Monday, April 11, 2016

Essential Oils and Allergies

If you have ever wondered if Essential Oils can cause an allergic reaction, you might be interested in this call on oils and allergies. This is only available as a download - sorry, I don't have a call-in access on this one. Only 11 minutes long if you're interested:-)

Essential Oils and Allergies

Saturday, April 2, 2016

An Explanation of Young Living's Seed-to-Seal Quality

If you have ever wondered "Why Young Living?", this is for you. The process, reasons, and explanation of quality is described in detail during this short call.


Call in format: 1-302-202-1115 68249453(acces code) 



      A blend of Cypress, Spruce, and three types of Eucalyptus (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora) oils, RC includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. Rub R.C. on your feet or chest before exercise to uplift and inspire, or massage three drops on your feet before bedtime to encourage an atmosphere of comfort. RC is a great oil for sinus, respiratory and throat health when topically applied.


      I am so glad Copaiba was added to the Premium Starter Kit! This oil, though subtle and mild, is an incredibly useful oil to have on hand. Copaiba is great for gentle relaxation and promotes a sense of calm. Often used for supporting the nervous system and respiratory system, Copaiba also supports healthy skin. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents beta-caryophyllene and alpha-humulene (research reminder if you don’t know what these are!), and can be mixed with honey and warm water for a warming, essential oil-infused tea. 

Spring-time Health

It’s that time of year again…flowers are popping through the damp earth, trees are blossoming, grass is greening.  I love this time of year. It is perhaps my favorite season as the cold and gloomy months give way to the fresh and vibrant colors of spring. Unfortunately, new growth, leaves and blossoms are also accompanied by an abundance of pollen, mold and airborne annoyances…causing millions of Americans to experience some less-than-desirable seasonal side-effects.
The good news is that God created our bodies complete with defense mechanisms that fight off invading substances such as unwanted pollen and mold spores. The bad news is that some people have more sensitive immune systems that respond to these guests with a cascade of fighter chemicals, thus leaving the individual in an unpleasant seasonal state.

So what does this all have to do with Essential Oils? Everything! Thankfully, God also created a plethora of plants to help keep us healthy and strong through all seasons. Just because your body may not be cooperative during these new months of spring, does not mean you are doomed to stay indoors for its entirety. Isn’t that good news?! There are so many Essential Oils that can keep our bodies functioning at their best during all parts of the year. Let me briefly touch on a few:

Lavender –. After a long day in the garden or a vigorous walk through the woods, Lavender can calm the senses and provide comfort and health to the sinuses and respiratory systems. Apply topically over the bridge of the nose, behind the ears or along the neck.

Lemon – Freshly scented and full of antioxidants, Lemon is a great addition to your spring-time pantry. Lemon provides gentle support to the sinus and respiratory systems and can be used topically on the chest, throat and neck or ingested in a glass of water for an added antioxidant boost.

Peppermint – Invigorating and herbaceous, Peppermint can provide powerful support to the sinus and upper respiratory systems during this time of the year. Considered a “spicy” oil, Peppermint may produce a tingly feeling when applied topically and many people prefer to combine it with a carrier oil prior to application. Apply topically to the chest, along the sinuses or along the back of the neck for best results.

Recipe – The benefits of these three oils can be greatly enhanced when combined in equal proportions and applied along the sinuses, the back of the neck and the chest. Add a carrier oil, if desired, to tone down the potential “spicy” nature of the blend. 

Friday, January 1, 2016


Thieves is a blend of is a blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Rosemary. The name of our Thieves blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals they used to support their immune systems while robbing the dead and dying. When you open this bottle and inhale, it is as if you have opened the doorway to fall. It is delightfully spicy and powerfully beneficial. Thieves is an oil you do not want to be without…EVER…particularly in the winter months. A powerful immune system stimulant, Thieves supports multiple body systems. Great for oral health, Thieves supports healthy gums, teeth, throat and mouth. For the brave ones, try putting one drop of Thieves on your toothbrush in place of toothpaste. Believe me, your teeth will feel cleaner than you have ever felt before! Alternatively, add a couple drops of Thieves to a glass of water and use as a gargle for throat health. Put 1-2 drops of Thieves into an empty vegetarian capsule with a few drops of carrier oil and swallow for an added boost to the respiratory, sinus and immune systems.