Personal 6 Month Essential Oils Diary:

Welcome to a personal essential oils diary of the diverse ways in which Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils are being used surrounding home and family life.

My Starter Kit Oils

Note To Reader: Entries are posted top to bottom ~ most recent to oldest.

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3.09.2016 Woke up with earache in right ear only. Diluted Helichrysum, Lavender, and Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) YLTG essential oils in V6 carrier oil, and applied around outside of ear front and back. Dull ear ache continued all day getting worse this evening when I followed instruction in the Essential Oils Desk Reference ~ Sixth Edition to “Put 2-3 drops of the diluted essential oils on a piece of cotton and place carefully over the ear opening, to leave in overnight.” I place 2 drops each Helichrysum, Lavender, and Tea Tree YLTG essential oils on a little cotton pad, balled it up and placed gently in outer ear. My ear stopped aching almost immediately!!! I’m so amazed. I don’t want to take the cotton ball off in case it starts aching again. Will post an update tomorrow.

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01.09.2016 At request of my mum’s P.S.W. (because “she loves the way it smells”), topped up her spray bottle of natural household cleaner made with Young Living’s proprietary Thieves® household cleaning concentrate. See D.I.Y. ‘recipe’ below:

14 oz Thieves Bottle BACK

Thieves® Natural Household Multi-Purpose Cleaner

To a 500 ml glass bottle with spray top, add the following: – 3 cups water (distilled or boiled and cooled), 1 capful Thieves household cleaner OR 20 drops Thieves® oil blend, and 1 Tablespoon to 1/4 cup white vinegar.

1-2.09.2016 Diffusing R.C. essential oil blend at night, and Peppermint EO during day for clearer breathing during height of ragweed allergy season.

29.08.2016 Mum (81) was dizzy and nauseous, went by ambulance to hospital emergency dept. where she was told she had common vertigo and there was nothing they could do. Diluted 2 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Lavender, 1 drop each Peppermint & Rosemary YLTG essential oils (1:1 in coconut oil) and massaged around the outside (front & back) of mum’s ears and lobes, gently tugging on lobes in circular motion. Dizziness subsided.

25-28.08.2016 Applying Aroma Siez™ essential oil blend diluted 1:1 in V6 carrier oil on pulled shoulder a.m. and p.m. to relax muscle ache and reduce inflammation. Aroma Siez™ is a blend of 5 YLTG essential oils; Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint, and Cypress.

20.08.2016 Diffusing Peppermint + Rosemary + Citrus Fresh in hubby’s office to help with study / focus / memory and concentration.

17.08.2016 Enjoyed a vinaigrette on salad that included a couple drops of Lemongrass essential oil, and a fruit salad which had a drop of Jade Lemon EO included. SO delicious.

15.08.2016 Made a ‘muscle-spray’ for my mum, 81, (to help with joint / muscle / rheumatic pain) with Witch Hazel, vegetable glycerine, and Aroma Siez essential oil blend (containing basil, lavender, cypress, marjoram, and peppermint EO’s) as well as Wintergreen, and Helichrysum essential oils.  NOTE: Aroma Siez blend also provides aromatherapy benefits of calming / anti-anxiety / relaxing.

AROMA SIEZ PLUS ~ ‘MUSCLE SPRAY’: Place all ingr.’s in 4 ounce glass bottle with trigger sprayer, shake well before each application:

70 ml Thayer’s certified organic Witch Hazel + Aloe Vera

2 drops vegetable glycerine

45 drops Aroma Siez essential oil blend

5 drops Wintergreen essential oil

5 drops Helichrysum essential oil

OPTIONAL: Instead of Wintergreen and Helichrysum, add 10 drops of PanAway essential oil blend (contains both wintergreen & helichrysum), NOTE: Comes in Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit of pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

13-16.08.2016 Ongoing dental / gum issues behind a molar recently worked on meant dealing with a very achey “keeping you awake at night” situation. Initially applied Copaiba EO (from Starter Kit) in a dab of coconut oil with a Q-Tip. Still not ‘Tylenol-free’ i tried Thieves blend (also from the YL Starter Kit) the coconut oil on affected area. It also helped to some extent. Then i tried brushing my teeth and gums with coconut oil alternating between and a drop of Myrrh and a drop of Thieves blend on my tooth brush. My gums healed up within 48 hours, though i had made a dentist appointment to see if there were other issues going on. It’s now written in my dental charts that Myrrh EO helped to heal my gums…and it was interesting being asked three times, “how do you spell that?” M.Y.R.R.H. (Only in the past Century have we not known how to spell one of the most widely used herbs / essential oils in all of history). Note: Myrrh is a common and desirable ingredient in many oral hygiene and natural skin care products. Re. oral use and/or ingestion: SEE PRECAUTIONS HERE.

11.08.2016 Appointment with urogynecologist who asked if i use an estrogen or other supplement. Told them i’ve been using the natural progesterone transdermal / topical supplement Progessence Phyto Plus, to level out and manage menopausal symptoms of estrogen-dominance, to which they replied, ‘Oh, O.K.’ and wrote it on my chart.

11.08.2016 Early morning drive into Toronto, hot and hazzey, poor air quality – wore my “diffuser necklace” with Peppermint essential oil, and carried En-R-Gee blend in purse containing uplifting, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, energizing oils which also aid my lungs and respiration: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), juniper (Juniperus osteosperma and J. scopulorum), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), Idaho balsam fir (Abies balsamea), clove (Syzygium aromaticum), and black pepper (Piper nigrum).

10.08.2016 Loving my oil-infused ‘Dry Shampoo’ these hot sweaty summer days. We are in a heat wave in Ontario! …

Di's Dry Shampoo

Di’s D.I.Y. DRY SHAMPOO:

STEP 1) BASE:

  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch

STEP 2) COLOUR:

  • Light / or blonde hair – Do not add cocoa, unless roots are dark
  • For medium hair / roots – Add 1 Tablespoon Light cocoa powder
  • For dark hair / roots – Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons Dark (Royal Dutch) pure cocoa powder

STEP 3) ESSENTIAL OILS:

  • Add 2 drops Lavender EO, 1 drop Cedarwood EO, and 2 drops Peppermint EO

Mix well and use a paper funnel to pipe into a large size glass Salt or Pepper shaker with stainless steel lid with holes for sprinkling. OR use a container such as the one pictured. Use a makeup brush to apply dry shampoo to roots and brush through oily hair to absorb oils and make your hair smell delicious!!

09.08.2016 Made a cellulite / varicose vein “Magic Leg Massage Oil” in a roller ball bottle…

  • 10 drops Cedarwood
  • 10 drops Clary Sage
  • 10 drops Cypress
  • 6 drops Grapefruit
  • 3 drops Juniper, or EN-R-GEE blend
  • 3 or 4 drops Vitamin E oil.
    Fill a 10ml roller ball bottle (stainless steel roller) 1/2 full with carrier oil, add your Essential Oils, vit. E., cap, and shake well. Apply to legs / areas of cellulite / varicose veins / uneven skin tone or abrasions.
    💙 Mmm altogether it smells so good and feels amazing! 👠

08.08.2016 Made a “hypotension blend” of therapeutic grade essential oils in a carrier oil base for my mama, 81 years, who has trouble with her BP dropping in the a.m.

“Put-the-Pressure-On Massage Blend” Help for LOW blood pressure (Hypotension) (recipe from The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele. ©2014. Robert Rose Inc.)

  • 25 drops Clary Sage YLTG essential oil
  • 20 drops Rosemary YLTG essential oil
  • 10 drops Black Pepper YLTG essential oil
  • 10 drops Peppermint YLTG essential oil
  • 7 drops Thyme YLTG essential oil
  • FILL stainless steel roller ball BOTTLE 1/3 full with carrier oil, add essential oils, cap, and shake well.

07.08.2016 Made a safe non-toxic D.I.Y. SINK & TUB SCRUB using baking soda, pure-castile liquid soap, and Thieves Household Cleaner Concentrate (antibacterial/antimicrobial – containing YL Thieves essential oil blend with clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus).

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D.I.Y. Sink & Tub Scrub Recipe: 1/2 cup baking soda, 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp Thieves Cleaner Concentrate, and 1 Tbsp pure-castile liquid soap. Mix together into a paste and store in a glass jar. Effortlessly takes care of soap scum, oil, grease, and hard water scale.

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2-4.08.2016 Toothache in left side of mouth, hard to isolate which molar, pain moving between upper and lower…called my dentist and they are away on holiday. Combined a few drops of YL therapeutic grade Copaiba essential oil and a few drops of Thieves™ essential oil blend in a teaspoon of coconut oil in a small glass jar. Applied to gums with a Q-Tip inside mouth in the area of discomfort while at work. Rubbed Copaiba essential oil NEAT (undiluted) with clean finger on gums around affected teeth, morning and night. Copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55%) of any known essential oil – acting as the ‘Ibuprofen’ of essential oils with its local anaesthetic activity. [Other essential oils high in betacaryophyllene are helichrysum, clove, basil, oregano, black pepper, rosemary and cinnamon bark oils, three of which are found in Young Living’s Thieves™ essential oil blend].  Lastly, I diluted 2 drops of YL Frankincense oil in V-6 Carrier oil and rubbed into the OUTSIDE of my cheek in the area of discomfort, around the outside of my ear and on upper neck below jaw line. Did this morning and night. After two days the aching has subsided and is almost unnoticeable.

25-29.07.2016 Sat with my mama in hospital emergency until she was admitted for 4 days.  Had bottle of ‘EN-R-GEE’ essential oil blend in my purse, along with a roller ball bottle with Vetiver essential oil. Rubbed the two, together, on wrists and neck, and inhaled. Not only did these oils reduce anxiety, keep us energized, and sanitize our hands, I am certain that inhaling them protected us from whatever viruses and bacteria had several patients in isolation all around us. ‘EN-R-GEE’ essential oil blend smells wonderful; contains rosemary, juniper, lemongrass, nutmeg, Idaho balsam fir, clove, and black pepper. Vetiver essential oil is distilled from the roots of a scented wild grass originating in South Asia. Vetiver strengthens the nervous and immune systems. It is deeply relaxing, balancing, grounding, and calming. It’s warm musky earthy lemon-grassy aroma blends well with other oils.

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22-23.07.2016 An accident-prone day at work. The first ladder bit my hand hard between thumb & wrist, and a second ladder ATE my left shin hard so that the pain radiated all the way up to my hip! Applied arnica (homeopathic) right away AND a co-worker who loves YL oils as much as i do had brought me a precious gift of some pure Helichrysum YLTG essential oil in the sweetest little 2 dram glass bottle…so it was the PERFECT GO-TO and perfect timing! I applied a little bit NEAT (or straight) on both sites. Helichrysum is known for its ability to regenerate tissue and improve circulation. You can read more about Helichrysum essential oil and the blend containing it HERE. Once home, applied more Helichrysum plus PanAway™ YLTG essential oil blend diluted in V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex carrier oil and repeated before bedtime. My shin bone which was soooo painful before bed so that i could barely touch it, was pain AND bruise free the next morning! You can’t tell me God wasn’t looking out for me knowing exactly what I’d need that day…THANKFUL for the blessing of a gift of the perfect essential oil on just the right day it was needed!

21.07.2016 Using Progessence Phyto Plus every day, and it continues to be of tremendous benefit to hormonal balance and all of the good things that go along with that. You can read more about this natural progesterone supplement containing pure YLTG oils HERE.

19-20.07.2016 Back to work after a week of holidays, and it is super HOT in Ontario with record breaking high temps. Applying Peppermint & Rosemary diluted in V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex carrier oil to back of neck and shoulders to stay cool and refreshed.  Also using the YLTG essential oil blend EN-R-GEE containing rosemary, juniper, lemongrass, nutmeg, Idaho balsam fir, clove, and black pepper, to revitalize, stimulate, uplift, and strengthen, as i get back into a busy routine.

15-16.07.2016 Summer “cold” tried to rear it’s ugly head…but WAIT…”ImmuPower” to the rescue!! A powerful blend of YLTG essential oils rubbed on bottoms of feet, along with R.C. Blend on chest, and a drop of Thieve’s Blend in some coconut oil applied to the roof of mouth. I also diffused Lavender & Frankincense at bedtime. Within 24 hours ALL SYMPTOMS GONE and ENERGY BACK TO NORMAL! [ImmuPower blend contains hyssop, mountain savoury, cysts, camphor, frankincense, oregano, clove, cumin, and dorado azul]. [R.C. Blend contains 3 kinds of eucalyptus Eucalyptus, myrtle, spruce, peppermint, pine, lavender, marjoram, and cypress]. [Thieve’s Blend contains clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, an eucalyptus].

13-15.07.2016 Benefiting from a special therapeutic grade essential oil blend calle Magnify Your Purpose (containing Sandalwood, Sage, Coriander, Patchouli, Nutmeg, Bergamot, Cinnamon bark, Ginger, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium) as well as the single oil Vetiver. Both are helping with focus and concentration during reading and study time as I plough through some extra chemistry reading material during summer vacation. NOTE re. Vetiver: Vetiver essential oil may be applied ‘Neat’ or straight, but because it is naturally more thick/viscous  I dilute it in a carrier oil in a roller-ball bottle for ease of use.

11-12.07.2016 Mild sinus/throat infection?! Whether its July or January I am prepared!…Diffused pure Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils at bedtime – Frankincense, Lavender, and Thieves blend, as well as rubbing Thieves blend into soles of feet (putting socks on) at bedtime, and a drop or two of R.C. Blend (respiratory care with three kinds of EucalyptusMyrtleSprucePeppermintPineLavenderMarjoram, and Cypress pure essential oils) in carrier oil rubbed on throat and chest during the day and at bedtime. Way to “nip it in the bud!”

09.07.2016 Put pure Peppermint and Rosemary YLTG essential oils on my diffuser necklace for drive into Toronto…when the highway fumes get to be too much, I inhale these essential oils for relief and a quick energy boost!

08.07.2016 Loving the YL Moisturizing Bar Soap with Sacred Mountain pure essential oil blend (Spruce, Ylang Ylang, Idaho Balsam Fir, and Cedarwood). This is the second bar soap from Young Living I have used (they last a LONG time!) The first bar i tried was Lavender-Rosewood. These all-natural bar soaps are hand poured and cured for almost a month, and are created through a proprietary 16th century Spanish soap-making process combined with modern technology resulting in a mild, long lasting bar soap, made with pure therapeutic-grade essential oils. Heavenly!!

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05.07.2016 Tried a friend’s amazing D.I.Y.skin ointment / healing lotion and loved it. Customized the recipe for after gardening, for summer feet, etc. Here’s MY RECIPE:

DJ’s HOMEMADE SKIN LOTION RECIPE: Ingredients Listed below…Melt Shea butter, Cocoa butter, and beeswax, in glass jar in top of double boiler…stir with glass stirring rod or stainless steel spoon. Meanwhile beat together all other ingredients on high speed with electric or stand mixer in a glass or stainless steel bowl…add melted ingredients and continue beating until creamy. Pour into small glass jar(s) and refrigerate until firm. *NOTE: You can research and add whatever pure essential oils you choose for your own skin care needs.

  • 1/8 cup Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1/8 cup Organic extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Organic deodorized Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Organic Shea Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Belgium Cocoa Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon pure Beeswax
  • 3 Tablespoons certified organic Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure Vitamin E oil
  • 3 or 4 drops pure Vegetable Glycerine (helps the oils to blend)
  • 5 drops each pure YLTG Frankincense and Lavender essential oils *
  • 3 drops pure YLTG Cedarwood essential oil *
  • 3 drops each of other YLTG single essential oils such as VetiverSandalwood, or Geranium, or an oil blend* of your choice.

*Gentle Baby® essential oil blend is excellent for skin care, containing YLTG GeraniumRosewood, Coriander, Palmarosa, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Jasmine, and Rose essential oils)

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29-30.06.2016 In the dentist’s chair for 2 1/2 hours – two molar restorations, upper and lower – FIVE needles for freezing. Jaw and mouth achy & sore…Applied Sacred Frankincense (and/or Frankincense) to outer jaw, rinsed mouth with a drop of Thieves essential oil blend (Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary), as well as placing a drop of Thieves oil on soft bristle toothbrush and gently brushing teeth and gums. Instant relief!!

24-27.06.2016 Painting a bedroom. Diffusing ‘Purification’ essential oil blend (containing Lemongrass, Rosemary, Melaleuca, Myrtle and Citronella essential oils) – neutralizes odours including paint fumes, purifies the air! Works fast and well!

23.06.2016 Made new batch of all-purpose household cleaner/degreaser.  [3 cups distilled water (boiled & cooled), 1/3 cup white vinegar, 1 cap-full Young Living’s Thieve’s Household Cleaner concentrate, (OR 20 drops Thieves essential oil blend) 5 drops Citrus Fresh essential oil blend (orange, grapefruit, mandarin, tangerine, lemon, spearmint), and 1 Tablespoon Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile liquid soap. Pour into a glass spray bottle. Shake before each use.] Note: Adding the liquid castile soap makes it even more of a ‘degreaser’ – extra help for kitchen cleanup!

22.06.2016 Made new version of ‘Comfort Bath Salts’ D.I.Y. to gift – great for achey muscles during gardening season – Used 1:1 ratio of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) to Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), plus Young Living pure Lavender, Rosemary, and Cedarwood essential oils (2 drops each), and a Tbsp of dried flowers of choice (lavender flowers, chamomile flowers, hibiscus, or comfrey). For a small 6 oz glass jar that’s 1/4 cup epsom salt + 1/4 cup baking soda. Added drops of EO’s and stirred together very well!

20.06.2016 Been using a D.I.Y. ‘Dry Shampoo’ recipe that works very well! 2 Tablespoons each of pure Arrowroot (starch) and Cornstarch + 1 Tablespoon pure light cocoa, 3 drops pure Lavender essential oil, and 2 drops pure Peppermint EO. We’re calling it “Cocoa-Lavender-Mint Dry Shampoo”; store in a ‘salt shaker’, sprinkle on roots and brush into hair as needed, to absorb oils and freshen hair. GREAT SUMMER D.I.Y. FOR TRAVEL, CAMPING, COTTAGE TIME, etc. Washes out well!

19.06.2016 Leading Sunday morning worship – Cedarwood and Sacred Frankincense essential oils during early morning prayer and preparation time. (The Bible mentions 33 species and more than 500 ref.’s in 70% of it’s books to EO’s and the aromatic plants from which they came – and most references are related to prayer and worship of the One true God.)

16.06.2016 Crazy busy week. Diffusing Peppermint & Rosemary essential oils in the a.m. to ‘get going’, and Cedarwood & Lavender at bedtime to sleep well!

10-12.06.2016 Away for the weekend, packed light, instead of bringing our essential oil diffuser, we brought little roller-ball bottles of DiGize essential oil blend (containing Tarragon, Peppermint, Ginger, Juniper, Fennel, Anise, Lemongrass, and Patchouli), and a Sleep aid blend of Lavender, Cedarwood, and Frankincense.

09.06.2016 Made a Romance Bath Salts’ D.I.Y. for a gift (Used 1:1 ratio of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) to Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), plus Young Living pure Lavender essential oil, and ‘Joy’ essential oil blend, and a Tbsp of dried flowers of choice (lavender flowers, chamomile flowers, hibiscus, or comfrey). For a small 6 oz glass jar that’s 1/4 cup epsom salt + 1/4 cup baking soda. Added drops of EO’s and stirred together very well. Also as anniversary gifts – made a Sleep Stick’ roller ball bottle (blend of Cedarwood, Lavender, and Frankincense essential oils) and a ‘Soothing Skin Cream’ with an aloe base, shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, Sacred Frankincense, Lavender, Cedarwood, and Gentle Baby essential oil blend.

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08.06.2016 An unseasonably cold and miserable day outside, feeling chilled, so diffused Thieves essential oil blend – warming scent and immune-enhancing – after dinner while enjoying a cup of tea and a Scrabble game with hubby. Won by 17 points (:

07.06.2016 Applied PanAway 1:1 with carrier oil to stiff and sore upper arm of family member following booster inoculation at doctors.

06.06.2016 Diffusing Cedarwood and Lavender essential oils at night. Deep restorative several nights in a row. Beauty combination.

05.06.2016 Made a respiratory care essential oil blend for family member with R.C. Blend, in a bottle with a roller ball for ease of application.

04.06.2016 Skinned and bruised my left shin pretty good outdoors today. After I danced around with the pain I applied PanAway EO blend in a couple drops of sweet almond oil, followed by aloe vera gel and Copaiba oil a half hour later. Pain stopped almost immediately, and bruising noticeably stopped spreading after an  hour.

03.06.2016 Been using Progessence Phyto Plus for over a week and LOVE IT! (high quality wild yam extract, vitex oil, Copaiba, Sacred Frankincense, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Rosewood, Clove, Bergamot, and vitamin E. A potent combination of essential oils to promote improved hormone balance and emotional and physical well-being in women). Sleeping so well, and no symptoms of estrogen dominance (e.g. hot flashes, mood swing, etc.)

03.06.2016 Diffused 2 drops JOY essential oil blend (containing Bergamot, Lemon, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang, Mandarin, Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Coriander essential oils) at bedtime, with a couple drops of Lavender and Cedarwood. Ahh-maz-ing!

02.06.2016 Had colleagues in for a meeting. Diffused Peppermint, with Cedarwood, and Joy essential oil blend. A lovely uplifting and grounding combination.

29/05.2016 Made another healing skin cream for a friend, and one for my mom, both with Sacred Frankincense (Boswellia sacra) Essential Oil, and a drop of Joy essential oil blend, in an aloe vera base with organic Shea butter.

28.05.2016 Second day using new bottle of Progessence Phyto Plus (high quality wild yam extract, vitex oil, Copaiba, Sacred Frankincense, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Rosewood, Clove, Bergamot, and vitamin E. A potent combination of essential oils to promote improved hormone balance and emotional and physical well-being in women. Possibly my new best EO friend! Love. Also added Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) EO to my D.I.Y. bug repellent blend (see 23.05.2016).

27.05.2016 Diffused Peppermint EO in the morning before work. Both hubby and I perked right up after staying up later than usual night before; a great morning oil! Received monthly ER order…including a bottle of JOY essential oil blend (containing Bergamot, Lemon, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang, Mandarin, Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Coriander essential oils). Perfect bedtime oil to diffuse and or massage on back and neck in a carrier oil, as each of these oils have deeply relaxing, calming properties!

26.05.2016 Hosted essential oils talk in evening, diffused a favourite ‘entertaining blend’ of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils.

25.05.2016 Also great for achey muscles during gardening season – made demo of D.I.Y ‘Comfort Bath Salts’ in preparation for Thursday evening’s essential oils info night using Gentle Baby EO blend, Peppermint essential oil, and Citrus Fresh blend. Used 1:1 ratio of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) to Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), plus 6 to 8 drops of these soothing essential oils/blends, and a Tbsp of dried flowers of choice (lavender flowers, chamomile flowers, hibiscus, or comfrey). For a small 6 oz glass jar that’s 1/4 cup epsom salt + 1/4 cup baking soda. Added drops of EO’s and stirred together very well!

23.05.2016 Big gardening weekend – planting early morning and evening to beat the heat, keeping bugs at bay with D.I.Y. bug repellent

ESSENTIAL OIL BUG REPELLENT: For a 4oz spray bottle used the following ‘recipe’:
2 oz. distilled water (boiled & cooled)
2 oz. unscented Witch Hazel (Thayer’s brand plain unscented with Aloe leaf juice)
1/4 teaspoon pure vegetable glycerine (moisturizing and helps oils & water mix)
Add the following pure essential oils/blends from your Starter Kit:
2 drops Thieves blend
4 drops Purification blend
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Peppermint 

[Optional oils to add if you have on hand: 2 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 2 drops Citrus Fresh, and 2 drops Rosemary EO.

22.05.2016 R.C. Blend at bedtime to continue to clear sinuses and calm lungs – tail end of cold, almost gone!

21.05.2016 Continuing PanAway blend in carrier oil on hubby’s foot (see 15.05.2016) each night before bed, followed by Copaiba essential oil. Bruising almost gone and pain negligible.

20.05.2016 New bottle of R.C.Blend came in the mail today…still decongesting (lungs & sinus) so will be diffusing again at bedtime! Also, received an NFR (US warehouse) order with a Tranquil blend roll-on (100% pure Lavender, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile EO’s)…absolutely heavenly, and just in time for the long weekend!

19.05.2016 Finally got around to making my own natural bug repellent spray ~ been giving them away! For a 4oz spray bottle used the following ‘recipe’:
2 oz. distilled water (boiled & cooled)
2 oz. unscented Witch Hazel (Thayer’s brand plain unscented with Aloe leaf juice)
1/4 teaspoon pure vegetable glycerine (moisturizing and helps oils & water mix)
Add the following pure essential oils/blends from your Starter Kit:
2 drops Thieves blend
4 drops Purification blend
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Peppermint 
[Optional oils to add if you have on hand: 2 drops Citrus Fresh, and 2 drops RosemaryEO.

18.05.2016 Ran out of R.C. Blend for cold symptoms, so using 2 drops Rosemary EO, 2 drops Lavender EO, and 1 drop Thieves EO blend in diffuser at night, as well as topically applying Rosemary EO in carrier oil to chest and wrists before bed.

17.05.2016 Diffusing DiGize essential oil blend (containing Tarragon, Peppermint, Ginger, Juniper, Fennel, Anise, Lemongrass, and Patchouli) in hubby’s office after he cut the grass and was suffering from seasonal allergies (hay fever / allergic rhinitis). Symptoms calm within 20 minutes!

15.05.2016 Accidentally dropped a heavy crystal vase on my hubby’s foot! Oweeee!!! Immediately applied 3 drops PanAway blend in 1/4 tsp sweet almond oil and put his sock back on, followed by Copaiba essential oil 30 minutes after. PanAway blend contains Helichrysum, one of the most effective essential oils for blocking pain. (PanAway also contains wintergreen, clove, and peppermint, all essential oils with unique pain relieving properties. This blend reduces pain, increases circulation, relieves swelling, and accelerates healing of sprains, bumps, and bruises). Copaiba oil is a strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain reliever). Known as ‘natural ibuprofen’, Copaiba is also a driver/magnifier oil meaning that it will increase the effectiveness of any oil it’s paired with. His foot stopped hurting within the hour and there is virtually no bruise except two pin points from the bevelled glass impact.”

14.05.2016 Tail end of cold season and I ended up with a chest cold. On the mend today and diffusing Northern Lights Black Spruce for lungs and sinuses, since running out of R.C. blend (have ordered more…just in case!)

13.05.2016 What’s up with spring colds? At first i thought allergies, but no, been fighting off an actual chest cold in May! R.C. blend to the rescue once again! (3 kinds of eucalyptus, myrtle, spruce, peppermint, pine, lavender, marjoram, and cyprus pure essential oils). At bedtime I’ve been diffusing 2 drops R.C. blend, 2 drops Lavender, and 1 drop Thieves blend, and sleeping for long stretches without coughing.

12.05.2016 Cleaning window screens! Using non-surfectent natural spray cleaner…Young Living’s proprietary Thieves household cleaning concentrate. [To a 500 ml glass bottle with spray top, add the following: – 3 cups water (distilled or boiled and cooled), 1 capful Thieves household cleaner OR 20 drops Thieves oil blend, and 1 Tablespoon to 1/4 cup white vinegar.] Spray screens, rinse with warm water and cleaning cloth, allow to dry in the sun.

11.05.2016 Fighting of cold symptoms (sinus/lungs) in the month of May, crazy! Diffusing R.C. Blend (respiratory care), Lavender, and adding in a drop or two of Thieves blend. Even diluting Thieves essential oil blend in a few drops Sweet Almond oil, rubbing on feet, and putting socks on at bedtime. Lungs and sinuses are clearing out.

09.05.2016 Hubby’s seasonal allergies have kicked in (hay fever / allergic rhinitis). Diffused DiGize essential oil blend (containing Tarragon, Peppermint, Ginger, Juniper, Fennel, Anise, Lemongrass, and Patchouli) for 2 to 3 hours. Amazing! Symptoms gone!

07.05.2016 Window cleaning day! Used natural spray cleaner…Young Living’s proprietary Thieves household cleaning concentrate, follow the water-to-cleaner ratio directions.
For general cleaning and to replace ‘Windex’ – to a 500 ml glass bottle with spray top, I add the following: – 3 cups water (distilled or boiled and cooled), 1 capful Thieves household cleaner OR 20 drops Thieves oil blend, and 1 Tablespoon to 1/4 cup white vinegar.

05.05.2016 Ate too much for dinner, had stomach ache, put 1 drop DiGize essential oil blend in 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil and rubbed on stomach area and abdomen. Tummy began to feel better within minutes! Decided to diffuse a drop (of DiGize) as well. It contains tarragon, juniper, anise, ginger, fennel, patchouli, peppermint, and lemongrass pure essential oils. I think I’m going to be using this amazing blend more.

05.05.2016 Opportunity to diffuse Lavender, Lemon, Frankincense (by accident, LOL wear your glasses when reading labels) and Thieves blend, in home of friend, and to rub a couple drops of Lavender and Rosemary extended in Sweet Almond Oil on soles of little one’s feet to help with cold symptoms. Always put socks on little people’s feet following E.O. application.

04.05.2016 Diffused R.C. blend (3 kinds of eucalyptus, myrtle, spruce, peppermint, pine, lavender, marjoram, and cyprus pure essential oils) with an extra drop of Peppermint and  Lavender at bedtime to help ease husband’s seasonal allergies.

03.05.2016 Diffused Purification blend (lemongrass, rosemary, tea tree, myrtle, and citronella pure essential oils) to rid kitchen of strong cooking odours.

01.05.2016 Diffused Peace & Calming essential oil blend plus Lavender at bedtime, and rubbed 1:4 dilution of Peace & Calming blend in a carrier oil (sweet almond oil) on bottoms of feet before bed – noticeably helped me to relax and fall into a deep sleep.

30.04.2016 For a stiff neck; rubbed 1:4 dilution of PanAway essential oil blend & carrier oil (sweet almond oil) into back of neck, followed by Copaiba essential oil (natural analgesic and driver oil – improves effectiveness of previously applied essential oil). Repeated at bedtime and next morning. Neck noticeably better!

29.04.2016 Diffusing Peppermint to help family focus while studying for exam. Noticeable improvement in mental clarity, ability to concentrate, and focus on task.

28.04.2013 Shared Thieves blend household cleaner recipe with workshop group. Containing Thieves, and Citrus Fresh essential oil blends. Made natural bug repellant containing pure essential oils: Thieves blend, Purification blend, Citrus Fresh, Rosemary, Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint.

23.04.2016 Seasonal allergies / hay fever has begun ~ diffusing 1 drop R.C. Blend, 1 drop Lavender, and 2 drops Peppermint oil at night. Planning to diffuse DiGize blend as when trees blossom and symptoms generally escalate; as recommended in the Essential Oils Desk Reference.

22.04.2016 Shared Peace & Calming sample, and Lavender sample, with someone during time of added stress. [Also for anxiety I love to use a few drops of Frankincense applied to face and neck in an unscented aloe cream, in a dab of sweet almond oil, or even straight out of the bottle!] Today I also applied PanAway and Copaiba to bunion after long day on my feet and it really helped!

21.04.2016 Shared PanAway and Copaiba with friend experiencing stiff sore neck.

19.04.2016 Was able to apply Copaiba essential oil, followed by PanAway essential oil blend, to a friends sprained ankle, for their analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Used ‘Gentle Baby’ calming and soothing essential oil blend in the bath, containing Geranium, Rosewood, Coriander, Palmarosa, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Jasmine, and Rose essential oils.

18.04.2016 Loaned our ultrasonic diffuser out to a friend for a couple of days ~ so applied pure Lavender and Frankincense essential oils topically before bed in lieu of diffusing. Slept well.

Made a lovely soothing & therapeutic skin cream for friend going into hospital, using an unscented aloe vera cream base, sweet almond oil, pure Frankincense essential oil, pure Lavender essential oil, and YL Gentle Baby essential oil blend (containing Geranium, Rosewood, Coriander, Palmarosa, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Jasmine, and Rose essential oils).

17.04.2016 Put 2 drops pure Lemon essential oil into water bottle before singing at Sunday morning worship, to comfort and help throat (post late-winter viral infection of larynx).

16.04.2016 Diffused Peace & Calming essential oil blend while working on some indoor projects / sample pack came in YL Starter Kit.

Cleaned counter tops, taps, etc. with Thieves cleaner + Lemon oil spray.

Put a Thieves waterless Hand Purifier in car and purse.

Sprayed down outdoor lawn furniture with Thieves cleaner + pure Lemon essential oil and washed away winter mold and grime.

Added 2 drops Copaiba (Copal) essential oil to an unscented aloe based moisturizer and rubbed into my low back, for it’s anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties. Feels wonderful and did I mention I absolutely love the aroma!

Made myself a facial cream using unscented pure aloe based cream, sweet almond oil, 3 drops Frankincense essential oil, 1 drop Lavender oil, and 3 drops Gentle Baby essential oil blend (containing Geranium, Rosewood, Coriander, Palmarosa, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Jasmine, and Rose essential oils).

15.04.2016 Received first YL Essential Rewards order [products of my choosing].

Made a little pure aloe based + sweet almond oil cream for babies with 2 drops             Gentle Baby ~ amazing blend of 10 pure essential oils including Geranium, Rose, Jasmine, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile.

Diffused Citrus Fresh essential oil blend ~ orange, grapefruit, mandarin, tangerine, lemon, spearmint ~ in house to freshen and keep focused on my work.

Ran out of toothpaste and started using Thieves Aromabright toothpaste.

14.04.2016 Began putting a drop of pure Lemon oil in my water bottle in the morning to assist liver after it’s overnight detoxing work.

Rubbed a couple of drops of Copaiba (Copal) essential oil into my neck, for it’s anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties, as my neck was stiff after a long physical day at work. Seemed to help and I absolutely love the aroma!

Diffused R.C. Blend + a drop of Northern Lights Black Spruce while sleeping.

13.04.2016 Diffused R.C. Blend overnight and added 2 drops pure YL Frankincense oil. Husband experienced release in a vivid dream of some deeply buried grief over a family member.

12.04.2016 Made liquid laundry soap with Thieves oil blend, pure Lavender oil, and Lemon oil.

Made a teething remedy for grand baby with Thieves oil blend in organic coconut oil.

Made a topical / aromatherapy strep throat ointment for friend using several drops R.C. Blend in sweet almond oil as a carrier oil.

11.04.2016 Husband took sick day to sleep and kept the R.C. Blend and Peppermint oil going in diffuser all day himself while I was at work. We kept it going all night again, and he was up and feeling better – in 24 hours!

10.04.2016 Some digestive trouble today – Diffused DIGIZE essential oil blend, as well as a drop ingested + a drop pure Peppermint oil. Helped tremendously.

Cleaned bathrooms and kitchen with Thieves cleaner, and in toilets used 2 drops Oregano oil + 2 drops pure Lemon oil.

Husband sick with bad head cold. Diffused R.C. Blend and pure Peppermint oil all night.

09.04.2016 Diffused Purification essential oil blend, and Lemon essential oil during day while working around home.

Made an aloe vera and sweet almond oil based face cream with Y.L. Frankincense essential oil, Lavender, and Thieves oil blend, for a family member. They absolutely loved it.

Made myself an aloe vera and sweet almond oil based facial cream with Frankincense and Lavender essential oils.

Diffused 2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce while sleeping.

08.04.2016 Before heading to Toronto for the day, cut up some celery sticks and soaked them for 20 minutes in container of water with 2 drops each of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils. Drained and stored in container in purse. We munched on these throughout the day for a ‘pick-me-up’ and fresh breath.

Diffused 2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce while sleeping.

07.04.2016 Began diffusing R.C. Formula for my lungs ~ i had been suffering asthma-like symptoms following a chest and head cold. Lungs calmed right down…R.C. Formula really helped. It contains three kinds of Eucalyptus, Myrtle, Spruce, Peppermint, Pine, Lavender, Marjoram, and Cypress pure essential oils.

Diffused 2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce + 2 drops R.C. Formula while sleeping. We slept like babies!

Added 2 drops PanAway (a blend of Wintergreen, Clove, Helichrysum, and Peppermint pure essential oils) to some sweet almond oil and rubbed into my quadriceps which were sore from exercise.

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