I remember Gary Young commenting that, if he could only choose one oil to use, it would be frankincense. Frankincense essential oil is one of the most versatile and powerful essential oils and its no surprise why it is commonly called, “The King of Oils.” I go through Frankincense faster than any other essential oil because it is so effective AND versatile! I love the way my skin feels and looks when I add it to my beauty routine. If you are ever wondering what oil to use, Frankincense is almost always a good choice!


Here are a few good ways to use Frankincense essential oil.


1. Uplifting – Frankincense is nice for you need a bit of an uplift to your mood. Some days are like that Wear it like a perfume and inhale. Frankincense is a good essential to diffuse.


2. Stress Relief – Apply to temples or wear as perfume. Inhale. Promotes feelings of relaxation and tranquility.


3. Supports and maintains the appearance of healthy-looking, radiant skin. Especially beneficial for mature complexions. Frankincense is a main ingredient in Young Living skin care products like ART Skincare, Sheerlume and several others.

    Massage a drop of Frankincense into facial skin after cleansing, followed by applying your regular moisturizers.
    Add a few drops to your face cream or body lotion and rub directly into skin.
    Massage into the skin on hands and feet after a long day to restore skin’s texture.


4. Helps alleviate minor aches associated with daily life – Rub on areas of discomfort after a busy day.


5. Clean Cuts and Scrapes – Apply a drop of Frankincense to small cuts and scrapes to clean.


6. Support a Healthy Immune System – Take Frankincense Vitality 1-2 drops in a clear vegetable capsule as a supplement. You can also add to water, juice or NingXia Red.


Never take oils internally unless you are using Young Living Oils. Many oils are adulterated even though labeled 100% PURE.

Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils prior to application. They carry the essential oils further into the tissue or help hold the essential oil topically. Carrier oils vary in thickness. Tired and overworked muscles respond best when the essential oils penetrate deep into the tissue. For this application, choose a lighter viscosity carrier oil.

If applying to someone with sensitive skin, use a medium viscosity carrier oil to slow down the rate of absorption.

Fast Absorption
Safflower
Hazelnut
Grapeseed
Apricot Kernel
Canola
Camellia Seed
Rose Hip

Average Absorption
Jojoba
Coconut
Argan
Olive
V6
Sunflower
Hemp Seed

Slow Absorption
Avocado
Castor
Flax Seed
Evening Primrose
Oat
Macadamia Nut
Sweet Almond

Carrier oils from Light Viscosity to Barrier:

Sunflower Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Young Living V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex
Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Jojoba Oil
Olive Oil
Avocado Oil
Balms and Salves – Coco Butter, Shea Butter Coconut Oil.

The really thick oils can be used as a barrier.

When using carrier oils in making your own skin care recipe, you will want to consider the comedogenic rating of the different carrier oils. Choosing carrier oils with lower comedogenic rating will reduce the likelihood of clogged pores.

Comedogenic Ratings

0 – Won’t clog pores
1 – Very low likelihood of clogging pores
2 – Moderately low
3 – Moderate
4 – Fairly high
5 – High likelihood of clogging pores

Argan Oil – 0
Sunflower Oil – 0
Shea Butter – 0
Safflower – 0
Hemp Seed – 0
Abyssinian oil – 1
Castor Oil – 1
Rosehip Seed Oil – 1
Apricot Kernel – 2
Almond Oil – 2
Black Seed Oil – 2
Evening Primrose – 2
Grape Seed Oil – 2
Hazelnut Oil – 2
Jojoba Oil – 2
Olive Oil – 2
Pumpkin Seed Oil – 2
Avocado Oil – 3
Corn Oil – 3
Sesame Seed Oil – 3
Coconut Oil – 4
Coconut Butter – 4
Cocoa Butter – 4
Palm Oil – 4
Wheat Germ Oil – 5

Carrier Oils For Different Skin Types

Normal Skin – Hempseed, Coconut, Grape Seed, Sunflower, Sweet Almond

Oily Skin – Grape Seed, Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel Jojoba, Sunflower,

Sensitive Skin – Jojoba, Sesame Seed, Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel

Mature Skin – Grape Seed, Jojoba, Sesame Seed, Rosehip Seed Oil, Almond, Apricot

Five Easy Steps to Blending Essential Oils

Decide on the purpose or reason that you’re creating the blend.
Choose the application method – bath, diffusion, compress, massage etc.
If necessary get the supplies you need (like V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or diffuser etc.)

Select 3 – 5 essential oils that will work together to accomplish your purpose.

Choose the dosage or concentration level of the oils you need – for the method you want.

Carrier Volume 1% EO 2% EO 4% EO
1/2 Ounce (1 TBS) 3 Drops 6 Drops 12 Drops
1 Ounce (2 TBS) 6 Drops 12 Drops 24 Drops

1% is great for kids and the elderly
2% is great for all over body lotion type application
4% is great for concentrated area of massage

Add the oils to your carrier oil or lotion or to your bath (usually 8 – 10 drops) or whatever method you chose – and enjoy!

Other things to remember:

• Only add 1 oil to a “ready made blend”.
• Use only 3 – 5 oils to make your own blend.
• Blend just one drop at a time. One drop can make a big difference.
• Write down what you do – so you avoid making mistakes twice and also so that you can recreate what you like.
• Blend in small quantities so that you don’t have a big batch of something you hate. Once your blend is perfected
you may go ahead and make larger quantities.
• Mix your oils in a glass container.
• Have FUN! Let imagination and your nose guide you.

We live in a fast paced and stressful world in which it can be a real challenge to maintain a happy and stress free life. Too many demands on our physical, mental and emotional selves can drain our energy. Essential oils can be a big help during those busy, stress filled times of year. Here are 3 essential oil blends from Young Living that you should have on hand during stressful seasons.

Young Living White Angelica Essential Oil

White Angelica is an excellent blend to support your energy field from all of the bombardment of chaotic energy. This oil helps protect you from negative energy. It is calming and soothing and brings a feeling of protection and security. White Angelica is a good one for times when you are going to be around a lot of people who may have negative energy. It is a good one for health practitioners, therapists, social workers, coaches, etc. Also good to use before family gatherings. 😉

How to use: For topical or aromatic use. Diffuse or wear in your diffuser jewelry, rub on top of shoulders, along spine, on crown of head, wrists, behind ears and on the back of the neck. Put a few drops in our palm, rub in a circular clock-wise motion 3 times to build the energy, then do a “sweep” from head to toe, front and back, then down the sides. This creates a protective shield around the body. This can be useful for everyone at any time, but is especially valuable for practitioners who work with those who are ill or carry negative energy.

Joy essential oil is a blend of Young Living’s most inviting oils, formulated to invite a sense of romance, bliss, and warmth. It is very mood uplifting. Joy oil has Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Jasmine, Palmarosa, and Rose essential oil, giving it a fresh, floral aroma with notes of citrus from the essential oils of Bergamot, Lemon, and Tangerine. Joy essential oil blend is a good one for diffusing or applying topically.

Joy Oil Uses
Apply Joy essential oil blend to your wrists and back of neck before going out the door for a fresh floral fragrance.
Place 2–3 drops on a damp cloth and throw it in the dryer to help freshen your laundry.
Put a few drops in a warm bath for a spa-like experience and to enjoy its relaxing aroma.
Diffuse it to bring an environment of joy throughout your home that is perfect for family gatherings and celebrations.

Joy essential oil blend is balancing, calming, mood uplifting, eases nerves and promotes a feeling of peace. A good one for stressful busy times.

Gathering features a blend of aromas that invites you to overcome the chaotic energy of everyday life and keeps you on the path to higher achievement. Contains essential oils of lavender, frankincense and Northern Lights Black Spruce, oils that help promote a calm atmosphere.

Years ago, at a Young Living training, Gary Young talked about Gathering essential oil blend. He said that Gathering was specifically formulated for focusing. Gary told us to apply Gathering on your left temple by rubbing it in a clockwise motion three times and then move across your forehead to your right temple and rub clockwise at the right temple to connect the left and right brain.

If you are strong on the left brain (being mathematical, logical), then you rub it on the left temple clockwise three times and then come across to the right side of the temple and rub it three times. What this does energy-wise is to help integrate the left brain with the right brain. If you are in your right brain and you are feeling so creative that you can’t balance your checkbook, then put it on the right temple and go three times and then bring it across to the left side because you are bringing the energy of the right brain and integrating it with the left brain and creating that balance..and then go three times on the left temple. You can repeat that as many times as you desire.

If the left brain is too active, you put 3 drops on the left temple, turn it 3 times, then drag that finger across the forehead to the other side, turn again 3 times on the right temple.

The “Great Day Protocol” that Gary Young gave at a Young Living training many years ago is another favorite. It includes two of the oils in this month’s PV Promo.

Great Day Protocol
Valor – rubbed on the bottoms of the feet, or a drop put on one wrist, and I hold the other wrist to it. (This is what I usually do because it’s more convenient.)
Harmony – a single drop, rubbed over the solar plexus area (above the belly button).
Joy – a single drop rubbed over the heart.
White Angelica – a single drop in one hand, rub the hands together, and brush over the head (lightly touching the hair, over the face, onto the shoulders, the chest, brushing all the way down the body, lightly touching the body, right over the clothes, as though applying an “angelic shield.”

Young Living Valor Harmony Joy and White Angelica Essential Oils

The Story of Thieves Oil

Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend was created based on the historical tale of four thieves in Europe who protected themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing the dead and dying. When captured, they were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for their secret recipe.


Young Living’s proprietary Thieves oil blend includes clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and Eucalyptus radiata and has been specially blended to offer the same kind of defense as it did in the fifteenth century. Thieves has been university tested and found to be highly effective in supporting a healthy immune system. Clove oil, an ingredient in Thieves, has an ORAC score of over 10,000,000. Clove oil is the highest rated antioxidant in the world.

Thieves essential oil blend is highly concentrated, a drop or two works wonders.


A Few Ways to Use Thieves Oil


1. Put a drop of Thieves on your hands and rub together to clean your hands after touching doorknobs or shopping cart handles or other surfaces in public places.

2. Put a drop on your hands, rub them together, then cup your hands loosely over your nose and mouth while inhaling.

3. Rub 1 drop onto the bottoms of your feet before heading out for the day.

4. Purify the air by diffusing Thieves in your home and office. Diffuse only 10 minutes a.m. and p.m.

5. Put 4-5 drops on a wash cloth to and tumble with the laundry in the dryer freshen laundry.

6. Drop on stubborn adhesives, such as glue and chewing gum, to remove from surfaces.

7. Drop 4-5 drops on a tissue and attach to an air vent to freshen a hotel room.

8. Add a drop or two of Thieves to mop water to add extra cleaning power and a fresh scent.

9. Make a deep-cleaning scrub by combining baking soda, Thieves Household Cleaner, and 2 drops of Thieves to form a thick paste.

10. Add a few drops of Thieves to your DIY deodorant recipe for an aromatic boost.

11. Make a deodorizing room and linen spray by combining 4 drops of Thieves with water in a spray bottle and spraying around the house.

Thieves Vitality


Try these simple suggestions to incorporate Thieves in the body for extra support.

12. Add 2-3 drops of Thieves into an empty vegetarian gel capsule and take internally.

14. Add 1-2 drops into a spoonful of Young Living’s Blue Agave for a little support for your healthy immune system.

15. Add 1-2 drops of Thieves Vitality to your herbal tea for a little support for your healthy immune system.

16. Add a drop to your toothbrush before brushing for an even fresher experience!


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Tea Tree oil, also known as Melaleuca alternifolia or Melaleuca oil, is one of the most widely used and extensively researched essential oils.


Tea Tree essential oil has been used for its beauty benefits. It can help maintain healthy-looking hair and scalp and reduce the appearance of blemishes. Beyond its beauty benefits, Tea Tree oil also possesses powerful cleansing properties, making it a popular addition to homemade household cleaners, air fresheners, and linen sprays.


Tea Tree is one of those must have oils that no home should be without.




Tea Tree benefits:
Helps maintain healthy-looking hair and scalp
Reduces the appearance of blemishes
Is skin cleansing and can help maintain healthy-looking skin
Helps eliminate musky odors
Helps maintain the appearance of healthy skin and toenails.
May work as a naturally derived deodorant
Has relaxing and calming properties
May support a worry-free outlook
Cleanses and soothes minor skin irritations
Can be soothing to the skin after a day in the sun
Enhances the appearance of a youthful complexion
Supports aging skin



How to use Tea Tree essential oil:
Add a few drops to water or witch hazel in a small spray bottle to refresh linens and towels.
Add a few drops to fingertips for an invigorating scalp massage.
Diffuse to eliminate stale or unpleasant odors in the home.
Diffuse to relax as part of your bedtime routine
Add to coconut or carrier oils for a refreshing foot rub.
Combine with citrus scents for a natural deodorant.
Use Tea Tree’s cleansing properties for homemade soaps and moisturizers.
Apply to skin as part of your nighttime routine.
Comb through hair for added shine and freshness.
Apply to feet and toenails when needed.
Apply to skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Add to your favorite lotion or hair care products.



Too Much Sun Spray
25 drops Lavender oil
10 drops Tea Tree oil
Aloe Vera Jell 1 tablespoon

Add to spray bottle filled with 4 oz purified Water.
Shake well before use. Spray over body as needed after a day in the sun.
KEEP REFRIGERATED!
Feels great chilly!



Essential Oil Deodorant
3 TBS coconut oil
1 TBS beeswax pellets
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda
1 vitamin E capsule
5 drops Tea Tree oil
5 drops Lavender oil
1 empty 2.65 oz deodorant container

Combine coconut and beeswax pellets in a heat proof glass bowl or glass measuring cup. Place bowl or measuring cup in a saucepan filled with
an inch of water. Heat mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally until completely melted. Stir in corn starch, baking soda and one vitamin E capsule. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Quickly pour mixture into an empty deodorant container.
Wait for mixture to harden and cool completely before using.
Arrow root powder is a great substitute for cornstarch!



Boo Boo Spray
5 drops Lavender oil
3 drops Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
2 drops Cypress oil
2 oz (or 1/4 cup) witch hazel
8 oz (or 1 cup) distilled water

Add the oils and witch hazel to 8 ounces of distilled water and shake vigorously. Put in a spray bottle.
Spray on minor boo boos to cleanse and soothe before applying bandage. Repeat 2-3 times daily for 3 days.



Mixed with water or vinegar, essential oils can help clean many surfaces in your home and leave the area smelling wonderful! Tea Tree, Lemon,
Grapefruit, Eucalyptus radiata, Peppermint, Lavender and Rosemary essential oils are especially effective!



To naturally clean the toilet, add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the bowl followed with 1/2 cup of baking soda. This will cause a fizzing reaction. Add 5-10 drops of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil. Let sit for 5 minutes, then scrub.


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