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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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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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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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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Marjoram & Marjoram Vitality

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Marjoram & Marjoram Vitality- Young Living

🌿 FUN FACTS 🌿

Known as the “herb of happiness” to the Romans and “joy of the mountains” to the Greeks, Marjoram was used to decorate at both weddings and funerals. Not only would it warm the body and emotions, but many believed it would increase longevity. It was grown on gravesites to comfort the departed soul

🌿 WHAT IT DOES 🌿

Historically, marjoram was used as an antidote for poisoning. It works to support the Cardiovascular system, Muscles and  Bones, so it works beautifully to support healthy respiration, encourage unimpeded breathing, opens airways, and regulated blood pressure. Musculo-skeletal uses include comfort for overused joints and muscles, soothes and comforts muscle tension, and calms the nerves. Marjoram is beneficial in helping to relax and calm muscles that constrict, whether digestive, abdominal, musculoskeletal, chest, etc. SO it has unlimited uses as an aid to the body. Marjoram also aids with a peaceful night’s sleep by helping to reduce stress and anxiety

🌿 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (Non-Vitality) 🌿

  • apply on location to muscles and joints
  • apply over abdomen for menstrual support and comfort
  • apply over chest for respiratory support and to maintain a healthy muscle constriction when coughing
  • apply topically over the spine for comfort and support
  • apply to the back of the neck and shoulders to so the tension and comfort the head
  • apply to vita flex points
  • add several drops to a whole-body massage oil
  • apply topically over stomach/ abdomen to promote healthy digestion and soothing comfort
  • apply to feet bottoms for immune support
  • diffuse for a calming, soothing fragrance (aromatherapy)

🌿INTERNAL (Vitality only) 🌿

  • use to make tea for healthy digestive aid, healthy stools and healthy gas levels
  • make a dietary gel-cap with carrier oil to take daily for support
  • add a drop to your favorite soup recipe
  • add marjoram as a flavoring to roasted meats
  • add marjoram to roasted vegetables
  • use marjoram in a marinade for meat, vegetables or fish

🌿 BLENDS WITH 🌿

  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Chamomile
  • Cypress
  • Lavender
  • Orange
  • Nutmeg
  • Rosemary
  • Rosewood
  • Ylang Ylang

🌿 FOUND IN 🌿

  • Aroma Life
  • Aroma Siez
  • Dragon Time
  • M-Grain
  • RC
  • Ortho Ease Massage Oil
  • Ortho Sport Massage Oil
  • Super Cal

🌿 CONSTITUENTS 🌿

  • monoterpenes (60%)
  • alpha- terpene, sabinene, 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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Spearmint & Spearmint Vitality

Spearmint & Spearmint vitality essential oil Young Living

Spearmint & Spearmint Vitality – Young Living

🍃 FUN FACTS 🍃

Spearmint gets its common name from the pointed leaf tips which resemble “spears”. The Genus derivative comes from a Latin word “mente” meaning “thought”. Both Peppermint and Spearmint both contain the powerful constituent menthol, which gives them both a cooling and beneficial effect. Spearmint Vitality is distinctly sweeter and has a softer mint taste than Peppermint Vitality.

🍃 WHAT IT DOES 🍃

Spearmint is sold as a single oil and is one of the oils of the Young Living Vitality line that supports normal digestion and is prized for its uniquely sweet and minty flavor. It provides a refreshing taste to foods that is not only beneficial but also adds an energizing, refreshing twist of flavor.

Spearmint is also known for it’s medicinal and emotional properties in supporting the digestive system, mental clarity and emotional balance

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

• Add a drop to your tea or warm drink to help support normal digestion.*

• Blend it with Peppermint Vitality for digestive system support.*

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

• Enjoy staying hydrated! Add a drop of Spearmint Vitality to a glass of fruit-infused water to add a little variety and flavor.

• Add a few drops to your favorite beverage to help cool you down before, during, or after a workout.

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

🍃TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (non- Vitality™) 🍃

• Apply topically on location for a nothing effect

• Apply over abdomen for menstrual ease

• Apply to skin, mixed with a carrier oil if needed, for s soothing effect and to support natural hydration, healing ands healthy pores

• Deeply inhale to calm the nerves and soothe imbalance and discomfort

• Use around the home to naturally deter creeping things and unwanted houseguests

• Diffuse for a feeling of balance, to uplift mental fatigue and to lift your spirits

🍃 FOUND IN 🍃

  • Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™,
  • EndoFlex™ Vitality™,
  • GLF™,
  • NingXia Nitro®
  • Thyromin™
  • KidScents Slique Toothpaste,
  • Lavender Mint Daily Conditioner & Shampoo,
  • OmegaGize,
  • Relaxation Massage Oil,
  • Slique Essence, & Slique Gum,
  • Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste,
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash

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Cypress

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Cypress – Young Living

🌲 FUN FACTS 🌲

The Phoenicians used Cypress for building ships and bows, while the Egyptians used ti build their sarcophagi. Ancient Greeks used the woods carve statues of their gods. The term “sempervirens,” from which the botanical name Cupressus sempervirens is derived, means to live forever. Cypress is noted for its durability, and it was most famously used for the original doors of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican- legends say those doors lasted for over 1,000 years!

🌲 WHAT IT DOES 🌲

Cypress is well known to aid the circulatory system, and helps stimulate circulation. It was used historically for its benefits to the urinary system and the Chinese valued it for its benefits to the liver and the respiratory system. Aromatically, Cypress helps ease the feeling of loss and creates a sense of security and grounding. In aromatherapy, cypress is used regularly to help heal emotional trauma and soothing anger.

Supports:

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory System
  • Muscles & Bones
  • emotions

Constituents to research: Monoterpenes (55%), alpha-pinene, l-limonene

🌲 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌲

• Apply a few drops directly to area of concern, or along VitaFlex points

• Apply it on the bottoms of your feet to improve circulation

• Diffuse it around your home for a grounding but invigorating aroma.

• Mix with other oils for underarm support

• Dilute and rub over chest for respiratory support

• Apply over abdomen to promote comfort in menstruation

• Apply on location to joints and muscles

• Apply after workout, topically on muscles

🌲 BLENDS WITH 🌲

  • Bergamot
  • Clary Sage
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Sandalwood

🌲 FOUND IN 🌲

Cypress is an important ingredient in many products, including

  • Aroma Life™
  • Aroma Siez™
  • RC™
  • SuperCal™

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Dragons With No Teeth

dragon slay cartoonSO I’m here to write about a miracle.

OK, not really a completely blow your mind miracle. Nobody turned water into wine. Or walked on water. But I did experience something pretty amazing. At least for me. And I expect even more amazing things in the future.

But first, some pertinent background info.

Part One. I have a little beef with Eve. OK, I have a LOT of Beef with Eve. You know… the one who ate the apple and condemned all mankind to a life mired with sin, pain and death.

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Yeah, that Eve.

Especially the part where God tells her “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children…”(Genesis 3:16) And it stands to reason that, by extension, the misery we women suffer each month when we are NOT pregnant is a direct result of that curse. The bloating, the gas, the brain fog, the backaches, the cramps… basically the feeling that every part of our lower abdominal is being wrung through a high power juicer. ‘Round about the same time every month, I blame Eve. She did the crime, now I do the time. If I hadn’t sworn off swearing, I’d have a word for people like her.

Part Two. I am a former drug addict. And by drug I mean the little 200mg pills that come out of over-the-counter bottles. At first I only needed one. But Ibuprofinafter a while, that was child’s play. I was popping two at a time. Then three. Then along came the horse pill. You know, the ones they give out in the Marine Corps like it’s candy. Vitamin “M” they call it, so it must be good for you… But after a while my “time of the month” became so unbearable that I was occasionally adding stronger, prescription pills to the mix out of desperation.

menstrual crampsTypically, I spend at least two or three days of every month lying in the fetal position, with heating pads, chamomile tea and maximally dosed on every OTC pain killer I can take without inadvertently killing myself.

Cursing that blasted Eve every moment of the day. 

Part Three. Then it happened. I was on vacation, visiting a friend in tropical Okinawa, when the curse of Eve hit me full force. I took every pill it was safe (and legal) to take. Nothing worked. NOTHING. 45 minutes after maximum dosage, I was sitting in her armchair, curled in a ball, taking deep breaths for the pain. I couldn’t stand up for the swelling. I. was. miserable.

So she offered me Dragon Time.

I thought sure, what do I have to lose. But I’m already drugged to the hilt and it’s not helping. SO what’s an oil gonna do? And it sure smells funny, to boot.

DragonTimeTen minutes later I was up on my feet, walking around, working in the kitchen, helping out with dinner. And it suddenly hit me. I feel GREAT! I totally forgot my “Dragon time” was at hand. And I know beyond the shadow of a doubt it wasn’t the pills that cured me. Pills may help, but they don’t make you feel GREAT!

A converted believer, I immediately purchased some Dragon Time and sweated bullets that it would ship to me in time for my next cycle.

dragon bwPart Four. The miracle. As with every miracle, this one required a step of faith. Today I was facing that Dragon again. And it was every bit as beady-eyed and foul-breathed as it ever was. But today I faced it drug-free. I lathered myself in DragonTime (diluted in coconut oil) every few hours and used PanAway on my lower back for muscle support. And I confess, I did lay in the fetal position a few times. And applied a warm rice pillow on and off as needed.

If you are looking for a story of complete, instantaneous, and supernatural recovery, this is the wrong blog post. I’ll be honest. Even with the oils, I still had some discomfort. And I didn’t enjoy it. Praise God, I didn’t have to go anywhere and could stay home in my pajamas all day. The miracle is simply that I DIDN’T NEED MEDICINE. And that’s a BIG DEAL for me.

dragon st george 2But I was resolved to TRY and go without meds. I could feel the Dragon rousing, pawing and searching for a victim days before the battle. To be honest, I didn’t think it was possible to tame this beast without a chem-lab sword. But I’m on a quest for HEALING through God’s natural medicine. The more pills I took, the less effectively they worked.

Athough I can’t honestly say I’ve slayed the beast (yet), with the power of essential oils, I certainly have minimized its fire, and perhaps even knocked out most of its teeth.

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