Copaiba essential oil

Copaiba essential oil

(Copaifera officinalis)

topical aromatic

Copaiba essential oil is a for topical or aromatic use while Copaiba Vitality™ essential oil is a dietary oil and can therefore be ingested.

Copaiba It comes from trees in the genus Copaifera which are leguminous trees,???????????????????????????????????????????? commonly found in the Amazon rainforest. When tapped, these trees secrete a sticky, viscous liquid called oleoresin. This transparent resin is then used to extract Copaiba essential oil, a powerhouse of an essential oil with many valuable properties. With high levels of beta-caryophyllene (a chemical also found in marijuana) and a uniquely sweet aromatic profile, Copaiba oil helps create a relaxing atmosphere when diffused or applied topically.

The gentle, woodsy aroma of Copaiba makes it a great addition to your daily routine and skin care. Add it to a neutral moisturizer to utilize its natural fragrance and moisturizing properties or apply it to flex points following activity for an uplifting, comforting cooldown.

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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. Add to a moisturizer or skin cream to help enhance the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
  2. Copaiba is a signature oil in Young Living’s Active & Fit Kit and can be diluted with a carrier oil for a post-workout massage oil. For an added cooling sensation, combine with Peppermint or Wintergreen.
  3. Copaiba is known as a “magnifier”.  Mix Copaiba with other topical oils to enhance the benefits of that oil.
  4. Diffuse to create a warm, inviting space. Try a custom diffusing blend by adding oils such as Cedarwood or Cinnamon Bark.
  5. Create a natural beard oil with Copaiba, a lightweight carrier oil, and a complementary oil such as Northern Lights Black Spruce or Peppermint.
  6. Create a hair mask that nourishes both hair and scalp:combine ½ avocado, 1 egg yolk, 2–4 drops of Copaiba essential oil, and 1–2 drops of Rosemary essential oil in a blender. Distribute through hair, massage into scalp, and wrap hair in a shower cap. Wait 5–10 minutes. Rinse out in the shower, and then shampoo and condition as normal.

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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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Melissa Essential Oil

Melissa Essential Oil

(Melissa officinalis)

topical aromatic

Melissa, also known as lemon balm, has a grassy, sweet lemon scent that is pleasant, uplifting, and encouraging.  When used aromatically or topically, Melissa is very soothing and can help promote feelings of relaxation.  The main chemical constituents of Melissa are geranial and neral which gives this oil it’s lemon scent and makes it a popular oil to use in perfumery.

Because it takes a tremendous amount of Melissa plant material to create a pure, unadulterated essential oil this is one of the most expensive essential oils and, unfortunately, one of the most adulterated.  Do not be fooled; if you see cheap Melissa essential oil then it is not pure.  Young Living cultivates, harvests, and distills many of their essential oils themselves, and can therefore verify their purity from start to finish.

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The St. Maries farm, where Melissa is cultivated, has never been contaminated by industrial chemicals.  Previous to Young Living’s 1992 purchase of the land for the St. Maries farm, this area had never been exposed to chemicals, pesticides, or man-made fertilizers. This pristine condition makes the 200 acres of soil perfect for the cultivation of botanicals such as melissa, lavender, and tansy.

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. Diffuse Melissa to create a soothing and calming atmosphere in the home or office.  Try mixing it with Geranium, Lavender, Basil or other citrus oils.
  2. Make that big presentation with confidence – apply a couple of drops to your palms and inhale.  The calming effect will let your hard work shine!
  3. After a long day, take a soothing bath infused with epsom salts and Melissa essential oil.
  4. Hosting your in-laws? First date jitters? Wear topically on your pulse points for those days when you know you’ll need that extra calming influence.
  5. Diffusing Melissa in the bedroom at night can be a wonderful and aromatic way to promote a good night’s sleep.
  6. Give your skin an invigorating boost by applying Melissa essential oil. Add Melissa oil to your moisturizer or to a spray bottle with water and spritz your face.
  7. Make your own peaceful roll on: 1 drop Melissa, 3 drops Lavender, 10 drops carrier oil.  Roll on wrists, neck or chest.

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Nutmeg Essential oil

Nutmeg essential oil

(Myristica fragrans)

topical aromatic

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

Nutmeg oil has a warm and inviting fragrance and blends especially well with orange, clary sage, eucaluptus and ginger.  Nutmeg comes from an evergreen tree that’s indigenous to Indonesia. The oil is obtained by steam-distilling the dried kernels of the ripe seeds of the nutmeg.

Who says fall scents have to be reserved for Autumn.  These blends smell great ALL year round!

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. Keep winter boots smelling fresh all season long by spritzing them with water infused with a drop each of Nutmeg and Peppermint.
  2. Diffuse Nutmeg by itself or with Orange essential oil to invite a sense of peace and togetherness in your home.
  3. Reinvigorate potpourri in your home by adding a drop each of Nutmeg, Lavender, and Tangerine essential oils
  4. place a few drops on vacuum filter to make the whole house smell like nutmeg!
  5. Go out and gather some pine cones, make sure they’re clean before laying on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 200º F in oven for about 30 minutes. Wait for them to cool and transfer to gallon zip-top bag. Add about 30 drops of your favorite essential oils and leave bag sealed for 1-2 weeks. The longer you wait, the stronger the smell.

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Slique CitraSlim™

Slique CitraSlim™

2017 is HERE and with it come all the promises that you made to yourself and others – new year, new you.  That comes after you take care of your family, your job and the never ending to-do list, of course.  That’s where Slique CitraSlim by Young Living can help!

This naturally derived supplement is designed to help you burn fat and lose inches when you incorporate it into your healthy lifestyle.* CitraSlim’s formula takes advantage of powerful antioxidants and micronutrients to support lipolysis, the breakdown of fat into fatty acids. This helps you accelerate fat loss and fast-track your wellness goals.*

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Slique CitraSlim features a two-capsule formulation in a convenient dual-serving daily sachet:

Once-Daily Liquid Capsule
The liquid capsule delivers pomegranate seed oil, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, and Idaho Balsam Fir essential oils. This blend is high in citral, which is a constituent that may increase metabolic activity.*

Powder Capsules
Three power-packed powder capsules contain a proprietary citrus extract blend, cinnamon powder, bitter orange extract, feungreek seed, ocotea leaf extract, and a customized blend of enzymes and four essential oils: Ocotea, Cassia, Spearmint, and Fennel.

Slique CitraSlim is just one more addition to Young Living’s popular Slique line.

How to use: Consume 2 powder capsules in the morning with 8 ounces of water. Consume 1 powder and 1 liquid capsule with 8 ounces of water in the afternoon, before 3 p.m. If you miss taking your capsules in the morning, you may take all 4 capsules together in the afternoon, before 3 p.m

While you’re at it, why not join the Slique in 60 challenge!!

check out this video from Young Living Pharmacist Lindsey Elmore talking about the science of Slique

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Young Living Plant based shampoo and conditioner

We love our essential oils not only for the benefits they provide, but because they come from the earth.  They are natural, organic and free from potentially harmful toxic chemicals.  Young Living has given us not only essential oils, but personal care products that help us live that toxic and chemical-free life.  They produce soap, deodorant, oral care products and so much more, including…..shampoo and conditioner!

Using a natural shampoo doesn’t mean it doesn’t have chemicals.  It means that it is free from potentially TOXIC chemicals.  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a common chemical in shampoo that gives it lots of lather, but doesn’t really contribute to cleaning your hair.  Do you shampoo your hair to get it clean? or to see it lather.. Other chemicals I like to avoid are Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Mureth Sulfate, Siloxanes, Propylene Glycol, Olefin Sulfonate, and parabens.

  • Infuses essential oils into your scalp and hair follicles
  • Contains Glycerin which is a fatty liquid that helps to moisturize your hair
  • Contains all natural base formulations which are more suitable for most skin types (those with very sensitive skin should always test out products on small area first, even if it’s organic)
  • Enjoy a  wonderfully natural aroma as you wash your hair – no artificial fragrance
  • Environmentally friendly
  • No Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates or Toxins

Young Living shampoos and conditioners are not only natural and effective, but are also 100-percent biodegradable. These products are great to take with you to the beach, to the campsite, or anywhere your travels take you. You can keep your hair healthy and treat the environment well, too!

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Lavender Mint Daily Shampoo and Conditioner

Suitable for all hair types (especially normal to oily hair), Lavender Mint Daily Shampoo and Conditioner combines botanical extracts, vitamins, and silk proteins with the soothing benefits of lavender and mint essential oils to soothe and protect hair strands while invigorating the scalp and hair follicles.

Copaiba Vanilla Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

Copaiba Vanilla Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner is especially suited for dry or damaged hair, but is also great for whenever your hair needs a little extra hydration. Copaiba combines with vanilla to create a moisturizing blend that also promotes healthy hair. In fact, copaiba and vanilla are both warm, comforting essential oils known for their skin and beauty benefits.

Lavender Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

Lavender Shampoo gently cleanses and nourishes fine hair. Added botanical extracts, vitamins, and essential oils remove buildup while maximizing body.  Add a spa-like atmosphere to your shower with the relaxing and soothing scent of Lavender

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