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Peace & Calming

This essential oil blend was a real treat that came in our Premium Starter Kit. The first time I remember using it, was when our youngest son was a toddler. He was the child who would get that second burst of energy really late at night while the rest of us were like zombies, ready for bed. I remembered the name of this blend and thought, why not! So I popped the top, rubbed this blend onto the bottoms of his feet and within 20 minutes all was quiet. He was asleep! I didn’t know what was in this blend but I fell in love with it that night and surprisingly so did our son. It became part of his bedtime routine from that night on and we nicknamed it “his oil.”

 

Since then, I’ve found quite a few lovely ways of using this blend and wanted to share a few ideas with you.

 

Ways to Use Peace & Calming

  1. In the diffuser to help create a calm and emotionally balancing environment.
  2. A couple of drops in 1 cup of Epsom salt added to a bath for a soothing bedtime routine.
  3. Speaking of bath, how about some homemade bath bombs using Peace & Calming. These make wonderful gifts too!
  4. You can make a lovely linen and pillow spray.
  5. Use a couple of drops with a carrier oil for a relaxing massage after a long day.
  6. Simply breathe directly from the bottle when stuck in a traffic jam to stay calm during rush hour.
  7. Create a calming roll-on to gift a mother in need.
  8. Whip up a creamy body butter using Peace & Calming for an after bath luxury.

 

Peace & Calming

Peace & Calming is a super popular essential oil blend. It contains essential oils of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy.

There is also a Peace & Calming II version of this blend that consists of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, German Chamomile, Vetiver, Cistus, Bergamot, Cassia, Davana, and Young Living’s exclusive Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oils.

Both blends smell incredible and are a hit in our home!

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Don’t have Peace & Calming yet? Let me share two ways that you can order.

  1. Create a retail customer account and purchase a bottle to have delivered directly to your door.
  2. Sign up as a wholesale member with the purchase of the Premium Starter Kit and enjoy 12 essential oils and a diffuser to begin your oily adventure! Peace & Calming is included in the Premium Starter Kit.


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Uses for Ylang ylang Essential Oil

ylang-ylang-flowersSteam distilled from flowers that are picked early in the morning to maximize oil yield and to obtain the highest quality essential oil drawn from the first distillation.

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Ylang ylang is a tropical tree native to Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Its name means “flower of flowers.”  The essential oil is steam distilled from the low-hanging flowers of the tree which are picked early in the morning to maximize oil yield and to obtain the highest quality essential oil drawn from the first distillation. The essential oil has a sweet, flowery scent that is especially favored by women. And historical data shows that the flowers have been used to cover the marriage beds of  newlyweds on their wedding night.

Fun fact: Ylang Ylang has the distinction of being the main contributor to the scent of the world-famous perfume, Chanel No. 5.

Aromatic Benefits

An essential oil, when inhaled, can reach the emotional center of the brain within seconds. This is one of the incredible benefits of aromatherapy. Ylang ylang is a popular essential oil long loved for its emotionally balancing, uplifting and sweet floral fragrance, which is why it’s popular with perfume makers. When diffused, Ylang ylang can bring the aroma of springtime with its floral heart notes. Many know about Ylang ylang for it’s relaxing benefits but do not realize that it can be used aromatically to help improve romance and libido.

 

 

Topical Benefits

Ylang ylang offers many benefits when applied topically.  Here are just a few ways to use this beautiful essential oils:

  • Unwind at the end of a long day by adding a cup of Epsom salt and few drops of Ylang Ylang to a hot bath.
  • Add a few drops to your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products to give your hair and skin extra radiance and for a beautiful smell that lasts all day.
  • Rub a few drops on your inner thighs to enhance libido and stimulate romance in between the sheets.
  • For a thickening hair treatment try taking 1-2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil with 10 drops Ylang ylang and apply to damp hair (not wet) and scalp. Wrap hair in towel and allow to penetrate for 30-60 minutes. Remove towel and wash as usual. Can do this as often as necessary.
  • Replace your perfume with Ylang ylang by applying to pulse points (behind ears, wrists, etc…)

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Companion Oils

Ylang ylang pairs well with essential oils such as anise, bergamot, cardamom, chamomile, cumin, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, marjoram, sandalwood and vetiver.

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For more information and a printable .pdf click here.

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Lavender

lavpot2Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from its flowering tops.

Lavandula augustifolia

 

Lavender has been used for centuries and is a universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body, working wherever there is a need. It is said that “if in doubt, use lavender.” It is one of the few essential oils to still be listed in the British Pharmacopoeia.

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An essential oil, when inhaled, can reach the emotional center of the brain within seconds. This is one of the incredible benefits of aromatherapy. Lavender is a popular essential oil long loved for its calming, soothing fragrance and is very similar to that of the fresh herb —clean, fresh, relaxing, and floral—which is why Lavender has always been such a favorite of gardeners and perfume makers. When diffused, Lavender adds a clean and fresh scent to any room. Many know about Lavender for it’s relaxing benefits but do not realize that it can be used aromatically to help improve cognitive performance as well.

Try this: Want to get away? Create your own relaxing retreat by diffusing Lavender. Not only is its aroma soothing, but it also fills any space with a fresh, clean smell that eliminates odors. You can even freshen the bedroom with a DIY Linen Spray

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Topical Benefits

Lavender offers many benefits when applied topically. It is soothing, relieving, regenerating and relaxing to the skin.

Try this: Unwind at the end of a long day by adding a cup of Epsom salt and few drops of Lavender to a hot bath. Add a few drops to your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products to give your hair and skin extra radiance and for a beautiful smell that lasts all day.

Companion Oils

Lavender pairs well with most citrus oils, also chamomile, clary sage, geranium and ylang ylang.

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For more information and a .pdf, click here.

 

Interesting fact: It takes 27 square feet of lavender plants to make one 15-ml bottle of lavender oil. 

 

 


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Lemongrass

 logoLemongrass essential oil is steam distilled from its leaves and contains the chemical constituents of neral,
geranial, limonene, and beta-caryophyllene.

Cymbopogon flexuosus

 

Lemongrass essential oil has origins in Southeast Asia, though it is now cultivated in countries around the world. It is distilled from the leaves and woody stalks of the lemongrass plant, and it produces a subtle citrus-herb scent. Lemongrass oil offers a sophisticated and relaxing aroma that can transform your home’s environment into a comforting sanctuary.

Aromatic Benefits

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An essential oil, when inhaled, can reach the emotional center of the brain within seconds. This is one of the incredible benefits of aromatherapy. Try diffusing Lemongrass for an aroma that can inspire a sense of clarity and relaxation for you and your family as well as for its purifying properties that make for a refreshing, clean smelling home.

Try this: Make your own substitute for chemical-based air fresheners. Add up to 10 drops to a small spray bottle filled with distilled water and spritz it over carpets, furniture, and linens to eliminate stale odors.

Topical Benefits

Lemongrass offers many benefits when applied topically. It is cleansing to the skin and warming to the muscles.

Try this: Dilute Lemongrass with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for massage after workouts, sports, or just a long and busy day. Add Lemongrass to your nightly face regimen for its skin-cleansing benefits.

Companion Oils

Lemongrass pairs well with basil, cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, jasmine, lavender, tea tree, and rosemary.

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For more information and a .pdf, click here.


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Citronella

CitronellaCitronella essential oil is steam distilled from aerial parts and leaves.

Cymbopogan nardus

 

Historically, this plant has been used to help keep surface areas clean and to keep insects at bay along with many topical and aromatic uses.

Aromatic Benefits

An essential oil, when inhaled, can reach the emotional center of the brain within seconds. This is one of the incredible benefits of aromatherapy. Citronella essential oil is refreshing, uplifting, stimulating and equally calming.

Topical Benefits

Combined with a carrier oil, Citronella can be applied topically to help benefit the skin. It also makes a good companion in massage oil for an overall massage including the abdomen. Citronella is also know as a skin-penetrating enhancer when layering with other complimentary essential oil.

Applications

Citronella can be used both topically and aromatically by following the instructions on the label. Diffuse for an uplifting refreshing environment, or use topically to benefit the skin and muscles.

Companion Oils

Citronella pairs well with bergamot, cedarwood, geranium, lemon, orange, and pine.

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For more information and a printable .pdf, click here.

 

Interesting fact: This oil belongs to the same family of aromatic, oil-rich tropical grasses as lemongrass and palmarosa.


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Cypress

cupressus-sempervirens-leaves-and-cones   Cypress essential oil is steam distilled from the branches of the Cypress tree.

The Phoenicians and Cretans used cypress for building ships and bows, while the Egyptians made sarcophogi from the wood. The Greeks used cypress to carve statues of their gods. The Greek word “sempervirens,” from the which the botanical name is derived, means “live forever.”

Cupressus sempervirens

Cypress is noted for its durability as it was used most famously for the original doors of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican that legends say lasted over 1,000 years.

 

Aromatic Benefits

Cypress.EO_An essential oil, when inhaled, can reach the emotional center of the brain within seconds. This is one of the incredible benefits of aromatherapy. The fragrant influences of Cypress are grounding, calming and soothing. It may help to ease the feeling of loss and create a sense of security and possibly help soothe feelings of anger to help life flow a little better.

Applications

Cypress essential oil can be applied topically for a relaxing massage or diffused and inhaled to create a calming environment.

How can you incorporate Cypress into your everyday life?

• Add it to your homemade lotions and creams. We love pairing it with Aroma Siez, PanAway, and Frankincense.
• Use it after working out. Apply Cypress topically on your muscles, especially along your calves and shins.
• Make a DIY coffee scrub and add a few drops of Cypress.
• Diffuse Cypress after a long day to encourage a sense of grounding.”

Companion Essential Oils

Cypress is in the conifer family and pairs well with bergamot, clary sage, juniper, lavender, lemon, orange, and sandalwood.

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Orange Vitality

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Orange essential oil is extracted from the rind of the fruit. This method is the cold process method.

 

Citrus Sinensis Vitae

 

Orange trees are native to Asia, but you can find them all over the world, including in France, Germany, and the United States. The fragrant orange tree is an evergreen, flowering tree that grows to approximately 33 feet and has sweet-smelling blossoms. Orange essential oil is cold pressed from the rinds of the fresh, juicy fruit.

Orange Vitality essential oil is labeled for internal use as a dietary supplement which makes it a wonderful addition to the kitchen in culinary uses as well.

Internal Benefits

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Orange Vitality has a bright, zesty, citrus flavor when added to a dish or drink and can provide immune support and antioxidant properties when taken internally.*

 

Culinary Uses

Orange Vitality essential oil has a bright, fresh citrus flavor that makes it a must-have culinary tool.

Citrus essential oils, like Orange Vitality, can be used to enhance the flavor of marinades for meat, chicken, and fish. It can be incorporated into egg dishes such as quiche, or incorporated to add a little flavor to a vegetable or rice side. Create a dressing to drizzle over a pasta or salad, or add a drop to a cheese dish to zest it up a bit. Try it in baked goods, especially to create a contrast with particularly sweet items like pastries, breads and cakes, or combine with warm spices like cardamom and clove to enhance them. Orange Vitality can add flavor to sorbets, ice creams, yougurts and fruit dishes too. The possibilities are endless!

Here is a recipe for Lavender Cupcakes with Orange Cream Frosting.  For more recipes, check out our section called “In the Kitchen!” You will find it in the right hand column under Categories.

Other Uses

  • Support your wellness and immune system by adding
    1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and taking it as
    a dietary supplement every day.*
  • Use Orange Vitality in sweet or savory dishes for
    added flavor and zest.
  • Add 2–3 drops to a water bottle or glass of
    water for citrus flavor and to help cleanse the
    digestive system.*
  • Add Orange Vitality to a smoothie or green drink to
    enjoy its citrus flavor and antioxidant properties.*

 

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For more information and a downloadable .pdf click here.

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease