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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Cardamom & Cardamom Vitality

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Cardamom & Cardamom Vitality- Young Living

💜 FUN FACTS 💜

Often referred to as the Queen of Spices, Cardamom has its roots in India but is beloved around the world. Cardamom was used in ancient times for the treatment of all kinds of ailments from epilepsy and spasms to urinary and cardiac issues. It was beloved as a “catch-all” oil for healing and general wellness.  Best of all, cardamom is said to neutralize the lingering odor of garlic! Before becoming a popular spice, cardamom was actually used during ancient times. The Romans used it to soothe their stomachs whenever they overindulged, while the Egyptians added it to perfumes and incense. Meanwhile, the Arabs loved mixing it into their coffee for added flavor.

💜 WHAT IT DOES 💜

Today Cardamom is widely used for promoting muscle calmness from spasms, whether respiratory in nature or muscle skeletal.  It also promotes healthy skin, working as a natural cleanser, giving  the skin a natural radiance. Many people love cardamom to help slow the signs of aging. it has been known as an oil of beauty across generations.

Cardamom helps promote general wellness as it stimulated the digestive system, promotes healthy teeth and gums (and freshens breath! Remember the lingering garlic problem?) IN the Gi tract, it It helps maintain proper secretion of gastric juices, bile and acids in the stomach which is essential for proper function. Additionally, it stimulates the urinary tract and sweating, which aids in the elimination of toxins from the body. And it also works incredibly well in the respiratory system, not only calming respiratory muscle contractions, but also opening airways.  With regards to the nervous system, cardamom is said to have a positive effect on neurotransmitters, particularly those associated with the gut, which helps reduce feelings of nausea, especially during pregnancy. Overall, cardamom is a wonderful oil to use in may ways when needing a boost to the immune system.

  • Immune System
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Digestive system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • nervous system
  • Skin/ beauty

 

💜 IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC  (Non-Vitality™) 💜

Add a drop to your face cream or moisturizer to reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles

Add to carrier oil and rub over abdomen for digestive support

Rub over the chest for respiratory support

Diffuse or deep inhale to open airways and calm muscles

apply to feet bottoms for immune support at bedtime

Inhale to calm the nervous / digestive system as needed

Apply to the lower back for sciatic nerve support

Apply to the temples, crown of head or forehead for soothing

Deep inhale/ diffuse to overcome mental fatigue

Apply over the intestines to maintain healthy gas levels

Add a few drops to your bath for a refreshing and invigorating experience

Massage over solar plexus to promote comfort from digestion

Massage over abdomen for menstrual comfort

Rub into joints for comfort, particularly knees, hands and knuckles

💜 IDEAS FOR USE- INTERNAL -(Vitality™ only) 💜

Add a few drops to water and gargle as a mouthwash for gum health or to freshen breath

Take a few drops in a veggie capsule daily to stimulate the digestive system

Add to your marinades, soups, stews or other recipes

Add a few drops to your coffee for dietary and digestive support (and flavor!)

add a few drops to oatmeal

Chai Tea or cider flavoring

💜 CONSTITUENTS 💜

  • Esters
  • 1,8 cineol
  • Alcohols: linalol
  • Monoterpenes: myrcene, l-limonene

💜 BLENDS WITH 💜

  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Cistus
  • Clove
  • Neroli
  • Orange
  • Rose
  • Ylang Ylang

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Cedarwood

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 Cedarwood – Young Living

🌳 FUN FACTS 🌳

Steam distilled from the bark of the Pine (conifer) family, Cedarwood was used traditionally by North American Indians to enhance spirituality, but it is better known from the Bible as the Cedars of Lebanon. King Solomon lined his castle and the Temple of God with Cedarwood, as it is known for its intoxicating mental stimulation and enlightening powers. No wonder Solomon was the wisest king in history!

🌳 WHAT IT DOES 🌳

Cedarwood is over 90% sesquiterpenes, the highest of any essential oil. These molecules stimulate and oxygenate the brain in unprecedented ways, allowing for great spiritual attunement, higher minded thinking and a peaceful rationality or truth that transcends the present physical reality. It is truly a spiritual/ emotional and brain oil

Cedarwood also has many other uses, such as an oil of beauty for the skin and hair. It is excellent for opening the respiratory tract when applied over the chest, inhaled or diffused. It helps maintain a healthy urinary tract and stimulates the urinary system.

  • Brain/ Mind
  • Emotions
  • Spirituality
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory system
  • Urinary system
  • Skin/ Hair
  • Musculoskeletal/ joints

🌳IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌳

Inhale, inhale, inhale- take deep breaths straight from the bottle over and over for a euphoric feeling

Inhale repeatedly while journaling or writing affirmations

Diffuse during times of prayer

Apply to the skin for healing and soothing support/ moisturization

Add a few drops to your conditioner \, or apply a few drops to the scalp and comb through hair

Add a few drops to your face moisturizer

add a few drops to any lotion used on extreme dry skin

massage over joints for soothing support

Apply to the back of the neck or feet bottoms at bedtime for deep slumber

Diffuse at bedtime to aid deep sleep

Apply over lower abdomen to stimulate and promote health in the urinary tract

make a DIY bug spray

Diffuse or inhale while studying/ working to improve focus and clarity of thought

Apply to face for clear skin

Add to carrier oil and massage over chest to open airways

Diffuse or inhale to relieve stress

Massage over muscles/ joints for comfort as needed

🌳 CONSTITUENTS 🌳

  • Sesquiterpenes
  • Sesquiterpene Alcohols
  • Cedrol
  • Sesquiterpene Ketones

🌳 BLENDS WITH 🌳

  • Bergamot
  • Clary Sage
  • Cypress
  • Eucalyptus
  • Floral oils
  • Juniper
  • Resinous oils
  • Rosemary

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Wintergreen

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Wintergreen- Young Living

❄️ FUN FACTS ❄️

Wintergreen oil has a strong, penetrating aroma. The American Indians and early European Settlers enjoyed a tea that was flavored with birch bark or wintergreen. According to Julia Lawless, this has been translated into a preference for “root beer.”

Synthetic methyl salicylate is now widely used as a flavoring agent, especially in chewing gum and toothpaste, etc. In fact, the essential oil of Wintergreen is produced is such small quantities compared to the very extensive uses of the synthetic methyl salicylate. This is one reason it is SO IMPORTANT to verify the source of your essential oils, to ensure they contain true distilled plant soil and not a synthetic knock-off.

❄️ WHAT IT DOES❄️

This oil has a very powerful relief action, due to the high content of methyl salicylate. It’s greatest effect can be felt in the muscles and bones, but is well documented to bring relief to many other parts of the body.

Aromatically, it influences, elevates, opens and increases awareness in the sensory system

❄️ IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/AROMATIC ❄️

• Diffuse for ten minutes, up to three times a day

• Dilute with V-6 oil and massage into muscles and joints after a workout

• Apply to Vita-Flex points and/or directly on area of concern

** Avoid during pregnancy

** not for use by people with epilepsy

❄️ COMPANION OILS ❄️

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Chamomile
  • Cypress
  • Geranium
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • lemongrass
  • Marjoram
  • Peppermint

❄️ FOUND IN ❄️

  • Pan-Away
  • Cool Azul Oil Blend
  • Deep Relief Oil blend
  • Raven
  • Ortho-Ease massage Oil
  • Ortho Sport Massage Oil
  • BLM
  • Super Cal

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Northern Lights Black Spruce

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Northern Lights Black Spruce- Young Living

🌲 FUN FACTS 🌲

This amazingly GORGEOUS  and incredibly SUSTAINABLE oil is exclusive to Young Living, it comes from Ft Nelson, BC Canada. There, Black Spruce trees are considered weeds and the Canadian government wanted them removed, so YL  sustainably removes and distills them!!! YL helps people clear their land and instead plants aromatics- Einkorn, chamomile, yarrow & fleabane. The self- powered farm Northern Lights farm is completely off the grid; 253 acres run on propane and a water mill. This oil is unique because it is distilled from the entire tree, not just the branches and needles. This ensures that we capture its complete essence during the distillation process!

60% of the richest oil comes from the tops of trees, and this oil contains the same energy as the northern lights- The Lakota Indians often crossed the border to receive healing energy from these lights. The frequency of the Black Spruce oil is incredibly high du to the frequency of the Aurora Borealis

🌲 WHAT IT DOES 🌲

Spruce oil is used for many purposes from household cleaning to emotional balance to massage. It’s high frequency helps ground the body, creating the feeling of balance necessary to receive and to freely give. Spruce is said to open the pineal gland, invigorate the mind, promote comfort to the bones and joints, stimulate the thymus and adrenal glands. Overall, Spruce positively affects the nervous system, respiratory system, skin and emotions.

** Constituents to examine further: alpha- pinene, camphene, beta-pinene

🌲 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌲

• Apply topically to help improve the appearance of dry skin and to help maintain the appearance of healthy-looking skin.

• Apply to bottoms of feet, along the spine, or on the back of the neck to create a sense of grounding.

• Diffuse during meditation.

• Diffuse with Peppermint during the holidays.

• Add to skin care products like lotions or moisturizers.

• Incorporate in massages.

• Create your own DIY beard oil or personal scent for the men in your life!

• Diffuse or apply topically for a rich, woodsy, and invigorating aroma.

• Apply on location for joint, bone, sciatica support

🌲BLENDS WITH 🌲

  • Eucalyptus
  • Frankincense
  • Helichrysum
  • Ravensara
  • Wintergreen

🌲FOUND IN 🌲

  • Valor II™,
  • Shutran™
  • Harmony™
  • Awaken™
  • RC
  • White Angelica
  • Envision™
  • Grounding
  • Relieve It™
  • Peace & Calming II™,
  • Light the Fire™

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Keep the Pain Away

sleep deskI will never forget that moment. I was sitting in English Lit, my senior year of high school. The teacher was droning on and on, something about Virginia Woolf. All I could think about was my overwhelming desire to lie, face down on the floor and relieve the pain in my back. Shortly after class, my legs simply gave out. I’m sure it was quite a sight as I collapsed against my locker just as the bell rang for fifth period. My heroic boyfriend wrapped me in his letter jacket, carried me to his car and drove me home. I think he even brought me flowers, because, apparently, he thought I was dying. I couldn’t walk for three days. After endless hours of laying on a heating pad, I was suddenly right as rain.

It was as if nothing had ever happened.

hay baleUntil it happened again.

And then… again.

Granted, I wasn’t exactly responsible with my teenage body. What teenager is? Besides eating junk food, staying up late and drinking copious amounts of beer (underage,) I spent a lot of time riding horses and working hard in the barn. I remember my father chastising me not to lift the massive hay bales over my head, Much stallsor shovel such heavy loads of manure. “Bend at your knees, not at the waist!” he would say. But I was young and strong. What did I care if my back would plague me when I was old? That was then. THIS is now. Like all teenagers I was invincible. And I never though I would age…

Now I have aged… relatively speaking.

And my back flares up just like it did when I was sixteen. Only now there’s no one to carry me home and put me to bed. No one to call in sick for me. No one to homeschool my kids for me. Or drive them to basketball. Or make dinner. Or do the laundry… you get the picture. It isn’t pretty.

I distinctly remember the day when I realized something in my life had to change. I was plowing through Ibuprofen like it was candy. Motrin and Advil had become my daily vitamins. Sometimes it was morning pain. Sometimes it was before bed. But it was some time every day. And I hadn’t even turned forty yet.

God is good like that. He allows us to come to our own realizations first, and then He steps in with the answers we need. Usually, those answers were there all along, we just hadn’t figured out that there was a problem.hospital bed

First, a college friend of mine called me to catch up. She told me about her dad, in the hospital with kidney failure. The best the doctors could tell, he had taken too much ibuprofen over the span of his life. That scared me. A lot.

 

wheat foodThen another friend (a doctor) shared with me some research she had done with regards to gluten being a trigger for inflammation. I didn’t need to hear anything more.

I went home and tossed all our bread, pasta, bagels, Thomas’ English Muffins… clearly I was desperate!

Over the next few months, I noticed I didn’t need my daily dose of Vitamin M (Motrin). The inflammation has significantly subsided. Not only that, but my energy was restored and my foggy head was cleared. I had no idea wheat had become such a personal toxin. Eventually, I hardly needed anti-inflammatories at all. At least not for those day-to-day aches and pains. It was almost miraculous how much better I felt. Younger. Stronger.

gardening_back_painBut I still have flare ups. When I spend too many hours bent over, gardening. Sometimes it’s after vigorously washing the car (ok, so that’s rare) Once, my back went out after an evening in high heels!!! OK, that’s pretty sad.

And there I would be, popping meds for pain, picturing my friend’s dad in his hospital bed.

Panaway bottleThen I was introduced to Pan Away through my Young Living Premier Kit. It comes in a funny looking bottle- with a child-proof cap, like from the pharmacy. When my lower back flared needed support, instead of reaching for a pill bottle, I massaged a few drops of PanAway onto my lower spine with my fingertips, “just to see what it would do,” if anything.

Keep in mind, I was completely skeptical. After all, how could this spicy mixture of peppermint, clove, helichrysum and wintergreen actually bring support?

No less than five minutes later, I understood the power of essential oils. Not only was my back comfortable, it felt GREAT! I felt, somehow, refreshed! Strengthened!

eodr1What IS this magical potion, anyways???

To satisfy my curiosity, I took the plunge and ordered “Big Blue,” my Essential Oils Desk Reference. And I started reading everything I could get my hands on about the power of plants for healing. Here’s a snippet of what I’ve learned:

PanAway works wonders for joint support because of the special properties of it’s four ingredients

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Helichrysum – has been researched in Europe as aid in promoting tissue and nerve regeneration, as well as providing circulatory support. It has been used in France for many things, particularly and spine support. Helichrysum is well known for its restorative qualities that ease every day wear and tear on the body

WintergreenWintergreen/ Birch – has a soothing activity that is beneficial for bone, joint and muscle support. It is known for its properties associates with muscle, bone and joint wellness.

CLoveClove – is a powerhouse of oils that has been used for thousands of years in countless indigenous cultures to treat a wide variety of issues.  Overall, clove is very stimulating, has a strong therapeutic effect helps influence healing.

PeppermintPeppermint – has powerful soothing properties because of it’s main constituent, menthol. It has a tremendous soothing and cooling effect. For centuries, peppermint has been used to aid digestive comfort, and now they are discovering its value in promoting comfort throughout the body- muscles, joints, skin, bones… A 1994 study in Germany found that peppermint oil exerts significant therapeutic effects on patients.

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In this unique blend, the individual oils work in unity with each other to not merely ease discomfort, but to stimulate healing. I’ve personally discovered that PanAway not only offers immediate comfort, it helps promote a continuing comfort level into the future. No man-made pharmaceutical has that kind of power. Period. Standard over-the-counter drugs may dull the discomfort, but they certainly have ZERO healing powers! I was taking over-the-counter meds as a daily regimen, with no end in sight. In stark contrast, the more I’ve used PanAway, the less often I’ve needed it. In fact, after six months of relatively infrequent use, I almost NEVER need joint support!!!

Someday, I honestly think I won’t need PanAway at all. I am absolutely blown away and in awe of the HEALING power of essentials oils.

Aptly named, PanAway truly, TRULY keeps the pan away.

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