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KidScents Oil Collection

 

Just For Kids

Young Living has a GREAT collection made just for kids- KidScents Oil Collection.  This collection is made especially for children age 2-12.  It comes diluted so it ready to go! Let’s learn more about it….

Oils in KidScents  Collection

  • GeneYus™
  • Owie™
  • Bite Buster™
  • TummyGize™
  • SniffleEase™
  • SleepyIze™

Benefits of KidScents

  • Supports healthy skin
  • Soothes sensitive skin
  • Helps kids stay on task
  • Relaxes the mind and body
  •  Pre-diluted

The Oils!

Young Living KidScents Oil Collection

TummyGize™

Ingredients: Caprylic/capric glycerides, Mentha spicata† (Spearmint) leaf extract, Mentha piperita† (Peppermint) Oil, Citrusreticulata† (Tangerine) peel Oil, Foeniculumvulgare† (Fennel) Oil, Pimpinella anisum†(Anise) seed oil, Zingiber officinale† (Ginger) root oil, Elettaria cardamomum†(Cardamom) seed oil†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

SniffleEase ™

Ingredients: Caprylic/capric glycerides, Eucalyptus bicostata† (Eucalyptus blue) oil, Bursera graveolens†(Palo santo) wood oil, Lavandula angustifolia†(Lavender) oil, Hyptis suaveolens† (Dorado azul) seed oil, Cinnamomum camphora† (Ravintsara) leaf oil, Myrtus communis† (Myrtle) oil, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, Origanum majorana† (Marjoram) leaf oil, Pinus sylvestris† (Pine) leaf oil, Eucalyptus citriodora† oil, Cupressus sempervirens† (Cypress) leaf/nut/stem oil, Eucalyptus radiata† leaf oil, Picea mariana† (Black spruce) leaf oil, Mentha piperita† (Peppermint) oil †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

SleepyIze ™

Ingredients: Caprylic/capric glycerides, Lavandula angustifolia† (Lavender) oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil, Anthemis nobilis† (Roman chamomile) flower oil, Citrus reticulata† (Tangerine) peel oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil, Boswellia sacra† (Sacred Frankincense) oil, Valeriana officinalis†(Valerian) root oil, Ruta graveolens† (Rue) oil †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

Owie™

Ingredients: Caprylic/capric glycerides, Abiesbalsamea† (Idaho balsam fir) needle oil, Melaleuca alternifolia† (Tea tree) leaf oil, Helichrysum italicum† flower oil, Canarium luzonicum† (Elemi) gum oil, Cistus ladaniferus (Cistus) oil, Chamaecyparis obtusa† (Hinoki) oil, Eugenia caryophyllus† (Clove) bud oil †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

GeneYus™

Ingredients: Caprylic/capric glycerides, Boswellia sacra† oil, Callitris intratropica† wood oil, Cedrus atlantica† wood oil, Melissa officinalis† leaf oil, Picea pungens† tree oil, Bursera graveolens† wood oil, Ferula galbaniflua† resin oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† peel oil, Commiphora myrrha† oil, Santalum paniculatum† wood oil, Pelargonium graveolens† flower oil, Aniba rosaeodora† wood oil, Cananga odorata† flower oil, Hyssopus officinalis† leaf oil, Picea mariana† leaf oil, Rosa damascena† flower oil †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

Bite Buster ™

Ingredients: Caprylic/capric glycerides, Tanacetum vulgare† (Idaho tansy) oil, Cymbopogon nardus† (Citronella) oil, Bursera graveolens† (Palo Santo) wood oil, †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

The KidScents Oil Collection is packaged in an easy- to- carry clear case so it is easy to toss into your diaper bag, pocketbook, tote, etc   This AWESOME collection comes with 6 oils and 2 roll-on fitments for easy application.  With this collection, parents and caregivers can safely and effectively navigate children through childhood to become healthy and happy adults!

Learn More About Young Living

If you are interested learning more about Young Living Essential Oils feel free to drop me a line by clicking here. Ready to take the plunge & order some oils to get click here.

Peace~

Marcy

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here here.
 

Valor II and Peace & Calming II

Young Living recently released two new blends, Valor II and Peace & Calming II. The original blends, Valor & Peace & Calming are out of stock due to some harvesting shortages of some of the oils in these blends. I have to admit that Peace & Calming is one of my FAVORITE blends. I use it almost every night as I diffuse it in the house to settle everyone down for the evening.  I recently tried the Peace & Calming II & love it as well. The great thing is that these two new oils blends, Valor II and Peace & Calming II  will remain part of the permanent collection of oils. Yippee!!  Now, lets learn more about these great new oils!

Now Available!

Peace & Calming II

This blend contains Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Northern Lights Black Spruce, German Chamomile, Vetiver, Cistus, Bergamot, Cassia, and Davana. It has a rich, fruity, and calming aroma. Peace and Calming II  can be used topically to help moisturize the skin and support it.

The Original Peace & Calming® contains a blend of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy essential oils

Suggested Uses:

  • Apply topically to beautify the appearance of skin.
  • Dilute and apply topically to moisturize skin.
  • Diffuse to create a gentle, relaxing aroma

 

Valor II

This blend contains Young Living’s exclusive Northern Lights Black Spruce and Idaho Blue Spruce essential oils, along with Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Vetiver, Cistus, Bergamot, Cassia, German Chamomile, and other oils It also includes the naturally occurring constituents linalol, alpha-pinene, camphene, and limonene. Valor II creates an uplifiting, soothing, and calming aroma.

Suggested uses:

  • Apply topically to experience an empowering and uplifting fragrance.
  • Add 15-20 drops to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and use for a relaxing foot massage.
  •  Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily

 Learn More About Young Living

If you are interested learning more about Young Living Essential Oils feel free to drop me a line by clicking here. Ready to take the plunge & order a PSK or one of these great new oils, click here.

Peace  ~

Marcy

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here here.
 

Jade Lemon Essential Oil

I have to say I am so pumped about this month’s promotion of Jade Lemon Essential Oil.  It is one that I have been wanting to try for a while!  I have read and talked to many people who LOVE it!  Let me tell you a bit about it courtesy of Dr. Woolley from Young Living.

Jade Lemon Essential Oil

So let me give you a brief overview of Jade Lemon Essential Oil in case you had trouble with the YouTube clip:

  • It’s grown in Taiwan, which is a warm and humid climate.
  • While other lemons begin to release some of their oils aromatically as they turn yellow, the jade lemon fruit remains green even in maturity, allowing the concentration of oil to continue within the fruit.
  • Jade Lemon contains high levels of d-limonene, which helps invigorate, uplift, and energize
  • Jade Lemon contains high levels of d-limonene supports clarity of thought and purpose.
  • Jade Lemon supports skin health but be careful in the sun with photosensitivity & UV rays
  • Jade Lemon helps open and release emotional blocks
  • Jade Lemon is useful to clean, detox, and purify.
  • A 1995 Mie University study also found that citrus fragrances induce relaxation and invoke feelings of happiness.

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Uses/Tips:

  1. Diffuse to uplift and stimulate the mind and body.
  2. Combine with sea salt, V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint, and Lavender to exfoliate the skin
  3. Use as a cleanser to remove stickiness or grease from surfaces
  4. Add a drop or two behind the ear and wear as a favorite new perfume
  5. Place a drop or two in the palm of your hand.  Rub hands together then cup hands over nose and mouth and breathe deeply
  6. Add to dishwasher detergent for a spot-free rinse and to help clean your dishwasher.
  7. Use 8–10 drops with water in a spray bottle to freshen the air.
  8. Add a few drops to your water or iced tea
  9. Diffuse it in your car with USB diffuser
  10. Always be careful of Citrus Oils as they may cause photosensitivity when exposed to UV rays

Learn More About Young Living

If you are interested learning more about Young Living Essential Oils feel free to drop me a line by clicking here. Ready to take the plunge & order some oils click here.  Just a reminder that Jade Oil is part of the June 2015 Promotion.

Peace ~

Marcy

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here here.
 

PanAway Essential Oil Blend

Spring is in full bloom here & we are busy with our outdoor spring activities.  For my family one of our outdoor activities (in between baseball practice & games) is “Spring Clean Up.” We have lots of trees translated into lots of picking up of sticks & some flower beds that need a “face lift” by having mulch laid down.   With these “fun” family activities comes aching brings reminders that certain muscles have been “hibernating” all winter long!  To the RESCUE= My PanAway!   It really is my “Go To Oil” when we have stretched the limits a bit- no pun intended ;-).   An added BONUS:  PanAway is one of the great oils found in the Premium Starter Kit!!

PanAway Essential Oil Blend

PanAway Essential Oil Blend is a blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove and Peppermint Essential Oils.  It provides both a cooling and warming effect simultaneously on those aching areas.  It also provides a comforting warmth to tired muscles & soothes the skin.   PanAway can be used after working out, gardening, or any activity that produces occasional localized soreness or aches.

 What’s In PanAway?

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  • Helichrysum is known for its restorative properties.  Helichrysum is a vital ingredient in many of Young Living’s blends.
  • Wintergreen has been used historically to reduce various types of discomfort.
  • Clove stimulates and revitalizes immune system. It is known for its antioxidant properties.
  • Peppermint is one of the most highly regarded herbs for soothing discomfort. Is can be used to relieve discomfort and pressure around the neck and head.

 Helpful Product Tips According to Young Living:

  • PanAway eases tight, sore muscles
  • PanAway  soothe sore joints and ligaments
  • PanAway helps ease minor head tension
  • PanAway helps alleviate stressed nerves

How to Use:

  • Topical: Apply to the bottoms of feet and follow with localized diluted topical application
  • Rub on temples, back of neck or forehead
  • Use with a warm compress along the spine
  • Inhale: for a soothing effect

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 Learning More About Essential Oils

Want to learn more about Essential Oils or have a question? Drop me a line by clicking here.  To learn how to purchase Essential Oils click here.  I would love to help you on your journey using Young Living Essential Oils.

Peace~

Marcy

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here here.
 

Cedarwood Essential Oil

We’ve been having a few “sleep issues” at my house as you have probably read in my previous posts. Unfortunately, it’s not just me, but my hubby as well.   I decided a couple months ago to try diffusing Cedarwood Essential Oil in our room. I had applied lavender to our pillows & even diffused it alone in the past, but it didn’t really provide the “oomph” we needed. We would sleep a bit but wake up. Since I added Cedarwood  to our diffuser we have noticed a HUGE difference.  I have to say, it is pretty AMAZING!

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Young Living says this about Cedarwood

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma. It is relaxing and soothing when used for massage, and has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin.

A Bit About Cedarwood Just Because…..

Cedarwood was in use by the Egyptians over 5000 years ago and is believed to have been the first essential oil to be distilled.

Cedarwood stimulates the limbic region of the brain (the center for emotions) and the pineal gland, which releases melatonin. Melatonin plays an important role in establishing sleep cycles.  Cedarwood oil’s calms and sooth nerves.  **

Ways To Use Cedarwood

  1. Diffuse- 2-3 drops of oil in diffuser
  2. Inhale
  3. Topical- May use “Neat” or diluted with a carrier oil.  If using it “Neat” always test with a small amount first

Refer to the back of the Young Living Essential Oil bottle and/or an Oil Reference Guide for complete instructions on how to use Cedarwood.  It is ALWAYS a good idea to have an essential oils reference guide. Click here for some great resources & reference guide suggestions.

 

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**Essential Oils Pocket Reference Guide 6th edition , Life Science Publishing

Learning More About Essential Oils

Want to learn more about Essential Oils or have a question? Drop me a line by clicking here.  To learn how to purchase Essential Oils click here.  I would love to help you on your journey using Young Living Essential Oils.

Peace~

Marcy

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here here.
 

DIY Essential Oils Springtime Seasonal Support Roll- On

So, I have to make a confession, I am a HUGE wanna- be DIYer. I LOVE watching those DIY shows on TV.   Honestly, I look at something & say that is soooo cute & looks so easy, I can do that!  When my twins were about 2 yrs. old I remember thinking… “Those homemade Halloween costumes are so much cuter than ones I buy- I know I can make their costumes!”   So, I went out & bought a basic sewing machine that was on clearance.  I took it home & it sat in the closet for many years unopened.  Another time, I HATED the “fake brick” walls in my kitchen (It was a 100+ yr. old home.)  So after watching a DIY show, I decided I would “re-do” our kitchen walls & make them exactly what I wanted.  So I started chipping off the fake brick & with it came chunks of plaster exposing the lathe boards beneath. I can’t begin to tell you how surprised & NOT so happy my hubby was when he came home from a business trip to find our kitchen walls a TOTAL mess.  (These DIY projects are kind of running joke in my house now!)  So you can see I TRULY do want to be a DIY.   One great & easy “project” I successfully made was a DIY  Essential Oils Springtime Seasonal Support Roll-On. If you read my previous post you know that I take Lavender, Lemon, & Peppermint every day in capsule which helps tremendously. (Just a reminder these oils are found in the Premium Starter Kit)  Sometimes however, I need an extra “boost”, such as when I am getting ready to go sit & watch at my son’s baseball or soccer games. So, I pull out my handy, dandy DIY Essential Oils Springtime Seasonal Support Roll-On,  roll a little on & I am good to go!!

DIY Essential Oils Springtime Seasonal Support Roll-On Recipe

Items needed:

  • 15 ml glass bottle  (You can purchase these at any health food store or on-line)
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Lemon Essential
  • Carrier Oil

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Step 1

In the 15 ml glass roller bottle

Add:

  1. 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  2. 20 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
  3. 20 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

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Step 2

  1. Top off the 15 ml. with a carrier oil after the Lemon, Lavender, & Peppermint Oils have been added.  I use Young Living’s V-6, but any carrier oil will do.

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Step 3

  1. Place roller on bottle (Be sure to get a metal roller- the citrus oils can break down the plastic producing toxins)
  2. Place cap on bottle & gently roll or shake the bottle to mix it.
  3. Place label on bottle

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Ready To Go!!

Voila~ You are done!! How easy is that!!  I roll this on the back of my neck or wrists when I need an extra “boost”.  The size is great too- it fits nicely into my pocketbook, tote or even pocket to pull out when I’m at those baseball fields!!  The great thing about a DIY Seasonal Discomfort Roll-On, is that you can individualize it to get the seasonal support YOU need.  You may decide you want to “tweak” it by adding another oil i.e. vetiver,  if you’re not quite getting “enough” support.  Honestly, if I can do it, anyone can!!   By the way I still have that sewing machine – maybe I’ll use it for my grandchildren someday!

 Learning More About Essential Oils

Want to learn more about Essential Oils or have a question? Drop me a line by clicking here To learn how to purchase Essential Oils click here I would love to help you on your journey using Young Living Essential Oils.

Peace~
Marcy

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here here.
 

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender- Don't Leave Home Without It

Lavender Essential Oil is considered the most versatile of all the essential oils. It is fondly known as “The Swiss Army Knife” of oils. Lavender has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is both soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen meaning it can assist the body when adapting to stress or “imbalances” It is a great way to relax and wind down before bedtime yet can also boost stamina and energy if needed.   It can be used to cleanse common cuts, skin irritations and bruises. Therapeutic-grade Lavender Essential Oil is highly regarded for use in skin and beauty products. This AMAZING oil is found in the Premium Starter Kit.

Lavender Essential Oil

Benefits:

  1. Balances Normal Body functions
  2. Supports Normal Sleep
  3. Cleanses Skin Irritation
  4. Soothes & Relaxes The Mind
  5. Eases Body Tension & Stress

Uses:

  1. Diffuse– Diffuse up to 1 hr. 3 times daily
  2. Inhale directly for aromatherapy
  3. Topical- apply 2-4 drops topically to skin as needed
  4. Ingestion– Add to food, water, or rice milk as dietary supplement or to a vegetable capsule topped off with a carrier oil

 

Helpful Tips:

  • Soothe minor burns or insect bites by applying 2–3 drops of lavender essential oil to the affected area.
  • Rub lavender essential oil on dry or chapped skin to moisturize the affected area.
  • Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a cotton ball and place in closets and drawers to scent linens and repel moths and insects.
  • Place a few drops of lavender essential oil on a wet cloth to deodorize and freshen laundry.
  • Diffuse lavender essential oil to minimize seasonal discomforts.
  • Diffuse or inhale lavender essential oil to calm the mind, spirit and body.
  • Rub a few drops of lavender essential oil onto pillow to help induce sleep.

More About Lavender,  Just Because….

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Young Living Lavender Essential Oil comes from 3 Young Living farms found in France, Idaho, and Utah.

It takes 27 lavender plants to make 1 bottle of Lavender Essential Oil. That’s a lot of plants!

The term Lavandula comes from the Latin word lavare , which means “to wash.”   It suggests that it was first use was as a disinfectant and an antiseptic. Lavender was used in India and Tibet to treat psychiatric conditions, by the ancient Egyptians as part of the mummification process, and in the sixteenth century Europe, lavender skullcaps were thought to increase intelligence. Lavender was used by Greeks as a perfume, the Romans used it for its cleansing qualities, to deter insects, & Queen Elizabeth used it in her tea to sooth tension. This amazing information was found on Drugs.com

Studies:

There is an abundance of studies showing the benefits of Lavender. Clicking here will take you to PubMed where you can see for yourself the many studies done on the benefits & effects of Lavender Essential Oil.

Learning More About Essential Oils

Want to learn more about Essential Oils or have a question? Drop me a line by clicking here. Ready to purchase Lavender Essential Oil then click here  I would love to help you on your journey using Young Living Essential Oils.

Peace~

Marcy

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here here.
 

Springtime Seasonal Support Using Essential Oils

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The temperatures have been steadily rising here in Michigan- 40’s & 50’s with snow melting- Yeah!!   After the cold weather & snow I am sooooo ready for spring with the warmer temperatures, sunshine, & budding trees and flowers. With these welcome changes comes the NOT so welcome changes of Springtime Seasonal discomfort. You know… stuffiness, scratchy throat, itchy ears, &/or “drippy nose”   This year, even though we’ve moved from the East Coast to the Mid West,  I am not worried.  I am using Lemon, Lavender, & Peppermint Essential Oils to help support my Springtime Seasonal Discomfort.  Even more exciting I no longer have any OTC’s in my medicine cabinet for the much-needed springtime seasonal support my family & I need.  Yeah!!  🙂

Lemon, Lavender, & Peppermint

The Essential Oil combination of Lemon, Lavender, & Peppermint works great for us.  I know many people who are successful in combating the seasonal symptoms using Lavender oil alone.  Lavender essential oil is known as an adaptogen which helps the body cope with stress and other imbalances it encounters.  However, I quickly found that we needed,  what I affectionately refer to as- “The Big Gun.”   My “Big Gun” is the combination of Lemon, Peppermint, & Lavender Essential Oils. You can read more about Lemon & Peppermint Oils in a previous post & Lavender by clicking here.  I am stocking up on those 3 oils! Just an FYI:  Lemon, Peppermint, & Lavender are in the Premium Starter Kit!

Seasonal Discomforts

My Essential Oil Use for Springtime

To make the “Big Gun” I put 3 drops each of Lavender, Peppermint, and Lemon Essential Oil in a vegetable capsule and top it off with a carrier oil (I use Young Living’s V6)    We take it orally two times daily. The great thing about Essential Oils is that you can “tweak” them to suit your personal needs. You may only need to use lavender or you may only need it once a day. It is all dependent upon what YOU need.

Helpful Tips for Seasonal Support with Essential Oils

  • Put a drop of each oil in your hand and rub your hands together and inhale. Ahhh!  What an invigorating & great smell!!
  • Put 1 drop of Lavender on your finger and wipe under the nose.
  • Combine 20-30 drops of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oil in a roller bottle. Top off the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil. Apply topically as needed to the back of the neck, bottom of the feet, &/or on the wrists.
  • Diffusing:  Add a few drops of Essential Oil of your choice a diffuser.

Always check your bottle label to make sure that it is recommended as a dietary supplement (a.k.a can be taken internally).  If so, follow the directions on the bottle.

Another suggestion is to check an Essential Oil Reference book for oil usages, however always follow the bottle 1st.  You can click here to find some great Essential Oil Reference Book suggestions. (FYI:  I also give a FREE Essential Oil Reference Book or phone App if you decide to purchase a Premium Starter Kit.)

Learning More About Essential Oils

Want to learn more about Essential Oils or have a question? Drop me a line by clicking here.  To purchase Essential Oils click here.  I would love to help you on your journey using Young Living Essential Oils.

Happy Spring!

Marcy

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here here.
 

Essential Oils To Take When Traveling

Essential Oils To Take When Traveling

After the long & cold winter we decided to take advantage of our kids school Spring Break  & go on vacation.   Along with our summer clothes,  flip-flops, & sunscreen I always bring a few key Essential Oils to take when traveling.  Not only will they help protect us from “the different germs”  found in a public places and hotel rooms but other things that might make our trip “less than desirable” such as too much sun, stomach aches, as well as the general stress and anxiety of traveling. My Essential Oils bring a bit of peace of mind  which is so important to help me enjoy our vacation.

I bring a “Travel Essential Oil Bag” & put it in my carry-on where it is extremely accessible.  We all get a little queasy when flying or driving, so being able to grab my oils within a few seconds is imperative!   To be honest, my “Travel Essential Oil Bag”  is my bag of Essential Oils that I carry everyday in my pocketbook with an additional oil or 2!   The easiest way I have found to pack them to get through TSA security is to put them in a quart size TSA approved zip bag.  An added bonus:  most of my Favorite Essential Oils for Traveling are found in the Premium Starter Kit!

My Favorite Essential Oils To Take When Traveling

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Thieves

  • Immuno-protective qualities A few drops in our juice every morning to help keep us healthy.
  • Thieves Hand Sanitizer or a couple drops of Thieves rubbed in the hands.  Use in the airplane, at the airport, or any public place. There is nothing worse in my mind then getting sick while on vacation!

Peppermint

  • Stomach Discomfort From Motion- A quick sniff or two helps settle our stomach down in a jiff.
  • Head Tension- a drop on my temples & I’m good to go within a few minutes.
  • Soreness- Mixed with  a few drops of carrier oil & rubbed on my legs or feet if I am feeling the effects of a long day of walking.  Can you say… “Ahhhh!”

Lavender

  • Sun Relief- If we’ve been in the sun a tad too long I rub a few drops of Lavender on the affected area.  It can be either “neat” or mixed with a carrier oil. It is soooo soothing to the skin!
  • Sleep Aid- If we are a little “wound” & can’t quite settle down to sleep, a few drops on the pillow & it is “Nighty-Night” time.

Citrus Essential Oils– (Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Orange, Citrus Fresh)

  • Hydration- I bring a bottle or 2 of citrus essential oils & add a few drops to  our water throughout the day. (Lemon & Lime are 2 of my favorites!)  It helps maintain our hydration when we are being active outside.  Hydration also helps to prevent jet lag!

DiGize-

  • Digestive Discomfort- If we’ve over-indulged a bit from dinner or eaten something that we normally don’t & feel a bit of discomfort in the tummy, I rub a few drops of DiGize rubbed around the navel.  It is a sure bet to help make our tummy feel better.

Peace & Calming

  • Relaxation- When flying, I  take a sniff or two from the bottle before taking off.
  • Stress- It gets a tad crazy trying to get all 5 of us ready, the pets settled & the house in order before we leave the house on vacation.  I will admit to a secret- I am one of “those people” who changes the sheets & mop the floors before leaving on vacation. My husband thinks I’m neurotic my response… We all have “our things” & that is one of mine!  In order to help with my stress, I diffuse Peace & Calming while I’m changing sheets & mopping the floor.  It really does help alleviate some of my stress.
  • Sleep Aid- We will take a sniff or two of Peace & Calming to help “wind” down after a busy day of sight-seeing or “fun in the sun” & to help us get to sleep.

V6- carrier oil.

  • I put it in a TSA approved plastic bottle to use as needed with my Essential Oils

Learning More About Essential Oils

Those are my Favorite Essential Oils when we travel as well as a few suggestions on how I use them.  If you want to learn more about Essential Oils or have a question drop me a line by clicking here.  To learn how to purchase Essential Oils click here.  I would love to help you on your journey using Young Living Essential Oils.

Peace~

Marcy

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here here.
 

Essential Oils for Sleep

Lately, I’ve been having trouble falling asleep. My mind is racing 500 mph thinking of the “bazillion” things I have to do or didn’t do.  I just can’t seem to relax.   When I eventually fall asleep it seems like my alarm clock is going off within minutes & I am crabby!!  I am one of those people who “need” about 8 hrs. of sleep otherwise I am crabby & tend to get sick. Even in college, I couldn’t pull off those notorious “All Nighters”   I NEED my Zzz’s! (My family can attest to this! 😉

To the rescue…. My diffuser & Young Living Essential Oils!

Oils to Help You Sleep

Essential Oils for Sleep(2)

Some Essential Oils To Help Fall Asleep from Young Living:

  • Lavender– Lavender  has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma.  It is soothing and it is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime.
  • Valerian  Ok- I must say that this is not the most pleasant smelling oils, but it does work great to help promote a good nights sleep!! (I put a drop on my great toe before getting into bed) & diffuse the room with other oils! Valerian has been used for thousands of years for its calming, grounding, and emotionally balancing influences.  Researchers have pinpointed the sesquiterpenes, valerenic acid, and valerone as the active components that create a calming and restorative effect on the central nervous system.
  • RutaVaLa promotes relaxation by helping to ease tension and relieve stress.
  • Cedarwood– has a warm, balsamic, and woody aroma.  It is relaxing and soothing. I LOVE to diffuse it with Lavender!!
  • Vetiver  has a heavy, earthy fragrance with a touch of lemon. Vetiver oil is  grounding, calming, and stabilizing.
  • Marjoram  is not just for cooking- it also helps you get some Zzz’s!!  It has a woody, spicy aroma. It is a calming oil and has a warming effect on both mind and body.
  • Peace & Calming® is a gentle, fragrant blend. Diffused- it helps calm tensions and uplift the spirit, promoting relaxation and a sense of peace. I love to diffuse it in the evening to help “wind us down.”

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

(according to Mayo Clinic)

Age group Recommended amount of sleep
Infants 9-10 hours at night, plus 3 or more hours of naps
Toddlers 9-10 hours at night, plus 2-3 hours of naps
School-age children 9-11 hours
Adults

7-8 hours

Helpful Tips For A Good Nights Sleep & To Develop Good “Sleep Hygiene”

Oil tips:

  • Place a few drops of oil on your feet or great toe
  • Diffuse an essential oil in your bedroom
  • Put a few drops on your pillow
  • Sniff the oil straight from the bottle
  • Mix essential oil with a carrier oil &  massage into the skin
  • Take a relaxing bath before bed with Epsom salts and your favorite calming oil

Some tips from the National Sleep Foundation

  1. Stick to a sleep schedule to go to bed and wake up at the same time, even on the weekends. This helps to regulate your body’s “clock.”
  2. Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual. A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime. Avoid bright lights, excitement, or stressful activities.
  3. Avoid naps, especially in the afternoon.  Those power naps while helping to get through the day,  may prevent falling asleep at bedtime.
  4. Exercise daily. 30 minutes of vigorous exercise is best, but a light exercise is better than no activity.
  5. Evaluate your room. Design your sleep environment to establish the conditions you promote sleep. Your bedroom should be cool – between 60-67 degrees and should be free from any noise and lights that can disturb your sleep.
  6. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillow.  Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive. The one you have been using for years may have exceeded its life expectancy – about 9 or 10 years for most good quality mattresses.
  7. Use bright light to help manage your circadian rhythms.  Avoid bright light in the evening and expose yourself to sunlight in the morning. This helps keep your circadian rhythms in order.
  8. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and heavy meals in the evening. Alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine can disrupt sleep. Avoid eating large meals for two to three hours before bedtime. Try a light snack 45 min. before bed if needed.
  9. Wind down. Your body needs time to shift into sleep mode, so spend the last hour before bed doing a calming activity  i.e. reading or taking a soothing bath. Avoid electronic devices such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphones.  The lighting activates the brain which can make it hard to fall asleep,
  10. If you can’t sleep, go into another room and do something relaxing until you feel tired. If possible, remove tv’s & computers from your bedroom. It will help associate your bedroom with sleep only. 

I definitely don’t want to be like a George Costanza from “Seinfeld.” Do you?

If you are still having trouble sleeping after trying these oil techniques  & recommendations, speak with your health care provider.

Learn More About Oil

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Sweet dreams!

Peace~

Marcy

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here here.