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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Petitgrain

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Petitgrain- Young Living

🍊 FUN FACTS 🍊

Petitgrain means “little grain” derives its name from the oil extraction- at one time it was pulled from the green, unripe oranges which were about the size of a cherry, instead of the leaves. Though steam distilled from the same botanical species as neroli and bitter orange, Petitgrain Essential Oil possesses its own characteristically unique aroma. Petitgrain Oil is distilled from the leaves and sometimes the twigs and branches of the tree whereas Neroli Essential Oil is distilled from the blossoms and Orange Essential Oil is typically cold pressed from the rinds of the fruits.Because if its pleasing scent, petitgrain has been used extensively in high-quality perfumes and cosmetics.

The ORAC value of petitgrain is 73,600 µTE/100g, compared to the highest, Clove, which is 1,078,700. 

🍊 WHAT IT DOES 🍊 

Petitgrain essential oil has traditionally been used to support a healthy nervous system—particularly with nervous stress and exhaustion. It may  improve instances of excessive perspiration. And support healthy skin and hair; particularly good for oily skin.

It is emotionally balancing and is very uplifting. This oil can help us release denial, avoidance and self judgment. Once these emotions are released we can see that we are using our emotional addictions to keep an a state of denial.

Petitgrain oil is about relinquishing self control and instilling self acceptance and love. It helps us be rather than do therefore it is helpful in easing panic and fear; and calming the body.

This oil can help us overcome addictions and compulsions. It releases denial, avoidance and self judgment. Once these emotions are released we can see that we are using our emotional addictions to keep an illusionary state.

This is fantastic oil for those who are always on the run (doing and work addiction) and will not take the time to address their emotional or spiritual path. As we know the addictive path is one of self destruction and burn out, because the physical body can not continue on this path 24 hours a day without repercussions.

🍊IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/AROMATIC 🍊

Use 50:50. Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale
  • Diffuse
  • Apply to blemished skin to soothe and reduce visible blemishes
  • Deep Inhale to overcome fatigue
  • Add a drop to your face care routine if you have oily Skin
  • Add a few drops to your underarms to control perspiration
  • Diffuse or apply at bedtime to promote and sustain sleep
  • Diffuse or inhale during times of stress
  • Apply diluted over abdomen to aid digestion and provide comfort
  • Add a few drops to shampoo or conditioner to aid healthy hair retention
  • Add a few drops to the scalp for a healthy oil balance
  • apply between  and under the toes or to the toenails for a healthy microbial balance

🍊COMPANION PRODUCTS 🍊

  • Bergamot
  • Cistus
  • Clary Sage
  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Orange
  • Palmarosa
  • Rosemary

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Bergamot & Bergamot Vitality

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Bergamot & Bergamot Vitality- Young Living

🍊 FUN FACTS 🍊

Bergamot is of the citrus family, but it is not as well known. Christopher Columbus is credited with bringing bergamot to Italy from the Canary Islands. It is defined as a hybrid between sour orange and lemon and produces a fruit that is extremely sour with fragrant peels. Its aromatic profile is so compelling that it has been used for centuries in perfumery for its tangy green top note. Bergamot is what gives Earl Gray tea its coveted flavor

🍊 WHAT IT DOES 🍊

Aromatically, bergamot helps to relieve anxiety, depression, stress and tension. It is uplifting and refreshing and helps us to radiate LOVE.  Historically, Bergamot was used  to maintain a healthy intestinal tract with no parasites, to maintain a healthy intestinal tract with no parasites, to aid sleep, to soothe throats, to support the respiratory system, aid digestion, soothe the skin and support the endocrine system

Constituents to research:

monoterpenes (D-limonene, alpha and beta pinene) , sesquiterpenes

🍊IDEAS FOR USE – INGESTION (Vitality™) 🍊

  • substitute for zest- 1 drop for a teaspoon, 7-10 drops for the whole fruit
  • infuse balsamic vinegar 1 drop per oz
  • add a drop or two to your favorite tea or beverage
  • use 1-5 drops per 4 oz salad dressing
  • add a drop per teaspoon of butter or coconut spread for flavoring
  • add 2 drops per oz of olive oils and drizzle over meats, pastas, breads and vegetables
  • add 1-2 drops into a veggie capsule with carrier oil and ingest as dietary supplement

🍊 TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (non- Vitality™) 🍊

  • diffuse for a sweet, lively, citrus & fruity aroma
  • add a few drops to your thieves cleaner or a spray bottle with water to wipe down surfaces
  • add a drop to your favorite skin cleanser to help control oily skin
  • apply to the bottom of feet prior to bedtime- bergamot is relaxing and calming
  • add a few drops to a homemade muscle rub or cream, particularly after a workout
  • add a few drops to carrier oil and rub over the chest to calm and support breathing
  • inhale from bottle
  • add a few drops to water and dip a washcloth for a cool forehead compress
  • blend with other oils for a delightful perfume
  • massage over abdomen with carrier oil to support digestion and healthy gas levels

🍊 BLENDS WITH 🍊

  • Chamomile
  • Cypress
  • Eucalyptus
  • Geranium
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Palmarosa
  • Patchouli
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Cardamom

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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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