Vetiver

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Vetiver- Young Living

🌙 FUN FACTS 🌙

Vetiver is a grass, related to citronella or lemongrass, that is steam distilled from its roots. Actually, almost every part of the plant has been used for medicinal purposes, but the roots seem to be most popular.  It has a tendency to go out of stock because it is only harvested late in the fall and is typically available only once a year. It has a very earthy, almost smoky aroma. Vetiver has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years and is considered a sacred oil. Known in India as the oils of tranquility. It’s fragrance is reminiscent of Patchouli with lemon-like undertones. Surprisingly, considering the earthiness of its fragrance, vetiver is used extensively in perfumes

🌙 WHAT IT DOES 🌙

The chemical composition of vetiver oil is extremely complex. It mainly comprises sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpene derivatives – sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpene alcohols, sesquiterpene ketones and sesquiterpene esters, this oil is a sesquicentennial-king! It is a very grounding, psychologically stabilizing and calming oil that has been used for centuries to help people relive stress and help people recover from emotional trauma or shock. Vetiver is used to soothe the skin, enhance libido, boost immunity and help promote new cell growth over wounds. It is also rich in anti-oxidants and is very effective at free-radical scavenging activity, which is one of the reason its great to use on scars

🌙 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌙

  • Apply to the bottom of the feet at bedtime
  • deep inhale from the bottle several times before sleep
  • Apply topically over joints for support
  • Inhale or diffuse to alleviate negative moods
  • Inhale or diffuse to overcome mental fatigue
  • Apply over abdomen for comfort during menstrual cycle
  • Apply topically over scars
  • Apply topically or inhale to aid mental focus

🌙 CONSTITUENTS 🌙

  • Sesquiterpene Alcohol
  • Sesquiterpene Ketones
  • Sesquiterpenes

🌙 COMPANION PRODUCTS 🌙

  • Sleep Essence
  • Lavender
  • Cedarwood
  • Geranium
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Jasmine
  • Patchouli
  • Rose
  • Sandalwood

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Cinnamon Bark & Vitality

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Cinnamon & Cinnamon Vitality- Young Living

🚀 FUN FACTS 🚀

Due to its powerful properties, this ancient spice was included in just about every medicinal prescription issues in ancient China.

Steam distilled from the outer parts of the cinnamon tree in places like India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Cinnamon Bark Vitality is very high in the naturally occurring chemical constituent Trans-Cinnamaldehyde. Cinnamaldehyde is a flavonoid and is what gives cinnamon its flavor and odor.

Cinnamon is known to be loaded with antioxidants.

🚀 WHAT IT DOES 🚀

*** ALWAYS DILUTE! Cinnamon can cause skin irritation

*** AVOID DURING PREGANCY

Cinnamon Bark Vitality has a unique, delicious, spicy flavor and did you know that Cinnamon Bark Vitality can not only help maintain a healthy immune system, but also supports the digestive system. This actually makes a lot of sense because, as we discussed last month, 70-80% of our immune system lives in our digestive tract. This oil is also beneficial for circulation, and enhances the effects of other oils

🚀 IDEAS FOR USE – INTERNAL (with Vitality™ only) 🚀

  • add a drop or two to baked goods for that lovely fall spice. Delicious in mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, roasted pumpkin seeds
  • add a drop to a teaspoon of honey and mix into a warm beverage such as rice milk for immune and digestive support
  • substitute Cinnamon Vitality for the ground spice in any recipe
  • combine with Lemon Vitality, Clove Vitality and Nutmeg Vitality to make your favorite holiday cider
  • add a drop of Cinnamon Vitality to your morning oatmeal for a delicious flavor
  • add a drop to your daily NingXia Red – be sure to mix it well! You don’t want undiluted cinnamon oil touching your lips

🚀 TOPICAL / AROMATIC (non- Vitality™ only) 🚀

  • apply (diluted) to minor scrapes to encourage healthy healing
  • apply to insect bites to promote comfort
  • Massage a drop (with carrier oil) over the chest for a soothing effect
  • massage a drop (with carrier oil) over abdomen
  • diffuse for immune support and emotional wellness – use caution to dilute cinnamon because it may burn the nostrils if you place your nose directly over the nebulizer of the diffuser
  • add a few drops to Christmas pinecones or fall decor for a refreshing scent
  • rub a drop (with carrier oil) over skin to soothe and promote healing where needed
  • massage a drop of cinnamon (in carrier) over the chest and back to encourage circulation and support healthy breathing
  • apply to VitaFlex points

🚀 BLENDS WITH 🚀

All Citrus Oils- Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, Tangerine, Orange,

Cypress

Frankincense

Geranium

Juniper

Lavender

Rosemary

All spice oils- clove, nutmeg, black pepper, etc

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Myrrh

 

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Myrrh – Young Living

🏺FUN FACTS🏺

Well over 2,000 years before the baby Jesus received Myrrh as a gift, it was one of the most desired and most expensive items in the world. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite forced the goddess Myrrha into an incestuous relationship with her father, Cinyras. Cinyras avenged the act by turning his daughter into a Myrrh tree. When the tree sprouted its blooms, their child Adonis was born. The resinous drops that exude from cuts in the trees bark were said to be Myrrha’s  healing tears. For this reason, the Greeks and Romans used Myrrh to dress their battle wounds.

Myrrh oil has a smoky, sweet or sometimes bitter smell. The word myrrh comes from the Arabic word “murr” meaning bitter. The oil is a yellowish, orange color with a viscous consistency. Chinese have used Myrrh in their medicine from ancient times through modern.

Historically, Myrrh was an integral part of religious ceremonies, embalming, and as a medical cure for all kinds of ancient (and modern day) diseases. Myrrh is also a beloved oil of perfumers as it extends the fragrance of other aromatics. There is good reason that Myrrh was offered as a gift to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords at the first Christmas

🏺WHAT IT DOES 🏺

Two primary active compounds are found in myrrh, called terpenoids and sesquiterpenes, both of which have powerful health effects, which promotes  healthy inflammatory response and fill the body with life-giving anti-oxidants. Sesquiterpenes specifically have an effect on our emotional center in the hypothalamus, helping us remain calm and balanced. Both of these compounds are under investigation for their health benefits, as well as other potential therapeutic uses.

Myrrh can help maintain healthy skin by soothing chapped or cracked patches. It is commonly added to skin care products to help with moisturizing and also for fragrance. Ancient Egyptians used it to prevent aging and maintain healthy skin. Myrrh is commonly used in aromatherapy for massages. It can also be added to a warm bath or applied directly to the skin

🏺 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🏺

  • Mix with other essential oils to create your own unique scent
  • diffuse for fragrance
  • Mix with lotion or carrier oil and apply to the skin for moisturizing, soothing and healing
  • Use Myrrh to make DIY natural skincare products- its the ancient oils of beauty
  • Apply topically to cuts, scrapes, abrasions
  • Add a few drops to a cold compress and apply on location for comfort
  • Massage a few drops in carrier oil over the chest for respiratory support
  • Apply over abdomen for calming & digestive support
  • apply in carrier oil over the throat for soothing comfort
  • Apply to feet, toenails and other locations to maintain a healthy microbial environment
  • apply to stretch marks
  • apply topically to promote comfort and healthy gums

🏺BLENDS WITH 🏺

  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • All spice oils

🏺 FOUND IN 🏺

  • Abundance
  • Egyptian Gold
  • Exodus II
  • Gratitude
  • Hope
  • Humility
  • 3 Wise Men
  • White Angelica
  • Boswelia Wrinkle Cream
  • Essential Beauty Serum- Dry Skin Blend
  • Lavender Hand & Body Lotion
  • Protec
  • Rose Ointment
  • Sandalwood Moisture Cream
  • Lavender Bath Gel
  • EndoGize
  • Omega Blue
  • Thyromin

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