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In trying to provide a more holistic approach to healthcare I’ve adopted the use of essential oils in my practice.  The oils made from various plants have the ability to heal many health problems without the use of chemicals that are found in so many pharmaceuticals. Please let me know if you are interested in learning more about the use of Young Living Essential Oils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1231089_359558224177356_1726245456_nPurification Essential Oil

Spring is in the air which means most of us are spending more time outside exercising, playing and working in the yard. The kids come home with scrapes, cuts, and insect bites looking to us for something that will help them feel better. Young Living’s Purification is just the oil to have on hand at this time of year. Purification is a blend of six essential oils including:

Citronella – antibacterial, antiseptic, insecticidal, insect-repelling

Lemongrass – antifungal, antibacterial

Lavandin – antifungal, antibacterial, tissue regenerator

Rosemary – antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial

Melaleuca – also known as tea tree, antibacterial, antifungal,
antiparasitic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory

Myrtle – antibacterial, supports immune function

Purification Essential Oil has been known to be effective for:

Repelling insects
Soothing insect bites, cuts or scrapes
Deodorizing and neutralizing the air
Purifying your surroundings

Suggested Use:

Topical – apply topically (dilute with vegetable oil for sensitive skin) to cuts, bites, sores, wounds, or for repelling insects. May also add 2 to 4 drops to bath water
Aromatic – use diffuser to purify the air in your environment or neutralize odors
Laundry – may add a couple drops in your washing machine to help keep your laundry smelling fresh

** When using any essential oils please follow the instructions on the packaging to ensure your safety.

 

 

deep-reliefDeep Relief Essential Oil

We all experience those days when our patience is tested and the stress of our day causes us to tense up, and our muscles to ache.  These are the times to grab for Young Living’s Deep Relief.  This blend of nine essential oils was formulated to help relieve muscle tension, decrease inflammation, calm nerves and soothe sore joints and ligaments.

Deep Relief comes in a roll on applicator, which makes it easy to carry with you and apply at any time without much effort.

Ingredients:

Peppermint Oil – very useful for pain relief

Lemon Oil – found to increase relaxation

Idaho Balsam Fir Oil – found to soothe muscular and rheumatic pain

Copaiba Oil – excellent anti-inflammatory

Clove Oil – analgesic, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory

Wintergreen Oil – antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic

Helichrysum Oil – improves circulation, pain relief, tissue regenerative

Vetiver Oil – arthritis symptom relief, anti-inflammatory

Palo Santo Oil – used to cleanse the spirit from negative energies

Fractionated (virgin) Coconut Oil – antiseptic and disinfectant to increase shelf life

Application of Deep Relief:

Apply generously on area every 15 minutes for up to four applications. May apply to the forehead and temples but stay clear of area around the eyes.

 

 

rose.jpg?w=600“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
~ Anaïs Nin

Rose Essential Oil

The Rose has always been a symbol of love, romance and beauty. The Greek legend tells us that this flower was first introduced at the time of Aphrodite’s birth so she became known as the goddess of love and beauty. Our holiday, Valentine’s Day, is so often celebrated with Roses to signify love in our relationships. One of Young Living’s most prized oils is Rose, which requires 5,000 lbs. of Rose petals to produce 16 ounces of the oil. While this oil may be quite expensive it also has many benefits that it offers.
Rose actually has the highest frequency of all oils at 320 MHz. When used it elevates the frequency of all cells in the body thus bringing more balance and harmony to our internal world. It also has an elevating effect on the mind allowing us to feel a sense of well-being while also bringing a calming effect to our nervous system. Many believe that it helps open our heart chakra allowing us to accept more love into our lives. The fragrance is known to be intoxicating and have an aphrodisiac like affect.

Other uses for Rose Oil:
1) Anti-inflammatory
2) Relaxant
3) Skin Condition (reduces scarring, helps diminish wrinkles)
4) Anti-Viral
5) Hypertension
6) Anxiety
7) Ulcers

How to use Rose oil:
Inhale directly or use a diffuser
Apply 2-4 drops as desired on chakras (esp. Heart Chakra) or location of choice.
May also be taken internally

**When using any essential oils please follow the instructions on the packaging to ensure your safety.

 

 

valor-essential-oil-bothJanuary 2014 – Valor Essential Oil

The New Year has arrived! Most likely you want to start 2014 on the right foot with an abundance of confidence, courage, strength and self-esteem. One of my favorite Young Living Essential Oils for keeping me physically and spiritually aligned, especially on those rough days, is Valor. This oil has an amazing ability to enhance the strengths that we already harbor inside of us along with aligning the energy in our bodies. It’s one that I use every morning before stepping foot out of my house.

Valor is a blend of these essential oils:

Rosewood – grounding, strengthening, anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal and antispasmodic

Blue Tansy – helps cleanse the liver as well as the lymphatic system, helps create a feeling of self-control while releasing negative emotions.

Frankincense – stimulates the limbic area of the brain thus helping with depression and stress. Known to be a highly treasured oil in the Middle East and widely used in religious ceremonies.

Spruce – helps release blocks in our emotions thus creating a more grounded and balanced individual.

This unique blend can be applied topically to the skin, inhaled from the bottle, or diffused (not for internal use) to help with many areas of your life including:

-Boosting confidence
-Balancing Emotions
-During times of depression or grief
-Providing energetic protection
-Handling stress more effectively
-Releasing blocked emotions
-Creating a more grounded feeling
-Back pain/discomfort
-With antibacterial and antifungal infections

On those days when I feel tired, emotionally drained or just not myself Valor is the oil that I always turn to first. As we begin 2014 let us start the year with strength, health, courage and confidence to create abundance in all areas of our life.

**When using any essential oils please follow the instructions on the packaging to ensure your safety.

 

UnknownPeppermint Essential Oil

How many of us look forward to delicious holiday dinners only to have our digestive systems act up after spending all day eating with our families?  And how many of us dread those cold viruses we get during the stressful holiday season which leave us unable to smell or taste anything?

Young Living’s Peppermint oil is one product that I don’t leave home without because of its wide range of uses especially during this time of year.  It can provide relief for a multitude of symptoms ranging from digestive discomfort, congestion, inability to concentrate, and pain.

Below are some common ways to use Peppermint oil:

Digestive – Add one drop of oil to a beverage to calm stomach.  Also extremely effective when rubbed onto the abdomen.

Nausea – Briefly inhale oil from the bottle for relief.

Congestion – Diffuse in room. Apply small amount on temples, forehead, over sinuses, and back of neck to relieve pressure.

Pain – Massage directly into painful muscles as needed (dilute with vegetable oil for sensitive skin).

Difficulty Concentrating/Fatigue – Briefly inhale from bottle or diffuse.

Bad Breath – Use one drop on tongue as needed.

Bad Odors – Diffuse in room as needed.

Foot Bath – Place a couple drops of oil in a foot bath to relieve tired feet.

Flavoring of food – Add a drop to Hot Chocolate for the holidays or use in any recipe in which you want to add a minty flavoring.

**Be careful not to get Peppermint oil close to eyes, genitals or any skin/mucous membranes that are sensitive.  When using any essential oils please follow the instructions on the packaging to ensure your safety.

 

pandemic-or-not-thieves-oilThieves Essential Oil

The summer months have come to an end, kids are back in school and now the usual cold and flu season begins.  You visit the store or the mall and hear people coughing and sniffling. Germs everywhere. Does this sound familiar?  Does it make you want to hide inside until Spring?

Instead of hiding out in fear that you may catch whatever bug is going around how about looking at ways in which you can keep your immune system strong and perhaps prevent illness.  Essential Oils are a great way to naturally ward off whatever is being passed around in your community.  In particular, Young Living’s Thieves oil is one of my favorites to use year round.

This blend was formulated after four thieves in 15th century France covered their body with botanicals while robbing graves of those who had died of the plague.  When the thieves were caught they were offered a lighter punishment in exchange for their secret to warding off the plague; thus Thieves was developed.  Thieves is a blend of essential oils including:

Clove – one of the most antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral and anti-infectious essential oils

Cinnamon Bark – very powerful antiseptic but also known for it’s antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties

Rosemary – antiseptic and antimicrobial

Eucalyptus – anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory

Lemon – boosts immune system function

 **Thieves oil can be used in multiple ways to keep you and your family healthy.  With dilution it can be taken internally or applied to your skin (wrists or feet quickly absorb essential oils).  Thieves can also be diffused into your home environment which is especially useful when trying to keep your family well while one individual is already sick.  Personally, I’ve used this oil everyday for the past ten months and I have not come down with a cold or the flu this entire year. Considering I work in a hospital it is amazing how well this oil has worked to keep me healthy.   Anything we can do to keep our immune system strong will help create wellness enabling us to live more productive lives.

**When using essential oils please follow the instructions on the packaging to ensure your safety.