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Every Day Living With Essential Oils















Melodie Kantner, a 17 year veteran distributor with Young Living Oils, shares tips and uses for therapeutic grade essential oils.

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  • 10 Essential Oils For Going Back To School With Ease
    It's that time of year again. The kids are heading off to school. With that comes more exposure to germs and viruses that will be going around this season. That is one reason I always have Thieves essential oil blend with me as well as all the Thieves products. Thieves Oil Blend was created from research about four thieves during the 15th-century plague who used cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims. Thieves is a proprietary blend of pure essential oils tested at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, and found to have a 99.96 percent effective rate against airborne bacteria. Thieves is one oil that is wonderful for diffusing. NingXia Red is a powerful antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree and a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. Its health benefits include support from head to toe, via a whole body nutrient infusion. There is often anxiety on returning to school at the beginning of a new year. There are always many changes: New teachers, new classes, peer pressure, worries about fitting in, bullies, studying for tests, and the list goes on. The next three oils may be helpful to ease the stress of going back to school. Stress Away Roll-On - This unique blend of vanilla, lime, copaiba, and other pure essential oils relieves daily stress, encourages relaxation, and reduces nervous tension. This oil can be used in the morning before heading off to school or after school to unwind from a stressful day. Apply generously to wrists, temples, neck, or any desired area as needed. Peace & Calming is a gentle, fragrant blend specially designed for diffusing. It promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace, helping to calm tensions and uplift spirits. When massaged on the bottoms of the feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night's rest. This is important for kids in school. Brain Power is especially designed essential oil blend rich in sesquiterpenes. Use it to clarify thought and support concentration. Apply over the back of the neck, on the temples, on the soles of the feet, and under the tongue. Valor helps balance electrical energies within the body, giving you courage, confidence, and self-esteem. It has also been found to help the body self-correct its balance and alignment. How to use: Apply on bottoms of feet and to throat, wrists, chest, and the base of the neck. When using a series of oils, such as in Raindrop Technique, apply Valor first and let it work for five to ten minutes before applying other oils. Clarity promotes a clear mind and alertness. The rosemary and peppermint found in this blend have been used for years for mental activity and vitality. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati discovered in a research study that inhaling peppermint oil increased the mental accuracy of the students he tested by 28 percent. Clarity is one oil I like to use when I am writing. It helps me think clearly so Cedarwood ? contains the highest level of sesquiterpines. When inhaled, sesquiterpines have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, after which they can provide more oxygen to the brain! Place Cedarwood on your thumb and the roof of your mouth to release blocks to learning! Peppermint ? Diffuse Peppermint oil in the room while studying to improve concentration and accuracy. Inhale Peppermint oil while taking a test to improve recall. Joy - This oil is very mood uplifting. If the children are feeling bummed out because the summer is over and they have to get back into the grind of the school schedule, Joy oil may be helpful in lifting their spirits. Motivation may enable a person to surmount fear and procrastination and stimulate feelings of moving forward to accomplish new things. This is always a good one when starting a new school year or any other project. Click HERE for more on Young Living Products.
    Tuesday 26th of August 2014 04:35:02 PM
  • NEW From Young Living Einkorn Spaghetti and Pancake Waffle Mix
    This year two new products made with Einkorn were released at Young Living Convention. Einkorn is the original “staff of life” grain. It is the oldest variety of wheat. Most of the wheat that is used today is a hybrid. Hybridization is a modern way of combining two kinds of seed species to engineer a […]
    Thursday 3rd of July 2014 08:48:39 PM
  • Essential Oils for Insect Repellant: Flea, Tick and Other Peskies
    One thing I hate about summer is those pesky mosquitoes, deer flies and bugs. I never go outside without spraying myself down with one of the essential oil mixtures below. The first one is my favorite. For me, the peppermint oil is a must have ingredient. The deer flies come close and quickly fly away. I spray it on my hair, over my clothes and any exposed skin These recipes can be used for humans, horses, dogs and other animals bothered by insects. Insect Repellent Recipe With Peppermint Combine: 10 drops Peppermint oil 10 drops Purification oil Mix with 4 oz distilled water in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Insect Repellent Recipe Combine: 20 drops (2 droppers) citronella or Purification 10 drops eucalyptus 10 drops lemongrass 5 drops basil 5 drops Melaleuca Mix with 4 oz distilled water in a spray bottle. Shake well before using. Try making up one of these flea collar recipes: Purification Essential Oil Flea Collar Mix the following: 1/2 tsp vodka or gin 4 drops garlic oil (or 4 garlic capsules, broken) 1 drop cedarwood 1 drop Purification 1 drop thyme Saturate a soft cloth type collar with the above mixture and allow to dry completely before putting it on your pet. Lemongrass Essential Oil Flea Collar Mix the following: 1/2 tsp vodka or gin 1 drop cedarwood 1 drop lavender 1 drop lemongrass Saturate a soft cloth type collar with the above mixture and allow to dry completely before putting it on your pet. Flea, Tick and Insect Repellent One gallon distilled or pure water 4 heaping tablespoons organic dried catnip 2 1/2 tablespoons organic neem oil 2 teaspoons Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner or Young Living Bath Gel Base 80 drops Young Living Purification oil 80 drops Young Living Lemongrass oil 40 drops Young Living Idaho Tansy oil 40 drops Young Living Palo Santo oil 40 drops Young Living Ocotea or Basil oil 20 drops Young Living Peppermint oil (optional for high temperatures) Steep the catnip in the gallon of water for 20 ? 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Strain if needed. Add all remaining ingredients into Thieves Household Cleaner or Bath Gel Base. Then mix together, and put into spray bottles. Use as needed. You can cut in half or quarter if you need less.
    Wednesday 11th of June 2014 11:50:05 AM
  • Delicious Smoothies To Energize Your Day
    Smoothies are a great way to get more veggies into your diet. Let’s face it. In this fast paced lifestyle, most of us don’t get enough vegetables in our diet. Smoothies can help. especially if you have family members who don’t love their vegetables. Add fruit and it’s a flavorful way to enjoy more vegetables. […]
    Wednesday 28th of May 2014 11:08:50 AM
  • Healthy Skin Care with Essential Oils
    Essential oils have been used for skin care since ancient times. There are many oils that are good for the skin but one I want to mention in particular is geranium. Geranium is a wonderful oil and is useful for all skin types. It revitalizes skin tissue and treats a long list of skin problems. […]
    Wednesday 21st of May 2014 12:10:10 PM
  • How To Make A Sugar Facial Scrub With Essential Oils
    This is a facial scrub but it can be used for body scrub. If your skin is sensitive rub very gently. Combine: 1/2 cup olive oil, wheat germ or coconut oil 1 cup of fine sugar Add 5 or 6 drops of your favorite essential oil. Pick oils from these for your skin type: Normal skin: lavender, neroli, orange, cedarwood, geranium, jasmine, geranium, roman chamomile, rose, rosewood, Ylang-ylang, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) Combination skin: Geranium, rosewood, Ylang-ylang, rose, geranium, neroli Aging dry skin: cedarwood, carrot seed, clary sage, jasmine, geranium, lavender, orange, neroli, sandalwood, rosewood, rose, vetiver, ylang ylang Oily skin: cedarwood, geranium, clary sage, lavender, ylang ylang, peppermint, cypress, frankincense, patchouli, Roman chamomile, German chamomile, sandalwood, juniper, melissa, coriander, grapefruit, lemon, rose, rosemary, eucalyptus, myrtle, neroli Sensitive skin: rose, helichrysum, neroli, rosewood, jasmine, Roman chamomile, German chamomile, neroli Preparation: Mix all ingredients well in a glass or stainless steel bowl, mug or cup. (DO NOT USE PLASTIC or Foam cups or containers, the oils will ingest it). The sugar scrubs work best on dry skin so apply the mixture before washing face or showering. If you are using it as a body scrub, you may want to use a loofah mitt. Using small amounts of your facial scrub in your hands, rub the mixture over your face or body in a circular motion. Using a clean washcloth, (little or no soap) wash your face, removing the dead skin cells. Rinse well then with a towel, pat yourself dry. Follow up with a nice moisturizer.
    Wednesday 12th of February 2014 05:31:35 PM
  • Essential Oils For A Good Night?s Sleep
    We have all the felt the effects of sleep deprivation: that zombie-like feeling that consumes us the moment we roll out of bed. Our eyes are heavy, we can’t think straight, everything in a blur. Like mechanical robots, we go about our day not fully comprehending what is going on around us. The negative effects […]
    Friday 20th of December 2013 05:08:50 PM

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    The annual Winter Harvest at our Highland Flats, Idaho, tree farm is quickly approaching! Each year, distributors from around the world come together to harvest balsam fir, blue spruce, and other trees as part of Young Living?s unique Seed to Seal process. Distributors who participate get to see first hand what goes into the production […]
    Friday 22nd of November 2013 03:32:57 PM
  • Show Your Body A Little Love With Essential Oil Body Scrubs
    Body Scrubs can be a soothing way to nurture and show your body some love while supporting the immune system and some body functions. Here are a few body scrub recipes that you may enjoy: Ingredients: 1 Cup of Fine Sea Salt – 2-3 T Olive Oil (or any fine vegetable oil) 1-3 drops of […]
    Friday 18th of October 2013 05:14:41 PM

Every Day Living With Essential Oils Stats

Daily Unique PVs Total PVs Unique In Total In Unique Out Total Out
Average 23.8 29.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Today 1 1 0 0 0 0
Yesterday 4 5 0 0 0 0
September 29 0 0 0 0 0 0
September 28 22 28 0 0 0 0
September 27 29 32 0 0 0 0
September 26 53 67 0 0 0 0
September 25 32 41 1 1 2 2
September 24 24 27 0 0 0 0
September 23 39 52 0 0 0 0
September 22 34 38 0 0 0 0
Highest 92 148 3 3 25 37
Weekly Unique PVs Total PVs Unique In Total In Unique Out Total Out
Average 159.9 195.9 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6
This Week 27 34 0 0 0 0
Last Week 245 298 1 1 2 2
Week 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
Week 37 280 340 2 2 1 1
Week 36 226 260 0 0 1 1
Week 35 272 327 0 0 1 1
Week 34 250 344 0 0 0 0
Week 33 0 0 0 0 0 0
Week 32 299 356 0 0 1 1
Week 31 0 0 0 0 0 0
Highest 299 423 6 7 25 37
Monthly Unique PVs Total PVs Unique In Total In Unique Out Total Out
Average 609.9 771.9 3.2 3.2 7.7 9.1
This Month 1 1 0 0 0 0
Last Month 1,049 1,258 3 3 5 5
August 14 1,052 1,343 3 3 7 7
July 14 1,001 1,283 4 4 11 11
June 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
May 14 907 1,145 5 5 20 29
April 14 830 1,095 5 5 9 12
March 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
February 14 568 707 5 5 8 8
January 14 691 887 7 7 17 19
Highest 1,052 1,343 9 9 27 37
Unique PVs Total PVs Unique In Total In Unique Out Total Out
Overall 13,048 18,498 115 119 272 307