Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium

(Pelargonium graveolens)

topical aromatic

With an uplifting, floral fragrance, Geranium essential oil’s aroma is perfect for diffusing to create an environment that is calming and peaceful.  An important ingredient in many skin care products, including ART® Creme Masque, Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™, and Animal Scents™ Ointment, Geranium may help soothe and  maintain the appearance of tender, red and swollen skin.  Its pleasant aroma also makes it an important addition in Acceptance™, Awaken™, Believe™, and Clarity™ essential oils blends.  Geranium includes the naturally occurring constituents citronellol and geraniol.

Geranium YL compliant

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.

  1. Deodorant: It’s uplifting, floral, rose-like scent makes Geranium a nice choice for deodorant or perfume
  2. Skin Health:  drop onto skin to supports the appearance of healthy skin coloration*
  3. Diffuse:  Diffuse Geranium for its balancing, peaceful, and calming aroma.
  4. Toilet paper: put a few drops on the inside of toilet paper roll
  5. Vacuum: put a few drops on the vacuum filter to make the whole house smell like flowers!
  6. Bath: Add a few drops to a warm bath for a relaxing scent.  Geranium pairs well with other floral oils such as Lavender and Ylang ylang.
  7. Perfume: Dab the sweet, floral fragrance on your wrists or the back of your neck before heading out in the morning.

Geranium YL complaint tip

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Grapefruit Vitality Essential Oil

Grapefruit Vitality

(Citrus paradisi)

dietary

Grapefruit Vitality essential oil is sweet, juicy, and tastes almost exactly like fresh grapefruit. If you’re looking for a way to say no to sugary drinks, a drop or two of
Grapefruit Vitality in a glass of water can go a long way toward satisfying that craving
for something sweet and refreshing—without the guilt!

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Cold pressed from the rinds, Grapefruit essential oil has a fresh, citrus aroma that is energizing and uplifting.

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) essential oil includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Grapefruit is a delightful way to enhance the flavor of meals and water. Grapefruit is also an important ingredient in Slique™ Essence and Power Meal™.

Most of us who take cholesterol medication and certain other medications know that grapefruit juice can interfere with the medication’s ability to do it’s job.  Does Young Living Grapefruit oil interact with medication to the same extent as grapefruit juice?  No, there is much, much less risk of having clinically important drug interactions from Grapefruit OIL than there is with  grapefruit JUICE.  But don’t take my word for it.  Watch this video starting at 00:50 to listen to pharmacist Lindsey Elmore describe what the differences are and why there is less of a risk.  And, naturally, to always ALWAYS consult your  physician for further information.

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. Water: Add to drinking water for a flavorful boost!
  2. Support your weight management program by taking Grapefruit Vitality as a
    dietary supplement. Just add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take it
    daily or as often as needed.
  3. Hollandaise sauce: Add to hollandaise sauce to give your Salmon some zest.
  4. Salad Dressing: Add to salad dressing.  How about adding to a vinaigrette dressing for a watercress, walnut salad?  Yum.
  5. Citrus dessert: Add to your favorite citrus dessert such as Lemon bars or fruit salad

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DiGize Vitality™ Essential Oil Blend

 

DiGize Vitality™ essential oil blend

(pronounced “Die-jize)

dietary

Digize essential oil is used aromatically and topically while Digize Vitality essential oil is a dietary oil and can therefore be ingested.

DiGize™ is one of Young Living’s exclusive and proprietary dietary supplements. This unique blend contains Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and Juniper essential oils, and includes naturally occurring constituents like menthol, citrol, and zingiberen. Use DiGize with every meal, along with Essentialzymes-4™, to support a daily wellness regimen*. When traveling abroad, use DiGize as a dietary supplement in your water.

digize vitality ingredients

Use DiGize Vitality essential oil to help you enjoy each and every meal! This proprietary blend of Young Living essential oils is a great mealtime companion and addition to your wellness regimen.

 

When you first open you bottle of DiGize everyone has the same reaction.  It stinks.  It’s a stinky oil, no doubt about it.  But try it and see how your feel before and after.  Soon it will become one of your favorites!

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. To use for digestive support,  put a drop under your tongue, or take with a spoonful of honey.*
  2. Add 1–2 drops to a gel capsule and take it as a dietary supplement every day—or whenever you need it
  3. Give your water a twist and add 2 drops of DiGize Vitality and 1 drop of Peppermint Vitality
  4. DiGize Vitality is a great complement to Essentialzymes-4. Take both before every meal to support your wellness.*
  5. Take with ComforTone and JuvaTone in whatever form you prefer.

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Patchouli Essential Oil

PATCHOULI

(Pogostemon cablin)

topical aromatic

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Often associated with the 1960s, the fragrance of Patchouli Essential Oil is rich, earthy and grounding.  It is a strong base note and for some may be an acquired taste.  Patchouli is helpful for most all skin types including dry, cracked skin Emotionally, Patchouli Essential Oil is calming and grounding. Spiritually, it has been used alone or in blends during prayer and meditation.

patchouli

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. Skin health: Supports healthy skin and may improve the appearance of dry, chapped skin*
  2. Calming: Diffuse for a calming and grounding effect
  3. Bath: Add to Epsom salts in a bath for soothing experience
  4. Closet or dresser drawer: place sachet on closet or dresser drawer to infuse clothes with scent.

Patchouli microcompliant

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Cedarwood essential oil

Cedarwood

(Cedrus atlantica)

topical aromatic

With a warm, balsamic aroma, the scent of cedarwood can help create a calming and comforting atmosphere when diffused.  Combine with Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Clove, or Myrtle and apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance-free.  Cedarwood essential oil is also perfect to add to your favorite skin care products; apply topically or massage into the scalp for the appearance of healthy-looking hair.  Cedarwood is an important ingredient in Brain Power, Grounding, Highest Potential essential oil blends and CelLite magic massage oil.

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Cedarwood essential oil is steam-distilled from bark and is high in sesquiterpenes.  Google Sesquiterpenes to learn more about this important constituent!

Cedarwood is a staple in this house for it’s calming properties which may promote a restful night’s sleep.  The smell of cedarwood is, um, sharp.  I believe the word is “urinous” – but it’s worth it!  And if the smell is too much to take, then put it on the bottom of your feet and put on a pair of socks 🙂

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. Promote restful sleep: Diffuse at night or apply topically to help promote a restful sleep*
  2. Hair and scalp: Add to shampoo or massage on scalp to help maintain healthy looking hair and scalp*
  3. Smooth Skin: Add a few drops to your lotion to smooth your skin’s appearance.
  4. Diffuse: Diffise or use topically to promote a calming, relaxing and comforting atmosphere.  Cedarwood blends well with Ylang ylang, Rosemary and/or Bergamot essential oils.
  5. Outdoors: Mix with Citronella, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Clove, or Myrtle and apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance-free*
  6. Topical use: Add to favorite skin care products and apply topically
  7. Moisturize hair: Add 5-6 drops cedarwood to coconut or argon oil and massage into scalp.  Wait 30-60 minutes before washing hair.
  8. Use Young Living’s recipe to make a non-toxic hair mask!
    1. Warm some coconut oil in the microwave until just melted. Let cool slightly, then add the V6 and essential oils. Apply evenly through hair and leave on for 15-30 minutes before washing hair thoroughly.

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Gifts of the Magi using essential oils

With my newfound love of essential oils, I decided to get creative this year.  That’s usually a bad idea, since I’m not the creative type.  So I have to resort to stealing/modifying someone else’s idea.   And this is what I found at http://www.theidearoom.net

gifts of christmas infographic

If you’d like to start with some basics, first read my post about Bath Salts using your premium starter kit.

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Supplies:

Airtight glass containers:  I got mine at Hobby Lobby.  My containers are small because I was making 10 of these for my family members.  But Hobby Lobby, or any crafting store, should have a wide variety of jars.

Gift Boxes:  These i picked up at Michael’s and are the perfect size for these little jars

“Hay”: brown crinkle paper, again at Michael’s, acted as my poor man’s hay.  Plus, since I was shipping these boxes, the paper worked well as padding.

Chocolate Gold coins: Available most everywhere candy is sold this time of year.

Twine: I used twine to tie the labels onto the packages.  To make the labels, I used picmonkey.com which is a free and easy infographic making program.

Myrrh Bath Salts

What you’ll need

Salt:  For these bath salts I used a 3 different types of salt.  Epsom salt for therapeutic benefit, Kosher salt for texture and then Himalayan Salt for just a pop of color.  But any combination of salts will work for this recipe

Olive Oil: Just a hint of Extra Virgin Olive oil or any other carrier oil will help keep this mix from drying out.

Myrrh essential oil:  Young Living carries a wide variety of oils.  Buy your Myrrh essential oil HERE.

Lavender essential oil (optional):  Myrrh, by itself, isn’t very fragrant.  I did not add anything to my mix because I wanted to stay true to the religious significance of the oils and the gift, but adding a few drops of lavender will enhance the aroma of this bath salt recipe.  I decided instead to just include a sample packet of lavender with instructions to add it for a more fragrant experience.

Myrrh bath salts

  • 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt
  • 1/4 cup of Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup of Kosher salt
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 8-10 drops of Myrrh essential oil
  • 5 drops of lavender (optional)

Mix salts and oil together.  Add essential oils of choice and blend.  Keep in an airtight container.  Use 1/2 cup of salts for an average sized bathtub.

Frankincense Sugar Scrub:

What you’ll need:

Raw Sugar: Raw sugar is a minimally processed version of cane sugar.  The larger crystals make it desirable for a sugar scrub

White Sugar: The smaller granules of white sugar make a nice contrast against the larger crystals of the raw sugar

Olive Oil: Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or any other carrier oil) helps to keep this recipe from drying out.  Also, using a sugar scrub with olive oil leaves your  skin feeling silky smooth! The recipe calls for 1/8 of a cup of oil but I found that to be a bit much for my liking – feel free to add more.

Frankincense essential oil: Young Living carries a wide variety of essential oils.  Buy your Frankincense essential oil HERE

frankincense sugar scrub

  • 3/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (or other carrier oil)
  • 8-10 drops of Frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops orange essential oil (optional)

Mix all ingredients and seal in an air tight container.  Use as needed to exfoliate and soften skin.

Add the Myrrh Bath Salts, Frankincense Sugar Scrub and gold coin to a box and you’ve got yourself a wonderfully smelling and symbolic gift that embraces the spirituality of Christmas!

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