Goldenrod Essential Oil

Goldenrod

(Solidago canadensis)

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A flowering herb with bright yellow tops, goldenrod  comes from the Asteraceae botanical family. Its scientific name, Solidago, comes from the Latin word solidare, which means “to strengthen.” The plant is most often found in North America, but some species are found in Europe as well. It grows well in open areas such as meadows, prairies, savannas, and mountains, and you can find it at Young Living’s Whispering Springs Farm in Mona, Utah!

Goldenrod essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers, leaves, and stems of the plant, and with the key constituent alpha-pinene, this essential oil has an array of benefits. Use it to support the appearance of healthy-looking skin and to create a calming and relaxing environment when diffused or inhaled.

Orders are limited to one bottle per account per month.

goldenrod

Features and Benefits:

  • Has a calming and relaxing aroma
  • Enhances the appearance of healthy-looking skin
  • Includes the key constituent alpha-pinene

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.

  • Diffuse it in the evening to help create a relaxing environment.  Goldenrod’s earthy, herbaceous aroma is the perfect companion to your aromatherapy practices to help calm the body and mind.
  • Add it to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and use it for a massage with a pleasant, calming aroma.
  • Use it with your daily face wash or apply it to your skin directly after washing to help enhance the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
  • Rub it into the bottoms of your feet or the back of your neck as part of your bedtime routine.  It’s great to set the stage for romance!!

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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.

Massage Oils by Young Living, Part I

Massage Oils

Part I

massage oils

Who doesn’t love a good massage?!  Personal or professional massage therapy can be a powerful tool that offers both physical and emotional benefits.  Young Living offers 6 different blends to meet the diverse needs of it’s members. Use Young Living’s exclusive essential oil massage blends to pamper yourself, rejuvenate body and mind, or help the healing process through therapeutic touch. Many ailments originate with people’s inability to cope with stress. While mild stress is a normal part of life in this fast-paced world, massage can help you manage it better.

Young Living offers 6 different massage oils:

  1. Ortho ease massage oil
  2. Ortho sport massage oil
  3. Cel-lite magic massage oil
  4. Relaxation massage oil
  5. Dragon time massage oil
  6. Sensation massage oil

Plus create your own massage oil blend with V-6!

  Ortho Ease, Ortho Sport and Cel-lite Magic will be discussed in this post.   Relaxation, Dragon Time, Sensation and V6 will be discussed in the next post.

Ortho Ease Massage Oil

Ortho Ease Massage Oil soothes and warms tired and stressed bodies, helping to combat the damaging effects of everyday activities.* With a calming blend of YLTG essential oils, Ortho Ease will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Base oils: fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil, grape seed oil.

Directions for use: It can be gently massaged into areas experiencing mild and occasional stress and tension associated with daily life.  Shake well before use.

Ortho Sport Massage Oil

A stronger version of Ortho Ease, Ortho Sport Massage Oil is designed for both professional and amateur athletes, as well as anyone who works or plays hard. Ortho Sport Massage Oil has a higher phenol content, which has been used traditionally to produce a warming sensation and provide relief to tired muscles*.  Base oils: fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil, grape seed oil.

Directions for use: gently massage onto skin as needed.  Shake well before use.

Cel-Lite Magic™ Massage Oil

Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil combines the health-enhancing benefits of specially selected vegetable oils with vitamin E and YLTG essential oils to nourish and tone skin. We add grapefruit essential oil to benefit skin texture and juniper essential oil to help detoxify and cleanse skin.   Base oils: fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil, grape seed oil.

Directions for use: This massage oil can be applied on location where firming and toning are desired.  Shake well before use.

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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 Massage Oils, Part II

Massage Oils

Part II

massage oils

Who doesn’t love a good massage?! Personal or professional massage therapy can be a powerful tool that offers both physical and emotional benefits. Young Living offers 6 different blends to meet the diverse needs of it’s members. Use Young Living’s exclusive essential oil massage blends to pamper yourself, rejuvenate body and mind, or help the healing process through therapeutic touch. Many ailments originate with people’s inability to cope with stress. While mild stress is a normal part of life in this fast-paced world, massage can help you manage it better.

Young Living offers 6 different massage oils:

  1. Ortho ease massage oil
  2. Ortho sport massage oil
  3. Cel-lite magic massage oil
  4. Relaxation massage oil
  5. Dragon time massage oil
  6. Sensation massage oil

Plus create your own massage oil blend with V-6!

Ortho Ease, Ortho Sport and Cel-lite Magic was discussed in the previous post.   Relaxation, Dragon Time, Sensation and V6 will be discussed in this post.

Relaxation Massage Oil

Relaxation Massage Oil can help create a state of relaxation and restore vitality to body, mind, and spirit.  Base oils: fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil, grape seed oil.

Directions for use: gently massage onto skin as needed.  Shake well before use.

Dragon Time Massage Oil

Dragon Time Massage Oil uses powerful essential oils that have been researched in Europe for their balancing effects with pure vegetable oils. The result is a soothing, stabilizing massage blend that helps calm and uplift women during challenging times of the month*. In addition to massage, you can put 1/2 ounce in the bathtub for a refreshing bath. Base oils: fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil, grape seed oil.

Directions for use: This massage oil is to be massaged into lower abdomen or lower back. It can also be added (1/2 oz.) to bath water.  Shake well before use.

Sensation Massage Oil

Sensation Massage Oil leaves skin feeling smooth, silky, and youthful. The beautiful fragrance of Sensation may stimulate feelings of romance. Base oils: fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil, grape seed oil.

Directions for use: Apply liberally on skin as desired.  Shake well before use.

V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex

V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex is used to dilute certain essential oils and can be mixed to create custom blends, formulas, and massage oils. This oil complex nourishes the skin, has a long shelf life, doesn’t clog pores, and will not stain clothes

Directions for direct application: Mix 1 drop essential oil in 1-8 tsp of V6 and apply.  Remember stronger/hotter oils require more dilution with V-6.

Directions for custom blend: Mix 15-30 drops essential oil in 1/8 – 1/4 cup V6.  Shake well before using.

  • Almond Oil
  • Coconut oil (fractionated)
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Wheat Germ Oil
  • Sesame Seed oil
  • Sunflower Seed oil

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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.

10 uses for Peace and Calming® Essential Oil Blend

PEACE & CALMING®

topical aromatic

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.

peace and calming YL micro

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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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.

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®

topical aromatic

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.

Joy ingredients

 

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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*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.