Next month is an ideal opportunity to reconnect with some of Young Living’s most popular products. Maybe there are some essential oils you haven’t used in a while, or perhaps you’re new to Young Living and are just getting your feet wet. Either way, Essential 7 (E7) is a great way to immerse yourself in the healing benefits of nature’s purest products.
E7 has been a staple in many Young Living distributors’ homes for years now—featuring lavender, peppermint, lemon, Joy™, PanAway®, Peace & Calming®, and Purification®, it’s not hard to understand why! If you’re unfamiliar with this kit, let me share what makes each oil in E7 so special:
- Lavender Essential Oil—Soothes skin irritations and minor burns. Possibly the most versatile essential oil.
- Peppermint Essential Oil—Eases tension while combating physical fatigue.
- Lemon Essential Oil—Promotes energy and mental clarity and is high in the antioxidant d-limonene.
- Joy Essential Oil Blend—Creates magnetic energy and brings happiness to the heart.
- PanAway Essential Oil Blend—Relieves tension and aids in the body’s natural response to irritation.
- Peace & Calming Essential Oil Blend—Encourages deep relaxation.
- Purification Essential Oil Blend—Deodorizes and neutralizes the air and aids in minor insect bites.
There are no doubt dozens of other uses for each essential oil, everything from applying them to the Vita Flex points of the feet to creating your own unique blends with Young Living’s Bath & Shower Gel Base. We’re always anxious to hear about your own experiences using Young Living essential oils; leave us a comment on which E7 oil is your favorite and why.
We look forward to hearing from all of you soon! Oh, did I mention? Our favorite comment about using one of the Essential 7 oils will receive a FREE E7 kit and be featured on Young Living’s Facebook page!
So get writing; we’ll pick a winner early next week!
Qualifying posts may be submitted as a reply to this blog post or as a Facebook comment on the corresponding status update. Please include your e-mail address with blog comments. (E-mail addresses will remain private and will only be used to contact a winner). Facebook users need to “like” our Young Living page and leave a comment. Posts should be submitted by Monday, August 1.
—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager
This week we have a very special and personal post from Tracy Griffiths, a member of our Integrated Health Professionals Council (IHPC). Each month our IHPC members submit a topic of their choosing; Tracy felt her story should be shared to give hope to others struggling with similar issues. We feel our readers will benefit from her unique story and be inspired by the courage she demonstrated during a deeply personal and painful experience:
“A few weeks ago my father passed away. He was diagnosed with lung and bone cancer about seven months ago, and he endured very aggressive radiation and chemotherapy treatments. After his condition worsened, he decided to reach out to Hospice and let go.
During his painful journey, I spent as much time as possible with him. I applied essential oils on his feet and legs, gave him Reiki treatments, helped him get in more comfortable positions, and spent quiet time with him. When we spoke, we expressed our love and gratitude for each other. We also slipped in a few jokes here and there. My father’s sense of humor was outstanding throughout his ordeal with cancer.
The essential oils I used most with him were frankincense, Valor®, Peace & Calming®, lavender, PanAway®, peppermint and Deep Relief™ Roll-On. I chose these oils for their relieving and calming properties. I would apply them to his feet, anywhere he was uncomfortable, and on his pillowcase so he could easily inhale them while he rested in bed. I can honestly say that every time I put the oils on him, he either told me or showed me that he got a little and sometimes a lot of relief from what he was feeling. He would also become less fidgety and feel calmer and more relaxed.
A few hours before my dad passed, the Hospice home caregiver and I gave him a sponge bath with warm water infused with Peace & Calming. Afterwards I anointed his whole body with frankincense. I believe these essential oils helped me remain calm and strong throughout this difficult process.
Fortunately, my whole family was with him when he died, and just moments before he took that last breath, he opened his eyes and looked at each one of us indicating that he knew we were there and that he loved us.
If you find yourself in difficult situations, may I suggest surrounding yourself with supportive friends and family, taking time to grieve, meditating and practicing restorative yoga, and, of course, using essential oils to help bring peace and calming as you go through this rite of passage.”
-Tracy Griffiths, RPP, RPE
We’re grateful to Tracy for her eloquent words and inspiring story. If Young Living’s essential oils have in someway touched your life or eased your burden, we hope you’ll feel comfortable sharing your experiences with the YL family.
Let’s face it: It gets really hot in the United States in the summer. The average daily temperature in New York City is 89 degrees Fahrenheit and can get up to 140 degrees in your car! Fortunately, relief is on the way with the use of Young Living’s therapeutic-grade, pure essential oils. Although many oils can be found at your local health-food store, keep in mind that the quality and purity of essential oils play a huge role in their effectiveness and safety.
Use unadulterated essential oils and spend the time to research and educate yourself. If you read the labels carefully, most commercial-brand bottles will say “100% pure,” but they will also say “not for internal consumption or to be used directly on the skin.” However, Young Living essential oils are therapeutic grade and many of them are intended for internal use.
Peppermint and Lavender
Because both peppermint and lavender are versatile essential oils, no home should be without them. Lavender is an adaptogen and, therefore, can assist the body when adapting to stress. Peppermint is a natural tension reliever.
To help you cool off this summer, simply put a drop of peppermint on the back of your neck and the bottoms of your feet. If you have sensitive skin, dilute essential oils in a small amount of carrier oil, like almond oil or olive oil, and apply. You can also place a drop of either oil on a cool, moist cloth and hold at the back of your neck.
To give your car a refreshing sense of coolness, diffuse peppermint by simply putting a few drops on a cotton ball or tissue and place it in the air vent of your dashboard. The scent will help uplift you and may help you feel more alert. Using lavender in your car will help ease the stress of traffic, and both oils may help you concentrate better on driving.
Adding peppermint to your drinking water is another great way to cool your body temperature. To evenly blend the peppermint, put one to two drops of peppermint in a teaspoon of honey or agave then add the mixture to water. Remember to always use a glass or ceramic container, since essential oils are very potent and will literally eat away at the plastic containers we drink from.
As the temperatures rise, most homes become a refuge for ants. Put a few drops of peppermint in their tracks to send them back outside. You’ll have no need for toxic pesticides! For mosquito bites, peppermint and lavender applied directly to the bite may help reduce minor itching.
So when you are melting from the summer heat and the mosquitoes have chosen you for that day’s meal, remember these tips for relief.
-Tracy Griffiths, RPP, RPE
Tracy Griffiths is a Registered Polarity Practitioner and Registered Polarity Educator. Tracy directs of the Life Energy Institute/Grace Aroma Wellness, which offers continuing education for nurses in California, acupuncturists, and massage therapists nationally. Tracy teaches the essential oil component of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program and is also the author of Aroma Yoga®: How to Use Essential Oils in Your Yoga Practice. Visit www.aromayogaguide.com for Tracy’s upcoming classes and workshops.
Do you know that smell can trigger memories and bring the memories back? You have experienced familiar smells, like your grandma’s bread baking or freshly cut grass. When you first smelled these kinds of aromas, your brain created new associations from the smell and the experience. It automatically attaches the positive or negative emotion you are feeling at the time of the smell. So, in the future when you experience the smell again, you also experience the positive or negative emotion associated with that smell. Aromatherapy—the use of aromatic plants for wellness—acts in a similar way. An aromatic plant oil is breathed in and can trigger the sense of an emotion. Emotions such sadness, grief, or anger can be released and replaced with positive emotions such as joy, comfort, peace, and calmness.
Now for some practical uses of Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils. Here are a few simple steps you can use with Release™ and Joy™ oil blends to rid yourself of unwanted emotions and replace them with desirable ones:
- Place a few drops of Release over the liver and hold it as you feel heat release and emotions calm.
- Add a few drops of Joy to your bath water to uplift your mood before you start the day.
- Diffuse Release for a time then Joy throughout the house to move stale air.
- When negative emotions try to creep back, apply Release to the heart.
- Put Joy on the crown of the head to invigorate, enhance, and create positive emotions.
In the morning, when you pop out of bed, start the day right by grabbing Joy essential oil blend to empower you to take on the challenges of the day. In your first waking moments, prepare your body for the day both emotionally and spirituality. The right combination of oils can really help your day go smoothly. At night use Release to clear and let go of any negative experiences you had during the day, then sleep well until you start another morning with Joy.
Peace be with you,
Kaye Lynne Murphy, LMT
Kaye Lynne Murphy, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Raindrop Therapy and emotional release on people of all ages. She is the author of “The 15-minute Feelings Release” CD, a self-help emotional release program following Young Living’s Feelings Kit, and a 30-min. Raindrop Therapy DVD. Her practice includes helping adults and children better themselves by using Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils. She uses only Young Living products in her practice. You can register for her free e-NewsLetter at www.kayelynne.com
I’m excited to join the Young Living family as one of the new product marketing managers. Even though I’ve only been with the company a short time, my family and I have had some amazing experiences with essential oils. I want to share with you a few that I hope you’ll find useful.
To start off, I have an amazing wife and together we claim three rambunctious children ranging in age from 5 to 1, with another expected in November. We recently attended a family reunion, camping in the northern part of Utah (by the way, for those of you with three small children and one pregnant wife, I suggest you avoid camping or travel in general). My plan was to test some of the various uses I had heard about for the oils. My camping experiences included: burning my hand on the Dutch oven, a minor sunburn, mosquito attacks, bug bites, the overpowering smell of campfire, and attempting to clean pans coated with burned food. Luckily my Young Living coworkers had given me some advice about using the oils that came in quite handy:
After a little trial and error, here is an overview of my experience:
- Purification® essential oil blend soothed my mosquito bites.
- Purification essential oil blend repelled mosquitoes.
- Lavender essential oil soothed my minor burn (including a sunburn).
- Lemon essential oil worked well as a cleaning-agent enhancement.
- Peppermint essential oil (my wife’s favorite) covered up the smell of campfire smoke.
By the end of the trip I was no longer a novice and my family members were asking where my essential oil was. I’m sure this is some most of you experience on a regular basis!
I am excited for future introductions to Young Living’s amazing products. I hope you’ll leave a comment and share what your “introduction” experience with essential oils was. I’m sure there is a lot we can learn from each other’s experiences.
Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager
While attending Young Living’s recent Ireland Incentive Trip, a friend showed me a reddened area on her skin. The area had been bothering her for a while and even after using many wonderful essential, it was still there.
When I’m at a loss, I trust the Creator of all life. So I quieted down my mental chatter and Mineral Essence™ simply popped into mind. Minerals! That was the key!
According to Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling, “You can trace . . . every ailment to your minerals deficiency.” Young Living’s Mineral Essence is a balanced, full-spectrum ionic mineral complex that is enhanced with essential oils. Ionic minerals are the most fully and quickly absorbed form of minerals available.
Absorption through the gastrointestinal tract to a specific area may be difficult. However, Mineral Essence can quickly pass through the skin and feed the cells in the area where it is applied. And besides helping the skin’s surface layer achieve mineral balance, trace minerals carry energy because of their electric charge. Thus, they help energize the skin.
Because the midbrain receives visual, auditory, and tactile information, the skin is considered a relay to the brain. What if we were to apply this precious blend of minerals directly to the area? What could be achieved?
To help answer this question and address my friend’s issue, we decided on a layer of Mineral Essence and three drops of R.C. essential oil blend. The next morning she showed me her skin and the skin looked as if nothing had ever been there!
Mineral Essence is very necessary in today’s world. Mindful to continue to take it internally, I have also applied it to my “morning stiff low back.” I applied five drops of Mineral Essence and as it was applied, the stiffness left. For total relief I also applied Deep Relief™ Roll-On. That was the first time I could sit for hours at a computer and walk away comfortable, body completely pain free. I now do this as a daily practice.
Every day with help from God, we find new and wonderful uses for these gifts of health and well-being.
Medical Intuitive, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Animal Communicator, Psychic Detective. For animal lovers, check the new PowerPoint and Animal Scent Newsletters at www.nancyweber.com