Young Living with Chamomile

Young Living actually has 2 types of chamomile: Roman and German. Both look similar–adorable little white flowers with a bright yellow center. Both have many similar benefits, such as increasing relaxation, calming the nerves and mind, and tasting yummy in teas. Both are anti-inflammatory. Both are a natural anesthetic. Both naturally grow in Utah. Both help with insomnia and skin conditions. Both from the Asteraceae Botanical Family. But there are some slight differences.
Roman Chamomile:
  • Naturally grows in France
  • Anti-spasmodic, anti-parasitic, and antibacterial
  • Relieves ADHD, anxiety, depression, and restlessness
  • Helps minimize irritability and stabilize mood
  • Helps combat nervousness
German Chamomile:
  • Naturally grows in Idaho, Egypt, and Hungary
  • Powerful antioxidant, anti-tumoral
  • Promotes digestion, liver, and gallbladder health
  • Inhibits lipid peroxidation
  • Used to help treat the liver, arteriosclerosis, nervous tension, arthritis and carpal tunnel
Whether you choose to use Roman Chamomile or German Chamomile, you will not be sorry. Both oils will aid you in bringing an inner zen and peace to your life.
Information was found in Essential Oils Pocket Reference 6th Edition byLife Science Publishers.
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Young Living with Peppermint

Peppermint oil has been used in healing remedies since 1500 BC. It has been used in Greek and Roman mythology and used throughout cultures throughout the world.
Most people know that you should drink peppermint tea when your stomach doesn’t feel well. And I think most of us know that many topical analgesics like Tiger Balm smell of peppermint, not to mention the respiratory benefits from Vick’s Vapor rub and the like. It doesn’t take a scientist to tell you that peppermint is great for your respiratory system–you just have to pay a visit to the Celestial Seasonings factory in Boulder and spend a minute in the famous peppermint room!
A short list of what peppermint is good for:
  • Relieving symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Heartburn
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms
  • Congestion
  • Menstural problems
  • Liver / Gallbladder problems
WebMD has a whole list of ailments peppermint oil can help. It also lists some of the side effects, including burning on the skin. Peppermint oil is quite powerful, so be sure to use it with a carrier oil (jojoba oil, avocado oil, etc.) when applying to your skin, and make sure you don’t get it too close to your eyes. You can also use it as a dietary supplement, but make sure it won’t interfere with any current medications you are taking.
We have a recipe on our Pinterest where you can use peppermint oil for a yummy, chocolatey, healthy treat!
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Young Living with Marjoram

Marjoram is usually that weird spice most people don’t use in their spice rack. But the medicinal properties of this great herb should not be overlooked.
Originally from France and Egypt, Marjoram has been knows as the “herb of happiness” to the Romans and the “joy of themountains” to the Greeks. It soothes muslces and alleviates joint discomfort. It’s antibacterial, antifungal, and can lower blood pressure. It can help with digestive issues by promoting peristaltic contractions in your intestines, the contractions that make your digestive system work and break down food. It also helps with coughing. It has been used to help with arthritis, headaches, and infections. And it assists in calming the nerves, which we all need.
You can apply it with a carrier oil to a specific sore muscle or joint, add it to your bath, or diffuse it in your home.
It’s found in Aroma Life, Aroma Siez, Dragon Time, M-Grain, andR.C. Young Living blends.
Information found in Essential Oils Pocket Reference, Sixth Edition
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Young Living with R.C.

One thing about stress we don’t usually think much about is how we lose control of our breath. For some reason, we think it’s a great idea to hold our breath–that it will make everything better. But that’s not the case. Breathing helps
R.C. is a blend that combines Myrtle, Eucalyptus Globulus, Marjoram, Pine, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Lavender, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Spruce, and Peppermint to open up your lungs and melt away any congestion. It also combats lung infections and relieves allergy symptoms.
Dilute this oil one part to one part, as the amount of eucalyptus (3 different kinds) and mints can be overpowering and can cause skin sensitivity. Diffuse in your home or office. You can also put a few drops on cotton balls and put in or on your air vents.
For more breathing aids, also look at Raven or Breath Again Roll-On.

Young Living with Citrus Fresh

Citrus Fresh is just as it sounds: A very fresh, citrus scent. It combines Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, and Spearmint to create this uplifting oil blend. Spearmint is the odd one out, but it keeps these citrus oils uplifted and more refreshing smelling.
  • Orange is elevating to the mind and body and has anticoagulant properties
  • Tangerine sedates and combats anxiety and nervousness
  • Grapefruit is very decongesting and fat dissolving
  • Lemon is purifying and uplifting
  • Mandarin has sedative and slightly hypnotic properties
  • Spearmint supports the respiratory and nervous systems
This combination stimulates the right brain and amplifies creativity. It can help put anxiety on the shelf. It purifies the air.
Diffuse this oil, or put a drop in your water. Taking a drop in your water can increase the uplifting affects and can cleanse your systems.
 There is a possible sun and skin sensitivity, since it’s so citrus-filled.
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Young Living with…. Deep Relief

Deep Relief only comes in a roll on, but is such an amazing oil blend! I recently tried it out just because, and I have fallen in love with it.
The mix of peppermint, vetiver, lemon, Idaho balsam fir, clove, copaiba, wintergreen, helichrysum, and palo santo make for an invigorating aroma. Because it’s sustained in fractionated coconut oil and in a roll-on bottle, it is ready for direct application. Keep it in your purse or pocket for quick relief from life’s pains.
This convenient oil reduces soreness or tension, calms nerves, helps with headaches or stomach aches, and respiratory issues.
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Young Living with…. Thieves Spray

We’ve talked about Thieves Oil before. We rave about it. We love it. It can prevent *almost* any sickness. It’s antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiviral. It can be used as a topical oil, internally, or aromatic. It has Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary oils in it, which gives it a great scent, especially this time of year. It’s really no wonder why it’s Young Living’s biggest seller.

thieves-spray-ylwebsite-with-shadowIt’s such a great seller for Young Living that they have an entire line of products just for Thieves, including toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, and more. Thieves Spray is a great, handy bottle of Thieves Essential Oil in a liquid that makes it easy to spray. Some of the ways you can use this amazing product:

  • Public toilet seats
  • Grocery carts or baskets
  • Doorknobs
  • Handles
  • Making a room smell good
  • Sore throats
  • On hands as a quick sanitizer (but they do have hand sanitizer)
  • ANYTHING in a hotel or motel room

Really, it has countless uses. I’m sure you could get a little creative on how you could use it. We try to keep some in stock for whenever someone needs it, so let us know how we can help you.

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101 Ways Massage Will Improve Your Life

Massage really has a million benefits, but here is a quick list of 101 ways massage can and does improve lives every day.

Psychological:

1. Reduce Stress

2. Reduce Anxiety

3. Reduces depression

4. Can help to gain new perspectives by relaxing the mind which can help create new neuropathways

5. An escape from life / mini vacation

6. Helps you become more self-aware by knowing what is going on in your body

7. Increase mindfulness

8. Boost mental health and wellness

9. Increase vitality

10. Increases sense of well-beingSpaFinder

11. Increases productivity

12. Can help increasing reaction time

13. Can increase alertness

14. Increase mental clarity

Physical:

15. Improves posture

16. Increase range of motion

17. Decrease chronic pain

18. Decrease tension headaches and frequency of migraines

19. Hydrates and revitalizes skin

20. Reduce spasms and cramping

21. Keeps discs healthy

22. Decreases pressure on the joints

23. Decrease stiffness

24. Help manage carpal tunnel

25. Decrease jaw pain

26. Help manage chronic jaw issues

27. Ease sciatica

28. Reduce tender points

29. Increases metabolism

30. Reduces lactic acid build up

31. Lower Blood pressure

32. Reduce acute pain

33. Increase blood flow

34. Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues

35. Can aid in elimination

36. Ease pain in stomach from food poisoning

37. Ease chronic symptoms for post-polio sufferers

38. Increases blood flow to organs, allowing them to function better

39. Early detection of skin cancer

40. Help ease pain in clients in hospice care

41. Help ease painful oncology treatments

42. Reduces nausea in chemotherapy patients

43. Decrease and in some cases eliminate scar tissue

44. Strengthens immune system

45. Decreases recovery time post-surgery

46. In some cases, prevent surgery for tendonitis

47. Help decrease pain for sufferers of plantar faciitis

48. Lessen the effects of rheumatoid or osteoarthritis

49. Decrease numbness or tingling in extremities

50. Decrease the pain associated with scoliosis, lordosis, or kyphosis

51. Aid in recovery from strains or sprains

52. Decrease the pain from upper crossed syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome

53. Aid in sinus health

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54. Decreases recovery from workouts

55. Decreases recovery time from an injury

56. Makes exercise easier

57. Helps with exercise gains

58. Reduce muscle tension

59. Help athletes monitor muscle tone

60. Promote relaxation

61. Reduce muscle hypertonicity

62. Improve soft tissue function

63. Support recovery from the transient immunosuppression state

64. Support the recovery of heart rate variability and diastolic blood pressure after high intensity exercise

65. Decrease muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise

66. Improve exercise performance

67. Decrease DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

68. Reduce serum creatine kinase post exercise

69. Reduce swelling

70. Reduce irregular breathing patterns

71. Enhance athletic performance

72. May help prevent injuries when massage is received regularly

73. Is the most efficient self-care regiment tor maintaining maximal athletic performance

Sleep and breathing:

74. Improve sleep

75. Increase sleep hours

76. Improve quality of sleep

77. Overcome feelings of fatigue

78. Practice deep breathing

79. Practice breathing

Pregnancy / women’s health:

80. Decrease discomfort during pregnancy

81. Assist in shorter, easier labor for expecting mothers

82. Decrease bloating, cramping, mood swings, and other PMS related symptoms

Hormones:

83. Balance hormones

84. Decrease urninary CRF-LI (a biochemical marker of stress-related symptoms

85. Decrease cortisol levels

86. Releases endorphines

Infants (Results of a case study):

87. Massage is a cost-effective therapy for pre-term infants.baby massage

88. Pre-term infants gained more weight with just 5 days of massage

89. Massage therapy by mothers in perinatal period serves as a strong time cue, enhancing coordination of the developing circadian system with environmental cues.

90. Over the 6-week period, the massage therapy infants gained more weight, showed greater improvement on emotionally, sociability, and soothability temperament dimensions and had greater decreases in urinary stress catecholamines/hormones (norepinepherine, epinephrine, cortisol).

91. Infants receiving massage showed fewer sleep delay behaviors and had a shorter latency to sleep onset by the end of the study

92. Massage may have a stress reducing effect on pre-term infants in the NICU.

93. Reduction of illness and diarrheal episodes in orphaned children in Ecuador

Medications:

94. Decrease use of analgesics

95. Ease medication dependence

Overall:

96. Great place to start for making changes

97. Improve health status

98. Improve quality of life

99. Work well in an integrative treatment plan

100. Increase the improvement when paired with other alternative health regiments (chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, and more)

101. Valuable component of your wellness program

Sources:

MassageTherapy.com

Mayo Clinic

WebMD

Huffington Post

MedicineNet

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

Young Living with…. Stress Away

If you need a quick fix of the daily stresses life brings you, Stress Away is your blend! The mix of Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, Lavender, and Copaiba combine to create a sweet, uplifting smell that is sure to bring a sense of relaxation and increase mental response.
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Copaiba comes from South America and is historically used for anti-inflammatory and antirumoral healing in folk medicine. Lime cleanses and purifies. Cedarwood stimulates the limbic part of the brain, the center of emotions and memory. Ocotea is from the cinnamon family and comes from Equador that brings feelings of fullness or completeness. Lavender is that cure-all that calms the nerves, improves mental acuity, and much more.
Use Stress Away by directly applying it to your wrists, neck, or wherever you are feeling like you are holding your stress. It comes in a roll-on or in a regular dropper bottle.
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Young Living with Abundance

Is there anyone who doesn’t want a more abundant life? This oil has a sweet and spicy scent that mixes Cinnamon, Frankincense, Myrrh, Orange, Clove, Ginger, Spruce, and Patchouli. Young Living says that Abundance “opens us to a wealth of possibilities.”
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Frankincense and Myrrh help overcome distress and despair and helps the mind to organize thoughts and prioritize as well as help skin health–both are commonly used in many skin products. Cinnamon and Clove have great immune system properties that help your health be more abundant. Ginger is energizing. Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind. Patchouli helps release negative emotions. Spruce helps relax the mind and the body. This combination can definitely affect multiple aspects of your life to help you live more abundantly. With Abundance you will be relaxed, both body and mind, and have the energy and motivation to do what you want.
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