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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Helichrysum

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Helichrysum- Young Living

🧡  FUN FACTS 🧡

Helichrysum is known as Immortelle, or the Everlasting Flower, possibly because of the way its essential oil can smooth the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone.  Its name,  “helichrysum” comes from Latin and Greek roots, meaning “gold spiral” due to its beautiful, golden blossoms. Historically,  it has been used for many different ailments for centuries, especially in Eastern, Western, and Southern African culture. Different tribes in Africa have used helichrysum mostly for countless medicinal purposes. Today, you can find this amazing, healing oil in some of Young Living’s most popular blends, such as Deep Relief, PanAway, M-Grain, Forgiveness…

Helichrysum is typically harvested wild from the rocky shores of Croatia’s Dalmatia region, but Young Living’s helichrysum is cultivated at our farm in Split, Croatia. By cultivating this rare plant, Young Living is helping to protect it from exploitation and over-harvesting. In using our Helichrysum essential oil, you’re helping support sustainable agriculture.

🧡 WHAT IT DOES🧡

An antioxidant, helichrysum is cleansing to the blood, helpful in detoxification, this oil supports the liver cells, gallbladder, lymph system and pancreas. But its benefits are not limited to these organs, helichrysum is incredible for the skin, the muscles and joints, tissue repair, encourages bruises to heal, supports the circulatory system, promotes good hearing, supports the lower back, and is a must-have oil for your first aid kit. Overall, it is amazing at helping the body (in any location) maintain a healthy inflammatory level. It is also a great pool to naturally protect the skin from the sun!

Emotionally, helichrysum is uplifting to the subconscious and helps people cut through the barrier of anger, allowing one to move towards forgiveness and ultimately emotional freedom. Helichrysum has a very high frequency, on the emotional/ spiritual level at 181 MHz

  • Cardiovascular/ Circulatory system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Skin
  • Detox
  • Lymph System
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Nervous system
  • Beauty
  • Emotions

🧡 IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🧡

  • Add a few drops to a sports massage with peppermint after a workout
  • Apply on location for joint and muscle support
  • Apply to the skin to promote healing, apply over varicose veins
  • Rub with carrier oil over the chest for respiratory support
  • Apply to cuts, scrapes, open skin for relief and support
  • Apply over the abdomen for digestive support
  • Apply over the liver and kidneys to encourage detox and support healthy function
  • Use on-location to spot treat skin imperfections
  • Apply 3-4 drops to  soothe discomfort in most locations (do not put in the eyes or ears)
  • Add a few drops to your face moisturizer or skincare routine for added moisture
  • Mix with Frankincense and carrier oil for after-sun relief for the skin
  • Diffuse or inhale to reduce mental exhaustion
  • Use during times of anxiety or stress
  • Deep inhale and rub over chest to encourage productive coughs
  • Apply on location to encourage a healthy microbial/ fungal environment

🧡CONSTITUENTS 🧡

  • Esters: neryl acetate
  • Ketones
  • Sesquiterpenes: Beta-ceryophyllene,
  • Monoterpenes: l-limonene, alpha-pinene
  • Alcohols: nerol, linalol, geraniol, 1,8 cineol
  • Phenols: eugenol

🧡 FOUND IN 🧡

  • Aroma Life
  • Brain Power
  • Deep Relief
  • Forgiveness
  • GLF
  • Juva Cleanse
  • Live With Passion
  • M-Grain
  • PasAway
  • Trauma Life
  • ClaraDerm

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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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Oregano & Oregano Vitality

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Young Living Oregano & Oregano Vitality Essential oil- same oil inside, different labels!

Oregano & Oregano Vitality- Young Living

🍃 FUN FACTS 🍃

Steam distilled from the leaves of the Oregano plant, a hardy perennial herb and member of the mint family. The ancient Greeks and Romans have a profound appreciation for oregano, using it for various medicinal purposes. In fact, its name comes from the Greek words “oros” and “ganos,” which are words for mountain and joy — oregano literally means “joy of the mountain.”

It was revered as a symbol of happiness, and it was an ancient tradition to crown brides and grooms with a laurel of oregano. Its most well known constituents are Thymol, Cavracol, Beta-caryophyllin (BCP), and rosemaric acid- a powerful antioxidant

🍃 WHAT IT DOES 🍃

*** ALWAYS DILUTE IN TOPICAL APPLICATIONS because it can cause skin irritation.

Oregano is highly recommended as an oil to add to your arsenal of natural healing tools, as it has a wide range of uses, but is most associated with respiratory and immune system health. It also positively benefits the muscles and bones. Oregano has been gaining popularity as a natural remedy, though its use as a health-boosting herb is centuries old. It contains high amounts of Omega-3s, Iron, Manganese, and antioxidants.  Oregano is a very flavorful herb that is often used in Italian, Greek and Spanish cooking. It is often used in seasoning blends, including Italian Seasoning, and pairs well with meats, tomato dishes, and eggs.

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

• Place a drop under the tongue and hold it there for several seconds to boost the immune system

• Take it as a dietary supplement by adding a drop to a vegetarian capsule and taking daily or as needed.*

• Add a few drop to your soups or stews, especially during times of illness

• Substitute Oregano Vitality in any recipe calling for the dried Oregano herb

• Give meats and veggies a minty note by including Spearmint Vitality in your marinades.

🍃 TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (non- Vitality™) 🍃

• Apply topically on location f(mixed with a carrier oil) to aid skin healing

• Apply (diluted) over muscles and joints for soothing relief

• Apply to foot bottoms, between the toes or toenails to encourage a healthy bacterial environment

• Apply on location to skin areas for smoothing warts or skin tags (use caution if the oil is too hot- dilute)

• Add several drops to your DIY outdoor spray

• Place a few drops on a cotton ball and place the cottontail to deter creepy-crawlies from entering your home

• Apply (diluted) to insect bites or to soothe skin

• Add a few drops to boiling water, and being careful not to get the steam in your eyes, gently inhale the oregano steam to promote healthy breathing

• Add a few drops to your favorite Shampoo to help the scalp stay moisturized. Be careful to avoid the eyes

• Soak hands or feet in a basin of warm water to encourage healthy skin and promote a healthy bacterial environment

• Apply (diluted) to the chest to aid respiration

• Add a few drops to your laundry for a super fresh clean

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