Patchouli

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Patchouli – Young Living

🌸 FUN FACTS 🌸

Derived from a large evergreen perennial, and related to the lavender and sage family, Patchouli has been prized for centuries for healing and beautifying the skin. The oil originated in southeast Asia and is extracted from the plant’s lightly fragrant leaves and the white, violet-marked flowers. Countless generations across the globe have used patchouli for a wide variety of needs. In ancient Rome, Romans, it was used to stimulate the appetite. In Egypt, King Tut arranged to have gallons of patchouli oil buried with him in his tomb. In Asia, people used it extensively for medicinal purposes- everything from treating skin bites to soothing headaches.

Nowadays, patchouli oil is used as a fragrance in skin and personal care products, potpourri, insect repellents, detergents and incense. Interestingly enough, patchouli is a major component of the fragrance industry, because it acts like a fine wine and it’s aroma gets better (and changes) with age!

🌸 WHAT IT DOES 🌸

Patchouli has a distinct floral and musky aroma which has somewhat of an acquired taste. However, many people who do not love its fragrance dat first, grow to love it as they experience its healing benefits, both to body and mind. Emotionally, patchouli oil is said to help relieve anxiety, stress and depression because of the impact it has on our hormones: Patchouli encourages the release of serotonin and dopamine, hormones that ease feelings of anger, anxiety and anxiousness. This is one reason why patchouli is often diffused (or incense burned) during prayer- it creates an atmosphere of tranquility.

Hormonally, patchouli also has the power to stimulate the libido and has been used as an aphrodisiac for centuries. It has also been proven effective for helping partners maintain physical ability during intimacy

Patchouli also stimulated muscle contractions (as opposed to other oils which do the reverse) so it aids skin and hair, stimulating the hair follicles and tightening the skin. It also is incredibly moisturizing and helps to encourage new cell growth, keeping the skin young and healthy. It works well on all skin types, whether dry or oils, to promote balance, so it’s a great oil for the scalp and the face.

Patchouli also is beneficial to the liver, stomach and intestines and it helps your body to process food and absorb nutrients effectively. It also acts as a stimulant to the bladder, increasing urination, helping your body to expel toxins effectively- this is beneficial to the gallbladder, liver and kidneys, which are the body’s filtration system. This oils is known as a toxins- digestor for the body.

At night, patchouli is extremely calming to the nervous system and the mind, so many people use it to promote a restful night sleep.

Another beautiful thing about patchouli is that bugs don’t tend to like it, so take your patchouli outdoors, when camping, or sitting on your porch. Many people add it to their laundry detergent or dryer balls as a natural shield against unwanted fly-bys.

  • Nervous System
  • Emotions/ Limbic System
  • Endocrine System/ Hormones
  • Libido
  • Excretory/ Urinary System
  • Skin/ Hair
  • Digestive System
  • Immune System/ Lymph
  • Respiratory System

🌸 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌸

  • Patchouli is a very versatile oil, and it can be used in many ways!
  • Use its calming, relaxing aroma during meditation or yoga practice.
  • Diffuse Patchouli in the evening after a long day at work or school to help create a peaceful and calming environment.
  • Massage it on your skin to help address tension and anxiety,
  • Apply topically on location  on your skin to soothe cuts, scrapes, burns and sores
  • Apply a few drops on your wrists or onto your sheets to keep  pests away
  • Mix a couple of drops into your shampoo or conditioner to balance a dry or oily scalp. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing
  • Rub into the bottoms of feet, between the toes and on the toenail beds to ensure a healthy microbial balance
  • Rib into the feet to promote healthy inflammation levels end encourage soothing comfort
  • Add a few drops to a cool compress to help the body maintain a stabilized and desirable temperature
  • Add a few drops to your nighttime face moisturizer, or apply with a splash of water directly to the face before applying night cream- fo added skin suppleness and moisturizing
  • Rub over your abdomen, stomach and intestines to support digestion
  • Apply topically directly to scars to minimize their appearance and encourage new skin growth
  • Add a few drops to the scalp after shampoo and comb through the hair (or massage into the scalp) to stimulate hair follicles and increase moisture and shine
  • Diffuse or apply to the back of the neck or bottoms of the feet at bedtime to promote restful sleep
  • Apply over bladder to encourage urination and body detox
  • Apply over liver and kidneys for support
  • Apply over the chest to encourage healthy respiration

🌸 CONSTITUENTS 🌸

Sesquiterpenes (63%) – alpha patchoulene, beta-patchoulene, beta-caryophyllene, humulene, seychellene

Alcohols

Oxides

Ketones

Monoterpenes: alpha- pinene, beta-pinene, l-limonene

🌸 BLENDS WITH/ FOUND IN 🌸

Patchouli is one of Gary Young’s favorite single oils, and it can be found in two of our most popular blends, Peace & Calming® and Magnify Your Purpose™.

because it’s so good for the skin, you will find it in Rose Ointment, Orange Blossom Facial Wash, Animal Scents Ointment

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Cedarwood

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 Cedarwood – Young Living

🌳 FUN FACTS 🌳

Steam distilled from the bark of the Pine (conifer) family, Cedarwood was used traditionally by North American Indians to enhance spirituality, but it is better known from the Bible as the Cedars of Lebanon. King Solomon lined his castle and the Temple of God with Cedarwood, as it is known for its intoxicating mental stimulation and enlightening powers. No wonder Solomon was the wisest king in history!

🌳 WHAT IT DOES 🌳

Cedarwood is over 90% sesquiterpenes, the highest of any essential oil. These molecules stimulate and oxygenate the brain in unprecedented ways, allowing for great spiritual attunement, higher minded thinking and a peaceful rationality or truth that transcends the present physical reality. It is truly a spiritual/ emotional and brain oil

Cedarwood also has many other uses, such as an oil of beauty for the skin and hair. It is excellent for opening the respiratory tract when applied over the chest, inhaled or diffused. It helps maintain a healthy urinary tract and stimulates the urinary system.

  • Brain/ Mind
  • Emotions
  • Spirituality
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory system
  • Urinary system
  • Skin/ Hair
  • Musculoskeletal/ joints

🌳IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌳

Inhale, inhale, inhale- take deep breaths straight from the bottle over and over for a euphoric feeling

Inhale repeatedly while journaling or writing affirmations

Diffuse during times of prayer

Apply to the skin for healing and soothing support/ moisturization

Add a few drops to your conditioner \, or apply a few drops to the scalp and comb through hair

Add a few drops to your face moisturizer

add a few drops to any lotion used on extreme dry skin

massage over joints for soothing support

Apply to the back of the neck or feet bottoms at bedtime for deep slumber

Diffuse at bedtime to aid deep sleep

Apply over lower abdomen to stimulate and promote health in the urinary tract

make a DIY bug spray

Diffuse or inhale while studying/ working to improve focus and clarity of thought

Apply to face for clear skin

Add to carrier oil and massage over chest to open airways

Diffuse or inhale to relieve stress

Massage over muscles/ joints for comfort as needed

🌳 CONSTITUENTS 🌳

  • Sesquiterpenes
  • Sesquiterpene Alcohols
  • Cedrol
  • Sesquiterpene Ketones

🌳 BLENDS WITH 🌳

  • Bergamot
  • Clary Sage
  • Cypress
  • Eucalyptus
  • Floral oils
  • Juniper
  • Resinous oils
  • Rosemary

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Rosemary & Rosemary Vitality

Rosemary & Rosemary Vitality Young Living bottles
Rosemary & Rosemary Vitality Young Living

Rosemary & Rosemary Vitality- Young Living

🌿 FUN FACTS 🌿

Rosemary is actually part of the mint family! It boasts of a woodsy, citrus-like fragrance that has become a feature of many kitchens, gardens, and apothecaries worldwide. It derives its name from Latin words ros (“dew”) and marinus (“sea”), or “dew of the sea.”1

The Virgin Mary is said to have spread her blue cloak over a rosemary bush as she rested, and the white flowers turned blue. The shrub came to be known as the “Rose of Mary.”2

It has been regarded as sacred by many civilizations – Egyptians, Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans – it was used as a fumigant to drive away evil spirits and to protect against plague and infectious diseases.

🌿 WHAT IT DOES 🌿

Rosemary works in MANY beneficial ways in the body.  It has been extensively used and studied since ancient times for a variety of health benefits, including digestion, stress relief, soothing comfort for muscles and joints, immune boosting, respiratory aid, increasing energy, stimulating memory and lifting fatigue. Rosemary oil is often added to shampoos and lotions. Regularly using the oil helps stimulate follicles, aiding in long, strong hair growth.

  • Immune system
  • Respiratory System
  • Hair and Skin
  • Nervous System
  • Musculoskeletal system

🌿IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/AROMATIC (Non-Vitality)  🌿

  • clarity- add a drop to the palm of your hands, rub hands together and cup over your nose to deep inhale
  • massage one or two drops over the chest for comfort and respiratory soothing
  • deep inhale to soothe the head and mind
  • diffuse while studying to help memory and learning
  • massage one or two drops around the vagina to maintain infection-free health
  • add a drop to shampoo for follicle support and hair growth
  • add a few drops directly to the scalp after shampoo and comb through hair foot stimulate follicles and promote dandruff-free locks
  • use on pets to promote healthy fur coats
  • use in the shower- apply one drop to the palm of wet hands, rub hands together and massage onto the face after washing
  • apply to abdomen to aid digestion
  • massage with carrier oil over back of neck for stress relief and tension
  • add to massage oil for whole body, immune stimulating massage
  • inhale or diffuse for immune support
  • apply to throat for clearing
  • diffuse to combat mental fatigue

🌿INTERNAL (Vitality only) 🌿

  • add a drop or two to a gel cap with carrier oil and take as dietary supplement
  • infuse balsamic vinegar with 1 drop per ounce
  • make a warm tonic with 1-3 drops, hot water and sweeten to taste
  • add 1-4 drops to every 4 oz of salad dressing
  • use in marinades for fish, meat or vegetables
  • add in place of dried herb

🌿 BLENDS WITH 🌿

  • Basil
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Rosewood
  • Eucalyptus
  • Marjoram
  • Pine

🌿 FOUND IN 🌿

  • En-R-Gee
  • JuvaFlex
  • Melrose
  • Purification
  • Thieves
  • Transformation
  • Aroma-Guard Deodorant
  • Thieves toothpaste
  • Thieves mouthwash
  • ComforTone
  • ICP
  • JuvaTone
  • MultiGreens
  • Thieves Losenges
  • Sandalwood Moisture Cream
  • Clarity
  • Orange Blossom Facial Wash

🌿 CONSTITUENTS 🌿

alpha-pinene

beta-pinene

camphene

camphor

1, 8 console

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