Young Living Personal Care Item: Soap

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That’s right, in addition to essential oils, Young Living also offers an extensive line of personal care items.

Like soap.

And who doesn’t love an all-natural, great smelling soap?

All of Young Living’s soaps contain essential oils and are specially formulated not only to cleanse, but to soothe and moisturize your skin. Sounds good to me.

And listen to some of the names of the bar soaps that Young Living offers: Lemon-Sandalwood. Lavender-Rosewood. Peppermint-Cedarwood. Melaleuca-Geranium.

Don’t they sound great?

There are 8 “flavors” of bar soaps to choose from, and 2 foaming hand soaps. Check out the product guide on the Order Oils page to see them all.

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.

R.C. Essential Oil

 

When I started using Young Living’s essential oils, I knew there had to be something that could encourage proper nasal function.

R.C. Essential Oil.

I live in Florida. With the tan people. You would think I would be tan too. After all, I’m Italian. But, no. I go from white to dark white. But wait, that’s not where I was going with this.

In Florida, we have, how should I put it, weather with an attitude. Oh, sure, we have wonderful sunny days. In the winter. Or what we call winter. But in the summer, we get gobs and gobs of rain. But not all day. A typical summer day here can literally go from bright sunshine to pouring rain, back to bright sunshine within about 15 minutes. Not kidding. If you don’t believe me, come visit us some time. Oh, wait, that’s right, you and about a billion of your friends visit us every year. But you usually come during the dry winter days, and then leave during the rainy summer. Not that we Floridians feel used or anything. *sniff*

Speaking of the dry winter, the temperature can range from 40 degrees to 85 degrees….from one day to the next. And just so you know, 85 is a nice cool winter, and 40? 40 is just too upsetting to talk about.

So it’s nice to know that R.C. can help keep my normal nasal functions working properly.

R.C. can be used in different ways. It can be taken internally in a capsule, it can be diffused, and it can be inhaled. But I mostly use it topically. I apply about 2-4 drops on my forehead and cheekbone area to promote proper nasal function. 

So, what’s in R.C.? Get this – TEN different oils. It is PACKED with essential oil power. It contains 3 different kinds of eucalyptus oils, which promote proper respiratory function. It also contains myrtle, spruce, peppermint, pine, lavender, marjoram, and cypress oils. Those are all great for maintaining proper circulatory and respiratory function.

So feel free to ask me about R.C. (or any other oil) if you have questions. 

 

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.

Stress Away Essential Oil

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Stress Away. Love the name. Don’t you? I mean, picture yourself just pushing stress away from your body. Lovely thought. Well, Young Living’s Stress Away essential oil can’t keep all the stress from your life….but it can help give you a little peace, and maybe even a more relaxed perspective.

Just like the past few oils that we have discussed, Stress Away is a blended oil. It is made up of several different oils. Let’s take a look at those oils.

Copaiba

Copaiba, pronounced, “co-pie-buh”, is a very popular oil because it is very effective at supporting healthy digestion.

Lime

Yes, there really is a lime essential oil. And you can use lime essential oil to flavor your food, much like you would with an actual piece of lime.

Cedarwood

Cedarwood essential oil is great for promoting relaxation. It is often used in massage because of its soothing quality.

 Vanilla

I’m not making it up. There actually is a vanilla oil. Sounds yummy. The kind of vanilla oil that Young Living uses comes from Mexico (the place of more yummy things! – says the girl with a salsa addiction). It used mainly for…well, flavoring. I think it has a great smell too.

 Ocotea

Ocotea essential oil has natural cleansing properties. And it is used in some of Young Living’s natural appetite suppressant products, because it can give you the feeling of fullness.

 Lavender

You may remember the post I did on Lavender essential oil. You’ll probably remember that I gushed about it because it’s my very favorite essential oil. Why? Because it’s pretty much great for, you know, EVERYTHING. Seriously, it’s awesome. It’s used for occasional nervous tension, calming, rest, etc etc.  You get the picture.

So those are the oils that make up Stress Away. I bet now you can probably tell that Stress Away is pretty special. Look at all of those cool oils that are in it!! Stress Away is extremely popular among oily people (as in those who use essential oils, NOT people who look oily. Eww.) So what are some of the uses for Stress Away?

Well, it can help reduce everyday stress. Duh. Pretty obvious. But so important. Are there any of you out there who don’t have stress in your life?  *crickets*

Yeah, exactly. Stress Away can promote a sense of calm and peacefulness in you. It can be applied to your wrists or the back of your neck when you want to relax. 

Because of its soothing and calming properties, Stress Away promotes proper sleep and rest. Others have claimed it works well for occasional mood changes associated with the menstrual cycle. Once again, I claim ignorance, as I am a shiny happy person at all times, and have no clue as to what that is.

Ok, the truth is….Stress Away….I want to just bathe in it. Because some days…oh you know those days. Sigh. 

So anyway, on those days, Stress Away is a comfort to have around. I like to give stress a double whammy. Stress Away and prayer. After all, Jesus is the best stress reliever there is. He’s free, He doesn’t run out, and He’s very effective.

And because Young Living knows how much people love Stress Away, they throw it right in that Premium Starter Kit. Just to make it that more enticing. And awesome.

If you have any questions about Stress Away, or any of the other oils or Young Living products, please just ask!

 

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.

Valor Essential Oil

Valor

Young Living’s Valor essential oil is a blended oil. There are 4 oils that are combined to make Valor.

 Spruce

Spruce oil, also called Black Spruce, is used to support the immune system. It is also used to support proper joint function, and help with occasional muscle pain after exercise.

Blue Tansy

We spoke about Blue Tansy last time when we discussed Peace and Calming essential oil. You will remember that Blue Tansy is good for soothing the skin.

Rosewood

Ok, first let me say this – Rosewood oil rocks. When I first read about all of the benefits of Rosewood essential oil, I was impressed. I had no idea that so much goodness existed in this oil that I really was not too familiar with. Ready? Rosewood oil is good for promoting relaxation. Ok, stop right there. I love it already. It has a rejuvenating effect on the body, lifting your spirits when you occasionally feel blue. And it can help relieve occasional nervous tension too. It is also used to help with those mild mood swings we get during that time of the month. I mean, hypothetically of course. I happen to be very well-balanced and good-natured at all times, and I really think my husband is kidding when he hides from me for a few days every month. Yeah, I’m sure that’s it.

Moving right along, rosewood essential oil is also great for your skin. It will cleanse the skin, no matter your age or skin type. I hear it’s great for wrinkles too!

Frankincense

You can see my earlier post on Frankincense to get a more detailed explanation of its benefits, such as supporting proper joint function and it’s also beneficial for the skin.

So now that you know what oils make up Valor, you should definitely be asking what Valor can do as a whole. You can rub a couple of drops of Valor on to your joints to promote proper joint function. And for occasional muscle pain after exercise, massage a couple of drops to the heels of your feet.

Valor is also said to promote restful sleep. It is recommended to apply Valor to the bottoms of your feet before bed.

If you’d like to give Valor a try, just visit the Order Oils page where you can place an order or view Young Living’s product catalog.  And remember, you can always ask me any question you may have about the oils, or how to set up an account with Young Living, or even how the weather in Florida is.

 

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.

Peace and Calming Essential Oil

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Ahhh, Peace and Calming. I love the name. Such great words to hear in the midst of our busy lives. Maybe one day Young Living will make a Peace and Calming drink. Then I can chug it all day long. But, for now, we have the oil. Which is pretty awesome all by itself.

Young Living’s Peace and Calming essential oil is a blended oil. Which, as you know from earlier posts, means that it is a combination of several oils. Those oils are:

Tangerine

As you may remember from my previous post on Joy essential oil, Tangerine oil is great for supporting proper digestion and supporting a healthy immune system.

Ylang Ylang

Again – we talked about the uses of Ylang Ylang in my last post on Joy essential oil. You will recall that Ylang Ylang oil is great for relaxation and for soothing occasional nervous tension.

Blue Tansy

This oil is beneficial for your skin.

Orange

Orange essential oil is great for promoting relaxation. And it smells like oranges. Win-win.

Patchouli

I went to Word Hippo again to find the pronunciation of this word.  Here’s how they say to pronounce it. Then I found a different pronunciation here. Which is how I say it. So I guess you can say it any way you want. Nothing on the internet is wrong. Uh, yeah, so….anyway, Patchouli oil is very good for soothing occasional nervous tension and for the prevention of nausea associated with motion.

So, when all those oils are formulated by Young Living’s oil gurus to make a perfect combination, you get the blend called Peace and Calming. And what is that used for? Well, uh, I think the name kinda gives that away. But to be more specific, here are a few things you can use it for. First, to promote restful sleep. My hubby uses this oil almost every night. Besides the fact that he is a very light sleeper, his mind seems to go into overdrive during the sleeping hours.  I just rub a drop or two on the back of his neck, but you can also apply it to the bottoms of your feet.

Another good use of Peace and Calming is to promote relaxation for your children. Diffusing this oil in a room where your children are can actually help them take it down a notch, as I like to say.

Lastly, Peace and Calming is good for gently soothing away tension. You can use it with massage oil in a massage, or add a few drops to epsom salts in a bath.

Hard to resist, isn’t it?

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.

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.

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.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Today I would like to spotlight peppermint essential oil.

My family uses this most for maintaining proper digestion. Simply apply a few drops to the stomach and abdomen area in a clockwise direction.

You can also use peppermint oil to support your physical performance during exercise. Add a drop of oil to your glass of water before your workout.

Now, it is important to note that peppermint is considered a “hot” oil, meaning that children and those with sensitive skin may feel a slight burning sensation when applying the oil to the skin. In those cases, it is highly recommended to dilute the oil with an organic vegetable oil or coconut oil before applying to the skin. Of course, if you do not want to apply peppermint oil to your skin, you can diffuse the oil in a diffuser. That way you can achieve the same effect by simply breathing it in.

If you would like to purchase peppermint oil or the Premium Starter Kit (11 commonly used oils, including peppermint!), click here. 

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.