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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FRANKINCENSE

FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense & Frankincense Vitality

🎁 FUN FACTS 🎁

Frankincense has been traded around the Middle East for over 5,000 years. Not only is it mentioned frequently in the Bible, it also appears in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian scroll from approximately 1500 BCE, that documents its prevalent use in ancient times. The most famous use of Frankincense is in the Bible at the story of Christ’s birth, when the three Magi gave the Christ three gifts- gold, Frankincense and Myrrh (Myrrh is also an essential oil)

To obtain Frankincense, the boswellia carterii tree is cut, and a thick, saplike resin  slowly oozes out of the tree. Once the resin dries, it is collected and steam distilled.  It is also a key ingredient in many Young Living products, including Boswellia Wrinkle Cream, Brain Power™, Awaken™, Highest Potential™, and Forgiveness™

🎁 WHAT IT DOES 🎁

  • Has a stimulating, focusing aroma commonly described as honey-like, yet woody fragrance. 
  • Enhances prayer and meditation
  • Promotes the appearance of healthy-looking skin
  • Helps alleviate nervous energy, promote the feeling of roundedness, and helps promote a more restful night sleep.
  • Has over 10,000 uses and supports every system in the body, particularly immunity and respiratory system

Constituents to research – sesquiterpenes

🎁 IDEAS FOR USE-  INTERNAL (with Vitality™ only) 🎁 

Place a drop under the tongue or into a glass of water

Add to a smoothie or take in a vegetable capsule internally for daily health support

Supports immunity and respiratory systems.

🎁 TOPICAL & AROMATIC (non Vitality™) 🎁 

Apply a drop to the back of neck to support brain health and focus.

Diffuse for a relaxing meditative experience, perfect during prayer time or yoga

Can be used for massage after activity- helps promote muscle recovery

Apply topically on location for joint and muscle support

Rub with carrier oil onto chest for more restful night sleep

Add a drop to face moisturizer to promotes the appearance of healthy-looking skin 

and reduce the appearance of uneven skin tones 

Add to other essential oil blends for an uplifting, aromatic boost 

🎁 BLEND IDEAS 🎁

  • 2 drops Frankincense + 2 drops Lavender + 2 drops Stress Away- inhale deeply and repeat positive affirmations OR roll it on to reduce stress & promote relaxation
  • 2 drops Frankincense + 2 drops Lemon for quiet, reflective atmosphere
  • 1 drop Frankincense + 1 drop Palo Santo for incredible joint and muscle support
  • apply on location
  • 2 Frankincense + 2 Peppermint + 2 Lemon for a morning wakeup!

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