climbingSummer is almost over. YAY! My favorite time of year is coming. I love the autumn months. It is starting to cool down a bit and the humidity is much lower. This is the time of year when many people are out trying to get a few last minute fun in the sun before the winter weather is upon us. Enjoying the fall colors with a nice hike or a bike ride. Playing sports with friends. This is also a good time for yard work and house repairs. Lots of autumn activities that could result in tired, overworked muscles.

We have these issues during all seasons. Winter months may have snow shoveling and winter sports like skiing, sledding, etc.

Improper or excessive use and tension of muscles can lead to symptoms of overworked muscles hours later. When muscles undergo excessive tension for a length of time, muscle fatigue, stiffness, and aches may be experienced.

Young Living has several products that are helpful in supporting tired achy muscles. Some of these are included in the monthly promo for September.

PanAway –
PanAway is a blend of wintergreen, which has an active principle similar to cortisone; clove, which contains eugenol, used by dentists to numb gums; peppermint, calming for nerves; and helichrysum, soothing to overworked muscles.

PanAway is a wonderful oil blend to have on hand for those days when you get a little too much exercise, play sports or work too hard.

Apply on location for muscles, compress on the spine, rub on reflexology points of feet.

Ortho Sport –
A stronger version of Ortho Ease, Ortho Sport Massage Oil is designed for both professional and amateur athletes, as well as anyone who works or plays hard. Ortho Sport Massage Oil has a higher phenol content, which has been used traditionally to produce a warming sensation and provide relief to tired muscles.

Ortho Sport contains:
Grapeseed oil, wheatgerm oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, wheatgerm oil, vitamin E, and pure therapeutic-grade essential oils of birch, juniper, marjoram, red thyme, vetiver, peppermint, eucalyptus australiana and lemongrass

Wintergreen
A refreshing, minty, sweet aroma is stimulating and invigorating. Great addition to lotions and ointments that are applied after activity.
Includes the naturally occurring constituent methyl salicylate.

Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil comes from Young Living’s new Northern Lights Farm in British Columbia, Canada.

Northern Lights Black Spruce can also be applied anywhere, including to the bottoms of feet, along the spine, back of neck, or used for massage. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents alpha-pinene, camphene, and beta-pinene

Apply to bottoms of feet, along the spine, back of neck, or wherever desired or use for massage.

Suggested Use
Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6 oil.
Apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.

Essential Oils can be soothing for overworked muscles.

A few options:

Muscle Relaxing Oils:
Basil, German Chamomile, helichrysum, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, Aroma Siez

Analgesic Oils: Bergamot, wintergreen, helichrysum, lavender, lemongrass, marjoram, PanAway, peppermint, Cool Azul, Deep Relief

How to prepare your own High-Powered Massage Oil:

Add these formulas to 4 oz. V-6 Mixing oil or Massage oil base.

Cooling and Soothing blend 1

Recipe:
10 drops basil
8 drops wintergreen
6 drops cypress
3 drops peppermint

Rub oil blend neat on location. Mix with V-6 Mixing Oil or Massage Oil Base to massage larger areas of the body.

Cooling and Soothing blend 2

    3 drops lavender
    4 drops cypress
    3 drops wintergreen
    4 drops marjoram
    5-6 drops Roman chamomile
    4 drops peppermint

    Rub oil blend neat on location. Mix with V-6 Mixing Oil or Massage Oil Base to massage larger areas of the body.

Cooling and Soothing blend 3

    10 drops wintergreen
    10 drops peppermint
    10 drops marjoram
    8 drops elemi
    8 drops vetiver
    5 drops helichrysum
    5 drops cypress
    Rub oil blend neat on location. Mix with V-6 Mixing Oil or Massage Oil Base to massage larger areas of the body.

Cooling and Soothing blend 4

    20 drops wintergreen
    15 drops marjoram
    10 drops juniper
    10 drops cypress
    6 drops spruce

    Rub oil blend neat on location. Mix with V-6 Mixing Oil or Massage Oil Base to massage larger areas of the body.

You can add these formulas to 4 oz. of Ortho Ease to strengthen its effects.

These oils can also be added to the cream or salve recipe below.

Making a Salve or Cream
SOFT – This is a good one if you are wanting something closer to a lotion.
FIRM – A little more firmness.
X-TRA FIRM – this version would be a good choice for a foot or elbow balm.
HARD – Good for a lip balm or deodorant.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 Cup of Oil Mixture- a combination of…
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Beeswax, Shea Butter, or combination of the two:
SOFT: Use 2 Tbsp per 1/2 CUP of oil mixture
FIRM: Use 4 Tbsp per 1/2 CUP of oil mixture
EXTRA-FIRM: Use 6 Tbsp per 1/2 CUP of oil mixture
HARD: Use 8 Tbsp per 1/2 CUP of oil mixture

DIRECTIONS
Place coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil and beeswax and shea butter in small glass jar. Place jar into pan and fill with approximately 2-inches of water. Heat over medium-heat, stirring mixture in jar until everything is melted. Remove pan from heat.

Using a clean kitchen towel or wash cloth, carefully remove jar from pan and place on cutting board to cool. While cooling stir with knife
to make sure contents stay well mixed.

Before adding your choice of essential oils, let the mixture cool a little but not too much. Letting the mixture cool helps to preserve and
protect the delicate chemical constituents in the essential oils. You can speed the process by gently stirring with a clean knife. Add the
essential oils while stirring and mixture is just starting to turn opaque and beginning to harden.

How to Make Hot and Cold Compresses

Preparing for a hot compress:
Fill a bowl with very hot water.
Add 4 to 5 drops of essential oil.
Dip a folded piece of sterile cotton cloth into the prepared water. Squeeze out excess water. Place the moistened cloth onto the affected area until it reaches body temperature. Repeat steps 3 through 5 two to three times.

Preparing for a cold compress, replace hot water with ice cold water and follow with steps 2 through 6.

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Peppermint Vitality Chocolate Chip Ice Creampeppermint-vitality-chip
2 Frozen Bananas cut into small chunks
optional 2-4 tbsp coconut milk
3 drops Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil
chocolate chips or cacao nibs

Directions:
Start with bananas that are beginning to turn brown. Peel and cut into large pieces, then freeze in an airtight bag or container. (You can freeze a whole bunch at once so they’re ready whenever you want to make banana ice cream.) To make the ice cream, throw around 2-3 frozen bananas into a blender or food processor with 2-4 tbsp coconut milk for smoother blending if desired.

Add 3 drops Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil (or more if desired), and stir in chocolate chips or cacao nibs after blending. Optional, blend in a small handful spinach for color and an extra nutrient boost. Blend until you achieve a soft-serve texture.

Serve immediately, or transfer to a container and freeze an additional 30 minutes, then scoop out with an ice cream scoop.



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2 Frozen Bananas cut into small chunks
3 tbsp cocoa powder
optional 2-4 tbsp coconut milk
3 drops Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

Directions:
Start with bananas that are starting to turn brown. Peel and cut into large pieces, then freeze in an airtight bag or container. (You can freeze a whole bunch at once so they’re ready whenever you want to make banana ice cream.) To make the ice cream, throw around 2-3 frozen bananas into a blender or food processor with other ingredients including 2-4 tbsp coconut milk for smoother blending if desired. Add 3 drops Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil (or more if desired). Blend until you achieve a soft-serve texture.

Serve immediately, or transfer to a container and freeze an additional 30 minutes, then scoop out with an ice cream scoop.



Banana Orange Vitality Ice Creamorange-vitality
4 Frozen Bananas cut into small chunks
1/2 cup of orange juice, frozen
3 drops Orange Vitality Essential Oil

Directions:
Start with bananas that are beginning to turn brown. Peel and cut into large pieces, then freeze in an airtight bag or container. (You can freeze a whole bunch at once so they’re ready whenever you want to make banana ice cream.) Freeze orange juice in ice cube tray. To make the ice cream, throw around 2-3 frozen bananas and frozen orange juice into a blender or food processor. Add 3 drops Orange Vitality Essential Oil (or more if desired).

Blend until you achieve a soft-serve texture. You can serve immediately, or transfer to a container and freeze an additional 30 minutes, then scoop out with an ice cream scoop.



Mango Lemon Lime Vitality Ice Cream
2 Frozen Bananas cut into small chunks
2 Mangos peeled, cored and cut into pieces or 1 10 oz bag frozen mango
3 drops Lemon vitality essential oil
3 drops Lime vitality essential oil

Directions:
Start with bananas that are beginning to turn brown. Peel and cut into large pieces, then freeze in an airtight bag or container. (You can freeze a whole bunch at once so they’re ready whenever you want to make banana ice cream.) To make the ice cream, throw around 2-3 frozen bananas and frozen mangos into a blender or food processor. Add 3 drops Lemon and 3 drops Lime Vitality Essential Oil (or more if desired).

Blend until you achieve a soft-serve texture. You can serve immediately, or transfer to a container and freeze an additional 30 minutes, then scoop out with an ice cream scoop.



Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
3 Frozen Bananas cut into small chunks
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp cocoa powder
pinch salt
2-3 tbsp peanut butter
1 scoop Pure Protein Complete Chocolate
optional 2-4 tbsp coconut milk
Directions:
Start with bananas that are starting to turn brown. Peel and cut into large pieces, then freeze in an airtight bag or container. (You can freeze a whole bunch at once so they’re ready whenever you want to make banana ice cream.) To make the ice cream, throw around 3 frozen bananas into a blender or food processor with other ingredients including 2-4 tbsp coconut milk for smoother blending if desired.

Optional: 1 or 2 scoops Pure Protein Complete can be added to any of these recipes. Either the chocolate or vanilla Pure Protein Complete



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wolfberry-cheesecakeThe Crust:

1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
3/4 c. roasted pine nuts, chopped
1 tsp. olive oil
1/4 c. Young Living Blue Agave
1/3 c. unsalted butter, melted

Cut together, with pastry cutter or forks, graham crackers crumbs, pine nuts, and Blue Agave. Slowly add melted butter while cutting the mixture. Be sure to completely incorporate butter before adding more. Stop adding butter when the mixture is able to hole its form when pressed between fingers. Spritz a 9″ spring form pan with olive oil on the bottom and sides. Press crust mixture to cover the bottom of pan. Set aside.

First Layer:

48 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 egg whites. beaten stiff
2 c. Young Living Blue Agave
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. Young Living Organic Dried Wolfberries, Item # 6360

Soften cream cheese to the point that it is easily blended with an electric mixer. Add Blue Agave, blending it with the cream cheese until smooth. Beat egg whites in a separate bowl. Fold egg whites and vanilla extract into cream cheese mixture and add wolfberries. Pour into the prepared pie crust. Bake the first layer at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, leaving the cheese cake in for an additional 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Second Layer:

2 c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbs. Young Living Blue Agave

Mix all three ingredients until creamy. Spread on top of chilled cheese cake. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Allow cake to cool completely before removing the ring from the pan.

Cheesecake Topping:

1/4 c. Young Living Organic Dried Wolfberries
2 c. fresh or frozen (thawed) strawberries
1/2 c. Blue Agave
1 tsp. lemon juice

Puree all ingredients. Drizzle over cheesecake slices before serving.

Makes 16 servings.

Ingredients For Filling:

Ingredients For the Topping:

    1 1/4 cups Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Flour
    1 cup almond flour
    8 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into bits, divided
    3 tablespoons blue agave nectar

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the fruit, Blue Agave, Lemon Vitality Essential Oil and corn starch. Stir until the corn starch has dissolved. Spoon mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Mix together einkorn flour and almond flour. Cut in 5 tablespoons of the butter till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the Blue Agave with a fork. Toss it evenly over the fruit and dot the top with the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter.

Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes. The topping should be golden brown and the fruit bubbling and somewhat thickened.



agave-berry-cobbler Servings: 8

Citrus oils are among my favorite oils. They smell so good and they are very mood uplifting. Any of the citrus oils are great for diffusing. They clean and deodorize the air while also lifting the mood.


Caution: Citrus oils are photosensitizing, so avoid applying to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or UV light.


Lemon Oil has immune supporting properties. It is purifying and uplifting. I often use lemon oil to clean my hands when in public places.


Lemon Oil has been widely used in skin care to cleanse skin and reduce wrinkles and those occasional pimples we all get every now and then.

Orange Oil is known as a “happy” oil, nurturing feelings of joy and peace. Because of its ability to help support the body’s normal cellular repair processes, orange essential oil makes an uplifting, complexion-brightening addition to any skin-care regimen, while its uplifting, citrus scent can aid relaxation and help lift occasional feelings of crankiness.


Grapefruit Oil is a great complement to any weight management plan. A key ingredient in our new Slique blend, grapefruit has an uplifting scent shown to help create feelings of satiety, support metabolism, and cleanse the body.


Tangerine Oil contains esters and aldehydes that are sedating and calming.


Try tangerine and lavender together to relax before bed time and get a good night’s sleep. Rub them on your feet or take a few drops each in capsule.


Or … Add a couple drops tangerine and lavender to chamomile tea.


The citrus oils are amazing! They neutralize acid in your body and balance Ph and they are just awesome for supporting your healthy immune system.


Citrus oils are wonderful to use in cleaning. Make a spray bottle of water with 15-25 drops of lemon oil to clean in bathroom or on kitchen surfaces.


Did you know that citrus oils have very high levels of limonene? Limonene is one of the highest antioxidants, it protects our cells and is a wonderful support for healthy body systems. Of course, we are talking about therapeutic grade essential oils that have been processed correctly and aren’t adulterated.


Limonene Content of Selected Essential Oils
Limonene Citrus Essential Oils


Limonene percentages were taken from Natural Medicine Alert, June 2002.


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