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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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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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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