Spring Diffuser Recipes – Part 2

Spring diffuser

For this week’s spring diffuser recipe, I used Young Living’s Joy , lavender, and orange essential oils.

 

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Here’s the recipe (which I named Bloom):

Bloom

3 drops Joy

2 drops Lavender

1 drop Orange

This combo gave the room a sweet, mild fragrance.

Now, remember – you can adjust the recipe to your liking. For example, if you prefer a strong floral scent, you can add more drops of the Joy oil. Or you can leave out the orange oil altogether.

I added the orange to sweeten the scent up a little, because I do not care for overpowering floral scents. (actually, when I diffused this recipe the first time, I accidentally dropped in two drops of the orange oil. So the citrus smell was more noticeable than I intended.)

And feel free to “up” the number of drops if you want a more powerful fragrance. I tend to be conservative on the number of drops I use. But that’s just me.

If you have a Premium Starter Kit, or if you are planning on getting one, you will already have Joy and Lavender on hand. Orange oil is not included in the kit, but Lemon is, as is Citrus Fresh. Either of those can be used in place of the orange oil. Of course, if you really prefer Orange, that can be purchased separately. It’s a very affordable oil, at just $10.75 wholesale ($14.14 retail).

I used my Young Living diffuser for this one (the one that comes with the Premium Starter kit ), but if you prefer a cool, color-changing diffuser, check out last week’s post for pictures and info on that.

And let me know how you enjoyed this week’s recipe! What modifications did you make, if any? I’d love to try out different variations, so let me know what worked for you.

See you next week with a brand new recipe!

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.

7 Essential Oils to Help You Beat Occasional Stress

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Stress.
My muscles tense just typing that word.
Oh, and here’s a pet peeve of mine – don’t you hate it when you go to the doctor and they ask “do you have stress?”
Really??
Are we living on the same planet?
Because I don’t think I know of anyone who does not have stress. Even babies. (those dirty diapers can cause a bit of tension)

So why do they ask? Any doctors out there care to clear this up? Because, Doc, if you really want to know about my stress, you should probably have a PhD as well. If you get what I’m saying.
Anyway.

It’s a given that we all experience occasional stress.
So I think it’s great that Young Living offers several oils that can alleviate that stress.
I made a list of the 7 oils that I use the most when I am stressed out.

1- Stress Away
Duh. The name says it all.
Stress Away is a blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender.
I didn’t like the smell of the Stress Away oil at first, but it’s growing on me. I use this oil mostly at night before I head to bed.

2- Peace and Calming
This oil has a more gentle scent, and it contains a blend of Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Blue Tansy, Orange, and Patchouli oils.
This is a great one to use to promote restful sleep. And if you put a couple drops in your freshly washed hair, it makes your hair soft and smooth!

3- Joy
How you can you not like an oil called Joy? I mean, really.
Joy is a blend of Bergamot, Lemon, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Coriander, and Tangerine.
According to Young Living’s description of Joy, it “brings happiness to the heart”. Awww.

4- Aroma Ease
This is a new oil from Young Living. It promotes calm, and I think it smells yummy.
It contains a blend of Peppermint, Spearmint, Ginger, Cardamom, and Fennel.

5- Lavender
I’ve said it before, but this is probably my favorite oil. I love the smell of lavender, and it really does bring you a sense of peace.
Lavender is a very versatile oil. It’s one of those oils that you carry with you everywhere, because you can use it for just about anything.

6- Ylang Ylang
I’ve made fun of this oil name before.
I know, probably not very nice, but, come on, it just begs to be poked fun at.
This is another oil that I did not care to smell at first. But what’s weird is now I think it smells great.
This oil seems to bring me peace pretty quickly.
And you may remember from a previous post that it can be used to, ahem, encourage romantic feelings.

7- Grapefruit
This one has a sweet smell, and in addition to its calming properties, it can be used to support proper digestion and proper immune function.

Yes, these are the oils that help to give me peace and relaxation.
Want to try one? Or all of them?
You can check them out on the Order Oils page.
There you can see descriptions from Young Living in the product catalog, or you can place an order on the order link.

If you’re an oil newbie, check out the Premium Starter Kit
Three of the oils above are included in the kit, along with 8 others AND a diffuser! Plus you get cool perks when you purchase the kit, such as a 24% discount on all future orders!

Hope your day is as stress-free as possible! Hang in there!

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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.