Cardamom & Cardamom Vitality

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Cardamom & Cardamom Vitality- Young Living

💜 FUN FACTS 💜

Often referred to as the Queen of Spices, Cardamom has its roots in India but is beloved around the world. Cardamom was used in ancient times for the treatment of all kinds of ailments from epilepsy and spasms to urinary and cardiac issues. It was beloved as a “catch-all” oil for healing and general wellness.  Best of all, cardamom is said to neutralize the lingering odor of garlic! Before becoming a popular spice, cardamom was actually used during ancient times. The Romans used it to soothe their stomachs whenever they overindulged, while the Egyptians added it to perfumes and incense. Meanwhile, the Arabs loved mixing it into their coffee for added flavor.

💜 WHAT IT DOES 💜

Today Cardamom is widely used for promoting muscle calmness from spasms, whether respiratory in nature or muscle skeletal.  It also promotes healthy skin, working as a natural cleanser, giving  the skin a natural radiance. Many people love cardamom to help slow the signs of aging. it has been known as an oil of beauty across generations.

Cardamom helps promote general wellness as it stimulated the digestive system, promotes healthy teeth and gums (and freshens breath! Remember the lingering garlic problem?) IN the Gi tract, it It helps maintain proper secretion of gastric juices, bile and acids in the stomach which is essential for proper function. Additionally, it stimulates the urinary tract and sweating, which aids in the elimination of toxins from the body. And it also works incredibly well in the respiratory system, not only calming respiratory muscle contractions, but also opening airways.  With regards to the nervous system, cardamom is said to have a positive effect on neurotransmitters, particularly those associated with the gut, which helps reduce feelings of nausea, especially during pregnancy. Overall, cardamom is a wonderful oil to use in may ways when needing a boost to the immune system.

  • Immune System
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Digestive system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • nervous system
  • Skin/ beauty

 

💜 IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC  (Non-Vitality™) 💜

Add a drop to your face cream or moisturizer to reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles

Add to carrier oil and rub over abdomen for digestive support

Rub over the chest for respiratory support

Diffuse or deep inhale to open airways and calm muscles

apply to feet bottoms for immune support at bedtime

Inhale to calm the nervous / digestive system as needed

Apply to the lower back for sciatic nerve support

Apply to the temples, crown of head or forehead for soothing

Deep inhale/ diffuse to overcome mental fatigue

Apply over the intestines to maintain healthy gas levels

Add a few drops to your bath for a refreshing and invigorating experience

Massage over solar plexus to promote comfort from digestion

Massage over abdomen for menstrual comfort

Rub into joints for comfort, particularly knees, hands and knuckles

💜 IDEAS FOR USE- INTERNAL -(Vitality™ only) 💜

Add a few drops to water and gargle as a mouthwash for gum health or to freshen breath

Take a few drops in a veggie capsule daily to stimulate the digestive system

Add to your marinades, soups, stews or other recipes

Add a few drops to your coffee for dietary and digestive support (and flavor!)

add a few drops to oatmeal

Chai Tea or cider flavoring

💜 CONSTITUENTS 💜

  • Esters
  • 1,8 cineol
  • Alcohols: linalol
  • Monoterpenes: myrcene, l-limonene

💜 BLENDS WITH 💜

  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Cistus
  • Clove
  • Neroli
  • Orange
  • Rose
  • Ylang Ylang

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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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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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Jasmine

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Jasmine- Young Living

💖 FUN FACTS 💖

The nickname for the Jasmine flower in India is the “Queen of the night,” because of its seductive, aphrodisiac-like fragrance, as the fact that the flower itself only blooms in the middle of the night. Jasmine also goes by the name “moonlight of the grove,” and women have treasured Jasmine for centuries for its beautiful aroma. In many religious traditions, Jasmine symbolizes hope, happiness, and love.

Jasmine absolute oil is produced from absolute extraction (it is an absolute essence, not an essential oil) as steam distillation is not suitable for the fragile jasmine flowers. It takes 3.6 million flowers to produce just 1 pound of jasmine absolute oil, making it one of the most expensive oils in the world. Young Living uses 10 pounds of flowers to make one 5-ml bottle.

To achieve the highest quality oil, jasmine flowers have to be harvested at night as they secrete a powerful fragrance before sunrise. Growers have to use extreme care when picking the flowers to avoid “bruising” them, because bruised flowers will produce an unpleasant fragrance.

💖 WHAT IT DOES 💖

Derived from the jasmine flower, this oil is a popular natural remedy for improving mood, overcoming stress and balancing hormones. Many women use it to bring comfort and skin smoothing during hormonal times of the month.

Many studies have found improvements in mood and sleep after using jasmine oil to boost energy levels. Results of several studies demonstrate that jasmine oil has a stimulating/activating effect of the brain and has been used for hundreds of years in parts of Asia as a natural remedy for depression, anxiety, emotional stress and  low libido. Interestingly, however, Jasmine has also been used in sleep studies and is shown to be a powerful relaxant. Jasmine has been shown to have a sedating effect on the autonomic nerve activity by helping to reduce heart rate and bringing about feelings of calm and relaxation. Its effects are powerful when combines with other soothing oil like Lavender or Frankincense.

Supports the respiratory system, skin, circulatory system, emotions,

💖 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 💖 

  • add a drop to your face cream/ daily moisturizer
  • add a drop into your shower gel or body wash for skin support
  • add a drop into your shampoo for added hair follicle support, sleek and shine
  • add a drop to a massage oil- this blends well with rosemary, and/or peppermint for an invigorating rub down
  • wear as a perfume
  • apply to the abdomen for menstrual support
  • apply a drop to fine lines and wrinkles
  • apply over breasts to stimulate milk flow
  • Diffuse before bed for a good night sleep or for a sensual aroma

💖 BLENDS WELL WITH 💖

  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Sandalwood
  • Lemongrass
  • Geranium
  • Helichrysum
  • Orange
  • Melissa
  • Rose’Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Patchouli

💖 KEY CONSTITUENTS  💖

  • benzyl acetate,
  • linalool,
  • benzyl alcohol,
  • geraniol,
  • farnesol,
  • eugenol,
  • nerol,
  • benzoic acid,
  • benzaldehyde
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Sacred Frankincense

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Sacred Frankincense – Young Living

🎁 FUN FACTS 🎁

What’s the difference between Frankincense (Boswelia Carteri) and Sacred Frankincense (Boswelia Sacra)?

Boswelia Sacra is a smaller molecule, so it more easily passes into your sinuses, while Boswelia Carteri is a much heavier molecule

Sacred Frankincense™ essential oil comes from the distillation of the resin of the Boswellia Sacra frankincense tree. This oil originates in Oman and is the first Omani frankincense to be available to those outside of Saudi Royals or wealthy individuals. Gary Young spent many years traveling to Oman to work with Omani officials to obtain a permit to export Sacred Frankincense for Young Living and also received permission to build and operate a Young Living distillery in the country. The Sultan himself had a DECADES-long relationship with Gary Young, and his Frankincense is the ONLY Omani Frankincense exported in the world- exclusively for Young Living. If any other company claims their oil is from Oman it’s simply NOT TRUE!!

Frankincense farms are family-owned businesses for generations. They are VERY careful with these trees- it is their livelihood for thousands of years and they need the trees for future generations. The trees grow in rocks & sand, which makes very poor soil. Gary Young tried to grow them in the US and they would not grow!

Frankincense resin is acquired by thinly slicing the tree bark and allowing the resin to drip out. Then the resin must “cure” in a cave for 3-6 months until it dries and is ground into a powder (powder in Slique tea) Israel (partner farm) by Dead Sea also has Sacred Frankincense. This is the first time ever these trees have been domesticated in Israel.

But as you know, the Middle East is UNSTABLE! So be sure to stock up on FRANK because you never know when it might not be available!!!

🎁 WHAT IT DOES 🎁

Sacred Frankincense is ideal for those who wish to take their spiritual journey and meditation experiences to a higher level. It has been shown to reduce brain “noise” while enhancing calmness, allowing the brain to better use its own abilities for learning and decision making. This oils is also said to help with aging, skin, respiratory support, mental fatigue, mood elevation, healthy blood pressure, healthy inflammatory responses, stress relief, and soothing the nerves.

Constituents to research:

  • alpha-pinene
  • limonene
  • para-cymene
  • sabinene
  • camphene.

🎁 IDEAS FOR USE – Topical/ Aromatic 🎁

  • Diffuse this grounding, uplifting, and inspiring aroma around your home or office.
  • Add several drops to your homemade moisturizers and creams
  • Incorporate it into your beauty routine by applying it neat.
  • Apply it topically on temples, wrists, or base of neck to enhance meditation practices.
  • Apply topically to bites, scratches, or broken skin
  • Mix with carrier oil and rub over chest

🎁 BLENDS WITH 🎁

ALL OILS!!!!!!

🎁 FOUND IN 🎁

  • Freedom Sleep™ and Freedom Release™ kits
  • Common Sense™
  • RutaVaLa™
  • Progessence Plus™
  • Sheerlumé™

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