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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When the summer season arrives we begin to get outside more and participate in lots of outdoor activities. The good news is that, Young Living Essential Oils has some pretty awesome ways to help support healthy muscles, especially on those days when we over do it a bit.


cool-azul-sports-gelCool Azul Sports Gel


Cool Azul Sports Gel delivers a cooling sensation to the skin with a unique, plant-based formula that includes pure essential oils. Here are three reasons why our members are loving this new product:


Over 10 ml of Essential Oils – Cool Azul Sports Gel contains an unparalleled amount of essential oils: a full 10 percent of the formula! That means that each 3.4-oz. tube contains enough essential oils to overfill a 10-ml bottle. This amount is significantly higher than similar products on the market, more than 2–3 times as much in some cases.


The formula features 13 distinct essential oils that work together for a power-packed essential oil blend in Cool Azul Sports Gel: Young Living exclusive Dorado Azul, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Sage, Copaiba, Plectranthus Oregano, Tea Tree, Lavender, Blue Cypress, Elemi, Caraway Seed, Vetiver, and German Chamomile. The base ingredient in our Cool Azul Sports Gel formula is aloe vera, while other comparable products use water as their main ingredient. This gives Cool Azul Sports Gel a thicker base, while giving you the smooth, cooling hydration of aloe vera.


Cool Azul Sports Gel conveniently fits in a purse or gym bag, so whether your day is spent at an amusement park or running a marathon, you can easily keep a tube with you.

PanAway – The name says it all. This is a great oil blend to have on hand for those days when you play too hard. Just apply to tired, overworked muscles.


Peppermint – Another oil that feels good after a heavy workout or a long hike.

Summer is approaching and with it, lots of outdoor activities. Essential oils can be wonderful to support all kinds of fun in and out of the sun. Here are a few recipes to enhance your summer fun.
Young Living Summer Essential Oils
Great Outdoors Spray
In a 4 ounce glass spray bottle:
2 oz distilled water
2 oz Witch Hazel
Add essential oils:
10 drops citronella essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil

Or 30 drops Purification oil blend

Shake well and spray on as needed when enjoying the outdoors.


Pesky Working In The Garden Spray
10 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops Young Living Purification essential oil
Add to 4 oz of water in glass spray bottle. Use with mister and spray over body. Shake well before use. Keep away from eyes.


Blend For Walkers, Joggers and Runners
5 drops rosemary essential oil
3 drops peppermint essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
Mix and rub on your feet.


Muscle Cream

10 drops Young Living PanAway
10 drops peppermint
2 Tablespoons coconut oil


Or
10 drops Young Living PanAway
10 drops peppermint
in a 10 ml roller bottle filled with carrier oil.



After-Sun Spray
1/2 cup distilled water
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
8 drops of Lavender essential oil
2 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil
2 drops Geranium essential oil
Blend together and pour into a 12-16 ounce fine mist spray bottle. Spray skin if you have been over exposed to the sun. Do not get any in eyes.



Minty After-Sun Spray
25 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops peppermint essential oil
1 TBS Aloe Vera Gel
Add to 4 oz of water in glass spray bottle. Use with mister and spray over body. Shake well before use.
The peppermint is very cooling to the skin.



Moisturizing Hair Spritz
If your hair is dull or naturally dry, spritz this recipe over your hair throughout the day to keep it from looking dry, particularly if you are planning a day in the sun.
1 cup distilled water
10 drops Young Living Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
10 drops Frankincense essential oil
8 drops Cedarwood essential oil
8 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
1 tsp. V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
Add all ingredients in a 12-oz. spray bottle. Shake well before spritzing over hair, avoiding the roots.



Hair Detangler
From extreme roller coasters to an afternoon on water skis, summer activities can tangle your hair. Smooth out knots with this hair detangler!

1/2 cup Lavender Volume Conditioner (or other Young Living conditioner)
1 1/8 cup hot (not boiling) distilled water
3 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil
3 drops Cedarwood essential oil
3 drops Frankincense essential oil
Put conditioner into a 12-oz. spray bottle. Add distilled water and shake. Add essential oils and shake again. To use, spray on dry or damp hair, focusing on the ends.


summer-travel-essential-oils200x150What oils do you like to keep on hand for the summer months? Essential oils are amazing in all seasons but I find them especially useful when traveling. I have lots of oils in my summer survival kit but here are a few of my top favorites.


Lavender – Diffuse for a comforting and calming scent. Unwind by adding a few drops to a nighttime bath. Diffuse for a fresh, clean scent and to eliminate odors.


Lavaderm Spray – Contains Lavender essential oil and aloe. Spray on after a day in the sun to to soothe and rejuvenate overexposed skin.


Lavender and Peppermint Foot Soak
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops chamomile
Cool, soothe and relieve your feet after a long day. Add essential oil blend to a large bowl of warm water. Soak your feet for at least 10 minutes. You could layer those oils on the bottom of your feet as an alternative.


Peppermint – Supports gastrointestinal system comfort. Supports normal digestion. Supports energy.


Purification – Apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free. Add to distilled water in a small spray bottle and use when traveling to freshen the air and eliminate odors.


Thieves – Supports healthy immune function.


Di­Gize – Add to a gel capsule. Add 2 drops DiGize™ and 1 drop Peppermint to water for a stimulating beverage. Use with every meal along with Essentialzyme­s-4. Use as a dietary supplement in water when traveling abroad. Add 2­–3 drops to honey for a tasty snack.


PanAway – Apply topically after exercise or a long day walking.


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