The life blood of plants, that which carries the highest energy in tiny quantities, is found in essential oils. Essential oils are the essence - the molecules and energy that radiate the life force of plants. You might know them as the aromatic part of plants - that which gives a rose, a spruce tree, or a lemon their unique fragrances.
Essential oils today are valued for their use in aromatherapy - the inhalation of natural, concentrated scents derived from plants. The benefit of essential oils comes from a combination of their intense aroma with their complex molecular structure. The real health benefits of essential oils may come more from the natural "whole" rather than the synthetic "part". In pure concentrations, essential oils bring us the purity and potency of beneficial species of plants - all within the tiniest of drops.
You might call essential oils "Nature's Pharmacy" since many people use essential oils to support every aspect of health and well-being. Let me show you how. FREE aromatherapy workshops.
Essential oils can support your efforts to have a healthier lifestyle, without harsh chemicals and side-effects.
Using these essential oils every day can help*:
*Be sure to use only Young Living essential oils because of their guaranteed purity and therapeutic value. For my clients, both human and animals, I can only endorse Young Living oils and cannot recommend any other oils for safety, effectiveness and purity. Look for the "Seed to Seal" guarantee.
If I had to choose which essential oils I wanted for everyday use, the list would include several pure, single oils and a few well-chosen blends of essential oils. Here's my list, but the more I learn about essential oils, the more essential oil singles and blends I want to include. Ask me for a FREE Consultation. I'll help customize your order specific to your needs.
The gum resin tapped from the copaiba tree in Brazil is steam distilled to produce Copaiba essential oil, which is known for its high levels of beta-caryophyllene and a sweet aroma.
Beta-caryophyllene is a cannabinoid (CBD) and an important essential oil component referred to as a sesquiterpene, highly regarded for its ability to carry oxygen to the cells. Copaiba is more than 50% beta-caryophyllene, more concentrated than in hemp oil (also known for CBD content).
I love using copaiba essential oil mixed with other oils as it seems to have a magnifying effect.
Lavender essential oil is considered to be the Universal oil, or Mother of all oils. It is known for its properties to calm and soothe, emotionally as well as physically. Lavender is one of the oils that can safely be used "neat" or full strength, as long as it is pure, therapeutic grade essential oil.
Lavender essential oil is commonly used for skin health. Added to lotions or massage oil, lavender essential oil provides an emotional calm as well as relief for stressed muscles.
Just think about the benefits from the citrus family and you'll have an idea of what lemon can do for you. Lemon essential oil is a powerful antioxidant and is great to help the body deal with toxins. Its fresh scent may be rubbed into hands and deeply inhaled to help uplift your mood. You'll sanitize as you do because of the natural qualities lemon essential oil provides.
Be careful not to add lemon oil to a foam or plastic container since this amazing essential oil dissolves petrochemicals. Just see how it works on removing sticky labels. Now imagine lemon essential oil helping to remove those chemicals from your body.
Frankincense essential oil is an oil that is highly prized for its many benefits, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Physically, frankincense is shown to:
- help oxygenate cells
- act as a sanitizer
- assist in reprogramming and repairing cells to correct cell messaging**
You can see why frankincense may be getting the attention of the medical community for its therapeutic benefit in common, chronic health challenges.
Frankincense was used in ancient practices for ceremonial use, as an incense and even for digestive and skin issues. Spiritually, frankincense is a wonderful aid for meditative practice and may provide a calming effect to our modern, busy brains. Back to Everyday Oils
This sweet little plant in the aster family has potent properties. High in sesquiterpenes (the phyto-chemicals that carry oxygen in the body), helichrysum is a "must have" in times of injury, wounds, and support during stressful times. Helichrysum can help bring balance and calm on all levels. Try helichrysum for your skin, and know that skin cells are everywhere in the body, lining the digestive system, covering organs, lining the lungs, etc. Its chemical properties ensure a long-lasting effect and is great to use alone or mixed with other oils to support vibrant health and healing.
Peppermint essential oil feels and smells stimulating. Its familiar fragrance brings back fond memories of candies, fresh accents to cool beverages, or calming teas.
- Pure peppermint essential oil is wonderful for calming the digestive system. Just one drop in hot water has the equivalent benefit of 28 cups of peppermint tea.
- Inhale peppermint essential oil to stimulate memory and sharpen mental acuity.
- Apply peppermint oil to the temples and back of neck to help relieve stress and aches associated with stress.
Melaleuca is commonly called Tea Tree Oil, and is from the myrtle family. More than just a handy essential oil, Melaleuca has properties that make it a favorite for skin care. Be aware of skin sensitivity and only use Melaleuca topically.
As an ingredient in cleaning products, you'll like the clean, fresh smell from this powerful essential oil, and know that you have a jump on germs.
Valor is a MUST HAVE essential oil blend that, after November 16, 2014, is not part of the Every Day Kit.
Of all the essential oil blends, I like Valor the best for feeling grounded, instantly reconnecting the energy of the body with the energy of the earth. Some people refer to Valor essential oil blend as "chiropractor in a bottle". You might feel it working on you as it helps to relax tension and help you feel more centered.
Apply Valor essential oil blend to the bottom of feet and back of neck.
Inhale deeply to get the full benefit.
Valor is also one of the oils used in Raindrop Technique.
Valor contains Spruce (Picea mariana), rosewood (Aniba roaseodora), blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum), and frankincense (Boswellia carteri). If Valor becomes unavailable due to seasonal changes, you can make a wonderful substitute for Valor using other Young Living Oils. See the recipe here.
We also now offer Valor II as an option with similar therapeutic benefit.
Joy essential oil blend may be the perfect solution to not only uplift your mood but also to help enhance the feelings of romance and love. (Joy essential oil blend is a MUST HAVE and is no longer a part of the Every Day kit).
Use Joy essential oil blend as you would an exotic perfume, without the worry of synthetic fragrances. In fact, this wonderful essential oil blend has therapeutic properties you would never find in a perfume! Apply Joy to your hands and pulse points, add to water and spritz into the air, or use Joy in your aroma-diffuser.
Joy essential oil blend contains Lemon (Citrus limon), mandarin (Citrus reticulata), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), rose (Rosa damascena), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), and jasmine (Jasminum officinale).
Peace and Calming is another essential oil blend that is a MUST HAVE, but is no longer a part of the Every Day Kit. see link for recipe below
Peace and Calming essential oil blend may be your best friend as it lives up to its name - for every situation when emotional stress attempts to reign.
- Diffuse Peace and Calming into the air to help calm stressed kids after a long day at school.
- Massage a few drops into the bottom of feet and to the outsides of ears to help ensure a good night's sleep.
- Apply a drop to the heart to help release stress and bring emotional healing.
- Add to massage oil for a soothing massage.
Peace and Calming essential oil blend contains tangerine (Citrus nobilis), orange (Citrus sinensis), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), patchouly (Pogostemon cablin), and blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum).
We now also carry Peace & Calming II which has similar therapeutic benefits.
Some of the essential oils found in Purification are commonly added to ointments and sprays for bug bites, skin irritations, or scrapes.
- Use Purification to help eliminate tough odors from smoking, mold and mildew, or other persistent and disagreeable smells.
- Use Purification essential oil blend for emotional support, dispelling negativity and stress to help bring about balance.
Purification essential oil blend contains citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia), lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida), and myrtle (Myrtus communis).
Named for the "thieves" who took preventative measures against germs of the Plague in the 15th-century, Thieves essential oil blend may be your best, totally natural germ defense strategy.
- Diffuse Thieves essential oil blend to clean the air.
- Apply to hands as a hand freshener.
- Apply to bottom of feet, chest and underarm area, then massage to stimulate absorption.
- Add to toothpaste, hand soap, and household cleaners for extra protection.
Thieves essential oil blend contains clove (Syzygium aromaticum), lemon (Citrus limon), cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum), Eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis).
What's your "secret weapon" against occasional soreness? If you don't have one, try PanAway essential oil blend. Soothing to the skin, PanAway essential oil blend was specially formulated by Dr. Gary Young to help alleviate muscle and joint soreness associated with daily living. Feel it gently warm while it eases tension.
- Use PanAway directly on tight areas or mix with massage oil for a soothing massage.
- Apply before or after exercise, or following injury.
PanAway essential oil blend contains wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), clove (Syzygium aromaticum) and peppermint (Mentha piperita).
What if stress and tension could melt away without worrying about drug side-effects? It can, as easily as you can apply a few drops of Stress Away essential oil blend.
- Diffuse, ingest or apply to ease your mind and help restore equilibrium.
- Bring about relaxation and reduce tension.
- Apply to back of neck and shoulders to reduce tension in typically tight areas.
- Apply to abdomen and massage gently to help reduce tension in the gut and allow for healthy movement.
Stress Away essential oil blend contains copaiba (Copaifera reticulata), Lime (Citrus lime), Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia), Ocotea (Ocotea quixos), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis).
DiGize™ is one of Young Living's exclusive and proprietary dietary supplements. When traveling abroad, use DiGize as a dietary supplement in your water. Keep DiGize on hand for stomach health, and any other digestive issues that need support.
This unique blend contains Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and Juniper essential oils, and includes naturally occurring constituents like menthol, citrol, and zingiberen.
Refreshing, balancing, harmonizing and invigorating, this tasty essential oil blend makes a vibrant addition to your water (adding electrolytes and antioxidants). You may purchase Citrus Fresh separately as it is not included in the Every Day kit.
Citrus Fresh is a natural choice for a wide variety of uses:
- helps support your immune system
- helps freshen your environment
- helps lighten your mood
Apply a few drops to your hands and neck. Add 1-2 drops to your water. Mix with water and vinegar for a kitchen freshener on counter-tops.
Citrus Fresh essential oil blend contains Orange, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Tangerine, Lemon, and Spearmint essential oils.
* note - Citrus Fresh and Ocotea (cinnamon family) essential oils are found together in Slique essential oil blend to help support your weight management goals.
Order the Everyday Oil Kit from Young Living. Your kit includes a total of 11 single essential oils and essential oil blends, an aroma diffuser, samples, catalog and more!
Ask me for a FREE CONSULTATION to find out which oils are most important for you.
*Disclaimer- The information on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is not intended as medical advice or to replace the advice or attention of health care professionals. You may wish to consult your physician before beginning or making changes in your diet, nutritional supplementation or exercise program. The statements on this web site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
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