Young Living Combinations to Diffuse

Just received your Premium Starter Kit and aren’t sure what to do with all those great smelling oils?

On the fence about purchasing the kit because you just aren’t sure you’d use them?

Love your candles but worried about the safety of leaving them unattended?

…or worse, discharging potential dangerous chemicals as they burn?

Either way DIFFUSING oils is an easy and aromatic way to introduce yourself to essential oils.  You can diffuse single oils, blends, or make your own combo to suit your mood and your preferences.   It’s really that easy!

Diffusing essential oils is more than just making the room smell nice, however.  When  you diffuse therapeutic grade essential oils, such as Young Living Essential Oils, molecules are broken up into micro-fine mist particles. These mist particles stay suspended in the air for long periods of time. Not only does this help reduce odors in the air, but these micro-mist particles promote a healthy, natural, and pure living environment.

Candles can’t do that!

Diffusing essential oils without heat can also help:

  • Reduce unpleasant odors.
  • Relax the mind and body.
  • May enhance mood and uplift spirits.
  • Promote concentration, alertness, and mental clarity.
  • Promotes general sense of well-being.

Lots of good reasons to start diffusing.  How many drops you use is largely a matter of preference.  Essential Oils are incredibly potent and therefore I would recommend you start small as you can always add more if you feel you need to.  I like to start with 6 drops total and will increase that to no more than 9 if I really feel like I need more of a boost.

Here are a few combinations using the aromatic oils in your Premium Starter Kit!

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Once you start your journey you’ll be acquiring all sorts of new oils along the way.  Here are some more wonderful blends to enjoy with Young Livings aromatic oils:


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Thieves® Household Cleaner – This all-purpose cleaner is pretty amazing. It is:

  • 100% plant and mineral based
  • non-toxic
  • Disinfects and cleans
  • Compliant with Green Seal and EPA Design for Environment (DfE) standards
  • Biodegradable agents
  • Contains Thieves and Lemon therapeutic grade essential oils
  • Concentrated so just a capful goes a long way
  • …….all that and it smells AH-mazing

Thieves cleaner

When I made my first batch of this cleaner I could NOT stop cleaning.  It just smelled so good!  Consider yourself warned!!

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Thieves® Vitality Essential Oil

 

THIEVES® Vitality 

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OH how I love me some Thieves® oil.  This oil packs quite the punch and it smells like a slice of spiced heaven.   Thieves® is a blend of clove, lemon cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary – seriously – purifying the air never smelled quite so good.

There is a sordid back story behind the name of Thieves® essential oil blend.  Legend says that during the 15th century 4 thieves were captured and charged with robbing the dead and the dying during the Bubonic Plague.  When offered leniency in exchange for information about how they were able to rob graves and not contract the plague themselves, they spoke of a blend of aromatic herbs and spices they rubbed on themselves prior to their crimes.   And as such, the legend of Thieves® Essential Oil Blend was born.

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How to use: For internal use. To use as a dietary supplement, add to food, water or other beverages. Can also place a few drops in a vegetable capsule and take internally to support overall wellness.

  1. Flavor:  Add to food or beverages to enhance the flavor. Add a drop to hot drinks to add a spicy zing.(Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Rosemary)
  2. Wellness: May contribute to overall wellness when taken as a dietary supplement.*
  3. Beverages:  Add 1 drop Thieves to 2 drops Orange essential oil as a refreshing flavor to complement your favorite beverage.
  4. Immune system support: Take in a capsule to help support a healthy immune system.*
  5. Tea: Add a single drop to hot tea as part of a daily wellness regimen.*

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10 uses for Peace and Calming® Essential Oil Blend

PEACE & CALMING®

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Peace & Calming® is a pretty transparent oil.  Transparent in that it means what it says and says what it does.

Peace and Calming® is a gentle, fragrant blend of Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Tangerine and Blue Tansy essential oils with an aroma that’s comforting and freshens the air. Diffuse to create a calming and peaceful atmosphere throughout the home. Peace & Calming is a must have for every household, especially those with young children.

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I find that it smells mostly of Patchouli and  is a deeply relaxing and serene oil to diffuse.  Have you ever been to a hypnotist show? Or done one of those relaxation/mediation exercises? In both of these situations you mentally imagine each part of your body, relaxing first your head, then your neck, then your shoulders etc, each body part getting heavier and heavier,  you melt into the bed and couldn’t move if you wanted to.  This the reaction I get from Peace & Calming® but with much less effort.

Here are some other uses for  Peace & Calming® essential oil blend.

  1. Calm: Helps create a calming and relaxing environment when diffused or used topically
  2. Children: Diffuse to promote a calming environment for children or in my case, grumpy husbands.
  3. Bath: Add a few drops to Epsom salt before adding to a bath for a relaxing soak. Have someone come check on you after a while – you don’t want to turn into a prune!
  4. Meditation: Offers a peaceful aroma for yoga and meditation when diffused.PC
  5. Massage: Massage Peace & Calming essential oil blend on the reflex points of the feet and back of the neck for a soothing and relaxing effect.
  6. Holidays: Visiting in-laws?  Peace and calming will be your best friend 🙂
  7. Mind: Calm an overactive mind with 2-3 drops rubbed onto legs or arms. Pair with lavender for a great smelling and effective nighttime routine
  8. Perfume: Use as perfume behind ears and on wrists. Alternately, add to a diffuser necklace or a silk scarf to have the scent with you all day long!
  9. Pets: Rub Peace & Calming essential oil blend behind overactive pets’ ears after an afternoon of playing with the kids.
  10. Relaxation and rest: Rub Peace & Calming essential oil blend on feet to release tension and promote a good night’s rest.
  11. Diffuse: Diffuse Peace & Calming to freshen the air.

Cruising the web I found my favorite testimonial EVER at Essential Wellness

Mary E. Hoose submitted the following tip:
“I have a work associate who was getting married and was very nervous. I gave her a bottle of Peace and Calming® and she used it for about three months …. The big day arrived and she even put Peace and Calming® on a cotton ball and placed it in the center of her bouquet. Every time she [wanted a peaceful and relaxing environment] she would smell her bouquet. Thanks to Peace and Calming® the day went very smoothly.”

How great is that?

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Just got a very exciting delivery – my Essential Rewards order!

My ER order for September!

My ER order for September!

I got all of the above, which retails for $322.76 for just $211.50.  PLUS I got 20.85 PV which equals $20.85 is free product.  PLUS I got shipping for only 6.98.  PLUS I got the Raven, peppermint, lavender samples and thieves samples for FREE as part of the monthly promotion.  All for buying the products I would have purchased anyway!!

What’s Essential Rewards you ask??  Good question!

Essential Rewards is a program Young Living offers it’s wholesale members.  it is ONLY available to wholesale members.  It is completely OPTIONAL.  The benefits are great if you choose to take advantage of it.  The only requirement is that you need to order 50 PV (roughly equal to $50) every month to qualify.   But here’s what you get!

1. Discount: Continue the 24% discount that wholesale members take advantage of.

2. Convenient automatic shipping.   The ER order you choose ships once a month on the date you choose.  Need to change you date one month?  No problem!  Need to change your date EVERY MONTH? No problem!  My ER ship date is the 8th.   Over the course of the month I’ll add and subtract from my ER order “wish list” until the shipment date comes around.  It’s a great way to keep a running list of what you’d like to try.

4. Discounted shipping.  “Members pay a $6.98 U.S./$9.75 CAN flat shipping fee on the order’s first 5 pounds and just $0.63 per additional pound for ground shipments to the continental U.S. and $0.70 per additional pound for shipments to Canada¹. For air shipments to Alaska and Hawaii, Essential Rewards members pay a $12.50 flat shipping fee on the order’s first 5 pounds and $1.25 for each additional pound.”

5. Exclusive Bonuses.  Young Living rewards those who do well.  Here’s a link to the  Compensation Plan for more details

6. Reward Points:  Earn points toward future product purchases with every Essential Rewards order. As your months with Essential Rewards increase, so do your rewards!  For example, place a 100 PV Essential Rewards order in your first six months and earn 10 points to redeem for free products.  10% back for the first 6 months, 15% back during months 6-12 and then 20% back at month 13 and beyond.  That’s a lot of free points!  Redeem points for free product.

7. Essential Rewards Kits: Access great promotions and discounts in the form of essential rewards kits.

8. Promotions: A great way to take advantage of monthly promotions.   What? You mean that in addition to getting free products I can earn points to get more free products all for buying what I love and would buy anyway?  Shut up and take my money!

Free to join! Cancel anytime!

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5 uses for Valor® Essential Oil Blend

 VALOR®

(A very different kind of liquid courage)

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Valor® essential oil blend is a top seller and one of Young Living founder D. Gary Young’s favorite blends. Apply to wrists, chest, base of neck, and bottoms of feet or add to Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base to feel empowered and uplifted. You may also apply at bedtime or diffuse, inhale, or add 2–4 drops to bath water to enjoy its calming aroma. Valor can be an important blend in Young Living’s signature Raindrop Technique®, and it is also a great addition to a full-body massage when 15–20 drops are added to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex.

Valor® is an empowering blend that promotes feelings of strength, courage, and protection. Valor is also believed to support energy alignment.  It combines the soothing properties of Frankincense essential oil with the pleasant scents and soothing powers of Rosewood, Blue Tansy and Spruce essential oils.

Young Living named this blend Valor because the oils in it were used by Roman soldiers to bathe in before going into battle to give them strength and courage.

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Spartaaaaaaa!

There are few things more terrifying to me than walking into a room full of strangers and being expected to socialize.  For those of you familiar with Myers Briggs Personality type index I’m an ISTJ  (that’s Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging).  But it’s the introverted part that makes social situations so scary.   I’m certainly not going to tell you that when I use Valor all my fears fade into the background and I walk confidently into that room with my head held high and become the life of the party.  No, that doesn’t happen.  But it DOES take the edge off and quiets the mind some.

How to use: For aromatic or topical use. Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water. Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists. Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Feet: Add 15–20 drops to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and use for a relaxing foot massage
  2. Bath: Add to bath water and enjoy it’s calming aroma before bedtimecourage
  3. Uplift: Diffuse in your house to encourage an uplifting mood and the moods of others in your home, office or classroom
  4. Stage Fright: Need to give a presentation? Interviewing for a new job? Meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time? Dab on your wrists, base of neck or diffuse

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10 uses for Joy® Essential Oil Blend

UPDATE: As of June 19, 2015 Young Living’s Premium Starter kit was completely revamped.  As a result Joy is no longer featured as part of the kit.  Never fear!  Joy is still available as a blend so go to www.Youngliving.com and order yours today!

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JOY®

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Joy™ is a luxuriously exotic blend containing essential oils that harmonize for a sweet, joyful aroma. When diffused, Joy creates a warm, comforting environment and inspires a romantic aromatic atmosphere. Wear Joy as a cologne or perfume to exude an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness

I mean seriously, is this a pot of chili or an essential oil blend?  It is jam PACKED with all kinds of smelly goodness.

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Joy® is just what the name implies – joyful.  It is a bright, refreshing spring day.   It promotes emotional well being. It is sugar and spice and everything nice.

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I will admit that Joy is not my favorite oil.  It is a bit too flowery for my personal taste but I have to admit it is damn hard to stay mad warticle-2347351-1A7BAD0F000005DC-163_634x424hen this is diffusing in the room.   It just makes me want to put my arms out and spin like Julie Andrews in the Alps!  But just because it isn’t my favorite doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the benefits if provides.  Here are just a few examples of how to use Joy essential oil blend:

  1. Mood Enhancer: It’s pretty difficult to stay grumpy when this is diffusing through the house. It smells like you are standing in the middle of a fragrant flower garden!
  2. Perfume: Many people wear it as perfume behind their ears and on the inside of their wrists
  3. Emotional health: Rub a drop or 2 over the heart to promote emotional well being with this uplifting scent*
  4. Massage: Combine with a carrier oil and ask your spouse or partner to give you a massage. I am not responsible for what happens next!
  5. Freshen Clothes: Add a few drops to a clean towel and throw it in the dryer for fresh smelling clothes
  6. Potpourri: Add a few drops to your favorite potpourri to give it a fresh scent
  7. Air Freshener: Diffuse to make the house smell wonderfully fragrant.
  8. Unwind: Add to YL Bath & Shower Gel Base to relax and calm as you unwind from a long day.
  9. Car freshener: Add a drop to a cotton ball and place in your air vents
  10. The mood: Diffuse to inspire a romantic, aromatic atmosphere.joy

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10 uses for Purification® Essential Oil

 

PURIFICATION®

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Young Living’s Purification® blend is a clean and wonderful smelling essential oil that contains

  • Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus)
  • lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
  • rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida) and
  • myrtle (Myrtus communis).

I love love love to diffuse this because not only does it rid the room of odor, it just smells wonderful without being too heavy and flowery.

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I live in an apartment and smells easily take on a life of their own.  Every time I cook the smells linger for days.  But when I diffuse Purification®, within anmold-smell hour the room smells fresh and clean and you’d never know I spent the day slaving over a hot stove.   I do laundry on the weekends and this past weekend I opened up the washer to do a fresh load and found a very NOT fresh wet load sitting in the washer – where it had been since LAST weekend.  Yuck!  The clothes reeked of mold and mildew and I was dreading washing them over and over again to get rid of the smell.   But then I remembered I had oils!  I grabbed purification® and dropped a few drops in the wash and when the load was done I didn’t smell anything funky.  But I still ran it through one more time with more purification® just to sure.  blech!   Oh how I love these oils 🙂

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How to use: For aromatic or topical use. Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water. Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists. Possible skin sensitivity.

1. Shoes: Add a couple of drops to a cotton ball and place in shoes to freshen and help neutralize odorswet-dog

2. Dog: diffuse purification® to help get rid of wet dog odor

3. Washing: Add a couple of drops to the washing machine to freshen laundry

4. Catbox: Add distilled water to a spray bottle and spray routinely around catbox to help with odor.

5. Feet: Add to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex to complement a soothing and relaxing foot massage.

6. Clean: apply 1-2 drops and scrub to clean.

7. Cooking: can’t get rid of the fish smell in your house? Diffuse Purification®

8. Support skin Health: Apply topically to improve the appearance of tender skin*

9. Travel: Add to distilled water in a small spray bottle and use when traveling to freshen the air. Or, put a few drops on a cotton ball and put in the air vents.

10. Outdoors: Apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free without using harsh chemicals.*

11. Dishwasher detergent: Make your own dishwasher detergent

purification dishwasher detergent

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PanAway® Essential Oil

 

PANAWAY®

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PanAway® was created by Gary Young […]. Containing wintergreen essential oil, which is often used for massage, PanAway is soothing to the skin while providing comforting warmth to muscles after exercise.

PanAway®, formulated by D. Gary Young, is a popular, original combination of:

This blend is ideal to apply topically after exercise, and supports the appearance of healthy skin coloration. The essential oils in PanAway include naturally occurring constituents methyl salicylate, gamma-curcumene, menthol, and eugenol.

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Many people dilute Panaway® as it is very strong, but I usually apply it neat. If you prefer to dilute, use a 50:50 solution of carrier oil and Panaway®. Please note that Panaway® is NOT recommended for children under 18 months and diluting essential oil is generally recommended for children in general.

Ultimately you are responsible for the well being of your child.  Please do your research carefully and consult a physician before using any essential oil on your children.

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How to use: For topical use. Apply to skin or add to bath water. Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists. Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Muscle support: to support healthy muscles after exercise, apply to neck, shoulders, feet, legs or anywhere!*
  2. Skin Health: Apply to skin to support the appearance of healthy skin coloration.*
  3. Legs: Apply diluted to your legs to support your muscles after a long walk.*
  4. Back: Rub PanAway essential oil blend across your lower back to support your muscles after exercise.*
  5. Aromatic: Add to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply to neck and back for a stimulating aromatic experience.

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7 uses for Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

 

 PEPPERMINT VITALITY

(Mentha piperita)

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Peppermint has a high menthol content and it is also the oil that first convinced me to try essential oils. Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort.

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It may also support your performance during exercise when ingested or added to water during physical activity

How to use: For internal use. To use as a dietary supplement, add to food, water or other beverages. Can also place a few drops in a vegetable capsule and take internally to support overall wellness.

  1. Refreshing taste: invigorating! Refreshing! Exhilarating! Apply a drop to your thumb and place on roof of mouth
  2. Tea: enjoy a drop in hot tea or cocoa for a minty boost.
  3. Support healthy digestion: Add a drop to your water or tea to support gastrointestinal system comfort and healthy bowel function.*
  4. Water: drinking Peppermint Vitality in water may support performance during exercise.*
  5. Baking: Substitute 1/8 tsp of peppermint Vitality for 1 tsp of peppermint extract
  6. Coffee: Add two drops of Peppermint Vitality essential oil along with a spoonful of hot chocolate mix to your morning coffee. Mocha Peppermint coffee!
  7. Make PEPPERMINT PATTIES!

Peppermint patties

  • 1/2 cup organic, unfractionated (the solid kind) coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6-10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, melted and slightly cooled
  1. Mix or beat oil, honey, and vanilla until smooth
  2. Add Peppermint essential oil.  Start small and add as you go. Taste testing as you go is the best part!
  3. Place mixture in freezer for 10-15 minutes so it can harden.
  4. Divide coconut mixture into 12 portions and roll into balls.  Place on parchment paper on cookie sheet
  5. If you’d like, flatten balls with the bottom of a glass.
  6. Place tray back in freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  7. While mixture is  in freezer, melt chocolate chips so they have time to cool slightly (otherwise they’ll melt your discs)
  8. Take mix out of freezer and dip in chocolate.  replace onto sheet and put back in freezer to firm up
  9. Store in fridge for a cool summer treat!

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