Blue Cypress

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Blue Cypress- Young Living

💙 FUN FACTS 💙

The word “cypress” is a common name given to several genera of evergreen, aromatic trees and shrubs which belong to the Cupressaceae family, and many of them yield essential oil. This particular cypress oil, callitris intratropica, comes from Australia. The oil’s most striking characteristic is surely its bluish coloring. Derived from the Northern Territory Cypress Pine, this oil is distilled from the barks and heart woods and requires extremely long distillation times of up to 48 hours. Most oil companies do NOT distill their oils properly (so they lack the vital constituents for wellness), so beware of who you purchase from! Historically, blue cypress has many medicinal uses for the Blue Cypress has been used historically for incense, perfume and embalming

💙 WHAT IT DOES 💙

Widely used in cosmetics as an anti-aging agent, it is beneficial to all areas of the skin, everything from the face and beauty routines to delicate baby bottoms when their diapers have rubbed them raw.

Cypress essential oil can help strengthen the gums and tighten muscles throughout the body. The main function is contraction, so cypress oil makes your gums, skin, muscles, and hair follicles contract and strengthens the cavities that hold hair and teeth, etc. It also tightens up loose skin and muscles.

Cypress oil is helpful in promoting calm muscles in the face of spasms, from  the respiratory system and intestines to the muscles in the limbs, making it a wonderful oil for the musculoskeletal system.

Cypress oil stimulates  frequency and quantity of urination, which is beneficial because urine removes excess water and toxins from the body, helps to reduce blood pressure and cleans out the kidneys. Many of the mainstream medications for lowering blood pressure are based on this aspect of detoxing through increased urination.

Other properties of cypress oil make it a good choice for treating wounds- it is a common ingredient in first aid lotions and creams, namely, Cypress oil behaves as a hemostatic and a styptic agent. Hemostatic means that it can help stop blood flow and promote clotting. Styptic primarily means it helps to prevent excessive loss of blood through contraction of the blood vessels. If someone is bleeding profusely, they need a hemostatic agent to speed up the clotting of blood and stop its flow to save their life. Similarly, a styptic agent promotes the contraction of gums, hair follicles, muscles, skin, and blood vessels, thereby stimulating the flow of blood through the blood vessels. Both of these properties can be life-saving.

Cypress oil boosts the respiratory system and increases lung  efficiency. It helps clear any buildup in the respiratory tracts and lungs to make breathing easier during times of seasonal sniffles or the common crud.

Cypress oil is considered to be a very powerful sudorific agent, which means it can cause sweating or perspiration. Periodic sweating helps remove toxins, excess salt, and water from the body, clearing out the pores. Clean pores helps to  keep away bacteria and disease.

Cypress oil endures optimal liver health by regulating a proper discharge of bile- a crucial part of a healthy the digestive process. Because Cypress also soothes muscle tension, it can bring abdominal comfort, for the digestive process or menstrual cycle.

💙 IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 💙

  • Apply a few drops with carrier oil topically over abdomen to soothe menstruation flow
  • Apply a few drops over the bladder to increase urinary flow
  • Apply to the underarms to increase sweating and the release of toxins from the body- great to apply before a workout
  • Massage over areas where muscles are continually contracting to promote calmness
  • Apply daily over liver and kidneys (in a rollerball)
  • Add drops to a wound to help control bleeding
  • Massage over chest to open airways and promote respiratory comfort
  • Apply over intestines to encourage healthy, solid stool as needed
  • Diffuse or inhale for an uplifting fragrance
  • Add a few drops to a hair tonic n the shower
  • Plus a few drops in your shampoo or conditioner
  • Add a drop to your favorite moisturizer to tighten the skin
  • Apply on location for nerve support as needed
  • Apply over sores to help encourage healing
  • Make a homemade insect repellent
  • Apply and inhale daily to support the endocrine system

💙 CONSTITUENTS 💙

Sesquiterpene Alcohols

Sesquiterpenes: Beta-elemene, Beta-selinene

💙 BLENDS WITH💙

Cedarwood

Frankincense

Helichrysum

Lavender

Melissa

Sandalwood

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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)

Carrot Seed & Carrot Seed Vitality

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Carrot Seed & Carrot Seed Vitality

🥕 FUN FACTS 🥕

Surprisingly enough, carrots are part of the parsley family, but it’s not the garden vegetable variety that you’re thinking of. The essential oil is extracted from the dried seeds through steam distillation.  The seeds may be small, but they are packed with natural healing properties. Popularly called wild Queen Anne’s lace, its native origins can be traced back to Egypt, France and India.

Carrot seed oil has a thicker, more viscous consistency and a distinct woody, earthy and deliciously root-like fragrance.

🥕 WHAT IT DOES 🥕

Carrot Seed oil contains powerful antioxidants, which are amazingly beneficial to the body as they fight free radicals and help slow the degenerative process of aging.

Historically, carrots have been used as a blood cleanser and to support the liver, gallbladder and the skin as well as the heart, intestines and nervous system. And we all know carrots are good for the eyes.

Carrot seed also helps stimulate the lymph system (immunity) aids in soothing digestion and the excretory tract, supports abdominal comfort during the menstrual cycle, and generally promotes comfort to the abdominal region.

Applied topically to muscles and joints, carrot seed oil helps the body maintain healthy inflammatory levels, encouraging comfort on location. This oil works in beauty products to moisturize the skin, improve elasticity and liven up skin tone.

  • Skin/ Beauty
  • Nervous System
  • Emotions
  • Detox/ Excretory System
  • Cardiovascular/ Circulatory
  • Digestive System
  • Musculoskeletal/ joints

 

🥕IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (non- Vitality™)🥕

Massage oil over abdomen for menstrual support

Massage over intestines for intestinal support

Massage over chest to calm muscles and soothe hiccups

Apply over lower abdomen to promote comfortable gas levels

Add a few drops to your lotion or face cream to smooth skin

Apply on location to rejuvenate skin and even skin tone

Use a drop daily in your face lotion to discourage wrinkles and tighten skin

Add several drops to your mineral sunscreen

Apply topically over the liver or kidneys for support

Deep inhale for an earthy, woodsy aroma

Diffuse or inhale for balancing the nervous system

Add a few drops to your conditioner or directly to the scalp and comb through hair for shine

🥕 INTERNAL (Vitality™ only)  🥕

Add a drop to marinades, soup or stews

Put a few drops in a veggie capsule and take internally for dietary support

place a drop under the tongue

🥕 CONSTITUENTS 🥕

  • Alcohols: Linalol
  • Monoterpenes: alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, sabinene
  • Sesquiterpenes: beta-caryophyllene
  • Esters
  • Phenols

🥕BLENDS WITH 🥕

  • Citrus oils
  • Fennel
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Spice Oils

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Myrtle

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Myrtle- Young Living

🌳 FUN FACTS 🌳

Myrtle has been widely used as folk medicine for the treatment of digestive, pulmonary and skin problems in many parts of the world. The myrtle plant was associated with the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Born from the sea foam, she sought the comfort of a myrtle bush to cover her nakedness, which is why myrtle also represents purity. Greek tradition has it that myrtle was offered to certain men and women as a symbol of honor. The Greeks also valued the plant because of its incredible healing qualities

🌳 WHAT IT DOES 🌳

Greek physicians used the plant oil for lung and bladder conditions, while in Italy, the oil was prescribed to children for coughing. The oil found in myrtle leaves was also used in skincare and as a remedy to regulate menstrual cycle. Today, myrtle oil has been extensively researched for its ability to help balance hormones, specifically the thyroid and ovaries. Myrtle possesses a particularly desirable property; it is an adaptogen, means it  may help regulate a gland depending on the needs of the person.

Myrtle is highly valued for skincare as it helps to minimize oil, open pores and tighten elasticity.  It can also be effective applied topically on location to speed the healing of blemishes

Myrtle is an excellent choice for respiratory support, and is gentle enough for children and elderly alike. It helps to promote healthy mucus levels in your respiratory tract. It encourages easy breathing by helping to open the sinuses

Myrtle makes an excellent deodorizer, helps promote sleep and is used in the aromatherapy world to soothe the nerves and reduce stress.

  • Urinary system
  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Emotions
  • Brain/ mind
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Reproductive system

🌳 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌳

Add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage over the chest for support

apply behind and around the ears, to the nostrils or under the eye (being careful not to get any oil in the eye) to open sinuses

Diffuse or inhale to open airways

Massage with carrier oil onto the neck

Gargle a drop of Myrtle and several ounces of tepid water fo support

Massage with carrier oil over lower abdomen to support urinary tract and bladder heath

Add a few drops of Myrtle to a warm compress and place on the chest, abdomen or wherever needed

Add a few drops to the bath

Massage over the abdomen to encourage proper/ comfortable digestion

Diffuse or inhale mid-day to give you an energy boost

Apply topically on location for comfort wherever needed

Diffuse or inhale 30 minutes before bed.

Apply to the feet bottoms at bedtime

Apply to the bottom of your big toe and the base of your throat to support hormonal balance

Apply topically on location to joints as needed, to maintain a healthy inflammatory level

Massage with carrier oil over muscles and joints, particularly the knuckles, spine and knees

apply topically to cuts and scratches or open skin to promote worry-free healing

Apply over the liver to support healthy function

Apply to skin to soothe and aid healing

Add a drop to your daily face cream or moisturizer

🌳 CONSTITUENTS 🌳

  • 1,8 cineole
  • Monoterpenes: alpha-pinene, l-limonene, beta-pinene, camphene
  • Esters
  • Alcohols- linalol, nerol, geraniol
  • Aldehydes
  • Phenols

🌳 BLENDS WITH 🌳

  • Bergamot
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Rosewood
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Thyme
  • Melaluca

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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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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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Black Pepper & Black Pepper Vitality

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Black Pepper & Black Pepper Vitality- Young Living

💥 FUN FACTS 💥

Black Pepper, one of the most used spices on planet earth, is so commonplace that its medicinal values largely go unrecognized. Its essential oil is steam distilled form berries grown in Egypt, Madagascar and India. Pepper was used by the Egyptians in mummification as evidenced by the discovery of black pepper in the nostrils and abdomen of Ramses II. Indian monks ate several black pepper corns a day to maintain their incredible stamina and energy

For centuries, black pepper was as highly prized as gold and silver and accounted for 70% of the international spice trade. During the Dark Ages, Arab traders had a monopoly on the black pepper trade. To maintain this monopoly and keep the source of black pepper a closely-guarded secret (and hence increase the price and prestige of black pepper), they came up with a great story. The tale they told was that black pepper grew in groves of trees that were guarded by poisonous snakes. In order to harvest the black pepper, the trees had to be burned in order to drive out the snakes. This process ( so they said) also turned the originally white fruit black! That myth worked for a long time.

💥 WHAT IT DOES 💥

Historically, pepper was used for thousands of years for malaria, cholera and digestive issues. Today, pepper’s primary common use is to revive someone who has fainted. However, pepper is also stimulating and comforting for those who are awake as well! This oil may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, detox the body, enhance circulation, increase cellular oxygenation, support digestive glands, and stimulate the endocrine system, increase energy, aid with addiction recovery, improve a healthy appetite, aid muscle tone, support joint connective tissue, aid circulation and help one regain balance and settle the nerves from imbalance.

Studies have shown that Curcumin (the active compound of turmeric) is made readily bioavailable with the presence of black pepper- any good turmeric supplement should have black pepper as a main ingredient

Aromatically, black pepper is said to help people examine things with clarity and honesty

  • Nervous System
  • Digestive System
  • musculoskeletal system
  • endocrine system
  • circulatory system,

💥 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (non-Vitality) 💥

  • apply to vita flex points
  • apply directly to area of concern with dilution
  • mix very sparingly into a bath with juniper and lavender to warm you up in the winter and overcome chills
  • apply with carrier oil to the back of the neck for muscle and joint  comfort and increased mobility
  • apply to the few bottom for immune support
  • diffuse or inhale to curb cravings
  • apply to the abdomen with a warm compress to increase blood flow to the muscles and nerves
  • apply to the wrists, knuckles, lower back, or any joint that needs support and increased mobility

💥 INTERNAL (Vitality only) 💥

  • combine 1-2 drops with several drops of extra virgin olive oil and take in a gel cap supplement daily for healthy cholesterol levels, healthy blood pressure, healthy inflammation levels, immune support)
  • add 1 drop to substitute for 98-10 peppercorns in a recipe
  • infuse balsamic vinegar with 1 drop per ounce
  • use for in a marinade
  • add 1 drop per teaspoon in butter or coconut butter to flavor a spread
  • add a drop to a smoothies for dietary support

💥 FOUND IN 💥

  • Dream Catcher
  • En-R-Gee
  • Relieve It
  • Light the Fire
  • NingXia Nitro

💥 BLENDS WITH 💥

  • Cumin
  • Fennel
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Sandalwood
  • Spice Oils

💥 CONSTITUENTS 💥

Black pepper essential oil has a high content of phytochemicals (natural, plant-based chemicals) known as monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. These phytochemicals are known for their antioxidant and immune stimulatory functions.

  • Monoterpenes (70%)
  • alpha-pinene
  • beta-pinene
  • l-limonene
  • beta-caryophyllene

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Ylang Ylang

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Ylang Ylang – Young Living

🌼 FUN FACTS 🌼

Pronounced EE-lang EE-lang, these flowers have been used to cover the beds of newlywed couples on their wedding night. Steam distilled from flowers of trees grown in Ecuador and Madagascar, Ylang Ylang essential oil has a sweet, romantic aroma and moisturizing properties, making it a key ingredient in many luxury skin and hair products. Ylang Ylang is often classified as a heart note because it emerges just as the top notes begin to dissipate.  Its essential oil is highly sought after for its antioxidants, sesquiterpenes, and other organic compounds that make it so potent.

🌼 WHAT IT DOES 🌼

Organic Ylang Ylang Complete Oil is well known as an aphrodisiac and can be wonderful in a romantic massage blend. It eases the mind, releases nervous tension and helps the whole body relax. Ylang Ylang is also used to help retain moisture in the skin and has been attributed with promoting shiny, lustrous hair. Research has shown that aromatically, the slang slang oil fragrance helps to lift depression, influence sexual energy and enhances relationships. Calming and relaxing, it is said to help reduce anger, rage and low self esteem. Medicinal uses include helping maintain a healthy blood flow, healthy inflammatory response, regulating the heart and promoting healthy intestinal function

  • Emotional Balance
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Hormonal Balance
  • Skin

🌼 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌼

  • apply to vita flex points
  • wear as perfume
  • diffuse for a sensual aroma
  • mix with other oils in a DIY perfume
  • add to a massage oil for a romantic massage
  • apply at bedtime for a relaxing, sedating effect
  • add a drop or two to your favorite skin moisturizer
  • add a few drops to your favorite hair conditioner, or massage through the hair with the fingers after a shower
  • apply directly to skin on location as needed for healing and support, mix with carrier oil if necessary
  • apply over the chest for cardiovascular support
  • apply over the writs for hormonal support
  • apply to the back of neck and lower abdomen for menstrual comfort

🌼 BLENDS WITH 🌼

  • Anise
  • Bergamot
  • Cardamom
  • Chamomile
  • Cumin
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Marjoram
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver

🌼 CONSTITUENTS 🌼

  • Sesquiterpenes (55%)
  • Beta- caryophyllene
  • methyl salicylate
  • linalool
  • geraniol

🌼 FOUND IN 🌼

  • Aroma Life
  • ART Renewal Serum
  • Common Sense
  • Gentle Baby
  • Gratitude
  • Gathering
  • Grounding
  • Harmony
  • Highest Potential
  • Humility
  • Inner Child
  • into The Future
  • Joy
  • Lady Sclaerol
  • Motivation
  • Peace & Calming
  • Present Time
  • Release
  • Sacred Mountain
  • SARA
  • Sensation
  • White Angelica
  • Boswelia Wrinkle Cream
  • Genesis Hand & Body Lotion
  • Dragon Time Bath Gel
  • Dragon Time Massage Oil
  • Relaxation Massage oil
  • Sensation Massage Oil

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Palo Santo

Palo Santo essential oil- Young Living bottle in front of a Palo Santo Tree. Promise Life Blog
Palo Santo, or Holy Wood, Essential Oil by Young Living

Palo Santo – Young Living

🍂 FUN FACTS 🍂

In South America, Palo Santo is too revered and treasured for its innumerable healing uses that its name literally means holy wood. Its smoke is so powerful that it has become a staple in sacred rituals- and its fresh smelling aroma with hints of mint and citrus—make Palo Santo one of the most fragrant woods in the world. What is most fascinating about Palo Santo is that, UNLIKE other essential oils, the oils in a Palo Santo tree develop and mature only after the plant has died! The longer the tree has lain dead, the richer and more potent its oil. The oil is steam distilled form wood chips of wildcrafted trees in Ecuador.

🍂 WHAT IT DOES 🍂

This oil is said to have a purifying effect on the spiritual environment- it aids with emotional balancing and centering,  immune support, muscle support and as a nerve tonic.  Palo Santo has a wonderfully soothing aroma with a powerful energy, often said to increase spiritual awareness, to help the mind focus while simultaneously clearing away negative energy.

🍂 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (with non-Vitality™ only) 🍂

  • Add to your diffuser mid-day to stimulate spiritual awareness and upliftedness
  • Apply to the forehead (the third eye) with intention to help balance energy and fulfillment of that intention
  • Add one drop Palo Santo to one drop Frankincense and apply on location to soothe muscles and joints
  • Diffuse for emotional and  immune support
  • Apply with carrier oil to the head, chest neck or spine to help you unwind or fall asleep more easily/ combine with Lavender or Bergamot for an even deeper relaxing sensation
  • Apply to forehead or temples for a soothing sensation as needed
  • Apply a few drops to the chest or over the heart to encourage healthy circulation and boost the immune system

🍂BLENDS WITH/ COMPANION PRODUCTS 🍂

  • Blends well with other sacred/ holy oils:
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Sandalwood
  • Bergamot
  • Lavender

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