Scentsable Living

Choosing a healthier way of life, the "scents"able way.


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Fun in the Sun!

Are you excited that summer is coming, yet so over the days of sunburns, bug bites, and travel mishaps?

While summer is one of the most amazing times of year, it brings its own unique set of challenges. How do you best care for and support your body during this season?  How do you protect your skin from the sun or rehydrate after long days in the water? How can you keep those pesky bugs away or survive traveling stresses that arise on family vacations and adventures?

If you want easy answers to these questions, I’ve got the best kept secrets for summer travelers just for you!

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall  behind you.” -Unknown

 

I have a really fun class for you today. This class is all about setting you up for success in the hot summer days and on your travel journeys.

Young Living products mentioned in the above presentation:

Skin-Loving Trifecta: Insect Repellent, Lavaderm After-Sun Spray, Coconut Lime Body Butter

Bugs: Insect Repellent

Carry-on Travel Necessities: Bon Voyage Travel Pack

Tummy Time: DiGize and Peppermint essential oil

Joints & Muscles: Deep Relief roll-on, PanAway essential oil blend

Sleep: Lavender, Cedarwood, Valerian

Be Well Roller: Lemon, Frankincense, Oregano, Tea Tree, Thieves, Peppermint

Calming: Valor, Peace & Calming, Stress Away

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More about the Essential Rewards Program here!

Add your items into the cart and get ready for a fantastic summer social! If you are not already a member with Young Living, become one today! 🙂

 

 


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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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Bergamot

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Bergamot is cold pressed from the rind or undergoes vacuum distillation to produce Furocoumarin-free bergamot oil which is specially distilled to minimize the concentration of sun-sensitizing compounds in the oil.

Citrus aurantium bergamia

 

Christopher Columbus is believed to have brought bergamot to Bergamo in Northern Italy from the Canary Islands. A mainstay in traditional Italian medicine, bergamot has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years.

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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. The fragrant influences of Bergamot are uplifting and refreshing on the emotions, balancing to the endocrine system, soothing to the skin, and also comforting to the digestive system.

Applications

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

Companion Essential Oils

Bergamot is part of the citrus family and blends well with chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, citrus essential oils, palmarosa, patchouli, and ylang ylang.

Note: Angelica is a photosensitive oil which means that you’ll want to avoid direct sunlight to the area for at least 72 hours.

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Interesting fact: Bergamot is responsible for the distinctive flavor of the renowned Earl Grey Tea and was used in the first genuine eau de cologne.


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Angelica Diffuser Blends

Angelica is known for being uplifting to the soul, for bringing joy to the heart, and for helping to release pent-up negative emotions. Pair this with any combination of companion essential oils and the results are simply delightful.

Give these diffuser blends a try and see if they bring peace and balance into your day.

 

 

 


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Angelica

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Angelica is known as the “holy spirit root” or the “oil of angels” by the Europeans. They believed that angelica’s healing powers were so strong that it was of divine origin.

Angelica archangelica

Throughout history, angelica has been a notable herb. From the time of Paracelsus, it was credited with its powerful abilities to strengthen and protect the immune system.

The American Indians used angelica for its medicinal properties in poultices and more, and the Indians of the Rocky Mountains are known for making decoctions and teas from angelica root, drinking as tonics to build strength after illness.

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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. The fragrant influences of angelica are very soothing and calming for emotional balance as well as to the nervous system and may help assist in the release of pent-up negative emotions.

Applications

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

Companion Essential Oils

Angelica is from the carrot family and is sometimes known as “wild celery.” My nose picks up on whispers of dill in its aroma and it blends well with florals, woods, and most citrus oils; some of them being basil, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, chamomile roman, clary sage, coriander, dill, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, marjoram, melissa, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, tangerine, valerian, and vetiver,

Note: Angelica is a photosensitive oil which means that you’ll want to avoid direct sunlight to the area for at least 12 hours.

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Interesting fact about Angelica: Native Americans called it the “hunting or fishing root” because when rubbed on hands it attracted fish and game.


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Stress Away

Stress Away essential oil is a Mama’s best friend. Let me paint the scenarios….

Sitting in traffic with agitated kids….Stress Away! Nothing is going right, everything is going wrong…Stress Away! “Calgon, take me away!”….Stress Away! Need I say more?

Stress Away EO

Stress Away is like a mental trip to the beach for me. The smells of lime and vanilla paired together with copaiba, cedarwood, ocotea, and lavender are like a little match-made-in-heaven. This portable blend is specially formulated to help relieve the little everyday stressors and tensors that can sometimes overwhelm us so that we can calm down, make it through our day, and sleep better at night. This helps us to live healthier and happier lives. And when Mama’s happy, everybody is happy, right?

Get some Stress Away so you aren’t like this person below (wink).