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Carrier oils are usually overlooked because they don’t contain the therapeutic constituents of other essential oils, but they can play an indispensable companion of topically applied oils. Let’s take a closer look at these carriers and why they deserve a place on the shelf of anyone who uses and loves essential oils.

What are carrier oils?

Carrier oils are naturally derived from vegetarian sources and have a neutral smell. They aren’t volatile like essential oils, which makes them an excellent medium for dilution and application.

What aren’t carrier oils?

Vegetable shortening, butter, and margarine are best left in the kitchen—they’re not intended for topical use. Mineral oil and other petroleum derivatives like petroleum jelly should also not be used as carrier oils.

How are carrier oils used?

Essential oils are volatile, which means they evaporate rapidly and contain the natural smell and characteristics of the plant. This can make them too strong to apply undiluted. Carrier oils do not evaporate or have a strong aroma, making them the perfect pair for diluting especially strong essential oils—reducing the concentration of the essential oil without altering its therapeutic qualities. When you dilute an essential oil with a carrier oil, you can also control its concentration before applying.

Like other substances that are high in fat, carrier oils have a limited shelf life, meaning that eventually they can go bad. Depending on the type, oils with a short shelf life should typically be used within six months, while oils with a longer shelf life may stay good for up to a year. It’s important to store oils in their original air-tight containers in a cool, dark place, such as the pantry, to maximize shelf life.

Carrier oils can vary widely in their consistency, absorption, aroma, shelf life, and other characteristics. Carrier oils can be blended to change or combine their properties, so you can mix and match until you find the blend that’s just right for you!

Get to know some of the more popular carrier oils!

Grapeseed Oil

Light and thin consistency
Well suited for massages; leaves a light glossy film over the skin
Moisturizing
High in linoleic acid
Relatively short shelf life

Sweet Almond Oil*

Slightly sweet, nutty aroma
Medium consistency
Absorbs relatively quickly; leaves a slight hint of oil on the skin
Rich in vitamin E and oleic acid
Moisturizing
Good all-purpose carrier oil

*Caution: May cause a reaction to those with nut allergies.

V-6 Carrier Oil – A proprietary formula from Young Living Essential Oils, combining fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil (contains a lot of vitamin E and acts as a natural preservative), sunflower oil, and olive oil Moisturizes and nourishes the skin An excellent carrier oil for all your best essential oils and applications

**Caution: May cause a reaction to those with nut allergies.

Jojoba Oil

Slightly nutty aroma
Medium consistency
Superior, non-greasy absorption, similar to the skin’s natural oils
Moisturizing for skin and hair
Long shelf life

Olive Oil

Popular, easy-to-find oil used in both topical and culinary applications
Thicker consistency; leaves an oily feel on the skin
Stronger aroma
Good source of oleic acid (omega fatty acid)
Relatively short shelf life

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Unlike coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil is liquid at room temperature
No noticeable aroma
Absorbs well; leaves skin feeling silky and moisturized; non-greasy
High in essential fatty acids
Long shelf life

Coconut Oil

Solid at room temperature
Distinct coconut aroma
Solid white color
Leaves a moisturizing, oily feeling layer on top of the skin
Long shelf life

Cocoa Butter

Solid and difficult to work with at room temperature
Best used when melted and blended with other carrier oils
Sweet, chocolate aroma

Shea Butter

Solid at room temperature
Nutty aroma
Cream colored
Moisturizing to skin and hair; leaves behind a moisturizing, waxy-feeling layer

Massage has been used for millennia to help support circulation, increase energy flow in the body, and promote well-being, but it’s also one of life’s simple luxuries. No matter if you’re getting a massage to help you relax physically, to take a mental retreat, or both, incorporating essential oils can help you enhance any massage experience.

Here are a few of our tips to use Young Living’s essential oils to get the most from your massage.

Massage for athletes and when you work or play too hard:
Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream
Young Living’s new Cool Azul essential oil blend is ideal for massage before, during, and after physical activities. Especially perfect for massage, this therapeutic-grade essential oil blend can be used alone when high potency is desired or can be used alongside other oils to add a targeted cooling blast where you need it most. Dilute with V-6 and apply topically for a cool sensation. For an even cooler essential oil experience, rub on Cool Azul Sports Gel after applying Cool Azul essential oil blend.

Cool Azul Sports Gel After a visit to the gym or an afternoon on the go, reach for Cool Azul Sports Gel, our unique, aloe-
based formula that absorbs quickly and delivers a welcome chill that your muscles will thank you for.

Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. Our plant-based formula combines the power of Wintergreen essential oil with Cool Azul essential oil blend.

Try incorporating one of these premixed massage oils featuring V-6 infused with essential oils for different types of massage:

Young Living Massage Oils

    Post Exercise: Ortho Ease Massage Oil includes Wintergreen, Peppermint, Juniper, and Marjoram and has a refreshing minty aroma. Ortho Sport Massage Oil is infused with Wintergreen, Peppermint, Thyme, and Oregano. Thoroughly massage either of these blends into the body following exercise or activity.

    Skin Nourishing: Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil nourishes the skin with vitamin E and pure vegetable oils, along with Grapefruit essential oil to improve the appearance of skin texture and Juniper oil to help brighten the skin. Massage this blend into areas where you desire to support healthy-looking skin.

    Relaxing: Relaxation Massage Oil combines the soothing essential oil scents of Lavender, Tangerine, Coriander, and Spearmint for maximum relaxation.

    Romance: Sensation Massage Oil inspires and encourages feelings of romance and youthfulness with the beautifully blended fragrances of Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Geranium, and other essential oils. This special blend leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft.

Young Living’s V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex is a colorless, odorless mixture of pure vegetable oils that helps moisturize and nourish the skin. V-6 can be used to dilute your essential oils or to create your own custom massage blends. With so many oils to choose from, the possibilities are limitless. Here are a couple custom massage oil recipes:

Relaxing Massage:

    3 tablespoons V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
    2 drops Cedarwood
    2 drops Hong Kuai
    2 drops Hinoki
    2 drops Sacred Frankincense
    1 drop Tsuga

Sleepytime Massage

    Lavender – 14 drops
    Valerian – 7 drops
    Sandalwood – 4 drops
    Cedarwood – 3 drops
    4 oz V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex

Instructions:
Drip all essential oils into a glass bottle, add carrier oil, and roll bottle between palms to blend oils. Decorate with a pretty label if desired. Shake well before each use.


DIY massage mix with essential oils

Add essential oils to V-6, Young Living’s proprietary blend of several carrier oils including coconut oil, sesame oil, grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, and more.
Complement some of our pre-mixed massage oils with your favorite essential oils.
Rule of thumb: 15-30 drops of oil per ¼ cup of V-6. Some oils like Black Pepper, Cinnamon Bark, or Oregano may need to be diluted further.

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Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil comes from Young Living’s Northern Lights Farm in British Columbia, Canada. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents alpha-pinene, camphene, and beta-pinene.

Black spruce, along with many of the tree oils, is a grounding oil that holds a frequency of balance. Black Spruce is good for centering, calming, and focusing. Apply to bottoms of feet, along the spine, or on the back of the neck to create a sense of grounding.

Black Spruce is grounding and stimulating at the same time. While it has a calming effect on hyper energy, it energizes when feeling fatigue.

Black Spruce Essential Oil by Young Living

Black Spruce Essential Oil by Young Living


Black Spruce is soothing to tired muscles. It is often used in liniments, aerosols or with carrier oils in massage.

For tired muscles and sore joints, combine 5 drops of Black Spruce with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. Massage the affected area twice a day.

Here are a few recipes using Black Spruce essential oil in massage oil blends

Muscle Relaxing Essential Oil Blend

25 drops Balsam Fir
15 drops Basil
10 drops Marjoram
8 drops Black Spruce
4 drops Wintergreen

Apply on location to muscles, neck, and feet, as an aid to relaxation. Dilute with a vegetable or massage oil for a body massage.

Tired Muscle Massage Oil

10 drops PanAway
8 drops Wintergreen
8 drops Marjoram
6 drops Black Spruce

Dilute in ½ oz. of V-6 Massage Oil or Massage Oil Base and massage the entire body.

Feeling Limber Massage Oil

8 drops Black Spruce
5 drops Douglas fir
5 drops Helichrysum
4 drops Wintergreen
2 drops German Chamomile
4 drops Elemi

Directions:
Dilute 50-50, massage 3-6 drops on location, repeat as often as needed.

Overworked Muscle Massage Oil
20 drops Wintergreen
15 drops Marjoram
10 drops Juniper
10 drops Cypress
6 drops Black Spruce

You can add these formulas to 4 oz. of Ortho Ease to strengthen its effects.

Combine a few drops of Northern Lights Black Spruce with a complementary aroma like Cedarwood or Lavender for a relaxing massage oil to infuse your evening with the tranquil aroma of nature.

The moisturizing properties of Northern Lights Black Spruce make it a great addition your favorite lotion or face cream.


Add a few drops to your diffuser blends

5 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
3 drops Cardamom
2 drops Lemon

Add a few drops to Thieves Household Cleaner so you can clean your home with it and have it smelling like a forest.



Young Living Black Spruce Essential Oil


With a bright and refreshing citrus scent, Lime essential oil smells just like freshly sliced limes. Like all citrus essential oils, the peels of limes are cold pressed to release an invigorating scent that can uplift any environment. Lime is great for those seeking positivity and inspiration. This uplifting aroma can spark creativity and mental clarity while boosting your mood!

Because Lime is a citrus oil, it may cause photosensitivity, so be sure to avoid applying it to exposed skin before spending time in the sun.

Pure Lime
A Few Tips For Using Lime Essential Oil

Even if you are a total beginner to essential oils, these Lime oil uses are easy to follow and will show you the ropes for this tart oil.

Make your skin glow!
Enhance radiant looking skin by adding a couple of drops of Lime to your moisturizer.

Add 2 drops of Lime essential oil to a moist cotton pad or ball.
Apply to the face as part of nighttime skin routine.
Note: this oil is photosensitive, so don’t apply before going into the sun and harmful UV rays!

Lime Body Scrub

100ml (less than ½ cup) Himalayan Salt
8 drops of Lime essential oil
½ teaspoon (5ml) coconut oil

To use: take a little and apply in circular motions on skin.
Leave on skin a few minutes before rinsing

Beat the heat with a cool compress!
Summer days are the best, but sometimes they can be a bit much! Balance things out with some refreshing Lime.

Wet and wring out a towel.
Add 2 drops of Lime and 1 drop of Lavender essential oil.
Roll up the towel and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Apply to forehead and neck to cool down.

Treat your scalp to some rejuvenation!
We’re looking for beach days, not bad hair days! Get your scalp feeling clean and fresh with this recipe.

In a small bowl, mix:

A small amount of coconut oil
2 drops of Lime
2 drops of Cedarwood
Massage into the scalp for 3-5 minutes.

Wash your hair as normal.

Revitalize the fridge
Open your refrigerator door and experience a cool lime breeze!

Add a few drops of Lime to a fresh box of baking soda.
Store in the fridge to absorb odors.
Scrub away your troubles
Sometimes the most relaxing thing of all is seeing your house absolutely sparkle.


In a bucket or spray bottle for cleaning:

Add 10 drops of Lime
Add 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of white vinegar.
Use as an all-purpose cleaner.

For an extra boost of citrus throughout the house, add a few drops of Lime to your Thieves Household cleaner.


Lime Scented Bath Salts

3 parts Epsom Salt
2 parts Baking Soda
1 part Sea Salt
Mix together and add:
Lime Essential Oil as desired (Approx. 10 drops per 1 cup of Epsom Salt)

Make your bath a tropical getaway! Simply add lime and coconut oil to your Epsom salts and enjoy your personal oasis.

Add Lime Vitality Essential Oil To a glass of cold water or NingXia Red

Enjoy staying hydrated and add variety by infusing your water with a drop or two of Lime Vitality
Add 2 drops of Lime Vitality
Throw in a handful of fresh or frozen raspberries


Tropical Scented Spray
In a spray bottle, mix the following:

3 drops of Lime
5 drops of Citronella
3 drops of Lemongrass
1 drop of Peppermint
8 ounces of water
Spritz to your heart’s content!

Lime Essential Oil In Your Diffuser
Because Lime Essential Oil blends well with so many other oils, the sky is the limit! Try our tangy blend of Lime, Orange, Tangerine, and Lemon when you want to bring the outdoors in, or get creative and make your own diffuser blend!

Combine Lime, Geranium, Northern Lights Blue Spruce, Grapefruit, and Lemon Myrtle for an amazing Blue Volcano diffuser blend!

Pure Lime Vitality Essential OilLime vitality essential oil


Lime Vitality and other Young Living Vitality oils can be used in a wide range of dishes.


Enhance the flavor of meat and veggies by adding Lime Vitality to your favorite marinade recipe.


Include a drop to your stir fry to bring dimension and add a great depth of flavor.


Add some zing to your favorite guacamole recipe by adding 1-2 drops of Lime Vitality.


Add a little Lime Vitality oil to berry dishes to complement their natural sweetness

Lime Infused Guacamole Recipe
Ingredients:
2 avocados
2 drops Citrus Fresh™ Vitality
1 drop Lime Vitality
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
1–2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Pinch salt
Pinch black pepper
Instructions:
1. Remove the pit from the avocados and scoop the flesh into a bowl, mashing roughly with a fork.
2. Add all other ingredients and stir until mixed.
3. Garnish with cilantro.
4. Enjoy with tortilla chips or with your favorite Mexican-inspired dishes!

Add 1 drop of Lime Vitality to a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily or as needed as a dietary supplement.

Pure Peppermint Essential Oil

Pure Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is a favorite essential oil of most people. It’s an energizing pick me up or a cooling wind down at the end of the day, plus a whole lot more. Here are 10 uses for Peppermint oil you will want to try!

1. Cool down after a busy day.
Peppermint is a “hot” oil so you can dilute it with 1 drop of Peppermint with 4 drops of V-6 or another carrier oil; then rub on the temples, forehead, and back of the neck. Avoid your getting it in your eyes! The menthol and menthyl acetate constituents create a nice cooling sensation.

2. Add Peppermint to your water.
Add a drop or 2 of Peppermint Vitality to your drinking water for an energizing boost. Start out with one drop. It’s a strong one.

3. Stimulate your morning shampoo.
Add 2-3 drops of Peppermint to your morning shampoo and massage your scalp for 2 minutes get your day off to an energized start.

4. Breath freshener.
Put a drop of Peppermint Vitality on your tongue to freshen your breath whenever you feel the need or after a meal with garlic or onions.

Pure Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

5. Support digestion.
Add a drop or two of Peppermint Vitality to a glass of water or a cup of tea to support normal digestion and help with gastrointestinal discomfort. Peppermint Vitality can support normal digestion and reduce feelings of discomfort after large meals.*

6. Find your focus.
Fill your office or study space with energizing aromas by diffusing this blend when it’s time to buckle down on a project.

7. Soothing Gel.
Add a few drops each of Peppermint and Lavender to aloe vera gel for a soothing after sun cooldown.

8. Cooling chest rub.
Mix a drop of Peppermint with eucalyptus and a small amount of V-6 and rub it onto your chest for a cooling sensation.

9. Cool off on a hot day.
Add two drops of Peppermint to a cold, damp washcloth and place on the back of your neck, your forehead, or your chest to help cool down on a really hot day.

10. Use Peppermint in cooking. Add 2 drops of Peppermint Vitality to chocolate brownie or chocolate cookie recipe, or 1 drop to hot chocolate.


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Pure Lemon Essential Oil

Pure Lemon Essential Oil

When your kitchen smells like the last night’s fish dinner, diffuse pure Lemon essential oil. Lemon has a cleansing refreshing aroma that really smells wonderful. Lemon is another one of those oils that has so many uses it’s hard to list them all.

When a child’s sticker leaves residue on your car window, you defy it with Lemon. When you need a little more spring in your step, you dilute Lemon with V-6™ and dab it on your wrist. Life is full of Lemon moments; it’s no wonder this essential oil is a Young Living favorite!

Make a room freshening spray
Mix 6 drops of Lemon oil and 6 drops of Purification oil in a spray bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener.

Fridge odors
Add a couple drops of lemon essential oil to a box of baking soda and place in the refrigerator for a fresh clean smell.

Remove sticker residue
Add 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to the sticky residue that is left behind after removing a price tag or sticker.
Fight oil with oil—for real! Battle greasy stovetops, counters, and dishes with a mix of Lemon and vinegar. Mix 20 drops with 1 cup white vinegar in a 16-ounce spray bottle and fill to the top with water. Spray those sticky surfaces and wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Remove gum from hair
Drop 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to the gum and the surrounding hair. Work it in a bit until you can easily remove the gum.

Remove oil, grease spots or crayon
Add 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to the grease spot or Crayon markings. This also works on shoe scuff marks.
Clean greasy stovetops, counters, and dishes with a mix of Lemon and vinegar. Mix 20 drops with 1 cup white vinegar in a 16-ounce spray bottle and fill to the top with water. Spray those and wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Clean fruit
To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.

Clean Countertops and other surfaces
Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter tops, bathroom fixtures and other surfaces to clean them. Rub a drop of Lemon oil to clean a butcher’s block or other cutting surfaces.

Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon oil to clean and freshen.

Clean hands when out in public
Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom. Rub lemon oil on hands after touching shopping cart handles, door knobs and dirty surfaces.

Lemon scented laundry
Infuse your laundry with the citrusy freshness by adding 5-8 drops to the rinse cycle when doing a load of laundry.

Skin care superstar
Radiant-looking skin with Lemon essential oil. Add a few drops to your skin care routine for glowing, gorgeous skin. Add Lemon oil to your oily skin care routine.

Give your face a hydration hug with a DIY face mask: 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon honey, plus 1 drop Lemon oil. Apply and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Citrus oils are photosensitive. Use citrus oils least 12 hours before heading out into the sun.

Carpet Cleaning
Put 10-15 drops of Lemon oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.

Freshen carpets
Carpet Freshener Powder
1 box baking soda
1 empty and cleaned potato chip canister
hand-held hole punch
20-30 drops of Lemon essential oil

Clean out an empty “Pringles” type potato chip canister.
Punch out a few holes in the plastic lid.
Sift the baking soda into a glass mixing bowl to break up any clumps.
Mix essential oils of your choice into bowl, mixing well with fork so that baking soda takes on the scent of the oils.
Pour the mixture into canister and replace plastic lid (with the holes on top). Sprinkle onto carpet and let sit, then vacuum for a fresh smelling carpet.


Pure Lemon Essential Oil

ure Lemon Essential Oil

Use in cooking
Add Lemon essential oil to marinades, drinks and other recipes that call for lemon zest, lemon extract or lemon juice.

Add to beverages
Start the day right with a drop each of Lemon Vitality and Grapefruit Vitality in your morning smoothie. This dynamic duo supports your immune system and may help support your weight-loss regimen.
Add a drop of lemon to drinking water for a refreshing uplift.

Diffuse for focus and mood uplift
Diffuse lemon essential oil for a little help focusing when working on article writing or working on schoolwork or a presentation. Just add a few drops of Lemon to your diffuser. Lemon oil is an uplifting stimulating aroma.

Diffuse Pure Lemon Essential Oil

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Lavender is often called the “Swiss Army Knife of Oils.” Lavender is one of those oils that everyone should have on hand. If you have some issue that you wonder what oil to use, it’s a good bet lavender will be helpful.

Lavender has a fresh, sweet, balsam-like scent. There are over 100 categories of lavenders grown and distilled in the world.

True genuine authentic pure lavender oil is Lavandula angustifolia, sometimes called Lavandula officinalis. This is the lavender Young Living Essential Oils carries.

Angustafolia – This is a Lavender cultivated from the wild which grows at about 3000 feet above sea level. To get one pound of oil requires from 170 to 250 pounds of plant. This is the Lavender which contains sesquiterpenes.

Most lavender on the market is actually one of the hybrids or diluted with and not really true pure lavender.

Lavendula hybrida/abrial – A hybrid lavendin, grows at about 500 feet above sea level This is a cheap oil used in the cosmetic industry and is one of the primary “Lavenders” coming into North America.

Lavendula hybrida/grosso – A cheap, hybrid lavendin which grows at sea level. It is highly antiseptic and is used by veterinarians in Europe as a sterilizing agent. It has an alcoholic-terpene fragrance which is sharp, rather than pleasant. This is the oil most often sold in Canada and USA as “Lavender”. It will produce 1 pound of oil from 35 pounds of plant.

Here are 9 reasons true pure Lavender should be in your kit.

Pure Lavender Essential Oil by Young Living

Pure Lavender Essential Oil

1. A good night’s sleep
Having trouble winding down before bed time? Rub a couple drops of lavender on the back of the neck and shoulders. Put a drop or two of lavender oil on your palms and inhale. Run your hands over pillow to transfer a bit of the relaxing scent.

2. After Sun Soothing
Don’t let a day under the fun, scorching sun ruin your night! After hours of play, rub pure Lavender essential oil into your irritated skin for a soothing sensation that can’t be beat.

After Sun Soothing Spray
½ cup distilled water
¼ cup aloe vera gel
8 drops of pure Lavender essential oil
2 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil

Blend together and pour into a 12-16 ounce fine mist spray bottle. Spray skin if you have been over exposed to the sun. This is very healing and soothing to sunburned skin. Do not get any in eyes.

3. Beautiful skin
Add pure lavender essential oil to your moisturizer and skin care recipes to support your aging skin.

4. Battle blemishes
Add a couple drops of pure lavender essential oil to your face wash and apply a drop or two to those annoying red spots to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.

5. Soothe tired feet
Rub lavender oil on your feet for a soothing foot massage after a busy day on your feet! Or add some lavender to a foot soak,

Tired Feet Foot Soak
3–4 quarts warm water (enough to cover feet in container)
1/3 cup Epsom salt
5 drops pure Lavender essential oil

Mix Epsom salt and essential oils in a small bowl. Add salt mixture to warm water. Sit back, relax and let your feet soak for 15-30 minutes.

6. Makeup remover
Wiping off your makeup doesn’t have to be full of harsh chemicals. Make up some gentle DIY makeup remover pads infused with Lavender essential oil. You’ll also get the added benefit of Lavender’s relaxing aroma with your nighttime routine.

DIY Lavender Makeup Remover Pads
1/4 to 1/2 cup distilled water
1 tsp castile soap
1 tsp witch hazel
1 tsp coconut oil
7 drops pure Lavender essential oil
Round cotton pads
4 ounce airtight glass container

Pour distilled water in a glass container.
Add castile soap, witch hazel, coconut oil, and Lavender essential oil.
Put the lid on the container and shake well to combine all ingredients.
Take off the lid and insert the cotton pads to the top of the jar or until they stop absorbing liquid.
To use, remove one wipe and squeeze out excess liquid. Gently blot or wipe over closed eyelids until makeup is removed. Store with the lid tightly screwed.

Lavender Vitality Pure Essential Oil

Lavender Vitality Pure Essential Oil


7. Lavender in beverages
Lavender Vitality Essential Oil added to a cup of chamomile tea in the evening before bed time. Just one drop is all you need. If you have been to the Young Living Farms around convention time you may have enjoyed a Lavender Lemonade. So tasty and refreshing.

Lavender Lemonade
7 lemons, peeled and juiced
2 limes, peeled and juiced
1 drop Lavender Vitality essential oil
14 cups water
1-1/2 cup Blue Agave

Mix all ingredients together and chill.
Add more water or Blue Agave, depending on the size and tartness of the fruit.
Be careful that you don’t add more than a drop of lavender oil so that it does not overpower your lemonade.

8. Pamper yourself with s soaking bath

Give yourself the the royal treatment with a luxurious soak in DIY bath salts.

Bubbly Bath Salts
1 cup of Epsom Salt
2 Tbs unscented body wash or bubble bath
1/2 tsp jojoba oil

12 drops of Pure Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops Cedarwood essential oil
Glass Jar

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl.
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Spread the mixture out on the parchment paper and let dry for 24 hours.
Stir every few hours to make sure the mixture dries evenly and doesn’t stick together.
Once fully dry, break up any large chunks and pour into the glass jar.
To use, place 1/4 cup of bath salts in the bathtub as it is filling with water.

9. Diffuse for a relaxing atmosphere
Add a couple drops of lavender, cedarwood and tangerine to your diffuser for a calming relaxing aroma.


Diffuse Pure Lavender Essential Oil

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“…our hearts may actually be the ‘intelligent force’ behind the intuitive thoughts and feelings we all experience.”

Throughout the ages, the heart has been referred to as a source of not only virtue and love, but also of intelligence. One of the most prevalent themes in ancient traditions and inspirational writing is the heart as a flowing spring of intelligence.

Many ancient cultures, including the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Greek, assert that the heart is the primary organ responsible for influencing and directing our emotions and our decision-making ability. Similar perspectives of the heart as a source of intelligence are found in Hebrew, Christian, Chinese, Hindu, and Islamic traditions. For example, the Old Testament saying in Proverbs 23:7, “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he,” is further developed in the New Testament in Luke 5:22, “What reason ye in your hearts?”

The characteristic of balance and the attainment of bodily equilibrium are also recognized as the essence of Yoga traditions, which identifies the heart as the seat of individual consciousness and the center of life. In traditional Chinese medicine, the heart is seen as the connection between the mind and the body, forming a bridge between the two.

Even with all these traditions and colorful heart metaphors, most of us have been taught that the heart is just a ten-ounce muscle that pumps blood and maintains circulation until we die. Medical science asserts that the brain rules all of the body’s organs, including the heart. However, it is interesting to note that the heart starts beating in the unborn fetus even before the brain has been formed.

Neuroscientists have recently discovered exciting new information about the heart that makes us realize it’s far more complex than we’d ever imagined. Instead of simply pumping blood, it may actually direct and align many systems in the body so that they can function in harmony with one another.

These scientists have found that the heart has its own independent nervous system – a complex system referred to as “the brain in the heart.” There are at least forty thousand neurons (nerve cells) in the heart – as many as are found in various subcortical centers of the brain.

The heart communicates with the brain and the rest of the body in three ways documented by solid scientific evidence: neurologically (through transmissions of nerve impulses), biochemically (through hormones and neurotransmitters), and biophysically (through pressure waves). In addition, growing scientific evidence suggests that the heart may communicate with the brain and body in a fourth way – energetically (through electromagnetic field interactions). Through these biological communication systems, the heart has a significant influence on the function of our brains and all our Systems.

This new scientific evidence shows that the heart uses these methods to send our brain extensive emotional and intuitive signals. Along with this understanding that the heart is in constant communication with the brain, scientists are discovering that our hearts may actually be the “intelligent force” behind the intuitive thoughts and feelings we all experience.

Thanks to the discovery of heart intelligence, with its premise of the heart as a primary source of emotions, we have a new paradigm for understanding our emotions. With the strong scientific tie established between our wellness factor through emotional management. The more we learn to listen to and follow our heart intelligence, the more educated, balanced, and coherent our emotions become. And it naturally follows that the more balanced and coherent our emotions become, the less likely we will be to experience sickness and disease.

Because of the ever growing scientific research on heart intelligence, it may be time we developed a new personal attitude about following our hearts.”

Tips for learning to recognize our heart’s intelligence:

Think positive thoughts throughout the day to increase your personal energy.

Our internal power, or the amount of physical, mental, and emotional energy we have, is a determining factor in the quality of our lives. Internal power translates into vitality and resiliency. Positive thoughts and feelings add energy to our system. Negative thoughts and feelings deplete our personal energy.

Encourage your deepest heart feelings.

There are many positive heart feelings including love, compassion, nonjudgment, courage, patience, sincerity, forgiveness, appreciation, gratitude, and care. Experiencing these feelings increases synchronization and coherence in our heart’s rhythmic patterns. Each of these heart feelings has a powerful, beneficial effect on how we relate to life.

Reduce your stress.

The less stress we feel, the less internal confusion we will experience, and the easier it will be to hear our heart’s intelligence. When we are relaxed, we don’t need to strain our body to stay focused and productive.

Focus on recognizing your heart’s intelligence and realize the importance of listening to it before making choices.

The brain operates in a linear, logical manner that works great for many problems but can limit us in others. Often we need more than logic to solve a problem, especially if it is an emotional one.

Heart intelligence provides us with an intuitive awareness that is expanded beyond linear, logical thinking. As a result, our perspective usually becomes more flexible, creative, and comprehensive.

Use meditation or calm, quiet moments to reflect on your heart’s intelligence and listen for intuitive thoughts.

Make time each day to sit quietly and focus on your heart. Imagine you are breathing through your heart. Calm your mind. Try to not think of anything but breathing through your heart. When your mind is clear, you will begin to receive impressions and ideas. These are coming from your heart. Pay attention.

Use therapeutic-grade essential oils.

Experiment with essential oil blends such as:

  • Aroma Life (#3306)
  • Awaken (#3312)
  • Clarity (#3321)
  • Envision (#3337)
  • Harmony (#3351)
  • Inspiration (#3366)
  • Joy (#3372)
  • Magnify Your Purpose (#3377)
  • Peace and Calming (#3393)
  • Present Time (#3396)
  • White Angelica (#3432)
Reprinted from Young Living Essential News, February, 2002.



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1.  Diffuse while studying for a test to enhance concentration and memory recall.

2.  Diffuse Citrus Fresh for 20-30 minutes twice a day to support emotional balance both in your home & workplace.

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3.  Citrus oils are good for supporting the immune system. Diffuse Citrus Fresh. Add a few drops to drinking water.

4.  Make drinking your daily requirement of water (1/2 your body weight in ounces) a pleasure by adding a few drops of Citrus Fresh to your GLASS of water. (Don’t use plastic. Essential oils dissolve petrochemical based products like plastic and styrofoam!)

5. Some have found that drinking Citrus Fresh enhanced water acts as an appetite  suppressant.

6. Relieve fluid retention by applying Citrus Fresh (diluted with V6) to legs, feet and hands. Also add several drops to drinking water.

7.  Applying several drops of Citrus Fresh directly on  loose, sagging skin areas daily is said to support skin elasticity.

8. Mix several drops of Citrus Fresh in V6 mixing oil for a full body massage to support the lymphatic system.

9.  Blend 11 – 20 drops with bath gel base and add to bath water for a relaxing bath.

10. Freshen your carpet:  Combine 16 to 20 drops of essential oils with 1 cup of baking soda or borax powder. Mix well and place in a covered container overnight so that the oil can be absorbed by the powder. Sprinkle over your carpet and vacuum up the powder immediately to infuse a rejuvenating fragrance into the room.

11.  A few drops of Citrus Fresh Essential Oil on a cotton ball hidden in inconspicuous places around the bathroom will scent it as well.  This method may also be used for cupboards, drawers, and any place else you might want a refreshing scent.

12.  Get rid of bad odors in the laundry:  As the machine is filling up with water, add soap and a few drops of the Citrus Fresh.

13.  Remove sticky residue from stickers and bandaids with a drop of Citrus Fresh.

Citrus essential oils are photosensitive so don’t apply them topically for 12 hours before going into the sun, before a radiation treatment, or a tanning bed.

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