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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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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Basil & Basil Vitality

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Basil & Basil Vitality – Young Living

🍃 FUN FACTS 🍃

The leaves and seeds of the basil plant are the important medicinal parts of this herb, which is regularly used in cuisines and recipes all over the world. Basil essential oil is popular in Europe, Central Asia, India, and Southeast Asia. Considered by the ancient Greeks to be the King of Plants, basil was literally used to anoint kings. In the Hindu religion, sprigs of basil were placed on the bodies of deceased loved ones to protect them from evil and provide them with safe passage into the next life.

Historically, basically has been used for countless medicinal uses for thousands of years- from snake bites to whooping cough, basil has been the go-to herb for countless generations

🍃 WHAT IT DOES 🍃

Basil affects largely the Cardiovascular System and Musculoskeletal system, but it has a myriad of other uses as well. Receiving a massage using this oil may help stimulate blood flow and soothe muscles, promoting calmness when muscles want to seize repeatedly. A few drops to the forehead help promote alertness, alleviate mental fatigue, elevate moods, enhance memory and sharpen the mind.

Basil can be used topically and massaged into the skin with a carrier oil. It enhances the luster of dull-looking skin and hair. As a result, it is extensively used in many skin care supplements that improve skin tone. It is also commonly used to help keep a clear complexion.

Basil acts a digestive tonic, calms the respiratory tract, improves blood circulation and helps increase and optimize various metabolic functions of the body. menstruation,

As a bonus, basil tends to deter creepy-crawlies, and has often been used to keep insects at bay. It also calms stings and bites.

  • Nervous System
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • immune system
  • Skin
  • Cardiovascular/Circulatory System
  • Emotions/ Brain
  • Digestive System

 

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

  • Deep inhale to help alertness, prevent fainting
  • Apply to the forehead for nothing comfort
  • Diffuse or inhale for mental stimulation, mood elevation
  • Apply with carrier oil over the chest to calm muscles and aid soothe breathing
  • Apply over the joints (on location_ for support
  • Apply directly to bug bites
  • dilute with carrier oil and massage over large areas to calm spastic muscles
  • apply around ears for comfort
  • Add to a DIY insect repellent
  • Apply over chest to calm hiccups
  • Diffuse or inhale while studying to promote memory
  • Rub over abdomen with carrier oil to encourage healthy gas and digestion levels
  • Apply on spot locations to maintin a a healthy, clear complexion
  • Add a few drops to shampoo or conditioner for scalp support

🍃 INTERNAL (Vitality™ only ) 🍃

  • Use in place of dried herb
  • add a drop to balsamic vinegar and olive oil
  • use in a meat marinade
  • add a drop or two to stew or soup
  • use Basil Vitality for homemade pesto
  • Add a few drops to veggie capsule as dietary supplement
  • Add a drop or two to a shot glass of water and ingest

🍃CONSTITUENTS 🍃

  • Phenolic Ethers: methyl eugenol
  • Alcohols: linalool, citronellol
  • Oxides: 1,8 cineol
  • Esters
  • Monoterpenes
  • Ketones
  • geraniol

🍃 BLENDS WITH 🍃

  • Bergamot
  • Cypress
  • Fir
  • Geranium
  • Helichrysum
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Marjoram
  • Peppermint
  • Spruce
  • Wintergreen

🍃 FOUND IN 🍃

  • Aroma Siez
  • Clarity
  • M-Grain

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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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Oregano & Oregano Vitality

Young Living Oregano & Oregano Vitality Essential oil bottles in front of an Oregano plant
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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Manuka

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Manuka- Young Living

🌸FUN FACTS 🌸

Manuka has been used for centuries all over the world to treat a host of ailments, with a huge emphasis on healthy skin. Tribal cultures used Manuka for every type of skin grievance, to major and minor illnesses. Manuka leaves were boiled as tea, crushed into poultices, applied to wounds, steamed for their vapor, chewed and swallowed for digestive support.  Virtually every part of the Manuka plant was used for wellness, the bark, the sap, the flower, the leaves, the seed- it is a highly prized plant for it’s wide variety of uses. (you can Google the powers of Manuka honey)

🌸 WHAT IT DOES 🌸

  • Promotes healthy skin and healthy healing of skin in nearly every application
  • Encourages healthy and strong respiratory system
  • Helps strengthen and maintain Muscles and Bones
  • Emotionally, Manuka has a stabilizing and calming aroma that helps calm over-sensitive nerves and strengthen the psyche
  • Helps combat stress and irritability

🌸 IDEAS FOR USE- Topical/ Aromatic 🌸

  • apply to skin where needed
  • apply a drop on the face to support clear, non-oily skin
  • Deep inhale from the palm of hands or the bottle for respiratory support
  • Diffuse for emotional, respiratory support
  • apply to toenails or feet bottoms to support a healthy microbial environment
  • apply to skin areas to support a healthy microbial environment
  • apply a drop to insect bites tor a soothing sensation
  • massage a drop in carrier oil over throat, tonsils
  • massage a drop over sinuses
  • apply to Vita-Flex points or directly on desired area
  • ass a few drops to the bath for skin soothing
  • massage over muscles and joints for support

🌸 BLENDS WITH 🌸

ALL citrus oils

Cypress

Eucalyptus

Lavender

Rosemary

Thyme

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