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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German Chamomile & Vitality

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German Chamomile & Chamomile Vitality

🌸 FUN FACTS 🌸

Considered to be one of the most ancient and versatile medicinal herbs known to man, chamomile has innumerable health benefits. Native to Europe, this member of the daisy family has a long history of use from crying children to digestive tonics. Chamomile has been one of the “catch all” remedies for just about every ailment known to man- it is an extremely versatile little flower!

There are two common types of chamomile used medicinally today: German chamomile and Roman chamomile

🌸 WHAT IT DOES 🌸

Packed full of vital antioxidants, Chamomile is a powerful healing factory. An effective alternative medicine with almost no known negative side effects, chamomile has been used for over 5,000 years in  teas, herbal extracts and cosmetics because it promotes tranquility, vitality, a youthful appearance and longevity.

Antioxidants in  German Chamomile help maintain a healthy inflammatory level in the body by offsetting free radical damage (oxidative stress) and preventing cell mutation. This can lead to better immune function, improved emotional balance, increased comfort in organs, muscles and joints (throughout the body) and healthier skin, hair, nails, teeth and eyes. Emotionally, Chamomile is one the best medicinal herbs for fighting stress and promoting relaxation. It behaves as a mild sedative, calming the nerves as its aromatic molecules travel directly to the olfactory part of the brain, turning off tension and reducing the body’s stress response. Our emotions and hormonal balance are in response to our sense of smell, so German Chamomile can help balance the endocrine system as well.

Chamomile has been well known since the beginning of time to aid digestion, whether promoting healthy gas levels and heathy stools, to encouraging comfort and stabilizing the nervous/ digestive  link. Applied topically or ingested, Chamomile serves to promote ease and comfort and healthy inflammatory response wherever there is a need in the body. From the back, to joints, to teeth and gums, it is a very soothing oil. And it world for smoothing the skin, too- it’s a beloved oil for beauty.

Applied over the chest or deep inhaled, it supports healthy respiratory function and nourishes the cardiovascular system.  There is virtually no system of the body that Chamomile doesn’t offer aid and comfort when needed.

  • Respiratory
  • Skin/Beauty
  • Musculoskeletal/ joints
  • Digestive System
  • Nervous System
  • Emotions
  • Brain/ Mind
  • Endocrine system
  • Antioxidant

🌸 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL AROMATIC  (non-Vitality™)  🌸

  • Apply on location to upper or lower back for support
  • Apply over muscles for soothing comfort
  • Apply over abdomen for menstrual comfort
  • Apply over stomach/ intestines for healthy gas levels
  • Apply over stomach/ intestines for healthy stool consistency
  • Apply over stomach/ intestines for digestive aid and comfort
  • Deep Inhale for emotional support/ relaxation/ calmness of mind
  • Inhale or diffuse at bedtime
  • Rub over chest with carrier oil for respiratory aid
  • Apply topically over the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas for detox support
  • Add a few drops to your face cream to smooth skin
  • apply topically to the gums for comfort
  • apply topically to the skin to encourage healing
  • Add a few drops to a petrolatum-free lotion to smooth dry skin
  • Apply topically to cuts, scrapes, or other open skin to encourage healing
  • Diffuse or inhale to clear the mind
  • Diffuse or inhale for a peaceful, calming atmosphere

🌸 INTERNAL – (with Vitality™ only)  🌸

  • Add a few drops to a veggie capsule and take internally
  • Use as a dietary supplement
  • Make Chamomile tea
  • Add a drop or two to your regular tea

🌸 CONSTITUENTS 🌸

  • Sesquiterpenes: Chamazulene
  • 1,8 cineol
  • Sesquiterpene alcohols
  • Monoterpenes

🌸 FOUND IN🌸

  • Cool Azul
  • EndoFlex
  • Surrender
  • K&B Tincture
  • ComforTone (digestive aid)
  • JuvaTone
  • OmegaGize (fish oil supplement)

Cedarwood

Cedarwood GRAPHIC

 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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Palmarosa

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Palmarosa- Young Living

🌺 FUN FACTS 🌺

Once known as Turkish Geranium or Indian geranium oil, Palmarose was widely for centuries used by Indian physicians to lower fever and prevent infection. The herbaceous green grass shares similarities with lemongrass and citronella. The use of Palmarosa essential oils for skin health is popular among aromatherapy practitioners and alternative medicine supporters. Interestingly enough, even though it has a distinctly floral aroma, palmarosa was traditionally added to food as a culinary precautionto kill bacteria and aid digestion!

🌺 WHAT IT DOES 🌺

An oil of beauty, palmarosa has been used to hydrate the skin, particularly in rough, dry patches. Animals benefit from the application of this oil to their skin as well, as it is very gentle yet effective for promoting healing. It also balances the skin and controls the skin’s sebum levels., helping to maintain a spot-free complexion.

But its benefits aren’t just skin deep. Modern research has shown Palmarosa to be extremely beneficial to the nervous system and to the joints, particularly when maintaining a healthy inflammatory level is important. Other uses of palmarosa oil include relieving stress, anxiety, and nervous exhaustion

Palmarosa is also an important oil for the immune system and digestive system as it promotes the production of stomach acid and aids in nutrient absorption.

  • Endocrine system
  • Urinary system
  • Immune System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Emotions
  • Nervous System
  • Skin/Hair

🌺 IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌺

Add a few drops to your face lotion or favorite moisturizer

Apply topically on location to resolve blemishes

Apply topically in location to moisturize skin

Add a few drops to your bath water for a skin- refreshing soak

Diffuse to help overcome nervous anxiety or tension

Wear as a perfume

Blend with other oils for a delightful body spray or perfume

Diffuse or Inhale during times of nervous exhaustion,

Apply over thyroid gland for endocrine support

Add a few drops to a cool compress to help maintain a normal temperature

Diffuse or inhale, or apply topically to stimulate the immune system

Apply over urinary tract, colon, kidneys, bladder, for comfort as needed

Apply to open skin on location to encourage healing

Use on the underarms as a deodorant

apply to fine lines and wrinkles

apply over abdomen for digestive support

Diffuse/ Inhale to elevate moods and overcome depression

Apply to the toenails, cracks in the foot to maintain healthy microbial levels

🌺 CONSTITUENTS 🌺

  • Myrcene
  • linalool
  • geraniol
  • limonene

🌺 BLENDS WITH 🌺

Basil

Fennel

Geranium

Lemongrass

Myrtle

Pine

Thyme

Rosemary

🌺 FOUND IN 🌺

  • Clarity
  • Forgiveness
  • Gentle Baby
  • Harmony
  • Joy
  • Animal Scents Ointment
  • Genesis Hand & Body Lotion
  • Rose Ointment
  • Dragon Time Bath Gel
  • Evening Peace Bath Gel

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