Aromatherapy with Young Living Essential Oils
Over the weekend I had the great pleasure of experimenting with Young Living essential oils. I’ve always loved aromatherapy. It can be good for many things; such as relaxation, in folk medicine, and it can even aid with skin disorders (when used with a carrier oil, such as jojoba). However, essential oils should never be ingested or taken by mouth, as it can cause kidney or liver problems. Young Living has created a partnership with Core3. Megan Dozler, founder of Core3, utilizes some of these essential oils during her Tai Chi classes as well as her music therapy sessions. Young Living’s essential oils are of great quality and are long lasting. There is an obvious difference between these essential oils and others of lesser quality (ex. essential oils from drug stores). So, what do I think of Young Living’s essential oils? Let’s dive in!
Peace & Calming
I tested this essential oil blend first. It is called “Peace & Calming”. It is a relaxing blend of tangerine oil, orange peel oil, ylang ylang, patchouli, and blue tansy flower oil. It is very sweet smelling and citrusy. The citrus base can make you feel more alert; but relaxed at the same time. It can increase feelings of positivity and self-reflection.
This blend of essential oils, thieves, is one of my favorites. Why? Because for one, it reminds me of fall. Fall is my favorite season. It is a blend of clove oil, lemon peel oil, cinnamon oil, eucalyptus oil, and rosemary oil. It smells delicious; when I placed a few drops of this in my diffuser, my apartment smelled very yummy (probably because of the mix of cinnamon and clove). I also noticed that it sharpens my concentration when I inhale it. Again, it is one of my favorites. It has a rich and spicy aroma and is good for neutralizing unwanted odors in the air.
This essential oil blend has the perfect name; because it is bright and refreshing! It helps to cleanse the air of nasty odors like cigarette smoke; also pet or cooking odors. Want to freshen up your home after cooking a big Sunday meal? Place 3-4 drops of this essential oil into your diffuser for 30 minutes up to 3 times a day to freshen the air in your home. Purification essential oil is a blend of citronella oil, rosemary oil, lemongrass, tea tree oil, lavandin oil, and myrtle oil. I also think it is very good for nausea. Also, this essential oil would be useful when blended with certain other oils and used as a home-made cleaning spray. Are you allergic to traditional cleaners? Or are you sensitive to strong odors from traditional cleaners? Making your own cleaning spray is a wise idea; and not that hard.
The cheerful aroma of lemon essential oil can promote feelings of positivity and energy. It is made of pure lemon-peel oil. To all my fellow migraine sufferers: carry lemon oil with you wherever you go (ladies: carry it with you in your purse!) for nausea (associated with migraines). If you get nauseous, take a few sniffs right from the bottle and apply it to your wrist. This scent is also very energizing. When studying or working, diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times a day for sharper concentration and focus. Lemon essential oil can also be blended with other oils (such as tea tree) to make a home-made cleaning spray (it won’t smell as strong as store-bought sprays. Again, great for migraine sufferers or others who are sensitive to strong odors).
Lavender has long been a favorite among many users of aromatherapy. One of the reasons why this essential oil is so popular is because it is long loved for its calming and soothing fragrance. It’s also a great compliment to home-made shampoos and lotions. I placed 4 drops of Lavender essential oil in my diffuser last night. This helped me to relax and sleep. I’m usually not a fan of lavender (I’m more a fan of Eucalyptus or Rose essential oils for relaxation). But I suffer from insomnia, like many others. I believe this essential oil helped me fall and stay asleep. I recommend Young Living’s Lavender essential oil to anyone who suffers from chronic insomnia; and, my fellow migraineurs! (This oil was also of great quality and purity).
This essential oil is my favorite! Why? Because it is invigorating and energizing. Peppermint oil has been known to renew feelings of vigor and vitality for centuries. I applied 2 drops to both of my temples while in the midst of a migraine. It provided a cooling sensation which is perfect for both migraines and nausea. It helps take the “edge” off a painful migraine attack, or any type of headache; for example, tension headaches. It is very refreshing, both when used topically and when diffused. Young Living advises you to diffuse this essential oil for up to 10 minutes, 3 times a day. For my migraine sufferers: for a soothing aromatherapy experience, place 1 drop of peppermint essential oil, 1 drop of lavender oil, and 1 drop of eucalyptus oil to a diffuser, then relax in a dark or quiet room. Breathe in the aroma. I have personally done this; it takes the edge off a migraine with accompanying nausea. Plus, it will smell divine! And, it will help you to relax; which for some, will take away the headache altogether. This aromatic blend is also useful to relieve everyday stress!
After trying them out, I love Young Living essential oils! Young Living has come up with very relaxing blends; which are useful not only for aromatherapy purposes, but other uses as well. They are of amazing quality and purity; plus, the oils last a long time after being used. What essential oil blends do you use? Have you ever tried aromatherapy? We’d love to send you some samples! Contact us and we’ll send some samples your way. Until next time…. check out our YL website https://www.myyl.com/core3tx