German Chamomile & Vitality

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German Chamomile & Chamomile Vitality

🌸 FUN FACTS 🌸

Considered to be one of the most ancient and versatile medicinal herbs known to man, chamomile has innumerable health benefits. Native to Europe, this member of the daisy family has a long history of use from crying children to digestive tonics. Chamomile has been one of the “catch all” remedies for just about every ailment known to man- it is an extremely versatile little flower!

There are two common types of chamomile used medicinally today: German chamomile and Roman chamomile

🌸 WHAT IT DOES 🌸

Packed full of vital antioxidants, Chamomile is a powerful healing factory. An effective alternative medicine with almost no known negative side effects, chamomile has been used for over 5,000 years in  teas, herbal extracts and cosmetics because it promotes tranquility, vitality, a youthful appearance and longevity.

Antioxidants in  German Chamomile help maintain a healthy inflammatory level in the body by offsetting free radical damage (oxidative stress) and preventing cell mutation. This can lead to better immune function, improved emotional balance, increased comfort in organs, muscles and joints (throughout the body) and healthier skin, hair, nails, teeth and eyes. Emotionally, Chamomile is one the best medicinal herbs for fighting stress and promoting relaxation. It behaves as a mild sedative, calming the nerves as its aromatic molecules travel directly to the olfactory part of the brain, turning off tension and reducing the body’s stress response. Our emotions and hormonal balance are in response to our sense of smell, so German Chamomile can help balance the endocrine system as well.

Chamomile has been well known since the beginning of time to aid digestion, whether promoting healthy gas levels and heathy stools, to encouraging comfort and stabilizing the nervous/ digestive  link. Applied topically or ingested, Chamomile serves to promote ease and comfort and healthy inflammatory response wherever there is a need in the body. From the back, to joints, to teeth and gums, it is a very soothing oil. And it world for smoothing the skin, too- it’s a beloved oil for beauty.

Applied over the chest or deep inhaled, it supports healthy respiratory function and nourishes the cardiovascular system.  There is virtually no system of the body that Chamomile doesn’t offer aid and comfort when needed.

  • Respiratory
  • Skin/Beauty
  • Musculoskeletal/ joints
  • Digestive System
  • Nervous System
  • Emotions
  • Brain/ Mind
  • Endocrine system
  • Antioxidant

🌸 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL AROMATIC  (non-Vitality™)  🌸

  • Apply on location to upper or lower back for support
  • Apply over muscles for soothing comfort
  • Apply over abdomen for menstrual comfort
  • Apply over stomach/ intestines for healthy gas levels
  • Apply over stomach/ intestines for healthy stool consistency
  • Apply over stomach/ intestines for digestive aid and comfort
  • Deep Inhale for emotional support/ relaxation/ calmness of mind
  • Inhale or diffuse at bedtime
  • Rub over chest with carrier oil for respiratory aid
  • Apply topically over the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas for detox support
  • Add a few drops to your face cream to smooth skin
  • apply topically to the gums for comfort
  • apply topically to the skin to encourage healing
  • Add a few drops to a petrolatum-free lotion to smooth dry skin
  • Apply topically to cuts, scrapes, or other open skin to encourage healing
  • Diffuse or inhale to clear the mind
  • Diffuse or inhale for a peaceful, calming atmosphere

🌸 INTERNAL – (with Vitality™ only)  🌸

  • Add a few drops to a veggie capsule and take internally
  • Use as a dietary supplement
  • Make Chamomile tea
  • Add a drop or two to your regular tea

🌸 CONSTITUENTS 🌸

  • Sesquiterpenes: Chamazulene
  • 1,8 cineol
  • Sesquiterpene alcohols
  • Monoterpenes

🌸 FOUND IN🌸

  • Cool Azul
  • EndoFlex
  • Surrender
  • K&B Tincture
  • ComforTone (digestive aid)
  • JuvaTone
  • OmegaGize (fish oil supplement)

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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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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EndoFlex

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EndoFlex – Young Living

💪 FUN FACTS 💪

Comprised of six powerful essential oils, this blend helps tp balance and support the endocrine system and works to improve the overall vitality of the body. EndoFlex has a high (emotional and spiritual) frequency of 138mHz

💪 WHAT IT DOES 💪

EndoFlex is formulated with oils that specifically support:

Pineal gland (a pea-sized gland in the brain that produces hormones, specifically melatonin- best known for regulating sleep patterns. Also called the third eye)

Pituitary glands, another pea-sized part of the brain that controls the endocrine system and secretes hormones into your bloodstream, effects particularly the thyroid)

Parathyroid (four tiny glands in the neck that control the body’s calcium levels and makes PTH -parathyroid hormone- PTH causes the bones to release their calcium into the blood)

Thymus– a lymphoid organ situated in the neck of vertebrates that produces T cells for the immune system

Adrenal Glands– Located at the top of each kidney, the adrenal glands produce hormones that help the body control blood sugar, burn protein and fat, react to stressors like a major illness or injury, and regulate blood pressure. Two of the most important adrenal hormones are cortisol and aldosterone.

💪 WHAT’S IN IT 💪

  • SPEARMINT- helps to balance and increase metabolism, helping to burn up fats and toxins in the body. Aids the glandular, nervous and respiratory systems. It’s hormone- like activities help open and release emotional blocks to bring about a feeling of balance
  • SAGE– may help improve estrogen and progesterone-testosterone balance. Known as the “herb sacra” by the Romans, sage has been called the master healer for centuries. It activates the nervous system and the adrenal cortex, which helps support liver health
  • GERANIUM – helps with hormonal balance, liver and kidney functions and the discharge of toxins from the liver that keep us from having balance.. Geranium is said to help release negative memories, balance the emotions and bring us a feeling of peace.
  • MYRTLE– helps to regulate thyroid function. Aromatically, myrtle is elevating and euphoric and used to soothe anger. Myrtle is often worn by brides and a symbol of innocence
  • NUTMEG– has adrenal-cortex like activity, which helps support the adrenal glands for increased energy. Nutmeg has been used for centuries to support healthy kidneys and treat imbalances. It supports the nervous well as endocrine
  • GERMAN CHAMOMILE– has been found to open the liver, increase liver function and secretion, cleanse the blood, and support the pancreas. It can dispel anger, stabilize the emotions
  • Sesame Seed oil = carrier

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

  • Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
  • Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.
  • Apply over the thyroid
  • apply over the kidneys and liver
  • apply over pancreas
  • Apply over glands
  • Apply to VitaFlex points on the feet, including under the big toe and on the throat or endocrine gland locations

💪 INTERNAL (Vitality only) 💪

  • Take daily with a gel capsule. Combine 1 drop EndoFlex Vitality with 1 drop of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex.
  • Add a drop or two to 2–4 oz. of NingXia Red® for a quick shot of this blend.
  • Create a drink that uplifts and invigorates by adding EndoFlex to our sparkling NingXia Zyng™. Use this essential oil-infused beverage to jump-start the day or make it through the afternoon slump.
  • Combine a drop of oil with a large cup of warm tea or tall glass of water. If you find a drop overwhelms the flavor, dip a toothpick in the oil and swirl it in your drink.

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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

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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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Clove & Clove Vitality

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Clove & Clove Vitality- Young Living

💥 FUN FACTS 💥 

Old tales say that walking near clove trees while wearing a hat would frighten the trees into no longer bearing fruit. History has it that the people of Penang (among the “spice Islands”) were free from epidemics in til the 16th century when Dutch conquerors destroyed the clove threes that flourished on those islands. The Chinese used clove for a broad range of health issues, most notable to promote comfort to the teeth and gums. Still other cultures swear that clove helps encourage the libido.

💥 WHAT IT DOES 💥 

Supports Cardiovascular system, aids proper digestion, Promotes strong immune system response, supports Respiratory System. Clove is also said to stimulate memory and create a feeling of protection and courage. People have often used clove to promote quality sleep and encourage dreams.

Clove can be a very hot (spicy) oil, so use caution when taking internally or applying topically to the skin Always use a carrier oil on the skin

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

  • add a drop or two to baked goods for that lovely fall spice
  • add a drop to water for immune and digestive support
  • add a drop of clove and carrier oil to a gel capsule and take daily for dietary support
  • substitute Clove Vitality for the ground spice in any recipe
  • combine with Lemon Vitality, Cinnamon Vitality and Nutmeg Vitality to make your favorite holiday cider
  • add a drop go Clove Vitality to your morning oatmeal for a delicious flavor
  • add a drop to your daily NingXia Red

💥 TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (non- Vitality™ only) 💥 

  • apply to minor scrapes to encourage healthy healing
  • apply to insect bites to promote comfort
  • put a drop of clove on your gums after a rigorous cleaning at the dentist or intense dental work
  • Massage a drop (with carrier oil) over the throat for a soothing effect
  • massage a drop (with carrier oil) over abdomen
  • diffuse for immune support and emotional wellness
  • 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 clove (in carrier) over the chest and back to encourage circulation and support healthy breathing
  • apply to VitaFlex points

💥 BLENDS WELL WITH 💥 

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Cinnamon
  • Clary Sage
  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange
  • Peppermint
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • YlangYlang
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💥  FOUND IN 💥

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Lime & Lime Vitality

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Lime & Lime Vitality- Young Living

💚 FUN FACTS 💚

Did you know that of all the fruits in the citrus family, lime may be one of the most mysterious? The precise origin of the lime fruit is unknown to botanists to this very day. Wild limes are believed to have first grown in Indonesia or Southeast Asia and then transplanted to the Mediterranean and Northern Africa around 1000 AD.

Before that? Nobody seems to know.

Whether you’re stirring it into drinks for a bright burst of flavor or giving your food a little extra citrus zip, Lime Vitality™ essential oil is a welcome kick of summer that you can enjoy year-round.

💚 WHAT IT DOES 💚

Young Living’s Lime Vitality oil is cold pressed from the rind of limes.

The rind is taken from unripe fruit for maximum levels of three key constituents:

  • limonene,
  • gamma-terpinene, and
  • beta-pinene.

While most of the citrus family starts green and ripens into a bright color, lime keeps its green even after the fruit matures.

Lime Vitality brings a unique citrus flavor and delicious zing to any food or beverage. We love adding it to guacamole, marinades, and any type of drink! Make sure to start with a toothpick dipped in Lime Vitality when cooking. A little bit of essential oil goes a long way, and many times 1–2 drops can be too much!

  • Digestive System
  • Immune System
  • Respiratory System

💚 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (non-Vitality) 💚

  • Diffuse to overcome exhaustion, depression
  • Deep inhale for a stimulating, refreshing, invigorating aroma
  • Apply to vita flex points
  • Add a drop to your favorite shower gel
  • Add  a drop to your body lotion
  • Use as a deodorant
  • add a few drops to a bowl of steaming water and inhale for respiratory support or add a few drops to a carrier oil and rub it on your chest
  • add to face moisturizer or face soap for cleansing
  • add a few drops to shampoo/ conditioner for healthy, moisturized scalp
  • use to remove grease spots or adhesive residue

💚 INTERNAL (Vitality only) 💚

  • Add 1 drop to a vegetarian gel capsule and take it daily or as needed as a dietary supplement.
  • Combine Lime Vitality with olive oil and use it as a marinade for meat and veggies. Include a drop in your stir-fry to bring dimension and add depth of flavor.
  • Complement the natural sweetness of berry dishes with a touch of Lime Vitality.
  • Stay hydrated and add variety by infusing water with a drop or two of Lime Vitality.
  • Add to fruits to keep them from turning brown
  • add a few drops to your water or NingXia Red to help detox your liver

Check out the Young Living Blog for more creative ways to use Lime Vitality!

https://www.youngliving.com/blog/

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FAQ: Purpose of a Carrier Oil

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Q: What is the Purpose of a Carrier Oil?

A : A carrier oil is a fatty oil produced in the seed of the plant.

This fatty oil is loaded with nutrients and is metabolized during a seedling’s germination- before the young shoot pokes its head above the soil to harness the sunlight and produce it’s own food (photosynthesis,) the baby plant must survive off the fatty oil inside the seed.

seed germination

We know these oils primarily as kitchen oils, such as olive oil, avacado oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil almond oil, etc. These fatty oils are NOT essential oils because they serve an entirely different purpose in the life of the plant. Carrier oils, or seed oils, are  the plant’s way of providing “food” and ensuring the survival of future generations. Essential oils are actually manufactured INSIDE the plant, for all the plant’s current needs.

But what do carrier oils DO? And why do you hear so much about them in the world of essential oils?

In short, Carrier Oils CARRY OILS. I know, shocker right? 🤷🏻‍♀️

Let me explain :)

Carrier oils are, in a sense, a way of diluting an essential oil. You probably remember from elementary school science that oil and water don’t mix. But oils blend delightfully with other oils (lipids with lipids) so we use a carrier oil to “stretch” or dilute an essential oil.  There are many reasons why we would want to do this.

  1. Essential oils are extremely concentrated and incredibly POWERFUL. Some oils are so powerful, in fact, that one drop can cause a reaction on sensitive skin. Take Oregano, for example. Oregano works wonders for the immune system, respiratory system, muscles and bones… but we don’t want to go slathering ourselves with pure Oregano oil, or things will get mighty uncomfortable… REAL FAST! But we do want to harness the power of this oil, so we dilute it with a carrier. One drop of Oregano in a 1/4 tsp of carrier should do the trick- the dilution ratios are up to you.
  2. Essential oil drops are SMALL! Let’s say you’ve had an amazing arm workout at the gym… a little TOO amazing (if you catch my drift) and you are needing a little PanAway or Peppermint to help those overworked arms feel less like undercooked spaghetti. Add a few drops f essential oil to a carrier and VOILA, you’ve made a virtual  massage oil that will ease your achs and pans (👈see what I did there?) Basically, a carrier oil allows you to increase the surface area (the spread) of an oil over a larger area without draining your entire PanAway bottle!
  3. On that note, Carrier oils are UH-MAZING massage oils… just add in your favorite EO and you’re whisked away to cloud 9
  4. Carrier Oils help dilute oils taken internally. Yes, you heard me right- Young Living has an entire line of oils (called Vitality) that are safe for ingestion. While you can place a drop in your water or a drop under the tongue, many YL members love to make veggie capsules with their oils. By adding a carrier oil, you will decrease the chance of an oil hitting your stomach and feeling too “strong,” Sometimes our systems can be sensitive to essential oils, especially if we are new to ingesting them. Remember, EOs are suuuuuuuuuuper concentrated! One drop of Lemon is the equivalent of 70 lemon rinds! Fatty oils help “soften the blow” to our digestive tract and ease the metabolic process.
  5. Carrier oils help ease any contact sensitization. If you ever apply an oil topically and feel discomfort, simply start applying a carrier oil over that area and massage until the sensitivity goes away. This is really just another form of dilution. Also, if you accidentally get essential oils in the eyes, rinse your eye with CARRIER OIL (not water!) The fatty oil will literally “carry” the essential oil away. Water would drive the oil in deeper.
  6. Roller Balls-  when you want to make your oils stretch further, place several drops of your favorite EO into a rollerball and fill the rest up with a liquid carrier oil (coconut hardens at room temperature) Roller Balls are an easy and convenient way to carry oils with you and apply on the go.

** One small note- just because you are diluting the essential oil does NOT mean you are diluting its therapeutic effect!!! Those tiny oil molecules will enter your body and get to work just the same as if the oil was applied at full concentration. The ONLY difference is that the effect on the skin won’t feel as intense. That’s the beautiful thing about using a carrier- the oils will get busy working and you won’t even notice they are there! 👊

These are the main uses for a carrier oil. Young Living had a WONDERFUL blend of fatty oils called V-6. It has a very neutral smell, and is not greasy. I highly recommend it as you start your oils journey. Of course, you will also want to experiment with your favorite carrier- I happen to LOVE coconut oil!!! So have fun, experiment and find out which carrier works best for you!

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LONGEVITY®– Young Living

💙 FUN FACTS 💙

This blend is a Young Living Proprietary blend, loaded with oils that contain powerful antioxidant properties. When measured on the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbent capacity) scale, this blend scored near 150,000!  The oils in this blend are found in the Longevity Capsules (dietary supplement) for easy use!

💙 WHAT’S IN IT 💙

THYME – (CT Thymol) has been shown in studios to promote healthy glutathione levels in the heart liver and brain.

ORANGE– rich in compounds noted for their stress-reducing affects, range also helps enhance vitamin absorption

CLOVE – has one of the highest ORAC scores, helps influence healing and may help improve memory

FRANKINCENSE – contains hight levels of sesquiterpenes, which may help oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands

Virgin coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil

Fractionated coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil

💙 WHAT IT DOES 💙

Loaded with antioxidants, it aids the cardiovascular system, immune system, nervous system and skin.

Longevity liquid capsules were designed to bring the experience of Longevity essential oil blend to your nutritional routine, which may help protect the body from the stress of our modern lifestyle full of difficult commutes, late nights, and poor nutritional habits.

Longevity was formulated by D. Gary Young. The oils were specifically chosen for their antioxidant properties and should be taken daily to a support a healthy lifestyle and to help prevent oxidative stress. Experience wellness from the inside out with Longevity.

💙 IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC or INTERNAL (Vitality) 💙

  • Supplement: Take 1 liquid capsule once daily with food or as needed
  • Capsule- add several drops to gel capsule and take as needed
  • Topical/ Aromatic- apply on location as needed
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
  • Keep in a cool, dark place.
  • Longevity is manufactured to allow a special time release for optimal absorption. The capsule is essential to this process, so opening the capsules is not advised. However, we carry Longevity Vitality™ essential oil for dietary use and Longevity essential oil for aromatic and topical use to give you more usage options.

💙COMPANION PRODUCTS 💙

  • Ningxia Red
  • OmegaGize suplement
  • Inner Defense
  • Master Formula

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