How To Use Essential Oils

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Using Your Oils

This guide will help you to understand the variety of ways in which you can experience the wellness-enhancing benefits of pure Young Living Essential Oils.

Not all essential oils are created equally.  In fact, 98% of essential oils on the market today are substandard and are to be avoided for use in the ways outlined within this article. We trust the unmatched quality of Young Living Essential Oil products. Young Living Essential Oils global stewardship and SEED to SEAL® promise of purity offers us safe genuine therapeutic grade essential oils free of synthetic additives or chemicals.

Young Living is a transparent global company with the largest selection of essential oils and oil-infused products available, empowering you to ditch harmful chemicals from your routine, to energize your home & personal care, and to enjoy natural vibrancy.

Young Living has over a quarter-century experience and is the pioneer & world leader in essential oil research and distillation.

Young Living’s reputation and integrity in the global production of essential oils goes beyond “organic”.

Because of Young Living’s SEED to SEAL™ guarantee and commitment to excellence they can promise purity in each of these five careful steps from their seed lines, to soils and farming practices, to planting and harvesting under optimal conditions, to the essential oil extraction using proprietary methodology, to strict analytical testing, to labelling and bottling the oils you receive.

Because of their purity Young Living essential oils are potent. Some are not intended to be applied to sensitive tissues and some essential oils can have possible skin sensitivity. Dilution with a carrier oil (see Topical Application below) is always recommended. Young Living essential oils are extremely versatile and may be used effectively in a variety of ways. Not all essential oils, however, are considered to be GRAS (generally regarded as safe). Please check with the Young Living website http://www.YoungLiving.com or look to your user manual or the definitive Essential Oils Desk Reference ~ 7th Edition (Life Science Publishing) for further safety guidelines.
GREAT NEWS! Young Living is the WORLD LEADER in essential oils and many are approved by Health Canada as NHP Products (Natural Health Products) known to relieve symptoms associated with common ailments, and to maintain and support good health.
This site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult your health care practitioner prior to using your essential oils in any of the ways described below.

Inhalation

Guidelines for inhaling your pure YL Essential Oils:

  • Inhale directly—simply smell them right in the bottle. OR place a drop or two in the palm of your hand, and either rub or clap your hands together to distribute the oil molecules, then cupping hands to face, breath deeply.
  • Diffuse essential oil using a diffuser, such as the ‘Dewdrop’ essential oil ultrasonic humidifying diffuser which comes with your Young Living Premium Starter Kit. A quality diffuser will disperse the oil into the air within an extremely fine vapour. The diffuser does not heat the oils, thus ensuring full benefits. It is important to note that extreme heat can damage important constituents in essential oils.                                  IMG_0690
  • Use essential oils with a humidifier, but do not put essential oils in your humidifier, as they will float on top of the water rather than rising with the vapour. Instead, place a tissue or cloth sprinkled with a few drops of oil in front of the escaping steam or mist to help disperse the aroma into the room.
  • You may also pour hot (not boiling) water into a bowl and add a few drops of essential oil. Lean your head over the bowl, covering your head and the bowl with a towel, like a ‘tent’. Breathe deeply and slowly.

For use in bath water for both inhalation and topical benefits, add a few drops of pure essential oil to a quarter cup of ‘Epsom Salt’ (magnesium sulfate) or a coarse grey sea salt and stir well to make a ‘bath salt’ carrier for your oil. This prevents the precious oil from simply floating on top of the bath water or sticking to the edge of the bath tub.

Topical Application

Simple steps for the topical application of pure YL essential oils:

  • Topically, some essential oils can be applied straight or “neat” with no dilution, but most should be diluted 50/50 (one to one part with carrier oil such as coconut, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, or YL’s V-6 Complex). This will give your pure oils greater coverage on larger areas. Sweet almond oil is ideal because it is similar to the natural oil in our skin.
  • Some of the most potent EO blends should be diluted 20/80 (1 to 4 with carrier oil or YL’s V-6 Complex) before applying to the skin, and should be kept out of reach of children. Young Living’s DiGize and Thieves blends in the Starter Kit fall into this category.
  • Milder oils such as Lavender and Copaiba (also found in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit) do not need to be diluted, may be applied straight, and are safe for children over 2 years old.
  • Using a reliable reference book, such as the Desk Reference mentioned above, or a reliable online resource can help to know how best to use your oils.
  • If the essential oil or blend you are using may be used straight without a carrier oil, carefully place 2 to 3 drops in the palm of your hand and apply to desired application area, or place drops directly on the desired area.
  • When dropping oil into your hand, rub your palms together in a clockwise circular motion and then massage the oil into the desired point of application. If applying directly to the desired area, use your hand to massage the oil in a circular motion into the skin.
  • NOTE: Most of the pure essential oils in your YL Premium Starter Kit are for both aromatic and topical use. Some pure essential oils, however, are very potent and some may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply pure vegetable oil such as YL V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex, or other quality carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil to the area to dilute. Please read label directions for each individual oil before using on skin.

Internal Consumption

Many essential oils may be used as food flavorings or dietary supplements. Before using any essential oil for internal consumption, however, first research your oil for it’s therapeutic benefits and to find out whether or not it is one you may ingest. The definitive ‘Essential Oils Desk Reference ~ 7th Edition‘ (Life Science Publishing) is a great resource. Young Living’s Vitality™ line of dietary essential oils gives you the freedom to share and explore some of our best-loved essential oils in a variety of nutritious and delicious ways.

  • Use to naturally flavour your favourite recipes.
  • Place drops of an internally consumable pure essential oil into an empty capsule and swallow the capsule with water.
  • OR add 1–2 drops to a glass of almond milk, or rice milk OR to a teaspoon of Agave Nectar or Honey, OR a spoonful of applesauce or yogurt OR add to a blender smoothie.
  • Place a drop on the end of your thumb or index finger and rub on the roof of your mouth. Use caution with this method as many essential oils are potent and better diluted as described above. Be sure the essential oil is GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) for use in this manner.Starter Kit Aug2017

GETTING STARTED:

To order essential oils produced with utmost purity from Young Living – World Leader in Essential Oils and save 24% all the time CLICK HERE

For questions or further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity contact Diana at Ounces Of Prevention. Email to:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

This site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult your health care practitioner prior to using your pure essential oils as outlined above.

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BEES & OILS: A Short Story

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by Diana E. Natalie Johnson

When you have a pear tree that bears forty dozen, you pick pears, give away pears, and cut up lots and lots of pears. You soak them in bowls of water with Lemon essential oil so they don’t oxidize and turn brown. Then you freeze those pears, so you can eat pears all winter long in yummy pear crumble with a drop of Nutmeg Vitality™ or Clove in the recipe. But still there are more pears…which fall to the ground, and BEES LOVE THEM!

Your excess pears, the one’s you haven’t given away yet, are sitting in a bin in your garage, where a couple of resourceful bees are hiding. Your friend drops something off and gets stung by one of the garage bees. So you grab some Lavender and Purification® essential oils for her to stop the sting!

It gets trickier because some of the pears inevitable begin to spoil so you place them into green waste, where the bees find them, and as we well know, when one bee finds a treasure, he sends a miraculous signal to the whole team, and you have a swarm around your pile of rotting pears! So you make a spray bottle with Lemongrass and Citronella and Peppermint essential oils.

You spray the bees away from the area long enough to do the only other thing you can think to do…grab a shovel and throw dirt over the rotting pears. But you somehow strain your low back doing this. Your favourite essential oil pain blends come in real handy in the bath that night…AromaSiez™ (7 drops in a handful of Epsom Salt), and Deep Relief™ topically applied and massaged in before bed. You load your Dewdrop™ ultrasonic diffuser with Lavender and Cedarwood for melatonin production, and have the best night’s sleep.

The next morning your back is feeling better but the bees are back hovering over your squishy pear dirt pile so you arm yourself with your super effective natural insect repellent spray made with essential oils and wait until dusk to shovel the whole mess into a green bag and tie it tight until frostier days arrive.

With a sigh of relief, you prepare for bed, loading your diffuser with Lavender and Cedarwood essential oil as always, so you can get the best sleep and dream of next year’s pear harvest.

~ THE END ~

GETTING STARTED:

To order the best diffusers and essential oils produced with utmost purity from Young Living – World Leader in Essential Oils and save 24% all the time CLICK HERE

For questions or further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity contact Diana at Ounces Of Prevention. Email to:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

This site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult your health care practitioner prior to using your pure essential oils as outlined above.

 

Greening Our Cleaning: Laundry – D.I.Y. Fabric Softener

Have you ever walked through a neighbourhood passing by houses and suddenly been struck with a strong unnatural scent, perhaps making the comment, “someone’s doing laundry!”

Most likely it was the smell of a laundry detergent laden with synthetic chemical fragrance, or a fabric softener or dryer sheet you that you smelled, wafting out from a laundry room vent.

CLOTHES DRYING / ANTI-STATIC / SOFTENING: We have a fast easy ‘recipe’ for making your own super effective fabric softener – like grandma used to do and then some!

(SEE ‘RECIPE’ BELOW)

And see our BASIC LAUNDRY SOAP ‘RECIPE’ as well.

Start by using silicone or other dryer balls such as those made from pure wool, in an electric or gas clothes dryer, to prevent static electricity. You can place a drop or two of a pure essential oil of your choosing onto or inside of one of these dryer balls for scent and to kill microbes.

“I remember ditching dryer sheets around about 1987, and didn’t use anything at all in the dryer until someone invented the little silicone “hedgehogs” as i like to call them. Now there are 100% wool dryer balls to which you can add a drop or two of your favourite essential oil or blend. The box says they reduce static, reduce drying time by 25%, eliminate wrinkles, are safe for sensitive skin, and soften clothes naturally.”

“This week I added a drop of Young Living’s ‘Purification’ essential oil blend to wool dryer balls and really loved the way the clothes DIDN’T smell when I was putting them away!”

“Some people use a rolled up ball of tinfoil to eliminate static electricity.”

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You can also easily and economically make your own liquid fabric ‘softener’ that works, and will not harm you body or the environment. It is especially nice to use when washing flannelette sheets. See recipe below.

 D.I.Y. NATURAL NON-TOXIC FABRIC SOFTENER RECIPE

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About Mainstream Laundry Products:

After looking into the list of chemicals in laundry products over two decades ago, I never purchased them again. It was scary stuff then, but what’s disturbing today is that ‘mainstream detergent makers’ are no longer required by law to list any of the carcinogenic and hormone-disrupting chemicals in their products on the labels. There is a telephone number to call “for more information”. I’ve tried calling that number, and didn’t get very far.

Today, we have the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. The EWG’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, they drive consumer choice and civic action.

EWG provides consumer guides to tens of thousands of products including food, personal care products, and cleaning products. The following guide shows how the EWG rates household and cleaning products (interesting to note that we couldn’t find one commercial fabric softener with less than a D to F rating):

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WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW:

LINEAR ALKY BENZENE SULFONATES (LAS) are petrochemicals that take a long time to biodegrade, which makes them a hazard to humans and animals (as benzene may cause cancer in humans) and to the environment.

There are countless research documents available, including this one from 1998, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services / Public Health Services National Institutes of Health, ran a National Toxicology Program study with over forty-eight distinguished contributors from the scientific community, who issued a report entitled, “Toxicology And Carcinogenesis – Studies of Technical Grade Sodium Xylenesulfonate (CAS NO. 1300-72-7) In F344/N Rats and B6C3F1 Mice (Dermal Studies). You can read their publication No. 98-3380# here

DIOXANE, or 1,4-dioxane, is a synthetic petrochemical, a byproduct of the manufacturing process, and a serious known carcinogen. It is not required to be listed on the label, and was found in over sixty percent of laundry detergents tested in 2010.

PHOSPHATES, used to help your clothes stay clean longer by preventing dirt from sticking to them, are a nightmare to ecosystems, triggering abnormal growth of marine plants.

ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES containing Phthalates / synthetic Fragrance or “parfum”. Phthalates interfere with the body’s proteins, are hormone disruptors classified as xenoestrogens, found in personal care products and plastics, and are linked to disease processes, linked to various toxic effects on mammals and fish, and can cause skin and eye irritation as well as allergies.

“Most laundry detergents,” writes Sabina M. DeVita, Ed.D.D.N.M., NNCP, IASP, “contain a potentially toxic brew of chemicals that can leave residues behind on your clothing, be absorbed by your skin or be released into the air you breath.” [p.56, Your Right To Know Vibrational Cleaning Guidebook, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-59930-435-9]

ABOUT DRYER SHEETS & FARBRIC SOFTENERS…here is an article stating that dryer sheets cause hormone imbalance, neurotoxicity, respiratory problems, and even cancer.

I used to tell my clients, “Always remember that your skin is your body’s largest eliminating and absorbing organ!”

To order the Young Living essential oils mentioned above, as well as the Thieves® line of non-toxic essential oil-infused household and kitchen-safe products at 24% discount CLICK HERE

And for questions or further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity shipped directly to your door, contact Diana at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

TOP TIPS for BETTER SLEEP

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If you’re in your twenties, a student , working, travelling – no matter who you are – did you know that turning off your electronics earlier in the evening and initiating a bedtime routine without “blue light”, is one of the top proven ways you can enjoy better more restorative sleep?

Age demographic: Who’s Using A Cellphone In The Bedroom?

Percent Who Don’t Sleep as Well Because of Technology*:


Percent of respondents, by age bracket, who said they agreed with the statement “I don’t sleep as well as I used to because I am connected to technology all the time” at a level of 8, 9, or 10, with 10 points meaning it describes them exactly (Time/Qualcomm)

*[The Atlantic: How Smartphones Hurt Sleep. Feb. 24, 2015]

ESSENTIAL OILS: MISSING LINKS FOR SOUND SLEEP

Using essential oils aromatically and topically at bedtime may also facilitate deep restorative sleep. Specific molecules found within certain pure therapeutic grade essential oils help to calm the mind and body, even stimulate they body’s natural production of serotonin (converted to melatonin).

A few drops of Lavender and Cedarwood essential oil, for example, in a cool mist ultrasonic diffuser, for example, can have a significant impact – improving our quality of sleep each night.

Or make a sleepy time roller ball bottle like THIS ONE and apply to feet, wrists, neck, or pillow at bedtime.

Want a few more tips to help bring balance to your daytime routine as well: Less Chaos In My Day. 

IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

For further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity contact Diana at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

To order the finest essential oils produced with utmost purity from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE.

Single Essential Oils: Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)

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❣️❣️❣️ Myrrh is a true GIFT we are blessed to have access to…
With it’s warm, uplifting earthy aroma, and so many practical benefits from skin to infections, Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) is one of the oldest documented aromatic plants used! …

👑 For centuries it was one of the world’s most desired and expensive commodities, more valued than gold by weight. Kings and Queens would do almost anything to have their Myrrh! Like Frankincense, Myrrh EO is distilled from resinous drops which tear from cuts in the bark of the tree.

📕 The #1 oil in the Holy Anointing Oil ‘recipe’ given to Moses for anointing and cleansing everything…Myrrh is the most mentioned of any oil in ancient Scripture…notably in relation to beauty, and romance.

😊 Super high in Sesquiterpene molecules, Myrrh impacts the limbic brain / hormonal system, is uplifting, promotes spiritual awareness, and is known to strengthen the mother-child bond, invoking feelings of safety and security.

 Not surprising Myrrh was one of the 3 gifts that wise men presented to Mary, Joseph, and infant son Jesus. Mothers’ of the day commonly applied Myrrh to prevent stretch marks, to heal thrush, fungal infections, and to prevent tooth & gum infections, gingivitis and mouth ulcers.
It was a “must-have” of the day in a nomadic culture…used as incense, for embalming, as a cure for leprosy, syphilis, herpes, digestion, wounds, general skin care and more…

😮 Today Myrrh is noted to be almost “anti-everything”…
a powerful antioxidant, antitumoral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, anti parasitic, and analgesic/anesthetic.

APPLICATIONS:
💦 Myrrh may be applied topically, diffused, and is approved in Canada for topical application as an NHP (Natural Health Product) and by the FDA as an FA (food additive) and FL (flavouring agent) – not for children under 6 years old.

💦 Myrrh may be used orally for gingivitis, gum infection and inflammation, canker sores, and sore throat.

💦 Myrrh is one of the most beautiful and effective essential oils to use for natural skin care and “anti-aging”.

🌱 Myrrh blends well with Frankincense, Lavender, Sandalwood, Patchouli, and all of the spice oils.

Young Living Myrrh Essential Oil: a little goes a long way – truly a valuable investment for your natural health cabinet…

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GETTING STARTED:

To order essential oils produced with utmost purity from Young Living – World Leader in Essential Oils and save 24% all the time CLICK HERE

For questions or further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity contact Diana at Ounces Of Prevention. Email to:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

This site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult your health care practitioner prior to using your pure essential oils as outlined above.

References: Essential Oils – Saving Face, Sabina M. DeVita, ©2016 Wellness Institute of Living and Learning, Essential Oils Guide, Endless Loop Apps Inc. © 2017, Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC., Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition. © 2016, Life Science Publishing. A Biblical Perspective On Essential Oils, ©2016. Teri Secrest, Young Living Essential Oils http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA.
IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

 

Single Essential Oils: Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)

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Did you know that there are 500 different species of Helichrysum, but only one…Helichrysum italicum…may be used therapeutically in medical aromatherapy?

Young Living carefully farms Helichrysum italicum in Split, Croatia.

💲🌼💲Helichrysum italicum has one short growing season each year which means the supply of pure, therapeutic-grade Helichrysum can be somewhat erratic making it’s essential oil a precious commodity indeed!!!

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You may have also heard of Helichrysum by its common names; EVERLASTING or IMMORTELLE. 🌼🌼🌼

🕵️‍♀️ Helichrysum has been studied in Europe for its enormous ability to promote healthy cell regeneration and normalize inflammation…Helichrysum is a key ingredient in expensive French beauty preparations 💄💄💄 such as L’Occitane en Provence‘s”Crème Divine” and “Skin Renewal System“, due to it’s chemical composition which supports daily rejuvenation and nourishment of cellular activity.

💙 PanAway® essential oil blend in your Premium Starter Kit from Young Living, contains Helichrysum italicum, as well as wintergreen, clove, and peppermint, all essential oils with unique pain relieving properties. More on PanAway@ here: https://ouncesofprevention.me/…/essential-oil-blends-panaw…/

“For those familiar with herbal medicine, Helichrysum is to Aromatherapy as Arnica is to Herbalism. Put simply, Helichrysum is a must have for traumas and first aid, swelling and scars.” [Veriditas Botanicals]

Helichrysum may also be found in the Young Living Essential Oils blends ‘Aroma Life™’, ‘Awaken™’, ‘Brain Power™’, ‘DEEP RELIEF™’, ‘M-Grain™’, and ‘Trauma Life™’.

“Helichrysum is a powerful anesthetic and analgesic and reduces pain from inflammation and muscle spasms.” [Essential Oils Desk Reference, 6th Edition, ©2014]

🌱 Helichrysum contains Neryl Acetate (over 40%) and di-ketones. These compounds are highly regarded for their exceptional regenerative and soothing properties, increasing blood flow and circulation to the region of application.

🌼 Helichrysum contains Alpha-, beta-, and gamma-curcumenes, which normalize inflammation.

💚 “Helichrysum also contains Di-ketones, which possess superb ability to promote healthy regeneration of new cells and tissue.” [Veriditas Botanicals]

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Have you had opportunity to experience the benefits of Young Living’s pure Helichrysum essential oil, or a blend containing Helichrysum???

GETTING STARTED:

To order essential oils produced with utmost purity from Young Living – World Leader in Essential Oils and save 24% all the time CLICK HERE

For questions or further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity contact Diana at Ounces Of Prevention. Email to:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

This site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult your health care practitioner prior to using your pure essential oils as outlined above.

IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

D.I.Y. Sing-A-Song Throat Spray

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Did you know that our version of an adult ‘Singer’s Throat Spray’ not only helps your voice to keep going strong when singing, cheering on your favourite sports team, or public speaking, but may also soothe throat irritation in general?

NOTES & CAUTIONS: Our Sing-A-Song Throat Spray is FOR ADULT USE ONLY.                

NOT FOR USE WITH CHILDREN.

Thieves® essential oil blend contains the following pure essential oils: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiata, and Rosemary cineol.

ADULTS: Spray once on back of throat prior to singing or public speaking, or when throat feels irritated from coughing.

Ingredients in a “Singer’s Throat Spray” are either certified G.R.A.S. (Generally Regarded As Safe for human consumption) by the FDA, approved by the FDA for use as a food additive (FA) or Flavoring Agent (FA), or as an N.H.P. (Natural Health Product) by Health Canada.

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To order Young Living Essential Oils online … the ONLY first distillation essential oils we choose to add to the D.I.Y. base for this precious skin serum, and to save 24% all the time CLICK HERE

For questions or further information on how to obtain these finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity shipped directly to your door, contact Diana at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

Golden Dewdrop FACE SERUM

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THE BASE:  Visit your local health store or pharmacy for quality Apricot Kernel Oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E skin oil, and pure vegetable glycerine.

In a 25 to 50 ML glass serum bottle or dropper bottle, add the following (see links above):

1 ounce Apricot Kernel oil

1/2 teaspoon Jojoba oil

1/4 teaspoon pure Vitamin E skin oil

1 drop pure food grade Vegetable Glycerine

ADD THE FOLLOWING PRECIOUS Young Living Essential Oils TO THE ABOVE D.I.Y. BASE:  (Note: You can start at the top of this list of anti-aging and protective essential oils – add the ones you have, and skip the ones you don’t until you acquire them…they may always be added later, and your bottle topped up with the D.I.Y. base.)

20 drops Young Living Therapeutic Grade Myrrh essential oil

10 drops YLTG Frankincense essential oil

10 drops YLTG Palmarosa essential oil

10 drops YLTG Carrot Seed essential oil (How to tell the difference between ‘Carrot Oil’ and ‘Carrot Seed Essential Oil’…The essential oil is generally sold in 5 ml bottles.)

5 drops each YLTG Balsam Fir EO, Cypress EO, Lavender EO, Geranium EO, Ocotea EO, and Roman Chamomile EO.

3 drops each YLTG Lemongrass EO, and Fennel EO

1 drop YLTG Patchouli essential oil

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You can totally customize* which YLTG essential oils you choose to add to a glorious D.I.Y. Skin Serum such as this!
…And once you have ingredients for a beautiful base, you will be able to make many many batches. Some people use sweet almond oil and apricot kernel oil. I personally prefer apricot kernel oil over sweet almond as it seems to last longer if i don’t use it all up right away…

The first time I made the serum it contained less than half of the essential oils listed. It has evolved over time into the ‘Golden Dewdrop Serum’, and become a favourite part of morning & evening routine 

* Problem skin or Acne? Add or substitute a few drops of Cedarwood, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Elemi, or Juniper.
* Dry Skin? Add or substitute a few drops of Sandalwood.
* Sensitive Skin? Try Jasmine, Neroli, Rose, or Ylang Ylang.

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To order Young Living Essential Oils online … the ONLY first distillation essential oils we choose to add to the D.I.Y. base for this precious skin serum, and to save 24% all the time CLICK HERE

For questions or further information on how to obtain these finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity shipped directly to your door, contact Diana at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

CLARITY™ Essential Oil Blend

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We still regularly use all of the single oils and blends which came in our Young Living Premium Starter Kit of essential oils. That box of 11 oils and accessories has been our go-to for many common everyday wellness applications. We have also discovered our favourites “outside of the box” and would like to share one of them with you here…

My husband and I use Clarity™ essential oil blend, formulated by D. Gary Young of Young Living Essential Oils, while working in the office, studying, and preparing for a meeting or to teach a class or group training.

We find that this particular blend alleviates mental fatigue, and really helps to promote a clear mind, mental focus, greater concentration and alertness. Greater perceptiveness, memory retention and recall are what we’re personally experiencing whenever we use this blend. Modern research indicates that specific oils within this blend may assist in the decalcification of the pineal gland and in offloading heavy metal accumulation in the brain – improving what is commonly referred to today as “brain fog”.

The stimulating essential oils in Clarity™ blend include Peppermint and Rosemary, both traditionally used to promote mental sharpness and to renew energy levels.

Other pure essential oils found in this blend include Lemon, Basil, Roman Chamomile, Coriander, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Jasmine, Palmarosa, and Cardamon.

Looking for a naturally balancing way to enjoy greater mental alertness? Try Clarity™ essential oil blend from Young Living Essential Oils – the world leader today in genuine therapeutic grade essential oils.

APPLICATION:

This blend may be diffused into the atmosphere of your home or workplace using a cool mist ultrasonic diffuser [comes with your Young Living Starter Kit], or diluted in equal parts in a carrier oil such as V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex and applied topically to ears, wrists, forehead, on the back of the neck, on the temples, or to the bottoms of the feet (especially to the large toe). A few drops of Clarity™ essential oil blend may also be added to a handful of Epsom Salt and tossed into bathwater. Many of the single oils in this blend are beautifully soothing and relieving when added to the bath.

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For questions or further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity contact Diana E. Natalie Johnson at:

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IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO GREATER WELLNESS NATURALLY.

References: Essential Oils – Vibrational Cleaning, Sabina M. DeVita, ©2013 Wellness Institute of Living and Learning, Endless Loop Apps Inc. © 2017, Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC., Essential Oils Desk Reference, Sixth Edition. © 2014, Life Science Publishing. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele. ©2014. Robert Rose Inc. Young Living Essential Oils www.youngliving.com/en_CA.

 

 

Dishwasher Tabs: D.I.Y. with essential oils

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by Diana E. Natalie Johnson
RECIPE PROVIDED BY: Michelle Anderson of ‘The Glow Drops’. PHOTOS: Michelle Anderson.

So you open the dishwasher to put away the “clean” dishes and are hit with a cloud of synthetic chemical scent – enough to give some people a headache. Your forks taste like cheap perfume, and your drinking glass smells like a dryer sheet. First world problem, yes, and one we would do well to avoid. Especially as we become more diligent in kicking harsh chemicals out of our lives that lurk in so many commercial products, and invite nature’s remedies, healers and detoxifiers in…

DID YOU KNOW? FORMALDEHYDE, a dangerous substance, given the red flag by health agencies, is still used in dishwashing products? “Formaldehyde can be listed as methyl glycol, formalin, methyl oxide, paraform, formic aldehyde, methanal, oxymethylene, or CAS Number 50-00-0. All of these are names for formaldehyde under OSHA’s* Formaldeyde standard.”(1)

(*OSHA: Occupational Safety & Health Administration)

One of the most popular commercial dishwasher detergents on the market today contains a potentially toxic harmful brew including alcohol ethoxylates

SO WHY D.I.Y.?

These essential oil-infused D.I.Y. dish tabs WORK and are EASY to make, providing a safe, cost-effective alternative to those heavily perfumed and potentially toxic commercial dish tabs or pods…while at the same time PROTECTING your indoor air quality and food surfaces from harmful residues.

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A shout out to our friend Michelle, of The Glow Drops, a vibrant Young Living essential oils group, for providing us with this D.I.Y. and the lovely pictures to go with it…

D.I.Y. DISH TABS Ingredients:

For one batch you will need…

Glass or stainless steel mixing bowl, measuring cup, a half teaspoon measure, an ice cube tray to use as a mould, and a storage container.

1 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)

1/2 cup fine sea salt

1/4 cup citric acid

1/2 to 1 Tablespoon  Thieves™ Household Cleaner (a truly all-aurpose ‘Essential Oil Infused’ concentrate). NOTE: Keep adding Thieves concentrate in 1/2 teaspoon increments until the mixture holds together loosely when squeezed in your hand. SEE PHOTO BELOW…

(Note: Citric acid occurs naturally in citrus fruits. As an isolated compound it is sold as a white crystalline powder, available at your local bulk foods store. Citric acid is used as a food additive/preservative, and as a powerful cleaning agent. A natural chemical, Citric acid is a weak organic tricarboxylic acid having the chemical formula C₆H₈O₇.

METHOD & USAGE:

In a glass or stainless steel mixing bowl, measure and mix all ingredients JUST UNTIL moistened.

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SUCCESS HINT: START WITH THE one teaspoon of Thieves™ Cleaning Concentrate and only add the additional half teaspoon if needed for the mixture to loosely hold its form.

Press into an ice cube tray. Let sit to dry overnight.

Carefully pop your dish tabs out of the ice cube tray and store in a container.

Use as you would commercial dishwasher tabs – add to machine for any cycle.

USAGE TIP: Your D.I.Y. Dish tabs also make great ‘toilet bombs’. Toss one in the bowl and watch it fizz and bubble! Swish with a cleaning brush and flush! Safe for septic systems and not harmful to municipal water supplies.

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  1. Saving Face. ©2016. Sabina M. DeVita, Wellness Institute of Living and Learning.

IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN IS SIMPLY INTENDED TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

Citrus Fresh™ Essential Oil Blend

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Young Living’s Citrus Fresh Essential Oil blend offers the benefits of several Cold-Pressed Citrus Essential Oils.

Citrus Fresh

Citrus Fresh, a favourite blend for Cool Mist Diffusing, contains pure essential oils cold pressed from the peel of Orange, Tangerine, Mandarin Grapefruit, and Lemon. These oils are strong natural antiseptics which may work well for killing airborne bacteria. Citrus oils are also known for their relaxing and calming effect, and for enhancing the feeling of well-being in children.

Pure Spearmint essential oil is added to the blend providing additional anti fungal and antiseptic properties and acting as an antidepressant by relieving mental fatigue. Both the citrus oils and the spearmint in Citrus Fresh are known in aromatherapy to lift one’s spirits and bring emotional balance. This is part of the joy of peeling and eating oranges. It’s an aromatherapy experience!

Flavouring drinking water with this blend not only helps to purify the water but may benefit the lymphatic and immune systems as well.

CHEMISTRY OF CITRUS OILS:

Citrus trees produce and store their essential oil in their fruits in “Endodermal Secretory Sacs” ~ spherical sacs located in the peel just below the surface of their skins. The secretory sacs fill up with essential oil molecules as the fruit ripens.

“The one component that citrus trees produce in abundance in their fruit peels is a molecule called Limonene”, writes Dr. Cole Woolley, PhD.  “You also know it as D-Limonene. Limonene is detected by your nose as a ‘citrus, orange, sweet, and fresh’ aroma….Orange oil is nearly exclusively composed of LIMONENE (95%), with only 5% being composed of about 100 other molecules. Lemon oil contains about 65% Limonene”.

Limonene is a potent antioxidant photochemical that prevents DNA damage linked to cancer and accelerated aging, and has been extensively studied in over 50 clinical studies for its ability to combat tumor growth.

The essential oils in Citrus Fresh™ blend may aid digestion, balance and increase metabolism, benefit the cardiovascular system. Lemon oil, for example, has been investigated for its potential to reduce LDL cholesterol levels and stimulate normal peristalsis (the rhythmic contraction of the bowel which aids proper elimination). 100.00% pure and unadulterated cold pressed Lemon essential oil creates alkalinity in the body, and improves the function of the pancreas, gallbladder and liver.

Citrus Fresh Essential Oil Blend: APPLICATION:

AROMATIC USE: You may wish to diffuse Citrus Fresh™ to lift mood, and/or combat depression, anxiety, insomnia, or nervousness.

TOPICAL USE: Did you know that D-Limonene in citrus oils can support lymphatic drainage and help you overcome a cold fast!?  Mix Citrus Fresh™ with coconut oil or V-6 carrier oil and rub it on your neck, or apply 2 to 4 drops on Vita Flex points on feet or hands.

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING: A few drops of Citrus Fresh EO blend may be added to your natural ‘truly green’ D.I.Y. household cleaning and laundering products for added anti-microbial and aromatic benefits! SEE THE ‘Essential D.I.Y.’s’ section of this ‘Ounces Of Prevention’ blog for ideas and ‘recipes’.

DIETARY USE: The citrus oils in this blend as well as the spearmint are generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA. A drop may be diluted in a teaspoon of honey or in four ounces of a beverage such as almond milk. One or two drops may be ingested mixed with olive oil in a cellulose or gelatin capsule.

CAUTIONS: Use of citrus oils as a dietary supplement not recommended for children under 6 years of age. Use in greater dilution for children over 6 years of age.

ALL CITRUS OILS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE ‘PHOTOSENSITIZING’ TO SKIN WHEN APPLIED TOPICALLY…Simply avoid direct sunlight (i.e. UV rays) for up to 12 hours following topical application use of citrus essential oils.

To order Citrus Fresh™ Essential Oil Blend, produced with utmost purity from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE

For questions or further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity contact Diana at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

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IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.
References: Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC. AROMATHERAPY, Essential Oils in Colour, Caddy Classic Profiles, Rosemary Caddy BSc Hons ARCS MISPA, ©1997 Amberwood Publishing, Essential Oils Desk Reference, Sixth Edition. © 2014, Life Science Publishing. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele. ©2014. Robert Rose Inc., Cole Woolley, PhD – Exploring Essential Oils – Facebook, School of Nature’s Remedies – Core Vigor and Vitality, Make Wellness Your Lifestyle, © 2012 Life Science Publishing., Experience The World of Essential Oils Version 2.0, Young Living Essential Oils.