lemonLemon oil is a favorite among Young Living Distributors. Citrus oils are extracted by cold pressing the rind of the fruit. It takes about 75 lemons to make one 15-ml bottle of Lemon essential oil


Lemon oil is known to have powerful cleaning properties which make it wonderful for use in your home, particularly the kitchen and bathroom. I often add a few drops of lemon oil to cleaning solutions for extra cleaning properties. Mix a drop in a teaspoon of water & wipe the kitchen counter and cutting boards. It makes the kitchen smell fresh too.


Add lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and spray surfaces in the bathroom and anywhere else you want to clean or deodorize. It also sanitizes the bathroom fixtures. It is great for diffusing to purify and deodorize the air. If you don’t have a cold diffuser, add a few drops of oil in a spray mister bottle with water and mist the air.


Using 1-2 drops of Lemon oil works well in removing gum, oil and grease spots.


Window Cleaner Recipe
1 quart spray bottle
White Vinegar
10-15 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
Fill bottle half way with vinegar
Fill balance of bottle with water and essential oil.
Shake & Use.


Garbage Disposals: A great way to freshen you garbage disposal is to put your lemon or orange peels in it.
Or, use a few drops of citrus oils! About five drops of orange or lemon makes the garbage disposal smell great!


A few drops of oil may be added to the dishwasher to help clean and purify. Some popular oils besides lemon are pine, orange, tangerine, and peppermint.


To clean hard floors, add 1/4 cup of white vinegar to a bucket of water. Then add 5-10 drops of lemon and pine.
If the floor is especially dirty, add Thieves Cleaner. This will clean even the dirtiest floor.


Carry lemon essential oil to clean your hands when in public places. Use a drop of lemon to disinfect your hands after using public restrooms. Also remember to use lemon to clean hands after touching door knobs, shopping cart handles and other surfaces in public areas.


Lemon oil has a high limonene content of between 54-72%, which is excellent for supporting a healthy immune system.


Use lemon oil to clean minor cuts and scrapes.


Mix 1 drop lemon in half glass of warm water. Mix well then gargle.


Put a couple of drops of lemon oil in your drinking water to purify the water. It also tastes great.


To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.


Lemon oil cleans the skin. It may also help brighten a pale, dull complexion by removing the dead skin cells.


Works well in removing gum, wood stain, oil, and Grease spots.


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


Lemon
15 ml. Order Code #3578,


Experiences With Lemon Oil:


I love using Lemon Oil on the vinyl floor in the bathroom it takes all the scuff marks off with no effort. I use Lemon Oil to clean everything in the bathroom, and then I run some very hot water in the sink, put the stopper in the drain and plop a few drops of Peppermint Oil in the water. I swish it around, and the aroma fills the room, I let the water run out of the sink and the next few times that people wash their hands, and run hot water into the sink, it smells great! — Deirdre


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I thought that lemon might do the trick given something that happened recently that I’ve been meaning to post.


We have a Wok that we use pretty regularly. One night a few months ago, the person who was supposed to do dishes (not me..lol) decided to let the dishes sit till the next morning. We awoke to find the Wok basically unusable since the oil had hardened to a point that no amount of scrubbing would get it off. I’m sure all you cooks know of what I speak.


We tried many times…soaking and scrubbing and nothing worked.


Last week…we used the Wok the way it was and I was cleaning it. As per usual, I add a couple drops of lemon oil to my dish water and noticed something odd happening to the Wok. So I added a couple more drops of Lemon oil to the Wok to be sure.


AND…without putting any muscle into it…the hardened oil had started coming off. I kept scrubbing and wiping and it all came off in a few minutes. I was amazed and glad I didn’t have to buy a new Wok!! — Lauren


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After cleaning fish lemon oil removes fishy smell from fingers instantly!


It’s also good to use in the dishwasher for sanitizing and fragrance! Lemony clean smell will fill the room when opening the machine. Nice! — Denese


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Got another one for using Lemon oil also. After reading Peggy’s testimony about removing the double sticky tape it reminded me of it. My youngest son had fallen asleep with gum in his mouth. Anyway, the next morning it was in his hair… There were about 3 good spots that it was really a mess. I snipped out a little of it with scissors and then got out my Lemon oil. Put a drop on my fingers and rubbed them together with the gummy hair between them. WOW! Came right out! Didn’t take a whole lot either. I’ve also used Lemon oil to remove gum from clothes. Wish Lemon oil came in BULK size!! LOL!! — Lori

More and more people are looking to natural health products as a way to support a healthy body. We are all interested in preserving our health. We try to eat right, get plenty of rest and exercise and use natural health supplements. With all our efforts on natural health, many times people overlook one area of health that can be a serious hazard to their health.

Products that your family use every day contain ingredients that studies have linked to serious health issues.

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU!

The solution is as simple as reading the labels on your personal care products and replacing them with safe ones.

One of the worst and most widespread of these dangerous ingredients is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). SLS is absorbed through the skin and retained in the brain, heart and liver. Studies show that SLS also affects other areas in the body, such as your child’s still developing eyes. SLS has been shown to retard the proper development of eye tissues, cause cataracts, slow the healing of other eye problems and even cause blindness. SLS doesn’t even have to get in the eyes to cause eye damage. It does as much harm when it is absorbed through the skin.

Many so called “natural” products also have SLS as an ingredient. They may have a label that says, “100% natural ingredients.” Just because it says natural, doesn’t mean it’s good to put on your body. Poison ivy is natural, but I sure don’t want that on my skin.

The intended use of SLS is as an ingredient car wash soaps, engine degreaser and garage floor cleaner.

According to the Material Safety Data Sheet for SLS, exposure can lead to a burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting. It also specifically warns that SLS may be harmful if absorbed through the skin and that prolonged or repeated exposure should be avoided.
(The federal government requires a Material Safety Data Sheet for any hazardous chemical.)

Whenever I write an article on toxic ingredients in personal care, I always get a few people emailing me with why I am wrong about ingredients in shampoo. Let me ask you, if sodium lauryl sulfate is so safe, why does the Material Safety Data Sheet say to wear rubber suit, goggles and gloves when handling? Why all the warnings about liver damage and a long list of other issues?

The dangers of SLS are no secret to the medical community. In fact SLS is used as a skin irritant in medical labs. Scientists use it to purposely harm the skin in order to test healing agents.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is used in most shampoos and toothpaste. Go to the grocery store and try to find shampoo or toothpaste that does not have sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate in it.

Does your toothpaste have this FDA required poison warning label?

“Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately.”

You may have to search to find the warning because the companies try to hide it under the ingredients list. The warning may be on the box which you throw away and didn’t even notice it.

Did you know that the fastest way into the bloodstream is under the tongue? Nutrients as well as poison can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the dense network of blood vessels lining the mucous membrane of the mouth.

According to the PHYSICIANS DESK REFERENCE MANUAL, oral delivery is 10 times more efficient than anything that is swallowed. This is because ingredients enter the blood stream directly and are not filtered and broken down by the liver and digestive organs.

Do you really want poisons in the products you & your family use?

Besides the sodium lauryl sulfate, there is enough fluoride in a 4 oz tube of most brands of toothpaste to kill a small child. What’s worse is that scientists are now linking fluoride to dental deformity, arthritis and allergic reactions.

Another ingredient to avoid – propylene glycol, is found in most moisturizers and is commonly used as a humectant (additive to keep products moist) & a preservative. It sounds innocent enough but did you know it’s also a main ingredient in antifreeze, brake fluid, deicers, latex paint and laundry detergent?

It is supposed to make the skin feel smooth. While it may appear to moisturize the skin’s surface, it actually steals moisture from the under layers of the skin.

Propylene glycol is not only ineffective, it’s dangerous. It is derived from petroleum products.

The Material Safety Data Sheets on propylene glycol – warns against contact with eyes, skin and clothing. It also says inhalation can cause irritation of nasal passages. Ingestion can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Over exposure to propylene glycol can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

Did You Know?

Over 800 of the chemicals available for use in cosmetics have been reported to the government as toxic substances. – The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health

There are safe products out there. Young Living has a line of safe personal care products without the poisons, but added benefit of essential oils.

This year two new products made with Einkorn were released at Young Living Convention. Einkorn is the original “staff of life” grain. It is the oldest variety of wheat.


Most of the wheat that is used today is a hybrid. Hybridization is a modern way of combining two kinds of seed species to engineer a new plant. It is man’s way of changing what God created into something bigger and better, or so they think.  Hybridization can happen naturally when plants are near each other and the wind blows and cross pollinates. That is not what we are talking about with the modern hybrid wheat. Modern wheat was engineered to have shorter stalks to create less waste and fuller heads of grain to produce more product, thus more profits.  Doesn’t it always come down to the almighty dollar?


The problem with the hybrid wheat is that it has been engineered to contain 3 genomes and 42 chromosomes while einkorn wheat has 14 chromosomes. Those extra chromosomes create new proteins that man was never intended to consume. They are foreign to the body and cause confusion in the digestive system.  This wheat is a major contributor to obesity and other modern ailments.

    1. It contains a Super Starch – amylopectin A that is super fattening.

    2. It contains a form of Super Gluten that is super inflammatory.

    3. It contains a Super Drug that is highly addictive and makes you crave and eat more.


In Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis explains that 5 percent of wheat proteins of a hybrid from two parent species are unique, not found in either parent.


Dr. Davis told CBS This Morning: “There’s a new protein in this thing called gliadin. It’s not gluten. I’m not talking about people with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. I am talking about everyone else. This thing, gliadin, binds into the opiate receptors in your brain and in most people stimulates appetite such that we consume 440 more calories, 365 days per year.” ref 1


It actually makes us more hungry for starches and carby foods.


At the time of this writing we have two new products from Young Living made with Einkorn. I’m sure others will be coming soon.


Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Pancake & Waffle Mix Product – Ingredients: Whole grain einkorn flour (Triticum monococcum), Brown rice flour, Amaranth flour, Tapioca flour, Sorghum flour (Sorghum bicolor), Dhokla flour (Indian flour made from chickpeas) Product #5300


Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix


Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Spaghetti – Ingredients: Whole grain einkorn flour (Triticum monococcum), Water
Product #5301


Einkorn Spaghetti


Einkorn growing at Young Living’s Mona, Utah Farm:
einkorn-young-living


References:
1. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/modern-wheat-a-perfect-chronic-poison-doctor-says


smoothieSmoothies are a great way to get more veggies into your diet. Let’s face it. In this fast paced lifestyle, most of us don’t get enough vegetables in our diet. Smoothies can help. especially if you have family members who don’t love their vegetables. Add fruit and it’s a flavorful way to enjoy more vegetables. Try some of these smoothie recipes.


Ginger Protein Smoothie


2 handfuls of spinach or kale
5 stalks of raw asparagus
ginger root – I like my smoothie very strong in ginger so I add a piece about 3 inches long.
1/2 banana
1 cup whatever fruit I have on hand
2 scoops Young Living Pure Protein Complete
1 tbsp flax seeds
1-4 ounces NingXia Red
1 cup water
4 drops tangerine or other essential oil – Slique Essence is AWESOME in smoothies!


Directions: Combine ingredients in blender or NutriBullet. Fill liquid to the line. Blend until you reach the desired consistency. I like to freeze peeled bananas so they are like banana ice cubes. I cut them in half and put them in ziploc bags.


Blueberry Almond Smoothie
2 handfuls spinach or kale
1 cup blueberries
1/2 banana
2 scoops Young Living Pure Protein Complete
10 almonds
optional: ginger root – I LOVE ginger root in almost all smoothies. I can’t get enough of it! 🙂


Directions: Combine ingredients in blender or NutriBullet. Fill liquid to the line. Blend until you reach the desired consistency.


NingXia Peach Smoothie


1/2 c. frozen peaches
1/2 c. frozen strawberries or blueberries
2 scoops Young Living Pure Protein Complete
4 ounces NingXia Red
Water (whatever amount to the line on your NutriBullet cup)
4 drops Orange or Tangerine essential oil


Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. In NutriBullet, fill liquid to the line. Frozen fruit gives the smoothie a cold, thick consistency but can be replaced with fresh fruit. Makes one serving.


Here are two smoothie recipes I found on Young Living’s Product Blog:


Nitro and Protein Smoothie


This protein-packed treat is the perfect way to refuel after an intense workout or as an on-the-go meal replacement. Formulated with Korean ginseng and B vitamins, NingXia Nitro delivers sustained amounts of energy and alertness. Pure Protein Complete™ and avocado add nearly 15 grams of protein and a boost of omega-3 essential fatty acids to support muscle repair. Plus, the bright taste of fruit and pure Lime essential oil will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed!


Ingredients:
1 tube NingXia Nitro
1 scoop Pure Protein Complete
4 drops Lime essential oil
1/2 c. coconut water
Handful of spinach
1/2 c. diced pineapple
1/2 c. diced mango
1/2 c. sliced banana
1 avocado, pit and skin removed
1 tsp. flax seed
1/2 tsp. Blue Agave
1 cup cubed ice (optional)
Shredded coconut (optional)


Directions: Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until you reach the desired consistency. If smoothie is too thick to blend, add additional coconut water.


Sunrise Nitro Smoothie


If protein and workouts aren’t your focus, the Sunrise Nitro Smoothie is a delicious way to start the day. By providing the necessary nutrients for sustained energy, this delightful beverage is the perfect alternative to your morning cup of coffee. In addition to alertness, this smoothie combines the hydrating effects of coconut water; fiber and omega-3 fatty acids from chia seeds; and the antioxidant properties of green tea extract. It’s the perfect way to start an impactful day!


Ingredients:
1 tube NingXia Nitro
4 drops Orange or Tangerine essential oil
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 peeled navel orange
1/2 tsp. chia seeds
1/2 cup cubed ice (optional)


Directions: Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until you reach the desired consistency. If smoothie is too thick to blend, add additional coconut water.


Young Living Products used in these recipes:
#3644 Tangerine oil
#3602 Orange oil
#3291 Pure Protein Complete
#3042 NingXia Red
#4586 Slique Essence
#3064 NingXia Nitro
#3074 Lime oil
#3221 Blue Agave


We have all the felt the effects of sleep deprivation: that zombie-like feeling that consumes us the moment we roll out of bed. Our eyes are heavy, we can’t think straight, everything in a blur. Like mechanical robots, we go about our day not fully comprehending what is going on around us.


The negative effects of sleep deprivation are quickly becoming an alarming issue. According to a recent poll, 58 percent of adults in the US experience symptoms of insomnia several nights a week.


Sleep-deprived individuals find it hard to concentrate or feel productive during the day. Perhaps worst of all, more and more are driving drowsy. In fact, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 of reported crashes occur as a result of drowsiness.


Getting a good night’s sleep is important for mental health and normal functioning, but it’s pertinent for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Single essential oils such as valerian, spikenard, and lavender are known for their ability to relax, calm, and emotionally ground a person. RutaVaLa, Peace & Calming and Gentle Baby are soothing essential oil blends that have similar effects. These oils can be diffused, inhaled, massaged into the feet prior to retiring to help ease tension and settle the mind.


DURING THE DAY:

  • Consume less or no caffeine, particularly late in the day.
  • Avoid alcohol and nicotine, especially close to bedtime.
  • Exercise, but not within three hours of going to bed.
  • Avoid naps, especially in the late afternoon or evening.
  • Establish a regular sleep schedule; don’t try to make up for lost sleep.

BEFORE BEDTIME:

  • Take a warm bath using a few drops of lavender in the water to soothe away stress and tension before retiring at night.
  • Rub a drop of essential oil such as lavender on your palm and smooth over pillow to aid with sleep.
  • Apply Peace & Calming or another soothing oil to the feet before bedtime to promote relaxation.


Young Living’s SleepEssence contains four relaxing essential oils in a softgel vegetarian capsule for easy ingestion. Combining lavender, vetiver, valerian, and Ruta graveolens essential oils with the hormone melatonin.



Essential Oils For Sleep