Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano Essential Oil

(Origanum vulgare)

topical aromatic

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

oregano

While more commonly known as a spice used in cooking, Oregano is a key oil used in the Raindrop Technique and can be used in massage after exercise.  The warm, woody and herbaceous scent of Oregano can also be used aromatically for it’s calming properties.

The primary chemical components of Oregano are carvacol and thymol.  Google these constituents to learn more about the many benefits of Oregano!

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. Oregano is a warming oil and feels great on the skin when diluted and applied after a workout or during massage.
  2. Diffuse Oregano to help purify the air and dispel odors.
  3. Place 10 drops of Oregano to distilled water and place in a spray bottle for an effective and great smelling surface cleaner.
  4. Diffuse Oregano to help energize the mind!
  5. Due to it’s cleansing abilities, Oregano is a great oil to dilute and use on your feet and toenails.

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Sacred Sandalwood™ essential oil

Sacred Sandalwood™ essential oil

(Santalum album)

topical aromatic

  • Apply topically to enhance the natural radiance of healthy-looking skin.
  • Add to your moisturizer or daily skin care regimen to reduce the appearance of fine lines and puffiness.
  • Add to a bath or hot towel treatment for an immersive, spa-like experience.
  • Use this warm, luxurious aroma as a sophisticated personal fragrance by applying to your heart or your wrists.
  • Diffuse during yoga, meditation, or prayer to support a spiritually focused atmosphere.
  • Mix 2-3 drops with a carrier oil for a relaxing massage

 

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Sage Vitality™ Essential Oil

Sage Vitality™ Essential Oil

(Salvia officinalis)

dietary

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

The sage plant, also known as Salvia officinalis, is a member of the mint family. Sage Vitality™ is steamed distilled from the leaves and is known for its warm, earthy flavor that no Thanksgiving dinner could be without.

However, this potent essential oil is too good to be reserved solely for the holidays. Sage Vitality oil can also be a wonderful flavor enhancer for seafood, vegetables, breadsticks, corn breads, muffins, and other savory breads.

How to use: 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. Add to holiday dishes like stuffing to enjoy its signature flavor.
  2. Take as a dietary supplement to support a healthy digestive system.*
  3. Use Sage Vitality while baking winter squash to enhance the squash’s earthy flavors.
  4. Use Sage Vitality essential oil in soups and stews to add a wonderful flavor to signature winter dishes.

Vegetable Soup

The great thing about vegetable soup is that you can add whatever you have on hand.  Don’t fret if you don’t have these vegetables in your fridge – Substitute corn, cabbage, kale, asparagus, even orzo pasta…whatever!

  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup green beans, sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (try making your own vegetable broth with kitchen scraps!)
  • 1-2 drops Sage Vitality Essential oil
  • 1-2 drops Thyme Vitality Essential oil
  • S/P to taste

Add oil and garlic to pan and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add carrots and celery and cook 5 minutes more.  Add remaining ingredients (excepts essential oils) and simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.  Add essential oils and simmer for 10 minutes more.

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Marjoram essential oil

Marjoram essential oil

(Origanum majorana)

topical aromatic

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

While more commonly known as a spice used in cooking, Marjoram is a key oil used in the Raindrop Technique and can be used in massage after exercise.  The warm, woody and herbaceous scent of Marjoram can also be used aromatically for it’s calming properties.

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. Place a few drops of Marjoram on the back of the neck when facing difficult of stressful situations.  Due to it’s calming properties you may find yourself able to relax more.
  2. Marjoram is a warming oil and feels great on the skin when diluted and applied after a workout.
  3. Diffuse Marjoram at night to promote a restful night’s sleep.  Marjoram blends well with Bergamot, Lavender, Cypress, or Rosemary.
  4. Mix 3 drops Roman Chamomile, 3 Drops Lavender, 2 drops Marjoram and 2 drops Thyme with epsom salt and add to hot bath.  This calming mixture will have you relaxed in no time!
  5. Mix 5 drops Panaway, 5 drops Marjoram and 3 drops Peppermint and rub on the back of your neck for a soothing neck rub.
  6. Soothe hard working hands with this Hand Bath: 5 drops Lavender, 2 drops Marjoram, 3 cups of warm water.  Place your hands into a hand basin and soak for a few minutes.

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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Cinnamon Bark

(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

topical aromatic

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

Cinnamon Bark oil (not to be confused with cinnamon leaf oil) has a hot and spicy fragrance that is said to unlock feelings of abundance. Many use it aromatically for its warm, inviting tones.  Due to its high content of cinnamaldehyde, cinnamon bark oil is considered a “hot” oil and should be diluted when applied to the skin.

Nothing quite brings out the scents of fall like Cinnamon.  We put it in our pies, our breads, our cider…everything! Take this opportunity to revel in the scents of fall with these favorite fall diffuser blends.

Fall Diffuser Blends

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. After exercise, add to massage oil for a warming, soothing, aromatic massage.
  2. Out of Thieves Household Cleaner?  Add a couple of drops of Cinnamon Bark and Lemon to distilled water in a spray bottle and you have a safe and effective cleaner!
  3. Diffuse this spicy scent to infuse the home with the scents of fall!
  4. Spice up your Potpourri by adding a couple of drops to your arrangement to refresh it’s scent.
  5. place a few drops on vacuum filter to make the whole house smell like cinnamon!

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Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood

Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood

(Santalum paniculatum)

topical aromatic

Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood has a rich, sweet, warm, and woodsy aroma that is sensual and romantic. Used traditionally for meditation, this oil is uplifting and relaxing and is valued in skin care for its moisturizing properties.  It is a popular oil for aromatherapy and massage due to it’s grounding properties.  The main constituent in Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood is santalol.  Google this constituent to learn more!

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood is a tree native to Hawaii and is found nowhere else in the world.  They can grow over 50 feet high with a canopy diameter of over 30 feet.  Young Living has partnered with Háloa Áina farm on the Big Island of Hawaii to bring this fragrant and popular oil to us.  There is a sad history of overfarming, invasive vegetation, and cycles of nature that make Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood scarce.  Young Living and the Háloa Áina farm are committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood tree so that we can all continue to enjoy it’s benefits.

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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. Applying sandalwood to the skin can help promote a smooth complexion
  2. To enhance your mood, apply one to two drops of Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood to the palms of your hands.  Then cup your hands around your nose and inhale.
  3. Diffuse Sandalwood in your bedroom after a long day or during meditation to promote an uplifting atmosphere.
  4. Had a long weekend fixing up the house or dealing with unruly children?  Add a few drops to some Epsom salt and then add to bath to promote relaxation.
  5. Promote restful sleep by diffusing or rubbing a few drops on the back of your neck before bedtime.

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Clove essential oil

Clove

(Syzygium aromaticum)

topical aromatic

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

Clove is an important ingredient in Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, and has a scent that is very warm and inviting.   Clove is the perfect scent for fall and winter – it reminds me of Thanksgiving, Mulled cider, crisp nights, and Christmas.  It comes from the flower buds of the evergreen tree and the buds resemble small nails or tacks.   Always dilute Clove when using topically.

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. Enjoy this festive fall scent in your own sugar scrub by combining 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 3/4 cup sugar and your favorite oils.  Combine Clove with complimentary oils such as Cinnamon, Orange, or Ginger.
  2. Add a single drop to your toothbrush when brushing your teeth to promote fresh, clean breath!
  3. Clove is a warming oil and is therefore a great oil to use for a warming massage.
  4. Diffuse Clove any time of year to enjoy it’s spicy scent.  Try diffusing it with Frankincense and orange.
  5. Add clove to a spritzer bottle with water and alcohol and use it to spritz up your potpourri.  Feeling adventurous?  Make your own potpourri using dried fruits, dried flower heads or petals, pine cones and wood chips.  Combine Clove with Cassia, Vetiver, Orange, Cinnamon, Ginger and spritz on potpourri as needed for a wonderfully fall scent.  This makes a GREAT Christmas gift!

Potpourri

Homemade Potpourri suggestions:

  • Star Anise
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Dried apple, lemon or orange slices.  Slice thin and bake @ 200° for 2 hours.  Read more about drying fruit here.
  • Dried orange peels
  • Pine cones
  • Bay leaves
  • Whole Cloves
  • Whole nutmeg
  • Dried flower petals or flower heads (dry by hanging upside down)
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Shell nuts such as almonds, chestnuts or walnuts
  • Vanilla bean pods
  • Pine branches
  • Acorns
  • Dried tree bark or wood chips
  • Dried cranberries
  • Optional: Orris root powder – this helps the scent to last longer.  Orris powder can readily be found on Amazon.com
  1. Make sure that all ingredients are completely dry.  this can be accomplished by heating them in the oven at a very low temperature or by placing them in a warm corner of your house for a couple of weeks.  Be sure to choose a mix that not only smells nice, but has an appealing texture and color as well.
  2. Mix your potpourri using any combination you choose, add a Tbsp of orris powder and 2-3 drops of each essential oil.  Mix.
  3. Store in airtight container for 2-3 weeks.  Add to a decorative bowl and enjoy.
  4. Alternatively, add one cup of potpourri mixture to a pot of water on the stove to infuse the home with your scent.

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