The secret to long, healthy life may be to eat lots of fresh berries. The reason why? The aging process is now largely understood to be the action of free oxygen radicals that arise in our bodies through normal metabolism and cell function as well as from external environmental sources.

Most free radicals contain electrically unbalanced oxygen atoms. Free radicals can be thought of as partial molecules frantically looking for their missing parts. This makes them hungry and aggressive, ready to grab a chunk from whatever tissue is available (namely a piece of our bodies). Hence, they can cause problems by disrupting normal function at a cellular level. As long as our bodies can keep these radicals in check by dissipating them harmlessly, we stay youthful and healthy.

When we suffer an immune deficiency or experience excess stress from environmental factors such as ambient radiation, impurities in our air or water and foods, etc., free radicals can be formed in our bodies at a rate faster than we can handle. These radicals aggressively attack our own tissues causing unhealthy mutations and irreversible damage. The consequences of this include accelerated aging, and a host of other problems.

There are foods and substances that absorb free radicals (containing antioxidants) and the more you partake of these, the more youthful and healthy you will remain.

* Scientists at Tufts University have developed a scale for the U.S. Department of Agriculture called the ORAC test.

* (ORAC-Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) The higher the ORAC, the higher the ORAC score, the more capable that particular food is of destroying free radicals, thus retarding the ageing process.

The top natural antioxidant foods as determined by Tufts University so far are as follows:
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FOOD ORAC SCORE

Carrots 210
Oranges 750
Beets 840
Raspberries 1,220
Strawberries 1,540
Blueberries 2,400,
NingXia Wolfberries 30,300

COMPARE: Clove Essential Oil 1,078,700 per 100 grams.
Clove is the champion of with over 1 million!! That means a drop of Clove contains more than 300 times more antioxidant per unit volume than wolfberries, the most powerful of all known fruits.

ESSENTIAL OILS HAVE THE HIGHEST ORAC SCORES.

Essential oils have the highest ORAC scores of any known substance. According to the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th Edition, they are as follows:

Essential Oil – ORAC Scores

    Clove ….. 1,078,700
    Longevity (Blend) ….. 151,100
    Myrrh ….. 379,800
    Citronella ….. 312,000
    Coriander ….. 298,300
    Fennel ….. 238,400
    Clary Sage ….. 221,000
    German Chamomile ….. 218,600
    Cedarwood ….. 169,000essential-oil-antioxidants
    Rose ….. 160,400
    nutmeg ….. 158,100
    Marjoram ….. 139,905
    Melissa ….. 134,300
    Ylang Ylang ….. 130,000
    Palmarosa ….. 127,755
    Rosewood ….. 113,200
    Manuka ….. 106,200
    Wintergreen ….. 101,800
    Geranium ….. 101,000
    Ginger ….. 99,300
    Bay laurel ….. 98,900
    Eucalyptus citriodora ….. 83,000
    Cumin ….. 82,400
    Black Pepper ….. 79,700
    Vetiver ….. 74,300
    Petitgrain ….. 73,600
    Blue Cypress ….. 73,100
    Citrus hystrix ….. 69,200
    Douglas Fir ….. 69,000
    Blue Tansy ….. 68,800
    Goldenrod ….. 61,900
    Melaleuca ericifolia ….. 61,100
    Blue Yarrow ….. 55,900
    Spikenard ….. 54,800
    Basil ….. 54,000
    Patchouli ….. 49,400
    White fir ….. 47,900
    Tarragon ….. 37,900

    Cajeput ….. 37,600
    Peppermint ….. 37,300
    Cardamom ….. 36,500
    Dill ….. 35,600
    Celery seed ….. 30,300
    Fleabane (Canadian) ….. 26,700
    Mandarin ….. 26,500
    lime ….. 26,200
    Galbanum ….. 26,200
    Myrtle ….. 25,400
    Cypress ….. 24,300
    Grapefruit ….. 22,600
    Hyssop ….. 20,900
    Balsam Fir ….. 20,500
    Niaouli ….. 18,600
    Thyme ….. 15,960
    Oregano ….. 15,300
    Cassia ….. 15,170
    Sage ….. 14,800
    Mountain Savory ….. 11,300
    Cinnamon Bark ….. 10,340
    Tsuga ….. 7,100
    Valerian ….. 6,200
    Cistus ….. 3,860
    Eucalyptus globulus ….. 2,410
    Orange ….. 1,890
    lemongrass ….. 1,780
    Helichrysum ….. 1,740
    Ravensara ….. 890
    lemon ….. 660
    Frankincense ….. 630
    Spearmint ….. 540
    lavender ….. 360
    Rosemary ….. 330
    Juniper ….. 250
    Roman Chamomile ….. 240
    Sandalwood ….. 160

Compare these numbers with the berries and you can tell how potent essential oils really are. The last six oils on this chart are even more powerful than wolfberries.

Clove is the champion of all with an ORAC score over 10 million!! That means a drop of Clove contains 400 times more antioxidant per unit volume than wolfberries, the most powerful of all known fruits.
Of course, the comparison isn’t quite fair since oils are concentrates while fresh fruits are not, nevertheless, a 15 ml bottle of Clove Oil has the antioxidant capacity of 150 lbs of carrots, 40 quarts of blueberries or 16 gallons of beet juice.

TWO DROPS OF ESSENTIAL OIL OF CLOVE
Have the Antioxidant Power of . . .
2.5 tablespoons of NingXia Red Juice, 5 pounds of carrots, 2.5 quarts of carrot juice, 10 oranges, 20 ounces or orange juice, 2.5 pounds of beets, 1 pint of beet juice, 4 cups of raspberries, 2.5 cups of blueberries.

This means a drop of clove in your drinking water or a drop of any edible essential oil in anything you eat, is good support for a healthy immune system and you don’t have to eat a dozen oranges or drink a quart of beet juice every day to do it. A couple of spoonfuls of NingXia Red will do it, too.

The bottom is this: The benefits of breathing, applying and taking essentials oils internally while consuming NingXia Red and other supplements are far greater than you can imagine.
NingXia Red is a super-antioxidant berry juice containing juices from berries and essential oils rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene.

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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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Young Living Lavender Oil It’s lavender harvest time at Young Living Essential Oils and we are celebrating with an awesome lavender promotion. Check out more details on that in the lower portion of this newsletter.

Lavender is often called the “Swiss Army Knife of Oils.” I need to be clear, I am talking about Lavandula angustifolia, sometimes called Lavandula officinalis.

Lavender is one of those oils that everyone should have on hand. If you have some issue that you wonder what oil to use, it’s a good bet lavender will be helpful.

Lavender is very soothing to the skin. It is wonderful added to aloe vera on those days when you are getting a little too much fun in the sun.

Make sure you are using true Lavandula angustifolia and not one that has been extended with a hybrid lavender like lavandin or a synthetic linalool and linalyl acetate. Many companies use things to extend the oil and thus make more profit. For example: Lavandin is commonly used to extend lavender. Lavandin is a hybrid that has 5-12% camphor as one of its constituents. Camphor is irritating to the skin.

Note: France is the number one producer of lavender oil. They export more than 100 times more lavender essential oil than they distill. Think about that. That means that there is a whole LOT of adulterated lavender oil being exported.

It is very important that you know where your lavender came from and that it is pure Lavandula angustifolia. I only use lavender oil from Young Living Essential Oils. I know how much attention to the highest quality pure oils they have. I have also visited Young Living Farms on many occasions, seen the lavender fields and the oils being distilled.

Lavender is one of the mildest oils and can be used for children and the elderly. It is one of the oils that can be used undiluted, that is, if you are using pure unadulterated lavender oil.

Lavender is very relaxing and is wonderful to wind down in the evening before bed time. I love to use lavender along with cedarwood at bed time. Layer a few drops of each, lavender and cedarwood essential oil, on the bottom of your
feet then inhale the oil from your hands cupped over your nose. You will love how relaxing it is.

Whenever I travel I use Young Living Lavender Vitality Essential Oil in chamomile tea before bed time. I make a cup of chamomile tea then add 2 or 3 drops lavender to the tea. Sometimes I take several drops of lavender in a capsule. I usually don’t sleep very well in hotel rooms. I guess I’m just used to my own bed. The tea helps me wind down and relax before bed time.

Diffuse lavender essential oil 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. Lavender oil may complement some of your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products. Just add a few drops for a wonderful lavender scent.

Have you ever had lavender lemonade? I had it for the first time at Young Living Farm. They have lemonade booths at the farm for Convention Farm Day.

Lavender Lemonade
Ingredients:
7 lemons, peeled and juiced
2 limes, peeled and juiced
14 c. water
1.5 c. Blue Agave
1 drop lavender oil

Mix all ingredients together and chill. Add more water or
Blue Agave, depending on size and tartness of the fruit.

Lavender Hair Detangler
From extreme rollercoasters to an afternoon on water skis, summer activities can tangle up your hair. Smooth out knots with this hair detangler!
Ingredients:
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
3 drops Cedarwood
3 drops Frankincense

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.

Lavender Body Powder
Ingredients:
30 drops Lavender Essential Oil
4 net wt. ounces of Non-GMO Cornstarch
4 ounce Body Powder Sifter Container

Fill a large mixing bowl with Non-GMO Cornstarch. If you have skin that is oily, you may want to substitute up to 1/2 oz. White Kaolin Powder for the Cornstarch. White Kaolin is a particular clay that helps to absorb oil.
After you have located your powdered ingredients into the mixing bowl, add the Lavender Essential Oil. Mix thoroughly the essential oil into the powdered ingredients. Pour your Aromatherapy Body Powder in a Body Powder Sifter Container.

Lavender Foaming Hand Soap
Ingredients
2 tablespoons castile soap (preferably unscented)
1½ teaspoons vegetable glycerine
8 – 16 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
Instructions
Fill a 10-ounce foaming soap dispenser about 80% full with water. This doesn’t have to be exact. Add the castile soap and vegetable glycerine. Then, add your Young Living Lavender Essential Oil until you reach the desired aroma. Screw on the top, give your soap a good shake and enjoy!

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d-Limonene is a phytochemical that has been found to be a powerful immune supporting constituent. It is a widely distributed, natural, phytochemical compound found in citrus fruits, spices, herbs, and some conifer essential oils. For instance, cold-pressed orange rind contains 91% d-limonene.

Incorporating d-limonene in your diet is a healthy life-style choice that helps support a healthy immune system.

d-Limonene Content of Selected Essential Oils

d-limonene essential oils

Essential Oils – – Percent Limonene

Grapefruit – – – 95.12%
Tangerine – – – 94.62%
Orange – – – 91.40%
Mandarin – – – 72.36%
Lemon – – – 65.44%
Elemi – – – 50.50%
Lime – – – 49.01%
Bergamot – – – 40.39%
Ledum – – – 23.34%
Dill – – – 21.26%
Black Pepper – – – 17.42%
Frankincense – – – 16.40%
Fir – – – 15.80%
Neroli – – – 15.64%
Spearmint – – – 15.16%
Myrtle – – – 10.54%
Pine – – – 10.25%

Young Living Citrus Fresh combines six essential oils: Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, and Spearmint. This blend has an uplifting, refreshing aroma, and it contains the naturally occurring constituent limonene from the citrus essential oils, as well as carvone from Spearmint.

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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

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