Essential oils can either be applied to the skin neat (without dilution) or diluted with a carrier oil. Always be sure to choose a good quality, unrefined, organic carrier oil. Just like with essential oils, carrier oil quality is so important since you're applying these on to your skin-- your largest organ. Young Living has a wonderful carrier oil blend called V6.
A carrier oil is fatty oil, that has large molecules so it slows absorption of the essential oil.
A carrier oil doesn’t make them “less strong,”
anymore than wearing sunglasses makes solar rays less bright.
It filters the intensity and slows the absorption of the oil into the skin.
The tiny essential oil molecule has to ping pong between large and small to get in.
If your skin turns red, don’t panic. Just use a carrier like olive or coconut oil. I never know how my body will respond from one day to the next. It doesn’t mean the oil is making you sick, it just means it’s doing what it was designed to do—
go after stuff!
When we apply oils topically to our skin, they are quickly absorbed by our pores and hair follicles and move into the bloodstream. From there, the party starts, and they’re dispersed throughout the various systems of our bodies to support our overall health.
For example, let's say you're cooking dinner and suddenly you get too close to a hot pan. You grab your lavender and apply it “neat” straight from the bottle to help soothe your skin. Other oils may need to be diluted first. Babies, young children, and elderly have more delicate skin and need to be diluted more. The same holds true for essential oil newbies. This is a new world for you in comparison to the chemicals you had been using, and your body is waking up with every drop!
Many people like to create roller bottles with their favorite recipes and add carrier oil so they are portable and ready to go whenever you are! (trust me, you will soon go no where without a tool from your toolbox at hand)
Ready to roll
Some of you are DIYers, and others wish that they would be the recipient of someone’s DIY/ craft night (that’s me)
Either way, find what works for you. Young Living has several beautiful ready to roll roll-ons waiting for you. Valor, Breathe Again, StressAway, Thieves, Tranquil, Deep Relief, and Rutavala.
Where do I put them?
Common areas to apply essential oils are the inside of your wrists, the back of your neck, knee pits 😊 or on your temples. These are your pulse points where oils can absorb quickly and work the fastest.
Another great place to apply oils is the bottom of your feet -- which have many nerve endings and over 4000 of the largest pores on your body.
Applying oils here allows your body to easily disperse the oil throughout your system to wherever it is needed. This is especially helpful when using oils on kids and babies.
Other times, for physical issues, I tell people to put the oil as close as the location. For example, apply DiGize in a clockwise motion on your tummy if it needs help settling down. Apply PanAway to sore muscles. Tea Tree can be dabbed undilute on to a pimple that just popped up overnight, when your body decided you're 14 again.
Start with a carrier, and you will see how your body responds. You are going to love the results! When you discover the results of peppermint on your knee pits on a hot sticky summer day, your view will never be the same.
What if there was a easy button to start simplifying your life?
Where convenience + savings brings a smile!
Here are 7 ideas for your Young Living Wellness Box this month! Each box is geared towards a certain theme - you can grab a box in its entirety, or mix and match! One of the things I love most about Young Living is that you can completely customize your Essential Rewards wellness box order - from the date it ships to what’s inside your box each month.
And don’t forget, if your order is 100 PV+ you will earn FREE shipping! Also, if you order a purchase of 50 PV+ through Essential Rewards, you'll earn an additional 10%-25% back in YL store credit, giving you even better pricing on your wellness, home and body care needs!
With the day of love fast approaching I thought I would share a box completely dedicated to hormone support! What better way to say I love you to your body than to make sure you are keeping those hormones balanced and in check. Dragon Time and Mister are two perfect blends for that!
Dragon Time Essential Oil| item #3327 | $52.25
Orange Essential Oil | item #3602 | $11.50
Sulfurzyme is a Young Living customer favorite and also known as the hair, skin and nails supplement. It makes for happy joints at movement at our house as well. I love that you can take it in capsule or powder form. Remember the powder contains a prebiotic which makes for happy tummies. A great way to take it is to add the powder to your NingXia Red shot - tastes like a yummy treat! Or mix it up to create the 'red drink' and drink it all day long. Click here to learn about the red drink
Sulfurzyme Capsules | item #3243 | $61.50
Sulfurzyme Powder | item #3241 | $49.25
Supporting your body with key nutrients has never been more important. I love that Young Living uses the cleanest form of vitamins and that they add essential oils to their supplements for better absorption into our cells! The Super C vitamin comes in a tablet or chewable form, and the Super Vitamin D is a dissolvable tablet for under your tongue.
Super C Tablets | item #3242 | $30.75
Super C Chewable Tablets | item #3240 | $34.00
Super Vitamin D Tablets | item #28972 | $31.00
Ningxia Red is not just a supplement for adults - kids LOVE it too! It is a great way to support their little immune systems. And speaking of supporting, kids experience lots of emotions throughout the day and KidPower oil is great for helping process their feelings and balance their energy! It smells like a dreamsicle, you will be sharing it with them, for sure!
KidPower Roll-On | item #33179 | $34.00
Ningxia Red Singles - 30ct | item #3525 | $90.50
DITCH AND SWITCH
I love that Young Living makes Ditching & Switching (ditching toxic and switching to clean) so easy! They are literally a one stop shop for anything you could possibly need for your home.
The Thieves Laundry detergent is super concentrated so a little goes a long way. You can use the purification oil to give a boost to your laundry soap or diffuse it in the kitchen to purify the air! And the Thieves Dish soap is a great kitchen swap for getting rid of the harsh chemicals, plus it can double as a stain remover!
Thieves Laundry Soap | item #5349 | $30.75
Thieves Dish Soap | item #5350 | $14.50
Purification Essential Oil | item #3389 | $16.50
CANDLE SWAPFor our candle swap box this month we are going to recreate the Anthropologie Volcano Candle using our beloved essential oils. All of these oils smell great by themselves but this specific blend combination is divine!
The recipe calls for: 3 drops Orange, 3 drops Grapefruit, 2 drops Geranium, 2 drops Lime and
2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
Orange Essential Oil| item #3602 | $11.50
Grapefruit Essential Oil | item #3560 | $18.00
Geranium Essential Oil | item #3554 | $44.25
Lime Essential Oil | item #3074 | $13.00
Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oil | item #5313 | $25.50
LOVE AND ROMANCE
And last, but certainly not least is a Love & Romance Box! These are 3 of the best oils for the bedroom. Sensation helps with getting in the mood. Cypress is known to increase blood flow. And Black Pepper is perfect for bringing in the heat, if you know what I mean!
Sensation Essential Oil | item #3420 | $35.50
Cypress Essential Oil | item #3530 | $20.50
Black Pepper Essential Oil | item #3611 | $20.00
It wouldn’t surprise me if this supplement is in one of the Young Living Top 5 member favorites.
It’s a favorite because it contains just a couple simple, all-natural ingredients that literally every cell in the body needs to function properly.
It helps to support a healthy immune system, fights off free-radicals, aids in carbohydrate metabolism, proper liver function, healthy hair-skin-nails, and assists in proper digestive function.
There are two versions of this supplement, a capsule and a powder (the powder contains an additional prebiotic).
Let’s go through the ingredients and what they do...
The two main ingredients are: MSM (dietary sulfur), & Ningxia Wolfberry fruit.
- helps rid us of free radicals;
- protects our cell & replenishes the connections between cells
- increases glutathione levels
- speeds up post-exercise recovery & improves flexibility
- preserves the molecular structure of the connective tissue
- supports healthy joints
- strengthens hair and nails
- improves complexion of the skin
- YES please…
- contains minerals and coenzymes that give digestion support
- support fighting off free-radicals
- lowers oxidative stress.
The powder version also contains FOS (fructooligosaccharides), an additional prebiotic.
This supports the microflora of the large intestine while also helping with calcium absorption.
The powder tastes kind of sweet & fruity and you can mix it with a big glass of water, yogurt or whatever you'd like.
The 300-count Sulfurzyme capsules are $61.50 (item #3243) and the Sulfurzyme powder is $49.25 (item #3241. When you order through Young Living’s subscription box, you'll get $5-$15 back in store credit!
This supplement is a powerhouse and gives support to the whole body. We commonly hear testimonies on it for amazing joint and body support to incredible hair/skin stories, and lots in between.
How to you think this supplement may help your body function better?
Do you think this is a supplement that could meet some of your needs right now?
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