Myrtle

MYRTLE graphic

Myrtle- Young Living

🌳 FUN FACTS 🌳

Myrtle has been widely used as folk medicine for the treatment of digestive, pulmonary and skin problems in many parts of the world. The myrtle plant was associated with the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Born from the sea foam, she sought the comfort of a myrtle bush to cover her nakedness, which is why myrtle also represents purity. Greek tradition has it that myrtle was offered to certain men and women as a symbol of honor. The Greeks also valued the plant because of its incredible healing qualities

🌳 WHAT IT DOES 🌳

Greek physicians used the plant oil for lung and bladder conditions, while in Italy, the oil was prescribed to children for coughing. The oil found in myrtle leaves was also used in skincare and as a remedy to regulate menstrual cycle. Today, myrtle oil has been extensively researched for its ability to help balance hormones, specifically the thyroid and ovaries. Myrtle possesses a particularly desirable property; it is an adaptogen, means it  may help regulate a gland depending on the needs of the person.

Myrtle is highly valued for skincare as it helps to minimize oil, open pores and tighten elasticity.  It can also be effective applied topically on location to speed the healing of blemishes

Myrtle is an excellent choice for respiratory support, and is gentle enough for children and elderly alike. It helps to promote healthy mucus levels in your respiratory tract. It encourages easy breathing by helping to open the sinuses

Myrtle makes an excellent deodorizer, helps promote sleep and is used in the aromatherapy world to soothe the nerves and reduce stress.

  • Urinary system
  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Emotions
  • Brain/ mind
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Reproductive system

🌳 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌳

Add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage over the chest for support

apply behind and around the ears, to the nostrils or under the eye (being careful not to get any oil in the eye) to open sinuses

Diffuse or inhale to open airways

Massage with carrier oil onto the neck

Gargle a drop of Myrtle and several ounces of tepid water fo support

Massage with carrier oil over lower abdomen to support urinary tract and bladder heath

Add a few drops of Myrtle to a warm compress and place on the chest, abdomen or wherever needed

Add a few drops to the bath

Massage over the abdomen to encourage proper/ comfortable digestion

Diffuse or inhale mid-day to give you an energy boost

Apply topically on location for comfort wherever needed

Diffuse or inhale 30 minutes before bed.

Apply to the feet bottoms at bedtime

Apply to the bottom of your big toe and the base of your throat to support hormonal balance

Apply topically on location to joints as needed, to maintain a healthy inflammatory level

Massage with carrier oil over muscles and joints, particularly the knuckles, spine and knees

apply topically to cuts and scratches or open skin to promote worry-free healing

Apply over the liver to support healthy function

Apply to skin to soothe and aid healing

Add a drop to your daily face cream or moisturizer

🌳 CONSTITUENTS 🌳

  • 1,8 cineole
  • Monoterpenes: alpha-pinene, l-limonene, beta-pinene, camphene
  • Esters
  • Alcohols- linalol, nerol, geraniol
  • Aldehydes
  • Phenols

🌳 BLENDS WITH 🌳

  • Bergamot
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Rosewood
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Thyme
  • Melaluca

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Hyssop

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Hyssop- Young Living

🌺 FUN FACTS 🌺

The perennial plant hyssop is native to the Mediterranean region and was considered a holy plant in biblical times.

The name, Hyssop,  actually means “holy herb.” It was used in rituals, teas, wound healing, and baths. David refers to hyssop in Psalm 51 as part of his repentant lament:

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

During the time of the Romans, this herb was used against the plague, as a disinfectant and for treatment of minor infections. In some parts of the world, it had a spiritual function, and was believed to purify and “forgive sins.”1 Christianity held hyssop in high regard — the herb was cited as a symbol of baptism and reconciliation.2 In other religions, it is associated with purification. This is largely due to the miasma theory, the belief that scent chased away illness. Although that  isn’t exactly the mechanism of action, the idea was there and the application was effective.

When steam-distilled, the plant produces a very potent essential oil

🌺  WHAT IT DOES 🌺 

Hyssop has been used since ancient times for nearly every ailment under the sun, from spiritual and emotional cleansing to boozing immunity and restoring health to patients. It helps to regulate menstrual flow, blood pressure and perspiration, as well as opening the airways, healing the skin and boosting immunity. Emotionally, hyssop has been said to clear the mind, alleviate nervous tension and generally overcome fatigue. This energy-inciting quality is one reason it has been administered to patients as it helps them overcome lethargy from being sick. Sometimes the best remedy is to get a patient moving again.

Hyssop has been studied intensively for it’s powerful properties, namely the way it interacts with viral cells and “disarms them,” The Bible also refers to hyssop and other plants as “bitter herbs” which were used to stimulate digestion and calm the digestive tract. Adding a few drops to a carrier oil can do wonders to promote relaxed muscles in any part of the body.

Emotionally and spiritually, Hyssop has long been used as a cleansing and purifying oil. The ancient Hebrews used it to chase away evil spirits. Hyssop was the plant the Lord commanded that the Israelites use to paint the lamb’s blood over their doorposts to ward off the Angel of Death in Egypt. See Exodus

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory System
  • Nervous System
  • Immune System
  • Skin
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary/ renal System
  • Brain/ Emotions

🌺   IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌺 

Apply over throat for relief

Apply over lungs to open airways

Apply over kidneys for support

Apply topically, diffuse and inhale  for immune support as needed

Apply to the bottoms of the feet for immune support at bedtime

Apply to the feet for comfort and maintain proper inflammatory levels

Diffuse or inhale to stimulate alertness/ focus

Apply topically to joints to support pain-free movement and mobility

Apply topically to bruises to encourage healing

Apply topically to cuts, wounds, open skin to encourage healing and a healthy microbial level

Add a few drops to a compress and apply over the forehead to maintain a healthy body temperature

Use on insect bites

Apply to skin as needed to promote healing or relief

Apply over the abdomen to encourage healthy digestion and stimulate the digestive tract

Add a drop to your facial moisturizer to reduce fine lines and wrinkles

Apply over the abdomen to maintain a comfortable menstrual cycle

🌺   CONSTITUENTS 🌺

  • Ketones: camphor
  • Monoterpenes : alpha pinene, beta-pinene, l-limonene, myrcene
  • Sesquiterpenes: beta-caryophyllene
  • Phenols: eugenol
  • Alcohols: linalol, geraniol
  • Esters
  • Oxides: 1,8 cineol

🌺   FOUND IN 🌺

  • Egyptian Gold
  • Exodus II
  • GLF
  • Harmony
  • ImmuPower
  • Relieve It
  • White Angelica

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Black Pepper & Black Pepper Vitality

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Black Pepper & Black Pepper Vitality- Young Living

💥 FUN FACTS 💥

Black Pepper, one of the most used spices on planet earth, is so commonplace that its medicinal values largely go unrecognized. Its essential oil is steam distilled form berries grown in Egypt, Madagascar and India. Pepper was used by the Egyptians in mummification as evidenced by the discovery of black pepper in the nostrils and abdomen of Ramses II. Indian monks ate several black pepper corns a day to maintain their incredible stamina and energy

For centuries, black pepper was as highly prized as gold and silver and accounted for 70% of the international spice trade. During the Dark Ages, Arab traders had a monopoly on the black pepper trade. To maintain this monopoly and keep the source of black pepper a closely-guarded secret (and hence increase the price and prestige of black pepper), they came up with a great story. The tale they told was that black pepper grew in groves of trees that were guarded by poisonous snakes. In order to harvest the black pepper, the trees had to be burned in order to drive out the snakes. This process ( so they said) also turned the originally white fruit black! That myth worked for a long time.

💥 WHAT IT DOES 💥

Historically, pepper was used for thousands of years for malaria, cholera and digestive issues. Today, pepper’s primary common use is to revive someone who has fainted. However, pepper is also stimulating and comforting for those who are awake as well! This oil may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, detox the body, enhance circulation, increase cellular oxygenation, support digestive glands, and stimulate the endocrine system, increase energy, aid with addiction recovery, improve a healthy appetite, aid muscle tone, support joint connective tissue, aid circulation and help one regain balance and settle the nerves from imbalance.

Studies have shown that Curcumin (the active compound of turmeric) is made readily bioavailable with the presence of black pepper- any good turmeric supplement should have black pepper as a main ingredient

Aromatically, black pepper is said to help people examine things with clarity and honesty

  • Nervous System
  • Digestive System
  • musculoskeletal system
  • endocrine system
  • circulatory system,

💥 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (non-Vitality) 💥

  • apply to vita flex points
  • apply directly to area of concern with dilution
  • mix very sparingly into a bath with juniper and lavender to warm you up in the winter and overcome chills
  • apply with carrier oil to the back of the neck for muscle and joint  comfort and increased mobility
  • apply to the few bottom for immune support
  • diffuse or inhale to curb cravings
  • apply to the abdomen with a warm compress to increase blood flow to the muscles and nerves
  • apply to the wrists, knuckles, lower back, or any joint that needs support and increased mobility

💥 INTERNAL (Vitality only) 💥

  • combine 1-2 drops with several drops of extra virgin olive oil and take in a gel cap supplement daily for healthy cholesterol levels, healthy blood pressure, healthy inflammation levels, immune support)
  • add 1 drop to substitute for 98-10 peppercorns in a recipe
  • infuse balsamic vinegar with 1 drop per ounce
  • use for in a marinade
  • add 1 drop per teaspoon in butter or coconut butter to flavor a spread
  • add a drop to a smoothies for dietary support

💥 FOUND IN 💥

  • Dream Catcher
  • En-R-Gee
  • Relieve It
  • Light the Fire
  • NingXia Nitro

💥 BLENDS WITH 💥

  • Cumin
  • Fennel
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Sandalwood
  • Spice Oils

💥 CONSTITUENTS 💥

Black pepper essential oil has a high content of phytochemicals (natural, plant-based chemicals) known as monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. These phytochemicals are known for their antioxidant and immune stimulatory functions.

  • Monoterpenes (70%)
  • alpha-pinene
  • beta-pinene
  • l-limonene
  • beta-caryophyllene

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