super C or Super C chewable - it would be wonderful to speak with you!
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“It is the journey that is important; not the destination.“ - Tracy Ulrich
The following oils are some of the most popular and versatile that Young
Living has to offer. Best of all, they are all available in one kit - The Everyday
Oils Essentials Collection.
Frankincense is considered a holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used by nearly every ancient culture for thousands of years. It has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind. Useful for visualizing, improving one's spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair. To create an exotic scent in your home, combine frankincense and lemon in your diffuser. You’ll enjoy an unforgettable fragrance while eliminating unwanted airborne germs. Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin, so add a few drops in your facial moisturizer.
Lemon essential oil has a pleasant, purifying citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon is great for removing household stains, disinfecting countertops, and even refreshing your laundry. Its powerful germ fighting constituents match lemon’s pleasant aroma. Diffuse Lemon oil to protect your home from airborne bacteria and put a drop in your drinking water for both extra vitamin C, and to support a healthy liver.
Peppermint oil is one of the most highly regarded oils for supporting digestion. Some scientists have researched peppermint's role in improving taste and smell when inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint's ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness. Alan Hirsch, MD studied peppermint's ability to directly affect the brain's satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals.
With its fresh, floral scent, Lavender is considered the most universal of all essential oils. Therapeutic-grade lavender oil is highly regarded as a skin and beauty tonic. Not only is it helpful for facial blemishes, but it can also be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. Lavender helps the body to relax and promotes restful sleep when rubbed on the bottoms of the feet or inhaled at bedtime. It can also offer relief to sore muscles and muscle spasms.
Stress Away is a unique blend of essential oils, renowned for their ability to reduce mental rigidity, restore equilibrium, and calm the senses. Diffused in the air or applied to the back of the neck or wrists, Stress Away can help alleviate nervous tension and induce relaxation. Along with cedarwood, copaiba, and lavendar, Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Panaway (oil blend)
Gary Young created PanAway after a severe injury to the ligaments in his leg. This proprietary blend of soothing essential oils contains clove, peppermint, helichrysum and wintergreen, which is often used for massage. PanAway is soothing to the skin while providing comforting warmth to muscles after exercise.
Thieves® (oil blend)
Thieves® was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.
Purification (oil blend)
Purification contains citronella, rosemary, lemongrass, lavandin, melaleuca alternifolia, and myrtle. It is one of the most cost-effective ways to purify and cleanse the air, neutralize odors, and freshen laundry.
Melaleuca, commonly known as Tee Tree Oil, has been used for hundreds of years and is celebrated for its versatility and immune system support. It is also beneficial for the skin - often used to help soothe cuts and other wounds. It is a popular ingredient in soaps, shampoos, and other body products.
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JOY... The Blissful Experience You Too Can Have On Demand!
Joy™ is a luxuriously exotic blend with uplifting overtones that creates magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart. When worn as cologne or perfume, Joy™ exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness. When diffused, it can be refreshing and uplifting.
Rose (Rosa damascena) possesses the highest frequency of the oils. It creates a sense of balance, harmony, and well-being and elevates the mind. Rose also slows signs of aging skin and promotes overall skin health.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) calms emotions, and relieves occasional anxiety, stress, and tension.
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) is appealing, gentle, and promotes happiness.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) helps bring about a sense of relaxation and promotes confidence and self-love.
Lemon (Citrus limon) has a stimulating and invigorating scent.
Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) promotes healthy skin and can suppress occasional muscle spasms.
Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) is supportive to the nervous and cardiovascular system.
Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) may calm and relieve restlessness and tension. It is used extensively in Europe for the skin.
Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) is soothing and nourishing to the skin.
APPLICATIONS: Diffuse, use as a perfume or cologne, apply over heart, thymus, temples, and wrists. Add to bath water, or put a few drops in Aftershave. Dilute with V-6 Mixing Oil or Massage Oil Base for a full-body massage. Put two drops on a wet cloth and put in the dryer for fragrance.
Rub a drop of Joy™ oil over the heart and on the bottom of each foot to alleviate irritability.
Put a drop of Joy™ oil on the tip of the nose to uplift your mood.
Wear a drop of Joy™ oil behind each ear as a perfume.
Rub a drop of Joy™ oil betwe(en your palms and then spread over the face and neck after shaving.
Rub two drops of Joy™ oil on the heart and feet to promote sexual vigor.
Sprinkle a few dropsof Joy™ oil into potpourri to improve the fragrance.
COMPANION OILS:Hope, Valor, Motivation, Live With Passion, Clarity, and Magnify Your Purpose.
FRAGRANT INFLUENCE: Feelings of self-love and confidence.
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Healing Power of Essential Oils
by Sharon Thomas
Who wouldn’t want to clean their home of the unwanted viruses and bacteria that cause illness? Unfortunately, many people, unknowingly, purchase the most toxic chemical cleaners to get the job done – which only create more resistant viruses and bacteria.
The Environmental Working Group explains that commercial cleaning products can cause numerous health problems, including asthma, allergies, chemical burns and even birth defects and cancer. Simply put, avoid these poisonous products like ‘air fresheners’ and ‘scented’ cleaners. Instead, you can eliminate bacteria and viruses – naturally – with essential oils, which are concentrated essences from plants.
Are essential oils really better than chemical cleaners?
A study in the journal Molecules explains that these plant essences are widely accepted for their antimicrobial qualities, and have been for a long time. Essential oils destroy microbes like bacteria and viruses with the compounds they contain – which include phenylpropanoids and terpenes, explains the Phytotherapy Research journal.
Essential oils offer a fantastic alternative to harmful chemical cleaners, as a study in the journal Support Care Cancer found that essential oils are safe for fighting certain microbes. Of course, like most researchers will say, more study is needed.
Is there any risk? Essential oils are only potentially harmful when ingested or by causing allergic reactions in contact with the skin, but they are not likely to cause harm when used as a household cleaner. You are supposed to dilute these concentrated oils with water, base oils like almond oil or other cleansers. Diluting the oils generally cuts down on any harmful effects they might have.
Which essential oils are best to kill viruses and bacteria?
All essential oils seem to have the compounds that fight microbes. Nonetheless, some may work better than others. The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy recommends using eucalyptus, lemon, lemongrass and tea tree essential oils as natural antivirals and tea tree oil to fight bacteria.
Many experts, in the field of essential oils, will suggest using oregano, thyme, cinnamon, melissa and hyssop as strong virus fighters. Nonetheless, many studies have shown that additional essential oils fight viruses, bacteria and fungal infections. For instance, you could use peppermint, lavender or clove oils.
How do I use essential oils to disinfect the home?
Many sources explain that you can simply add a few drops of essential oils to a spray bottle filled with water to create a simple, effective and natural cleaner. You can use this to clean countertops, sinks and other areas in the bathroom, kitchen and throughout the home. How simple is that?
You can also add some drops of essential oils to water to clean the floor or to other natural cleansers, such as baking soda, vinegar, washing soda and borax. Add one type of essential oil or create a blend from a few different scents and say ‘goodbye’ to those nasty chemical cleaners.
Are you looking for a specific recipe for cleaning with essential oils? Try mixing 10 drops of essential oils with two cups of hot water and 1/4 cup of washing soda. Put this mixture in a spray bottle to spray clean and disinfect your home.
By the way, for those curious, washing soda has high alkalinity, which gives it stain removal ability and should not be confused with baking soda. The two are completely different in chemical composition.
"I had problems with acid reflux for many years. I was eating over the counter remedies to alleviate the burning in my esophagus - EVERY day. Now, first thing in the morning, I drink a glass of water with a few drops of Peppermint and Lemon oil in it. After a meal, I drink a small glass of Peppermint in water. My digestive system hasn't been this healthy for years, and as a result, I feel GREAT! Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils have changed my life!" - Patti Cook
Stop the Fire Before it Starts
Four, do you suffer with Heartburn & Acid Reflux? I can suggest that you proactively take Young Living products which build and support your digestive health and you can feel great, too. AlkaLime and Essentialzyme nutritional supplements are formulated to do just that.
AlkaLime Between Meals
This precisely-balanced alkaline mineral and essential oil powder is formulated to safely reduce the acidity of the digestive system. It also helps preserve the body's proper pH balance-the cornerstone of health.
Essentialzyme With Meals
One of several Young Living enzyme products, Essentialzyme is an advanced, multi-enzyme complex that promotes complete digestion and assists in the assimilation of nutrients.
Heartburn & Acid Reflux
Heartburn is a burning pain felt behind the breastbone. It is most often the result of acid reflux, that is, when stomach acid rises up the esophagus where it irritates the lining. Lemon is one of the best remedies for heartburn, as it causes the stomach to stop excreting digestive acids. Simply add a drop or two of lemon to a small glass of water and drink.
Did you know that Lemon oil has many traditional uses?
Lemon has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. According Jean Valnet, M.D., the vaporized essence of lemon can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2% solution of lemon oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis bacteria. Lemon oil has been widely used in skin care to cleanse skin and reduce wrinkles. It promotes clarity of thought and purpose, as well as health, healing, physical energy, and purification. Its fragrance is invigorating, enhancing, and warming. Lemon has been shown to have antidepressant effects in research done by Komori, et al.,1995. It may also help brighten a pale, dull complexion by removing the dead skin cells. It serves as an effective insect repellent and works well in removing gum, wood stain, oil, and grease spots.
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.
Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.
Use 1 drop of Lemon oil to add flavor to baked goods or beverages.
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.
Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous or bunion mornings and evenings.
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.
Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter tops to sterilize them.
Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs.
Add a drop of Lemon oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle.
Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.
Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures.
Place a drop of Lemon oil on cold sores, herpes or other mouth ulcers to lessen pain and aid in healing.
Put a drop of Lemon oil on bleeding gums caused by gingivitis or tooth extraction.
Put a drop of Lemon oil on oily skin or acne to balance sebaceous glands (oil glands).
Rub several drops of Lemon oil on cellulite to improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells.
Rub two drops of Lemon oil topically to clear athlete's foot.
Rub several drops of Lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.
Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a wart morning and night until it disappears.
Rub a drop of Lemon oil to clean a butcher's block or other cutting surfaces.
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.
The benefits of diffusing essential oils are many and varied.
The fragrance of an essential oil can directly affect everything from your emotional state to your lifespan.
This makes them unique, essential oils work differently than any other natural substance.
When any scent or fragrance is inhaled, the odor molecules travel up the nose where they are trapped by olfactory membranes that are protected by the lining inside the nose. Each odor molecule fits like a little puzzle piece into specific receptor cell sites that line a membrane, known as the olfactory epithelium. Each one of these hundreds of millions of nerve cells, is replaced every 28 days. When stimulated by odor molecules, this lining of nerve cells triggers electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the brain. The olfactory bulb then transmits the impulses to the gustatory center (where the sensation of taste is perceived), the amygdala (where emotional memories are stored), and other parts of the limbic system of the brain.
Studies at New York University revealed and later proved the amygdala gland (the gland in the limbic system responsible for storing and releasing trauma in the body) does not respond at all to sound, sight, or touch. They found in fact that the amygdala only releases emotional trauma through the sense of smell. It is through our sense of smell and aromatherapy that we can make lasting changes.
Because the limbic system is directly connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, therapeutic-grade essential oils can have profound physiological and psychological effects. The sense of smell is the only one of the five senses directly linked to the limbic lobe of the brain, our emotional control center.
Scent stimulates nerves to fire in the emotional center of the brain, but it also stimulates the master gland to release hormones. Hormones affect the fight/flight response, as well as digestion and heart rate. In this way, essential oils can affect us in many ways all at once, just through their fragrance.
Anxiety, depression, fear, anger, and joy all emanate from this region. The scent of a special fragrance can evoke memories and emotions before we are even consciously aware of it. When smells are concerned, we react first and think later. All other senses, (touch, taste, hearing, and sight) are routed through the thalamus, which acts as the switchboard for the brain, passing stimuli onto the cerebral cortex (the conscious thought center) and other parts of the brain.
Only Pure therapeutic-grade essential oils provide this level of benefits, Perfume grade oils do not.
Essential oils shown to kill pathogenic micro-organisms of all kinds.
World renowned medical researcher, Dr. Jean Valnet M.JuvaFlex for Liver & Kidneys - October 2nd, 201., states that essential oils provide remarkable protection against viral infections ranging from shingles to influenza.
Private research, funded by Young Living Essential Oils. Inc. at Weber State University, successfully demonstrated specific essential oils diffused in a closed chamber killed every virus tested within minutes. Of 74 Young Living single essential oils tested, lemongrass, Roman chamomile, cinnamon, rose, valerian and yarrow scored the highest kill rates.
Specific Young Living blends of essential oils, like the Thieves blend demonstrated a 99.6% kill rate against airborne bacteria and scored high for its antiviral qualities and anti-fungal qualities.
Diffusing essential oils in the home or work place is one of the best ways to purify our environment. When essential oils are diffused the anti-viral, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties of the oils, along with negative ions and oxygenating molecules are released.
Cinnamon bark oil, oregano oil, and Thieves (a blend by Young Living Essential Oils), All were tested by Weber State University, and shown to kill 100% of the airborne bacteria present when diffused into the atmosphere. (KID-Radio with Lance Richardson and Dr. Gary Young, ND, March 5, 1996).
By diffusing essential oils, or applying them topically to targeted areas of the body, therapeutic constituents re-establish balance where stress or mental discomfort has disrupted healthy emotional function.
Essential Oils For Studying....
When it comes time to studying for exams, no matter the age, sometimes focus, comprehension and clarity can be difficult.
A few good oils to try to help focus and comprehend are, Brain Power, Clarity, Believe, Magnify Your Purpose, Motivation, Highest Potential, or Peppermint.
Simply inhaling any of these essential oil blends provides the brain with alertness and the ability to concentrate better.
Want good test scores: use the same essential oil during test-taking that you used during studying to facilitate recall!
Heard About The Health Benefits of The Raindrop Technique?
Among our members, the Raindrop Technique is one of the most popular items. Raindrop supports physical, mental and emotional balance, plus assists in harmony of the body and mind.
Raindrop technique involves the aromotherapy benefits of the essential oils combined with a light technique called VitaFlex (similar to reflexology), on the feet, and gentle massage or feathering techniques along the spine. A DVD and brochure included with the Raindrop collection provide instructions on how to perform a Raindrop technique on those you care about.
Young Living’s founder Gary Young created this revolutionary technique, inspired by his encounters with the Lakota Indians. The oils have powerful health enhancing effecting including boosting the immune system. The term "Raindrop" comes from the fact that the oils are dripped along the spine "like gentle raindrops". The oils as then lightly massaged into the skin. These oils have an immediate local effect and also migrate through the body for deep long lasting benefits.
Oils Included in the Raindrop Technique
Valor: Balances energies to instill courage, confidence, and self- esteem. Nicknamed "chiropractor in a bottle" for its beneficial effects on the spine and nervous system.
Oregano: antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. A powerful immune boosting essential oil that is effective against over 90 different bacteria, including many drug resistant varieties.
Thyme: antimicrobial, inhibits growth of infectious microorganisms. Together with Oregano provides a powerhouse of immune boosting properties.
Basil: antispasmodic properties that relax muscles, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial.
Wintergreen: anti-inflammatory and aids pain relief. Helps relieve pain, including muscle and joint pain.
Marjoram: antispasmodic and muscle relaxing.
Peppermint: enhances all the other oils, pain relieving, antimicrobial, stimulates circulation, ideal for those who need an assist with breathing challenges, aids digestion, and scientific studies found it heightens mental awareness and improves accuracy of thought and recall.
Aroma Siez: antispasmodic and relaxes sore, tense, and inflamed muscles.
Proof of Results
Documented case histories also reveal the Raindrop Technique can eliminate unwanted viruses housed beside the spine, and relieve inflamed sections alongside this key structure of the body.
To hear what raindrop has done for people just like you, search “Raindrop” on www.oil-testimonials.com and hear directly from other people, the benefits they have experienced with Raindrop.
The Raindrop Technique kit is one of Young Living’s most sought after solutions. Now you know why!
If you would like to experience the benefits of Raindrop, contact me today, I’d be happy to assist you!
Aroma Siez is an excellent blend for muscles and headaches. It promotes circulation and detoxification of the lymphatic system as well. It is one of the oils used during Raindrop Technique for this reason.
How to Use Aroma Siez
A great way to use Aroma Siez essential oil is by applying it on areas that need soothing after exercise. This will help reduce muscle soreness and aid in the recovery process. It is particularly soothing to the head, neck, and to tired feet. In fact some users report that they are not as sore after a workout if they massage Aroma Siez on their body before they work out. Another great way to experience the soothing effects of Aroma Siez is by adding several drops to a cupful of epsom salts and having a relaxing bath to soak away occasional aches and discomfort.
The combination of oils in Aroma Siez creates a remarkable synergy that can relax away a variety of occasional discomforts. There are five different oils in this blend.
Most of us have heard about the benefits of MSM, and could easily assume that all MSM products are the same, but did you know that Dr. Ronald Lawrence, the person who "wrote the book" on MSM, endorses Young Living's MSM product (named Sulfurzyme)?
"Sulfur is the forgotten essential element." Carl Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D., a world-renowned expert on nutritional medicine.
The following information is from the Essential Oils Desk Reference Guide, 3rd Edition. Sulfurzyme is a unique combination of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), the protein-building compound found in breast milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, and Ningxia wolfberry (Lycium barbarum). Together, they create a new concept in balancing the immune system and supporting almost every major function of the body. Of particular importance is the ability of MSM to equalize water pressure inside of the cells—a considerable benefit for those plagued with bursitis, arthritis, and tendinitis. Ningxia wolfberry supplies nutrients to enhance the proper assimilation and metabolism of sulfur.
MSM is a special organic sulfur that combats autoimmune diseases including arthritis, asthma, lupus, and scleroderma. MSM is critical to proper skin, hair, and liver health. MSM is the subject of a best-selling book, The Miracle of MSM, The Natural Solution for Pain, authored by UCLA neuropsychiatrist Ronald Lawrence M.D., Ph.D., and Stanley Jacob, M.D.
Ningxia wolfberry (Lycium barbarum) contains minerals and coenzymes to support sulfur metabolism.
MSM: A New Solution for Arthritis, Allergies, and Pain [Also from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 3rd Edition]
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a natural sulfur-bearing nutrient that occurs widely in nature (found in everything from mother's milk to fresh vegetables). It is an exceptional source of nutritional sulfur -- a mineral that is vital to protein synthesis and sound health.
Why is sulfur so important to the body? Because sulfur is a mineral which, like vitamin C, is constantly being used up and depleted. When we fail to replenish our reserves of nutritional sulfur, we become more vulnerable to disease and degenerative conditions. Some possible signs of sulfur deficiency are:
Poor nail and hair growth
Poor muscle tone
Weakening of nervous system
Impairment of mental faculties
MSM is more than just another essential nutrient. According to research compiled by Ronald Lawrence, Ph.D, M.D. and Stanley Jacob, M.D., MSM represents a safe, natural solution for chronic headaches, back pain, tendinitis, fibriomyalgia, rheumatism, arthritis, athletic injuries, muscle spasms, asthma, and allergies.
In a book entitled "The Miracle of MSM" [available from Essential Science Publishing and other sources], both Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Lawrence discuss how MSM has benefited hundreds of patients. A UCLA neuro-psychiatrist, Dr. Lawrence is convinced that MSM will revolutionize how millions of people deal with inflammatory autoimmune diseases like rheumatism, asthma, bursitis, and tendinitis, as well as autoimmune diseases like arthritis, lupus, schleroderma and allergies.
Other doctors have also seen their patients dramatically improve using 2 to 4 grams of MSM daily. According to David Blyweiss, M.D., of the Institute of Advanced Medicine in Lauderhill, Florida, many patients experience a 50% improvement in their arthritis symptoms, along with less fatigue, better sleep and better ability to exercise.
Dr. Laurence has also used MSM to improve the condition of patients who were virtually crippled with arthritis and back pain. One patient was able to get out of bed for the first time after just two weeks on MSM. And after two months of MSM use, he could walk to the grocery store.
Another of Dr. Lawrence's patients was a 70-year-old woman who was suffering from severe arthritis. In this case, MSM actually postponed the need for double knee replacement. In fact, after only two months on oral MSM, she was walking again with much less pain and stiffness.
Numerous other MSM users have experienced results equivalent to cortisone, but without side effects like immune suppression, fluid retention and weakness.
According to Stanley Jacord, M.D., there may be no pharmaceutical back pain therapy better, or safer, than MSM. "MSM has an important role to play in the nonsurgical treatment of back pain," he said. "I have seen several hundred patients for back pain secondary to osteoarthritis, disc degeneration, spinal misalignment, or accidents. For such pain-related conditions, MSM is usually beneficial."
"I have been recommending MSM for more that six months," says Richard Shaefer, a chiropractor from Wheeling, Illinois. "The results have been excellent. I consistently see major reduction in pain and inflammation in arthritic joints, along with improved range of motion. I can't think of a single individual who isn't getting some kind of positive effect."
MSM may have other benefits aside from its pain and inflammation-reducing properties. Numerous patients have reported a surge in energy levels along with thicker hair, nails and skin. Some have even reported a softening or disappearance of scar tissue.
One user reported a marked increase in stamina and energy after starting on MSM. "For a long while I have had the blahs," complained Lou Salyer of Tucson, Arizona. "I had no stamina. I had to force myself to get things done around the house. After two days on MSM, it was like a blast of energy. I am amazed at how much I get done now."
MSM may also do much more than relieve pain. "Prior to taking MSM (30 grams a day for 20 years), I would have a cold or flu two or three times a year," stated Dr. Jacobs. "Since I've been taking MSM, I've not had a single cold or the flu. I can't say that MSM prevented my cold or the flu, but it is a fascinating observation."
MSM contains an exceptionally bioavailable source of sulfur, one of the most neglected minerals needed by the human body. Carl Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D., a world-renowned expert on nutritional medicine, agrees. "Sulfur is the forgotten essential element."
Found in such foods as garlic and asparagus, the sulfur within MSM is a critical part of the amino acids cysteine and methionine, which form the building blocks of the nails, hair and skin. Sulfur is also found in therapeutic mineral baths and hot springs that have brought relief to arthritis sufferers for centuries.
MSM is very closely related to DMSO, a powerful pain reliever that was the subject of a "60 Minutes" report in April, 1980. DMSO has been approved by the FDA for interstitial cystitis, a painful urinary tract condition.
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Of particular importance is MSM's ability to equalize water pressure inside the cells -- a considerable benefit for those plagued with bursitis, arthritis and tendinitis. These kinds of inflammatory outbreaks are created when the water pressure inside the cells jumps past the pressure outside the cells, creating pressure and pain. MSM acts as a sort of cellular safety valve, affecting the protein envelope of the cell so that water transfers freely in and out of the cell. The result: rapid relief and less damage to tissues. And because it elasticizes the hold between the cells, MSM can restore flexibility to inflamed tissues.
When our bodies grow older and are chronically shortchanged of key minerals like sulfur and MSM, the bonds between our cells become increasingly rigid and brittle -- a condition that can lead to a loss in skin flexibility and contribute to skin wrinkles. The internal manifestations of this cellular brittleness are far less visible but have a far greater negative impact on the body. MSM's ability to reintroduce flexibility into cell structures, can therefore have widespread restorative effects.
Why is sulfur so important to the body? Because sulfur is a mineral which, like vitamin C, is constantly being used up and depleted.
“It is the journey that is important; not the destination.“ - Tracy Ulrich
Who Else Wants The Miracle Of Onycha as A Healing Oil?
by David Stewart, PhD, DNM
Onycha is an oil mentioned in the Bible, Exodus 30:34, as an ingredient in the Holy Incense to be diffused in temples of worship. Onycha oil (Styrax benzoin) is also a powerful antiseptic and facilitator of rapid healing. It goes by several common names including Friar's Balm and Javanese Frankincense. It is extracted from the resin of a tree that grows in the Far East, specifically in Indonesia.
For more than 200 years, hospitals have used an alcohol solution of this oil as their primary antiseptic. Dissolved in ethyl alcohol, it is called Benzoin or Tincture of Benzoin. It is the smell of this tincture that used to give hospitals their peculiar "hospital smell."
Following World War II, hospitals started to employ other antiseptics derived from petroleum that were less expensive. They are now discovering that bacteria can become resistant to these synthetic antiseptics, but do not become resistant to Tincture of Benzoin. Hence, many of today's hospitals are returning to the natural antiseptic of Benzoin realizing it is more effective and does not contribute toward the creation of resistant strains of virulent pathogens.
Resistant strains of bacteria are a major and growing problem in hospitals today resulting in thousands of deaths every year. Even visitors to hospitals can pick up these pathogens, which can be fatal. Even the most powerful antibiotics, such as vancomycin and methycillin, do not kill these germs. The answer is to be found in natural products such as essential oils.
Chemistry of Onycha Oil
The chemical composition of onycha oil is unique. It contains more organic acids than any other oil. These include benzoic and cinnamic acids. It also contains a compound named "vanillin aldehyde" which is a dominant compound in the beans of the vanilla plants of tropical South America (vanilla planifolia and vanilla aromatica). These are the source of the extract with the distinctive aroma and flavor of vanilla we love so much. A more complete analysis of onycha oil is given in the book, The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple.
Onycha oil is an absolute, extracted from a tree resin by solvents, not by distillation. It is darkly colored and very thick. It will not usually pour through the small opening in the dropper cap of most essential oil bottles.
Onycha as a Healing Oil
Oil of onycha is unparalleled in its therapeutic action on open wounds. Let me give you a couple of examples.
A year or so ago, I was using a sharp knife and was not following the appropriate safety procedures, nor common sense. The knife slipped and cut my left thumb down to the bone. It bled profusely. I first applied some frankincense to stop the bleeding, which it did within a few minutes. Then I packed some onycha oil, which is very viscous and thick, into the open wound. I did not use a bandage or bandaid or any other covering. I exposed the wound to sunlight a few times during the day and replenished the onycha oil in the wound several times. The cut began to show signs of healing right away. It did not form a scab. Instead, the wound came together and the two sides began to knit together. It never got infected nor did it get sore. Within a week, it was totally healed with virtually no scar.
Another more dramatic example is from a friend of mine. He was using a power saw when he accidentally let his thumb get into the whirling blade which gouged out a chunk of flesh from the pad of his left thumb. He went to the hospital emergency room where they applied some antibiotics and other allopathic potions and bandaged it up. A few days later I saw him in church with his bandaged thumb. I mentioned that I had an oil that might help, but he was not interested. "I'll let the doctors take care of it," he said.
The next week at church, his thumb was still bandaged. When I asked him about it he said he had been back to the doctors several times, but the wound was not healing and was festering and getting worse. Again, I mentioned that maybe an essential oil would help. He was still not interested, his faith in allopathy still strong and intact.
Later that week, his wife approached me and asked if there was an oil that might help her husband's thumb to heal, that it was not getting any better and that the wound was still open, refusing to seal up and mend itself despite the fact they had applied all the medicines and done everything the doctors had prescribed. I told her about onycha oil. She said she would gladly buy a bottle if I had some. Fortunately, I did have a partial bottle, and sold it to her.
The next Sunday, he came to church with his wife. They were both smiling. "This stuff seems to work," he said. "My thumb is starting to heal. The wound is closed and it is not draining pus any more like it was." His wife went on to say that they had completely stopped using the prescription medications and were using only the oil. I told him to keep applying the onycha, which he did.
Two weeks later he came to church with no bandage. "I can't believe how this thumb has healed up," he exclaimed. "Look," he said, "There is hardly any scar and the missing flesh gouged out of my thumb has grown back. I told my wife," he went on, "We need to get some more of that oil and keep it on hand."
In the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture collection, Young Living has gathered the 12 most significant oils found in the Bible.
How to Obtain Therapeutic-Grade Onycha Oil
At this time, the only way I know to get onycha oil is in the 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit sold by Young Living. It is not available by itself.
”Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
These basic oils are used by families all around the world -- all day long to maintain vibrant health!
Frankincense is considered a holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used by nearly every ancient culture for thousands of years. When rubbed on the chest, its sweet, warm balsamic aroma soothes the respiratory system. Breathing Frankincense can also be beneficial for memory function thanks to its highly oxygenating molecules. To create an exotic scent in your home, combine frankincense and lemon in your diffuser. You’ll enjoy an unforgettable fragrance while eliminating unwanted airborne germs. And for timeless skin, use a few drops in your facial moisturizer.
Lemon essential oil has a pleasant, purifying citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon is great for removing household stains, disinfecting countertops, and even refreshing your laundry. Its powerful germ fighting constituents match lemon’s pleasant aroma. Diffuse Lemon Oil to protect your home from airborne bacteria and put a drop in your drinking water for both extra vitamin C and to keep your liver clean.
Peppermint oil is one of the most highly regarded oils for supporting digestion — just rub a drop on your abdomen, or put a drop in a glass of water. For fever relief, place a drop of peppermint on the back of your neck and a few drops on the bottom of each foot and then breathe in the remaining oil on your hands. Are you experiencing discomfort from an injury? Rub a few drops of peppermint directly onto the injured location. At the onset of a headache, rub a few drops on your temples, forehead and back of the neck.
With its fresh, floral scent, Lavender is considered the most universal of all essential oils. Therapeutic-grade lavender oil is highly regarded as a skin and beauty tonic. Not only is it helpful for facial blemishes, but it can also be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. Lavender helps the body to relax and enter a deep sleep when rubbed on the bottoms of the feet, or inhaled at bedtime. It can also offer relief to sore muscles and muscle spasms.
Peace and Calming (oil blend)
Containing tangerine, ylang ylang, blue tansy, orange and patchouli, this blend is a must for anyone experiencing stress in their life. Peace & Calming contains properties that relax the mind and calm the body. Diffusing it into the air is a favorite for many people. To calm hyperactive children on a road trip, mix Peace and Calming with water and spray into the car. For a good night sleep, rub along your spine and on the bottom of your feet. A few drops under the nostrils will also help with snoring.
Panaway (oil blend)
Gary Young created PanAway after a severe injury to the ligaments in his leg. This proprietary blend of soothing essential oils contains wintergreen, clove, peppermint, and helichrysum and can help ease bone, muscle, and joint discomfort when rubbed on the affected area. To alleviate head pressure, rub a drop on the temples, forehead, and back of the neck. Massage 3-4 drops along the base of the spine to sooth a sore back.
Thieves (oil blend)
Based on the historical account of four thieves in France who protected themselves with clove, rosemary, and other aromatic plants while robbing victims during the black plague, the Thieves blend is a powerhouse for your body’s defense system.
To eliminate deadly airborne bacteria, diffuse in 15-minute increments into the air of your home. Rubbed topically on the bottoms of your feet, this blend helps keep your inner defense system in peak condition. A drop in a teaspoon of honey can be very soothing for a scratchy throat. Gargling one drop in an ounce of water can help eliminate germs that cause throat infections.
Purification (oil blend)
Purification contains citronella, rosemary, lemongrass, lavandin, melaleuca alternifolia; and myrtle. It is one of the most cost-effective germ busting blends for your home. Easily replace moldy, musty and stale smells in an office, car or hotel room with this uplifting scent- just put a drop of Purification on a cotton ball and place it in the air vent. Purification is also a powerful insect repellent and soothes insect bites, cuts and scrapes.
Valor (oil blend)
When applied to the feet, spine and neck, this blend of spruce, blue tansy, rosewood and frankincense supports the muscular skeletal system of the body. Valor has gained respect from chiropractors, who find it beneficial when applied on a client before and after an adjustment. Valor has been known to help those who suffer from stage fright, anxiety, and extreme tension, by rubbing a few drops onto the hands and breathing deeply. To create a deeper sleep, rub on the bottoms of your feet before bed.
Frankincense, Can It Be Used To Ease Your Arthritis?
Frankincense Reduces Inflammation.
Thanks to Young Living Essential Oils, Frankincense is now available in the West where the need for it has never been greater: Frankincense fights chronic inflammation, which an increasing number of medical researchers believe is the root cause of many diseases (i.e. heart disease, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and Alzheimer's).
And the #1 cause of chronic inflammation? Stress... Whether it's mental, physical or emotional, intense chronic stress causes the adrenal glands to work overtime, leading to chronic inflammation.
D. Gary Young believes Frankincense has the potential to be the #1 antidote for chronic inflammation.
At Young Living's 2010 International Grand Convention, he stated that Frankincense's chemical compounds have as many anti-inflammatory properties as steroids - without the side effects. In addition to its action on the physical body, Frankincense also calms the mind and emotions, reducing all sources of stress. Dr. Joseph Mercola, author of the #1 natural health website writes, "I have seen Boswella (frankincense) work well with my rheumatoid arthritis patients. In one study of 176 patients with rheumatic disorders, 122 participants had reduced stiffness and inflamation just two to four weeks after starting on the frankincense.
Mankind's First Medicine.
Essential Oils are often referred to as "Mankind's First Medicine". In fact, there are more than 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Bible (36 of the 39 books of the Old Testament, and 10 of the 27 books of the New Testament mention essential oils or the plants that produce them.) Frankincense is the most often mentioned essential oil in the bible. To listen to an interview about these Oils of the Ancient Scriptures, Click Here!
A note to readers: for best results, use only pure and natural products; referred to as therapeutic-grade, like Young Living Essential Oils.