When my wife first started using essential oils, I didn’t really know what they were. I actually thought that “essential oil” was one oil, like how olive oil is made from olives. I just didn’t know what essential oil was made of.
I soon learned that “essential oils” was a term for oils steam distilled from a wide variety of plant material from all over the planet. There was not one essential oil, but a whole host of different essential oils that do a lot of different things.
While skeptical at first, it wasn’t that weird. They are just oils made from plants. The Bible talks a lot about them and they have been used as medicine for thousands of years. I figured it was just one of those things we were rediscovering and putting back into use.
In the beginning I didn’t know what oils to use (and neither did my wife), but as she learned, she experimented on me. One of the first oils I used was Panaway, which contains methyl salicylic, the main ingredient in aspirin. Like aspirin, it helps take away pain, you just rub Panaway on where it hurts.
After complaining to my wife about my knee hurting, she started having me use Deep Relief. It’s a blend of peppermint, lemon, Idaho Balsam fir, copaiba, clove, wintergreen, helichrysum, vetiver, palo santo, and coconut oil in a convenient roller bottle. It smells pretty good and more importantly, my knee stops hurting. I’ve also used it on my lower back and any other joint that’s causing discomfort.
Later on we learned about an essential oil called, Valor. It’s nickname is ‘chiropractor in a bottle’ because of the way it can help align your spine, but it also helps give you a boost of confidence and can even help prevent you from snoring at night. I didn’t even realize oils could change your mood, but they definitely can!
When I got a stomach ache from eating too much pizza, my wife gave me some Digize to help my digestive system process all the man-food I had ingested. She told me to rub it in circles around my belly button. I thought that was weird, but I did it anyway and what do you know, it actually helped me feel better! Now I can eat all the man-food I want!
One night I was struggling to fall asleep (I probably was looking at my phone too much that night) and my wife asked me if she could rub something on my feet. She rubbed some Tranquil on my foot and boy, did it tickle, but within 5 minutes, I was out. I only realized that it had worked when I woke in the morning.
Every morning now my wife oils me up before I head out for the day. She starts with Shutran, a blend created just for men, four drops on my forearms every morning. She adds a drop of Citrus Fresh and Brian Power to my brain stem to uplift and focus me. And finally, she adds a drop of Joy over my heart to uplift me before I head out the door.
While essential oils were something new to me, I’m so glad my wife found them. I’ve really found a lot of help from them, and can’t imagine life without them.
There are many uses for Melaleuca (alternifolia), which is also commonly known as “tea tree oil”, but we wanted to boil it down to the top 3. This is a very popular oil and so as of right now, Living Happy Oils has decided to make it a part of their kit!
Apply 2-4 drops directly to your skin. Dilution is not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Test on a small area first. Use as needed. Keep out of reach of children. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Irritant reactions and contact allergy have been reported infrequently and can be minimized by avoiding the use of neat oil and storing the oil correctly.
Secondary plant metabolites such as essential oils have been used throughout history for therapeutic purposes. The essential oil that is steam distilled from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia (Myrtaceae), also known as melaleuca oil or tea tree oil, is used topically for its known effects.
Maintaining a healthy weight is all about nutrition and exercise: calories in and calories burned. In addition to an active lifestyle, Young Living’s exclusive, proven Slique line offers the right nutritional supplements for your weight management needs to help you keep or reach your desired weight.
In January of 2012, D. Gary Young announced the Slique™ Experience, which contained a kit designed to revolutionize the way we approach weight management. The star of this kit is a new essential oil blend called “Slique Essence” that enhances the slimming benefits of other essential oil products.
Slique Essence combines the benefits of ocotea, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, and spearmint essential oils with the sweetness of stevia extract.
Add it to tea, water, Power Meal™, Balance Complete™, Pure Protein Complete™, or any beverage. Carry it with you wherever you go to conveniently battle unwanted cravings. With just a few drops of Slique Essence under your tongue, you can fight your “fast-food” times of weakness!
You can also purchase the Slique line individually and in smaller kits called Slique Assist and Slique Advanced
Slique products help curb cravings for sweets and make you feel less hungry. When you take a Slique Cap before a meal, chew Slique Gum, add Slique Essence to your drink, or drink Slique Tea, you’re using essential oils to tell your body you don’t need as much food and sweets as you originally thought.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. You should consult with a health professional before starting any weight-loss or weight-management program.
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Peppermint oil is derived from the peppermint plant, which is a cross between water mint and spearmint plant. The entire plant contains menthol, an organic compound which provides a wonderful cooling sensation while it naturally alleviates discomfort.
According to WebMD, peppermint oil can be used for a variety of health conditions and can be taken orally in dietary supplements or topically as a skin cream or ointment. As always, consult with your physician before taking.
Some evidence suggests that peppermint oil may help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion, but it may cause side effects such as heartburn and may interact with certain medications.
Peppermint oil is intense and far more concentrated than other essential oils. It may be necessary to dilute the oil with a carrier oil like almond or jojoba oil. Below are the uses for peppermint oil:
There are many ways to use peppermint essential oil: topically either neat or mixed with a carrier oil; internally as a tea or as an addition to water; or aromatically in a diffuser or in a steaming bowl of water.
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