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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Exodus II

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Exodus II – Young Living

🌊 FUN FACTS 🌊

This incredibly powerful blend is a combination of 9 different oils mentioned time and again in the Bible for purification, healing and medicinal purposes. See Exodus Chapter 30 for one of the many lists. The purpose of this blend is to increase the body’s ability to expel sickness and build natural immune defenses

🌊 WHAT IT DOES 🌊

Powerful oils blend together synergistically to give the strongest immune-supporting blend known to man. It not only aids the body’s ability to fight invaders, it works to maintain a healthy balance of microbes and viruses, promotes relaxation and sleep, aids the nervous system and digestion, supports comfort in the muscles and bones (joints) and is emotionally uplifting, an important component for any patients wellness protocol.

  • Immune System
  • Digestive System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System
  • Lymph System
  • Brain/ Emotions
  • Sleep

🌊WHAT’S IN IT 🌊

+ CASSIA – cousin to cinnamon, cassia assists in improving digestion, and greatly benefits the immune system as it works to maintain a healthy microbial and viral balance in the body. Helps the nervous system, regulate body temperature, maintain healthy stool consistency, strengthens muscles, maintains healthy circulation,  promotes comfort in the joints

+ MYRRH – Ancient Greek soldiers made use of this resin, bringing it with them to battle to stop their wounds from bleeding. It has an antioxidant effect, helps maintain healthy balance of microbes, fungus and viruses in the body, as well as promoting muscle calmness. Myrrh also encourages comfort in the throat, the airways, the digestive system and boost immunity

+ CINNAMON BARK – Powerful purifier, oxygenator and enhancer of the activity of other oils.  Cinnamon has a stimulating and tonic effect on the whole body, in particular the circulatory system. It also helps the body maintain a healthy microbial balance

+ CALAMUS – mentioned in the Bible and Egyptian formulations; It was part of ointments for anointing and healing, it  calms the muscles and nerves, helps to maintain a healthy microbial balance in the body, aids in digestion

+ HYSSOP – used in ancient times for nearly every ailment known to man, hyssop is particularly beneficial for the respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system and skin- helping the body to increase it’s natural immunity and maintain a healthy microbial and viral balance

+ NORTHERN LIGHTS BLACK SPRUCE – nervous system, respiratory system and emotional balance, Spruce acts as a general tonic and helps the body maintain comfortable inflammatory levels.

+ FRANKINCENSE – contains sesquiterpenes, which oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands, which helps to overcome stress- an important function of the healing process

+ VETIVER – known as “the oil of tranquility” Vetiver is grounding, emotionally stabilizing and calming. It helps induce sleep, which is an important part of any get-well protocol.

+ OLIVE OIL- Carrier oil

🌊 IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌊

Diffuse/ deep inhale for respiratory support the moment you feel signs of shallow breathing

Dilute 50:50 and apply to ears, throat, spine, wrists, neck, thymus or feet

Add several drops to a warm compress and apply to chest

Dilute and rub over chest and back

anoint down the spine

Apply to the bottoms of the feet

Deep inhale repeatedly from the bottle

🌊 CONSTITUENTS 🌊

  • Monoterpenes: alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, l-limonene, myrcene, camphene
  • Esters
  • Alcohols: linalol
  • Ketones:
  • Sesquiterpenes: Beta-Caryophyllene
  • Phenols: eugenol
  • 1,8 Cineol                                                                                                                         

🌊 COMPANION PRODUCTS 🌊

  • ImmuPro
  • Inner Defense
  • ImmuPower
  • Oregano
  • Thieves
  • RC
  • Raven
  • Egyptian Gold
  • Hyssop

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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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