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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.
 

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.

 

You Deserve A Good Nights Sleep!!(1)

**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.
 

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….

lavender

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.
 

Lime Essential Oil

A Second Essential Oil of the Citrus blend that I love & use almost daily is Lime. I add 2-3 drops of it in my water & VOILA- a refreshing drink! This helps me to get in that recommended 8 glasses of water/day that I strive soooo hard to drink!

lime

Young Living describes Lime Essential Oils as:

  1. A pleasant citrus aroma of lime
  2. It may help mental clarity and encourage creativity
  3. It supports healthy immune system
  4. It may provide antioxidant support
  5. It may aid in weight management.
  6. Supports healthy skin

How to use Lime essenital Oil:

  1. Dietary: Add a drop or 2 to food or fluids.
  2. Aroma: Diffuse up to 30 min. up to 3x/daily or inhale directly for an invigorating aroma.

For more great uses of Lime Essential Oil from Young Living click here.

Did you know?

My previous post gave a brief overview of d-Limonene and the importance of it being a powerful antioxidant and protectant. (Click here to read about it from the NIH )  Well… guess what?  Yep, you guessed it… Lime peel oils have those same properties! These properties include: Limonene; limonene/gamma-terpinene; limonene/beta-pinene/gamma-terpinene; and limonene/gamma-terpinene/beta-pinene/oxygenated. This information was found on PubMed.

 

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Some tidbits about Lime, just because….

Lime is believed to be native to the tropical regions of Asia and the Malay Archipelago. It is thought to have been brought to Persia, Palestine, Egypt, and Europe by Arabs from India.  They think that limes were brought to the United States through Florida during the establishment of St. Augustine in 1565.  Today, south Florida provides more than 85% of North American limes.

In the 1700s, British sailors consumed limes and other citrus fruits on board ships to prevent rickets (Rickets occurs from a lack of Vitamin C)   Hence, the sailors derived the nickname “Limey.”  If you want to read more about limes & where this info came from click here.

Interested in Lime Essential Oils?

If you want to learn more about Lime Essential Oils or Young Living Essential Oils,  drop me a line by clicking here.  Or if you are like me &  just want to enhance the flavor of your water  & purchase a bottle of Lime Essential Oil  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.
 

Grapefruit Essential Oil

One of my changes I am trying to make in my daily routine is to drink more water. I will admit, I am not a water drinker. Even though I know how good it is for me, I have a hard time drinking the recommended 8 glasses / day.  It is just well… blah & boring to me!  (My sons and hubby drink water constantly, which makes me so happy!  I only wish I found the allure of water that they do.)  I have tried so many different ways to increase my water intake from buying special metal water bottles where I can put fruit in the bottom of it & “muddle it”, to adding lemon/lime juice from the bottle to a glass of water, to floating slices of fruit in it. (Doesn’t floating fruit look pretty?) To be honest, it didn’t make a difference in that it really didn’t help with drinking more water.

water glass

Well… I discovered the Citrus blends of Young Living Essential Oils & that HAS made a difference. I can carry the oils around in my pocketbook & add a drop or two to any glass of water or when I refill my water bottle (Note.. never use a plastic water bottle with Essential Oils it breaks down the plastic-  my family & I have all have a steel water bottle)

 Grapefruit Essential Oils

One my favorites!! Yes, I am one of those people who LOVE grapefruit. Nothing better than cutting one in half & eating it for breakfast! (Hold the sugar please, I like it just as it is!  So Yummy!! )

Grapefruit Essential Oil(5)

Let’s see how Young Living describes it:

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

  • It has a fresh, citrus aroma that is energizing and uplifting
  • It is rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene
  • It is nourishing to the skin
  • It is a popular oil to use in conjunction with weight management programs

To read more from Young Living click here

 Did you know?

d-Limonene

Grapefruit contains 88-95% d-limonene?   You may be asking, WHAT is a d-Limonene? Limonene (d-limonene) is a protectant and powerful antioxidant that is contained in the peels of citrus fruits i.e. grapefruit, orange and lemon. (Essential oils are included in this too!)   To read more from the NIH on the protective effects of d-limonen click here

A Bit About Grapefruit:  Just because….

The Greek philosopher Theophrastus (BC 371-287), regarded as the founder of botany, wrote that “citron” could sweeten the breath and was also thought to be an antidote to poison. Later, the Roman naturalist Pliny (AD 23-79) used the word citrus for the first time and labeled the fruit as a medicine. The grapefruit, known at the time as small shaddock, was first mentioned by Griffith Hughes (1707-1758) as the “forbidden fruit” of Barbados. The name grapefruit was said to have been first used in Jamaica in 1814, referring to the clusters of fruit on the trees. In 1823, the grapefruit was introduced in Florida by the French count Odette Phillippe, but it did not gain popularity until the end of the nineteenth century.

Grapefruit juice has been reported to interact with some drugs so be sure to check with you health care provider when taking this.  All this interesting information (& more!) on Grapefruit can be found by clicking here on Drugs.com

I’m going to talk about the various Young Living Citrus Essential Oils  over a few days so  be sure to check back often!

If you want to learn more about Grapefruit Essential Oils or Young Living Essential Oils,  drop me a line by clicking here Or if you are like me & LOVE the taste of grapefruit or just want to enhance the flavor of your water  & purchase a bottle click here

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.