Joy Essential Oil

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Young Living’s Joy essential oil is a blended oil, which, as you may remember from my previous posts, means that it is made up of more than one individual oil. The engineers at Young Living perfectly blend together these different oils to make them the most effective that they can be.

First, let’s look at all of the oils that make up Joy, and their functions. Then we will look at their uses as a blended oil.

Bergamot

When I first saw this word, I thought it probably had some really cool pronunciation, you know, where the final “t” is silent and all that. So I googled it, so that I could show off and tell you all the correct way to pronounce it. Well, it turns out it is pronounced exactly like it looks. In fact, you can hear it for yourself here. Oh well, even if the pronunciation isn’t that exciting, the oil sure is. Bergamot essential oil is used to gently soothe away tension. It is actually very effective to use at a certain time of the month, ladies. (not that we struggle with bad moods during that time. We are SO not that kind of woman. *cough* *cough*). Anyway, umm, husbands take note. Buy this for your wives. If only for your own well-being.

Lemon

You can read all about the benefits of lemon essential oil here, in one of my earlier posts. As you will recall, Young Living’s lemon oil is very versatile and is one of the most commonly used essential oils.

Palmarosa

Since I do enjoy picking apart these names, let me not disappoint you on this one. Palmarosa sounds like one of my Italian relatives. Like, “don’t eat too much right now, your cousin Palmarosa is coming for dinner.” (If you’re Italian, you’ll get it.) So, the oil Palmarosa is used for creating an atmosphere of Italian culture. KIDDING. It’s actually used to soothe and promote a relaxed feeling for the mind and body. Sounds good to me!

Ylang Ylang

I did NOT just make up this word. I promise. It is really a flower. Ok, so this one is hard to pronounce. Or maybe it’s me. But again, I did research it, and here is the correct pronunciation. I decided that I like my way of saying it better, which is “lang-lang”. In any case, this oil is quite awesome. I may even do a post on it some day. Ylang Ylang is used to resolve the irritability that can ruin your day. Cool, right? Here’s a bonus – it is also used to enhance the marital mood if you know what I mean. (All the husbands still reading after the bergamot info just put another oil on their list for wifey).

Rose oil helps promote emotional well-being, it’s great for the skin, blah blah. (I’m just bummed because I have nothing funny to say about the name). But here’s a fun fact, straight from Young Living: “22 pounds of rose petals are distilled for every 5-ml bottle of oil produced” Wow. That is a lot of rose petals.

Geranium

Geranium is very beneficial for supporting a healthy respiratory system. This is another favorite for women, as it is very good at taming those monthly symptoms.

Jasmine

Similar to many of the oils above, Jasmine is great for soothing and relaxing. It is also used in many of Young Living’s skin care products, as it benefits the skin.

Roman Chamomile

This oil also has calming properties, and it is also used for occasional sore muscles.

Coriander

Coriander, aside from sounding like a name a celebrity would name their child, is great for promoting healthy digestion.

Tangerine

Tangerine is great for supporting healthy digestion too. Plus it contains d-limonene, which will help in maintaining a healthy immune system.

Whew. So as you can see, Joy essential oil is packed FULL of great oils. Each one of those oils on their own sound marvelous, so when you blend them all together – it just gets better. For instance, you can rub a drop of Joy on your wrists to soothe your occasional nervous tension. You can massage a few drops onto your body to help with muscle soreness after exercise. Or you can simply put a drop under your nose, so that you can inhale Joy to promote relaxation.

One of my favorite uses for Joy is for menstrual cramp relief. I use about 3-4 drops on my abdomen to ease the pain. I will sometimes follow up with Young Living’s lavender essential oil after about 10 minutes if the cramps are severe. And, as stated earlier, this of course does not apply to US, but for some other people, it can be very helpful at battling mild mood swings during that time of month.

Here are some other uses for Joy essential oil:

Relieve occasional nervous tension

Air Freshener

Supports heart muscle function

Laundry fragrance

Mild Mood swings

If you are interested in learning more about Young Living’s Joy essential oil, or if your name is Palmarosa and you are now very annoyed with me, just shoot me a message! (but don’t shoot me).

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

PanAway Essential oil

Young Living’s PanAway essential oil is one of my favorite oils. To be fair, I realize that I do say that about almost every Young Living essential oil I own. (I really do love them all!)

First, let me tell you a little bit about the oil. PanAway is a blended oil, which means that there are several essential oils that are combined to make up this oil. The oils that make up PanAway are wintergreen, clove, helichrysum, and peppermint. I’ll give you a brief description of each oil.

Wintergreen 

Wintergreen essential oil is known as a soothing oil. It is often used in massage to gently soothe away tension.

Clove

Clove essential oil supports the body’s natural defenses. You can also find clove oil in Young Living’s Thieves essential oil. 

Helichrysum

Ok, to me helichrysum (HEL – IH- CHRIS – UMM) sounds like something you say when your bare toe meets the upside of a Lego. But what it really is, is an essential oil that supports proper circulatory health and relieves occasional muscle soreness. (For, like, maybe after you step on the Lego?)

Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil has many uses, such as promoting healthy digestion or releasing occasional nervous tension. You can read about many more uses of peppermint essential oil in my earlier post here.

 Interested yet?

Young Living sure knew what they were doing when they blended all those oils together to create PanAway. It is the go-to oil for occasional muscle soreness and pain. And who doesn’t at some point, experience occasional muscle soreness? A drop or two on your calf muscles after a long workout at the gym and you’re good to go. My hubby uses PanAway often for maintaining healthy joint function.

And because PanAway can relieve occasional nervous tension, you can swipe a drop or two across your forehead and temples, and add a drop to the back of your neck. Or, you can diffuse PanAway into the air by way of a diffuser. Remember, Young Living essential oils are very effective through inhalation as well.

Now for the cool part. PanAway is part of the Premium Starter Kit!

So, if you’re new to Young Living’s essential oils, this is a great way to try PanAway and other commonly used oils for a deeply discounted price.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Lemon Essential Oil

Young Living’s Lemon essential oil is one of those oils that is so versatile. There are just SO many uses for it, so I will go ahead and categorize those uses by application methods.

Topical

You can apply Young Living’s Lemon essential oil directly to your body. You can use a couple of drops to get rid of occasional dry skin. Got spider veins? Rub a few drops on to the veins to support healthy circulation. And how about wrinkles? (I prefer to call them smile lines) A drop or two of your lemon essential oil will start to smooth those wrinkles right out.

*** it is important to note that lemon essential oil is a photo-sensitive oil. That means that if you apply it to an exposed area of skin, you should avoid direct sunlight (and UV rays) for up to 12 hours. It can cause a hot or burning feeling on your skin if exposed to direct sunlight.

Internal

You can also ingest Young Living’s Lemon essential oil. (and please note that I specify Young Living. Other brands are not safe to take internally!) I find that I enjoy lemon oil most when I use it internally. It can help promote proper digestion. When I do get the occasional  nausea, I reach for my lemon oil to help. Generally I will add a drop of two of lemon essential oil to my water or tea.

Speaking of adding lemon oil to my water, did you know that you can make lemonade with lemon oil? Sure can. A couple of drops in a glass of water and you’re set. You can also add a spoon or two of honey to sweeten it up a bit. (oh, p.s.- use a glass cup when adding lemon essential oil. Its petrochemical properties can “eat away” at plastics.)

Another great lemon essential oil function is to encourage proper nasal function. When you combine lemon oil with peppermint essential oil and lavender essential oil, you create a great natural recipe for this. You can simply fill an empty veggie capsule with 2 drops of each oil, and swallow with water.

Aromatic

Lemon essential oil is also great to use through inhalation or in a diffuser. Simply inhaling the oil from the bottle promotes energy and mental focus. (I’m thinking this would be great to use while at my desk at work at about 3pm, if ya know what I’m sayin’). And adding some drops of lemon essential oil to your diffuser – well, it just makes your house smell CLEAN. It works great as an air freshener too! Speaking of clean, that brings me to…..

Household Uses

So, what it the most common smell in household cleaners (besides the chemicals – yuk!)? Lemon! Yes, because lemon has cleansing properties. You can add 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil to water in a spray bottle and spray your counter tops to clean them. Laundry? Add a drop to your wash for clean, great smelling clothes! Dishes? Add a drop to your dishwasher to clean your dishes.

Ok, now for what MAY be my very favorite use for lemon essential oil. Moms, listen up. Do you have anything….shall I say…STICKY…in your home? Don’t lie. We know you do. If you have children, you have sticky. It’s a package deal. The thing about sticky is, even if you remove the sticky, the residue remains. Gum, crayons, grease, oil, candy, juice – you get the picture. Well, get this. If you use a couple of drops of lemon essential oil on that residue (whether in the sprayer mentioned above or otherwise), it will wipe that residue right off. No more sticky! Well, at least not in THAT area. Within the time it took you to clean that up, your child has spread the sticky elsewhere. Hey, but that’s okay! You have lemon essential oil cleaner! And face it, they have to go to bed sometime. You WILL get one step ahead of them! If only for a few hours. But we can still dream.

So to sum up, lemon essential oil is so powerful that it will help support your immune system in virtually any way that you use it. And you will use it, trust me. Young Living’s lemon essential oil was the first oil I ever tried. And I was hooked.

If you think you’d like to try Young Living’s lemon essential oil, or maybe you just want to “un-sticky” your child, let me know.

And remember, lemon essential oil is also part of the Premium Starter Kit, along with 10 other commonly used essential oils (and a diffuser!).

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Easter Egg Bath Bombs

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Hi guys! I found this cute recipe for Easter egg-shaped bath “bombs” online at one of my favorite blogs, Hip2Save.com.

These are a hit with the kids, and the best part is you can add your favorite essential oil to make them smell great!

Find the recipe here!

And stay tuned….a brand new post on Young Living’s Lemon Essential Oil is coming up on Saturday!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense. If you’re like most people, when you hear the word frankincense, you think of Christmas.

Right? Because we know frankincense to be one of the gifts given to Jesus a year or two after his birth. There was special significance in each of the gifts given to Jesus.

First, let’s look at where frankincense comes from.

Frankincense was the resin from a tree. It was obtained by cutting the bark of the tree and letting the resin harden. It was then ground into a powder. Though it tasted bitter, it was known for how freely it burned, leaving nothing behind.” (www.whispersofthespirit.com)

The gift represented Christ’s holiness and purity. It was a very expensive gift, one often given to kings or high priests. Frankincense is mentioned throughout the Bible, always as a reference to holiness and purity.

Common Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil Today

Maintaining Skin Health

Mood Enhancer for Mild Mood Changes

Promotes Proper Joint Function

Supports Proper Circulatory Function

Stress Relief

Spiritual Strength

Wrinkles

My Experience with Frankincense Essential Oil

I also use Frankincense essential oil to maintain proper joint function. Now, I am still fairly young (ahem), however, I do experience the minor aches and pains associated with daily life from time to time. Especially in my arms. When I was younger, I used to write – a LOT – and now, well now I just TYPE a lot.  So occasionally I will use Frankincense to alleviate those minor aches.

If you think you’d like to try Young Living’s Frankincense essential oil, go here or shoot me a message and I will get back to you! And don’t forget – Frankincense is part of the Premium Starter Kit!!

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.