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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!

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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.
 

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

Favorite Essential Oils for Travel(1)

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

If you want to learn more about Essential Oils to help you sleep,  drop me a line by clicking here.   To purchase  Oils  click here

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.
 

Young Living 2015 January Promotions

Welcome!! January 2015 is starting off with some great Young Living promotions. I have to admit, I absolutely love finding out what the promotions are each month & I love that they are “free”.   As I mentioned before, I am still learning about the MANY oils that Young Living offers, so I am excited to not only tell you about them, but MYSELF as well.  Here goes….

Oils 1 drop at a time

 

Spearmint Essential Oil

Peppermint is one of my “go-to” oils to diffuse, so I am really excited to try Spearmint!

“Spearmint (Mentha spicata) has a minty, slightly fruity scent, softer than peppermint. A rich antioxidant, spearmint helps support the respiratory and nervous systems* and may help open and release emotional blocks leading to a sense of balance and well-being. Spearmint may also be used to enhance the flavor of food.”

Copaiba Essential Oil

I can’t wait to try this oil!  We’ve used Deep Relief for an occassional muscle ache or pain & we’ve loved it!

“Copaiba is a powerful essential oil from South America. It boasts a rich history of providing relief from joint and stomach discomfort. Native healers traditionally used Copaiba’s topical benefits to reduce skin irritations and soothe insect bites. Copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55 percent) of any known essential oil. Today Young Living harnesses its power in an all new essential single oil. It’s also one of the key ingredients in Deep Relief and Breath Again Essential Oil Roll-on blends.”

Sleep Essence

Have trouble sleeping?  This is a great option to help you get those recommended 8 hours of sleep/night.

“SleepEssence contains four powerful Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils that have unique sleep-enhancing properties in a softgel vegetarian capsule for easy ingestion. Combining lavender, vetiver, valerian, and Ruta graveolens essential oils with the hormone melatonin—a well-known sleep aid—SleepEssence is a natural way to enable a full night’s rest.”

Click on the product name to learn more about Young Living’s description about Sleep Essence, Copaiba, &/or Spearmint.

To find out how you can get these great products or to learn more about how to get the Premium Starter Kit,  drop me a note or click here to get started. I’d love to tell you more!

 

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.