Rosemary Vitality essential oil

Rosemary Vitality

(Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary Vitality essential oil helps support a healthy lifestyle regimen and overall well-being*. This oil provides a savory addition to many meats marinades, side dishes, and dressings. Rosemary includes the naturally occurring constituents eucalyptol and alpha-pinene, and is an important ingredient in many Young Living products including Thieves®, En-R-Gee™, and JuvaFlex™ essential oil blends, Essentialzymes-4™ and Inner Defense™.

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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. Marinades: Add a drop of Rosemary Vitality (or less!) to your favorite marinade for a distinctive Italian flare!
  2. Water: Add a drop to your water daily to support overall well being.
  3. Olive Oil: Add various culinary herb essential oils to your olive oil, such as Rosemary Vitality. Pour over a plate of balsamic vinegar and use foccacia bread for dipping.
  4. Salad dressing: Add Rosemary Vitality to your vinegarette salad dressing
  5. Tomato Pasta Sauce: Add 2 drops of Basil Vitality essential oil and 1 drop each of Rosemary Vitality and Thyme Vitality essential oil to tomato sauce base.

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

Frequencies, Notes and making your own perfumes

I’d like to share some information from across the wires

On Essential Oil Frequencies:

I know less than nothing about Essential Oil frequencies.  But reading these 2 articles I learned a lot.  And now you can too.

There are times when more than one oil is needed to help the body restore proper balance. These oils create a synergy not available in single oils. Oil molecules vibrate at frequencies that match those found in the body. When the body is out of balance, oil blends help the cells resonate at proper frequencies and restore stability.” Read more at http://www.webdeb.com/oils/frequencies.htm and http://isira.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/YL-Essential-Oils-Frequency-LA.pdf and http://www.therosefrequency.com/theScience.html

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On Essential Oil blending

http://www.aromaweb.com/articles/aromaticblending.asp

Essential oils can be categorized into broad groups based on their aromas. An example categorical system is as follows:

  • Floral
    (i.e. Lavender, Neroli, Jasmine)
  • Woodsy
    (i.e. Pine, Cedar)
  • Earthy
    (i.e. Oakmoss, Vetiver, Patchouli)
  • Herbaceous
    (i.e. Marjoram, Rosemary, Basil)
  • Minty
    (i.e. Peppermint, Spearmint)
  • Medicinal/Camphorous
    (i.e. Eucalyptus, Cajuput, Tea Tree)
  • Spicy
    (i.e. Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon)
  • Oriental
    (i.e. Ginger, Patchouli)
  • Citrus
    (i.e. Orange, Lemon, Lime)

This author also suggests that the following oils generally blend well together (though not exclusively):

  • Florals blend well with spicy, citrusy and woodsy oils.
  • Woodsy oils generally blend well with all categories.
  • Spicy and oriental oils blend well with florals, oriental and citrus oils. Be careful not to overpower the blend with the spicy or oriental oils.
  • Minty oils blend well with citrus, woodsy, herbaceous and earthy oils.

on Essential Oil Notes

The “note” of an essential oil is based on how quickly it evaporates.  This is important information when talking about perfumes or aromatherapy because the scent may change over time depending on the notes that are used.

  • Top Note: Your first impression and the scent that will fade the quickest, within 1-2 hours. this should comprise about 50-60% of blend.
  • Middle Note:  the “heart” of the blend. It will fade after 2-4 of hours and should be about 20-40% of blend
  • Base Note: This will be the anchor to your blend and it will be the note that lasts the longest, sometimes days! This should be 5-15% of blend.

You should be VERY HAPPY to have the chart below.  I say that because I did not want to to make this chart.  I searched high and low for someone else to have categorized young living essential oils but could not find it.  I put this together by bits and pieces so save it, pin it, email it to yourself, WHATEVER so you don’t lose it!

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Generally speaking, when blending oils for a pleasing scent or perfume, you should have a top note, middle note and base note.  for aromatherapy, I like to use what I call the 321 rule.  3 drops of a top note, 2 drops of a middle note and 1 drop base note for 6 drops total.

Do you NEED to have all three?  No.

Will the smell be offensive if I don’t have all three?  No.

Will I lose any therapeutic value if I don’t have all three?  No.

This is just to guide you to make blends that have great therapeutic value AND smell great!

On making perfumes

http://www.essential-oil-recipes.com/instructions-aromatherapy-perfume-recipes.html

Instructions:

  1. Measure 1 teaspoon of your carrier oil (jojoba, almond or apricot kernel) and 1 teaspoon of alcohol (Vodka), using the small funnel, into your bottle.
  2. Add the essential oils from your chosen recipe one drop at a time. You may need to use a dropper if your essential oil jars do not already have dropper measures built in.
  3. Shake the mixture well after adding each drop.
  4. Put the lid on tightly and store in a cool, dark place for a minimum of 12 days shaking at least 3 times each day.
  5. Enjoy!

Sample recipes:

Wedding nerves

  • 4 drops Jasmine
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 1 drops Patchouli

Poise

  • 2 drops Basil
  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 1 drop Coriander
  • 4 drops Petitgrain;

Or create your own!

Here are some sample combinations to get you started:

  • Lime, Rose and Vetiver
  • Orange, Lavender, Ylang ylang
  • Bergamot, Lemongrass, Sandalwoodperfume
  • Bergamot, Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood
  • Lemongrass, Lime, Lavender, Vetiver
  • Orange, Peppermint, Cedarwood
  • Sweet Marjoram, Lavender, Ylang ylang

 

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

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!

diffuser blends

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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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

Essential Oil Safety

Essential Oils are wonderful.  I truly believe that.  But just because they are natural does not mean they can’t hurt you.  The following are just a few thing to think about when starting out with essential oils.

1.  Ingesting Oils:  One reason why I like Young Living Essential Oils is their commitment to purity.  With their seed to seal promise I don’t worry about synthetics or additives. ( http://seedtoseal.com/en )  Not all oils are safe to  ingest so please be sure to read labels carefully.  I do not recommend ingesting any other brand besides Young Living essential oils that are labeled as dietary supplements.

2.  Children and Elderly: In general, you should adjust dosages downward for children and elderly, but also use extra caution in choosing essential oils to be used in babies and children (or avoid use altogether).  Using a carrier oil to dilute essential oils used with children is an extra layer of protection and one that is highly recommended.  Also, if you apply essential oils to the feet, a baby may reach down and touch their feet then rub their eyes, or worse, place their foot into their mouths.  Please make a well informed decision.

3. Pregnancy/Breastfeeding:  There is SO much information out there regarding pregnancy and breastfeeding that I’ll only say one thing.  Research. Research Research.  And then research some more.

4.  Skin Sensitivity:  Some people have very sensitive skin and some oils are more prone to causing a skin reaction than others (see chart below).  It’s wise to do a patch test before using any oil for the first time.   To do this use a bit of oil, diluted with a carrier oil, inside your forearm or wrist.  After 24 hours if any redness, swelling, blistering, itchiness or burning occurs it’s probably a safe bet that you are having a reaction to that oil.

5. Phototoxicity:citrus  Some oils, especially citrus oils,  will make your skin more sensitive in the sun.  So do not, for instance, use lemon oil on your face to treat your acne then go lay in a tanning bed.  Seriously.  Don’t do it.

6. Flammability: Keep them clear of open flame, spark, or Fire hazards.

7. Eyes, Ears and Nose:  As a general rule,  do NOT put essential oils directly in your ears, eyes or nose.  If you accidentally get an essential oil in your eyes, flush with olive oil or milk before rinsing with water (water and oil don’t play well together).   Be careful to wash your hands after applying essential oils so you don’t accidentally get them in your eyes if you rub them.

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Disclaimer:  I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

Now that we’ve done a safety check, you’re ready to take off!
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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

What are carrier oils?

Applying essential oils to skin without any dilution is referred to as applying “neat”.   If you are uncomfortable applying essential oils neat, have sensitive skin, or just covering a large area, then you can use what’s called a “carrier oil”.

Carrier oils are simply base oils that you use to dilute essential oils before applying them to the skin.   They are usually vegetable oils derived from the fatty portion of a plant, mostly from the seeds, kernels or the nuts.

Carrier oils are typically cold pressed as heat will deteriorate any therapeutic property of the oils.  Also, carrier oils can go rancid so it’s best to read the label and know what the life span is before mixing in your precious essential oils.  Most oils that you purchase in a grocery store will not be cold pressed so you will have better luck at a health food store.

Outside of processing method (cold pressed vs. heat pressed) and shelf life, you may want to look at the color, aroma, nutrients, viscosity, feel and price of any carrier oil you are considering.

Coconut oil is very popular carrier oil.  Let’s try an experiment – go to Amazon right now and type in “coconut oil” in the search box and see what comes up.  Completely overwhelming, isn’t it.

Yeah, exactly my point

Yeah, exactly my point

Below you’ll see a chart of some common carrier oils and their properties.   (Please note this is not an exhaustive list – please fee free to mention your favorites in the comment section if I didn’t mention it!)  You’ll notice that mineral oil is not included in this list.  This is because mineral oil does not penetrate the skin and therefore essential oils will not be absorbed.

carrier oil chart

 

 

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

Essential Oil Accessories!!

What fun is a new obsession if you can’t accessorize properly?  Shopping is half the fun, after all.

Check out this adorable box I purchased at Hobby Lobby for cheap.  It was just the perfect size for all the oils that came in the everyday oils premium starter kit.  Little did I know that I would outgrow it very quickly, but still, adorable, right?  I’ll just have to re-purpose it somewhere.

case oils

To protect the aromatic and therapeutic properties of your essential oils, store them in amber or cobalt blue bottles as this helps to keep out the deteriorating sunlight.  These dark colored dropper bottles, spray bottles and roller bottles I purchased off of Amazon for cheap.  And the little glass Ball pickling jars I bought at Joann Fabrics for less than a $1/each.

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spray bottle – lavender spray for my pillowcase

dropper bottles – carrier oil and a custom blend of oils for healing and for lymphatic flow

Roller bottle – carrier oil and custom blend for headaches

Jar – base lotion plus custom blend for relieving aches and pains

Obviously, I NEED them all!

Also, I need another diffuser.  The diffuser that comes with the starter kit is wonderful.  It’s so wonderful, in fact, that I need one for work as well.   You have 2 options that come with the premium starter kit.  The white aroma diffuser is $10 more but I liked the sleek design and the fact that it covers a larger square footage.  Perhaps I’ll purchase the home diffuser as well just so I can have some different options.

PSK diffusers

Outside of the Amazon, there’s another site which has a lot of good options for accessories –  http://www.abundanthealth4u.com.  There you can buy bottles, cases, diffusers, shea butter and pretty much whatever you need to accessorize your new obsession 🙂

Happy Shopping!

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.

OK, Tell Me How to Get Started with a Premium Starter Kit!

Choosing to get  started is hard.  Once you’ve decided, getting started is easy!

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You have options, lots of them!   Want  to know what else you have?

  • NO obligation to buy anything else
  • NO pressure to sell anything to anybody – ever
  • NO  dues
  • NO monthly minimum order required

Decision: Retail vs. Wholesale?

If you are just dabbling, or you only want to buy one or two things, or you’re just still not really sure this is where you want to settle then by all means sign up as a retail member.  For everyone else it really makes sense to sign up as a wholesale member, get your starter kit and diffuser and start enjoying all the benefits of an oily life.  Here’s the breakdown:

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There are many different Premium Starter Kits (PSK) to choose from as well.

For those interested in oils:

For those who love our non-toxic, gorgeous, mineral based make-up line:

For those who love the antioxidant support of wolfberries:

For those who want their personal products and cleansing agents with non-toxic, all natural ingredients:

The most common starting place is a Premium Starter Kit with the Essential Oils Collection and your choice of diffuser.  These kits include the following 10 oils and blends:

5 ml Singles:
5 ml Blends:

 

  • Choice of 5 diffusers! (Dewdrop diffuser, Home Diffuser,  Rainstone Diffuser , Desert Mist, or Aria Diffuser)
  • Stress Away 5-ml
  • AromaGlide Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner sample, 1 0z
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • two NingXia Red 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Lots of useful and helpful booklets/guides!

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One or more of the following essential oils may be substituted in the event of sourcing constraints or supply considerations: AromaEase™, Citrus Fresh™ Vitality™, Lemongrass Vitality™, Orange Vitality™ and Tea Tree.

That’s over $300 worth of product for $160!  Like I said, amazingly good deal.  There are other starter kits available for much less, but you also get much less product.   The best thing to do is to go to the sign up page and see what your options are.  And please let me know if you have any questions.

Also, when you sign up under me (Distributor ID: 1958614), I’ll include a free gift.  These are small tokens from me to you that will help you on your oily journey.

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Disclaimer: I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and I am not endorsed by the Young Living Corporation. None of what I talk about on this site has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered physician and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools based on my own personal experiences.