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Everyday Oils Brings Joy to All

Posted on October 4th, 2013 | 9 comments

If you haven’t heard the news yet, let me spread the joy: Joy™ essential oil blend is now included in the Everyday Oils collection! Sure, I can keep up with the wordplay in this joyous announcement, but truth be told, the real joy is found inside the bottle.

Joy essential oil blend not only rounds out this collection of Young Living’s most popular essential oils, but it also complements other highly sought-after oils that should be used every day. Joy’s blissful combination of bergamot, lemon, rose, ylang ylang, and other essential oils creates an aroma that brings feelings of happiness to the heart and can be enjoyed in many ways. Go ahead and diffuse a little Joy in the morning to get your day started off right, dab a little behind your ears and on your wrists to take in all the positive energies around you, and don’t forget to share your happiness with others.

Now the Everyday Oils collection has you covered in just about every way imaginable. You can enjoy the soothing and relaxing effects of Lavender and Peace & Calming®, the immune support of Lemon and Thieves®, the invigorating and energizing aroma of Peppermint, the confidence and strength of Valor® , the cleansing effect of Purification®, the spiritual enlightenment of Frankincense, the soothing properties of PanAway®, and now the uplifting properties of Joy!

Through daily use of this fantastic collection, you will begin to see the life-changing results that pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils can bring. Improve your life the way nature intended and help others along the way with the new and improved Premium Starter Kit that includes the Everyday Oils collection!

Please share your favorite ways to use the oils in the Everyday Oils collection by leaving a comment below.

—Marco Colindres III, YL Associate Product Manager

Healthy Hair Starts at the Scalp: Part II

Posted on March 30th, 2011 | 2 comments

(Part II of our Healthy Hair Series)

The issue: Oily scalp

Description: Oil glands work overtime due to shifts in hormonal levels

Symptoms: Hair is greasy close to the roots and drier at the ends

Healthy recommendation: Blend 10 drops of lavender essential oil or tea tree essential oil with 1 ounce of jojoba or sweet-almond oil and massage your scalp for five minutes before you shampoo.

Nutrition tip: Take 160 milligrams of saw palmetto extract twice a day; this has been shown to inhibit an enzyme that stimulates sebum secretion..

The issue: Thinning hair

Description: Hair loses strength and thickness. This can be caused by crash diets, pulling hair back too tightly, or endocrine disorders

Symptoms: Hair becomes finer, shorter, and takes up less space, exposing more of the scalp

Healthy recommendation: To strengthen brittle hair, massage a small amount of coconut oil (it strengthens the roots of the hair and conditions the shaft, promoting healthy growth) into your scalp for five minutes, working through from roots to ends. Wrap your head with plastic wrap and a warm, damp towel. Wait 5–15 minutes, depending on the length of your hair, and rinse out thoroughly. Repeat twice a week.

Nutrition tips: Feed your scalp! What you eat affects the health of your hair and scalp. Nutrients from food provide the energy that fuels hair growth.

  • Protein strengthens hair: Iron-rich protein builds strong keratin, the outer layer of the hair and scalp. Without it, hair grows more slowly and becomes weak and brittle. Eat lean meat, fish, low-fat cheese, egg whites, spinach, and soy.
  • Vitamin C builds collagen: Collagen supports hair follicles and keeps blood vessels in the scalp healthy. Vitamin C also helps you absorb iron from plant proteins. Try soy yogurt with an orange, a cup of strawberries, or a cup of steamed spinach with chopped tomatoes.
  • Silica promotes growth: Silica—a nutrient found in oats, rice, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage, and sunflower seeds—supports growth of hair and nails.
  • Biotin improves texture: The essential B vitamin—found in salmon, carrots, egg yolks, and sardines—helps form keratin, the protein that strengthens hair, improves texture, and stimulates growth.
  • Regular meals fortify follicles: Food energizes the body and boosts hair-follicle activity. Snack on grains, fruits, and veggies between meals to get the most hair boost for your bite.

Try this mask: In addition to your normal routine, try this treatment once a month:

  1. Make a tea with hibiscus leaves. When tea is tepid, strain and mix in enough seaweed powder to form a paste. Seaweed is rich in calcium and magnesium, minerals essential to healthy hair.
  2. Blend a few drops each of rose, bergamot, geranium, orange, and sandalwood essential oils, then add 1 ounce of jojoba oil.
  3. Scrub your scalp with the oil for five minutes to improve blood supply to the area.
  4. Cover hair with a warm towel and plastic wrap for 20–30minutes.
  5. Rinse well, then shampoo and condition. Allow hair to dry naturally.

If you found a recipe here that works for you, or if you have other natural solutions you’ve tried successfully, please share in the comments sections! Keep in mind that the essential oils in our hair-care products retain their therapeutic-grade benefits, so you are enhancing your essential oil experience just by washing your hair! That’s definitely a beauty solution you can feel good about!

—Rebecca
Product Manager, Essential Care