Everyday Essential Oils

Young Living has over 160 essential oils among their single oils and oil blends to choose from. How to choose? It is easy to get overwhelmed.  When I started, I started out with what are often called the everyday oils and well, we use them pretty much every day in one way or another. These oils are the perfect way to get started. This is just a tiny sampling of what they can do to balance your body and help you take care of yourself and balance your busy family!

Lavender

• Lav11822986003_a9aa16fdc2_bender Essential Oil has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing
• Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it
• Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances
• It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy
• Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty
• It may be used to soothe skin irritations. The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion
• Lavender may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods

Lemon

Lemon Essential Oil has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting
• Lemon consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant
• It is delightfully refreshing in water and may be beneficial for the skin
• Lemon may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods
• Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons
• Jean Valnet MD estimated that it takes 3,000 lemons to produce one kilo of oil. In his book, The Practice of Aromatherapy, Valnet wrote that lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system

Peppermint

• PeppYoung Living Peppermint Essential Oilermint Essential Oil has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma.
• One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, it may also restore digestive efficiency.* Jean Valnet MD studied peppermint’s supportive effect on the liver and respiratory systems
• Other scientists have also researched peppermint’s role in improving taste and smell when inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint’s ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness
• Alan Hirsch MD studied peppermint’s ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals
• This powerful essential oil is often diluted before topical application
• Peppermint may also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water

Frankincense

11822709975_014f09f603_m• Frankincense Essential Oil has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind
• Useful for visualizing, improving one’s spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair
• Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years
• More recently, it has been used in European and American hospitals and is the subject of substantial research
• Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks

Panaway Blend

Young Living Panaway Essential Oil• PanAway Essential Oil was created by Gary Young following a severe injury to the ligaments in his leg
• Containing wintergreen essential oil, which is often used for massage, PanAway is soothing to the skin while providing comforting warmth to muscles after exercise
• Rub across lower back for discomfort from sitting in front of computer
• Rub on any stressed muscles or other physical discomfort
• Rub on your temple to ease minor head tension

 

Thieves Blend

Young Living Thieves Essential Oil Blend• Thieves Essential Oil was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims
• This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health
• Scientifically tested at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, and found to have a 99.996% kill rate against all airborne bacteria
• Young Living has entire line of products using Thieves Essential Oil including Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Spray, Thieves Wipes, Thieves Lozenges, Thieves Dentarome Plus™ and Thieves Dentarome Ultra™ toothpastes, and Thieves Fresh Essence Plus™ Mouthwash

Stress Away Blend

• Natural 11861083084_9b29217daa_msolution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life
• Stress Away Essential Oil is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils
• Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium
• Can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension
• Massage on the reflex points of the feet and back of the neck for a soothing and relaxing effect

Purification Blend

• PurificYoung living Purification Blend Essential Oilation Essential Oil blend can be used directly on the skin to cleanse and soothe
• When diffused, it helps to purify and cleanse the air from environmental impurities including cigarette smoke and other disagreeable odors
• May soothe existing bug bites or scratches
• Freshens laundry
• Dilute several drops in a spray bottle to repel insects
• Put a few drops on a cotton ball and put into stinky shoes

Melaleuca Alternifolia

Tea Tree Oil• Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil is highly regarded for its wide range of uses
• This versatile oil supports the immune system
• It is highly beneficial for the skin.
• Commonly known as Tea Tree Oil
• Contains high levels of terpinen-4-ol
• Refreshing and cleansing
• It has a strong herbaceous and woody scent

 

Joy Blend
Young Living Joy Essential Oil Blend• Joy Essential Oil is a luxuriously exotic blend with uplifting overtones that creates magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart
• When worn as cologne or perfume, Joy exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness
• When diffused, it can be refreshing and uplifting
• Contains a number of oils historically used in skin care
These are family favorites.  We reach for some of these on a daily basis, some weekly. Join me on this oily journey to balancing your busy family. These are 10 great oils to start out with, to get your feet oiled so to speak, to begin to find that balance you are searching for.

 

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