Aromatherapy: Pretty Feet Melrose Foot Bath

Our feet take a beating, at the same time we want them to feel and look their best. This foot bath recipe will help get your feet on their way to healing, looking great and feeling cared for…Melrose-Oil

Pretty Feet Melrose Foot Bath

You will need:

  • 1 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup full fat Milk
  • 3 drops Young Living Melrose Essential Oil blend

Mix all ingredients together and add the mixture to your foot bath water. Soak feet for 10-15 minutes, rinse well, and pat dry.

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6 Additional Ways to Use Melrose Essential Oil Blend

  1. Melrose essential oil blend is excellent for foot and nail fungus. If you’ve not had success with Tea Tree (Melaleuca) you will be quite pleased with the results of Melrose.
  2. Apply a drop or two to broken skin or cuts to help disinfect, cleanse and heal skin.
  3. Apply a drop or two to a burn. For added benefit, spray skin with LavaDerm Cooling Mist spray to promote faster skin healing.
  4. Use a drop or two on skin rashes.
  5. Diffuse to help eliminate bad odors and remove germs from the air! Diffuse 15 minutes in a cold-air diffuser, such as the TheraPro Diffuser, 2-4 times a day.
  6. Skin Healing Bath: in a small dish put 1 cup of Epsom Salt or Sea Salt, add 3-6 drops of Melrose, stir well, pour under running bath water, soak for 20 minutes.

Melrose contains these theapeutic-grade essential oils: Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia), naouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), and clove (Syzygium aromaticum). The combination of essential oils in this blend are well-known for assisting in the healing of foot and nail fungus’, perhaps it is the synergistic effect of this blend of oils which explains why foot and nail fungus is cleared up quite quickly and why it is found to be more effective than Tea Tree alone.

Aromatic River Rock Foot Bath

This foot bath is very grounding and natural. The inclusion of rocks adds a wonderful texture and sensation to the feet. Here’s how to make your river rock foot bath.. Image

Place a layer of small river rocks or other smooth, rounded stones in the bottom of a large bowl or basin. Cover the stones with warm water and a drop or two of your favorite relaxing Young Living essential oil to 1/2 cup Epsom Salt or Sea Salt, stir this mixture into foot bath water.

Place the basin on a towel in front of a comfortable chair. Sit in the chair, place your feet in the basin, and enjoy the feeling of the smooth stones as you rub your feet back and forth through the stones.

To enhance the relaxation, turn on soothing music, watch a favorite movie you haven’t seen for a while, or read an enjoyable book… or set up another foot bath and chair for a friend and sit and enjoy each others company.

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12 Nice Young Living Essential Oil Blends for an Aromatic Foot Bath:

  1. Grounding™ is a relaxing and balancing blend of essential oils that provides a stabilizing influence. Emotional chaos can lead to poor decisions. Grounding helps you cope with reality in a positive manner.
  2. Sacred Mountain™ promotes feelings of strength, empowerment, grounding, and protection that are a result of being close to nature. This blend of conifer essential oils, including spruce, fir, and cedarwood, evokes the feelings of sanctity found in the mountains.
  3. Release™ combines uplifting, calming oils that stimulate a sense of peace and emotional well-being, which in turn facilitate the ability to release anger and frustration. Repressed negative emotions lie at the root of many health concerns. Release promotes harmony and balance in the mind and body.
  4. Gratitude™ is a soothing blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils designed to elevate the spirit, calm emotions, and bring relief to the body while helping to foster a grateful attitude.
  5. Valor® is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individual’s internal resources. It has also been found to help energy alignment in the body.
  6. Awaken™ is an inspiring combination of several essential oil blends that helps bring about inner awareness and awakening. True understanding of one’s self is the first step toward making successful changes and desirable transitions. This blend may help you progress toward your highest potential.
  7. Egyptian Gold™ includes the biblical essential oils rose, cinnamon, balsam fir, and lavender, renowned for spiritual sensitivities. This transcendent blend gently enhances moments of devotion and reverence.
  8. Joy™ is a luxuriously exotic blend with uplifting overtones that creates magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart. When worn as cologne or perfume, Joy exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness. When diffused, it can be refreshing and uplifting.
  9. Live with Passion™ revives the zest for life and improves internal energy with a combination of essential oils formulated specifically to help people recover an optimistic attitude.
  10. Magnify Your Purpose™ is a specially crafted blend of essential oils that stimulates creativity, desire, focus, and motivation. It helps foster a positive attitude, encouraging you to rise above adversity, seize the initiative, overcome procrastination and self-pity, and magnify your life’s purpose.
  11. Sensation™ is a wonderfully fragrant, powerfully romantic blend that is extremely uplifting and refreshing. It was formulated to enhance the enjoyment of special [intimate] moments.
  12. White Angelica™ is a calming and soothing blend that encourages feelings of protection and security. It combines oils used during ancient times to enhance the body’s aura, which brings about a sense of strength and endurance. Many people use it as protection against negative energy. White Angelica works great applied to shoulders.

Aromatherapy Hand and Foot Care in 9 Steps

In addition to keeping your fingernails and toenails looking great for summer, proper hand and foot care has a variety of perks. One such perk is when you incorporate therapeutic massage into your pampering routine you’re promoting numerous health-enhancing benefits.

9 Easy Steps for Hand and Foot Care

1. Remove Nail Polish: leaving nail polish on for extended periods of time can result in damage to the nail bed. Before beginning any hand or foot care routine, it is important to remove any nail polish on fingernails and toenails.

Love your Hands!

Love your Hands!

2. Soak Hands and Feet: submerge hands and feet in water infused with therapeutic-grade Frankincense essential oil. Frankincense is renowned for its skin-enhancing benefits, soaking hands and feet in oil-infused water will condition the skin while prepping cuticles for trimming.

Tip: limit soaking to no more than three minutes for hands and no more than five minutes for feet to soften the nails without weakening them. Continue reading

Wrinkles and Skin Care

According to industry estimates, on any given day an average consumer may use as many as 25 different cosmetic and personal care products, including shampoo, nail polish, aftershave and lotion, containing more than 200 different chemical compounds.

A common assumption within the cosmetics industry is that 70% of what is applied to the skin is absorbed into the body. It is not surprising, then, that many dangerous chemicals have gotten into our bodies, our breast milk and our children. Some of these chemicals are linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems that are on the rise in the human population. Continue reading

De-Stress the Stressful Home

Very few consider their homes to be a real source of stress. After all, the home is seen as a place of safety – a sanctuary and retreat. Our homes continue to be important places of retreat from the greater pressures of our work environment. Now more than ever, our homes need to be healthy centers of calm to support and regenerate us, so the idea that they may cause us stress may be a revelation.

The modern lifestyle of luxury, excess, and technological reliance that we have created and adapted to is beginning to be more widely linked to health issues. Many of today’s health issues are directly related to the toxins in cleaning products and personal care products we use daily. These are not only a source of ill health for us but for our kids, pets and the environment too. Now more than ever it’s important to consider what we can do daily to restore, preserve, and maintain good health and wellness.

Flowers and candles relax senses.

Flowers and candles relax senses.

Good health is not just the absence of disease, it’s about having vitality and feeling joyful. This can become a very real possibility when we rethink what we use, what we bring into our homes, and our diet, and make changes to home our environment.

Our ability to cope with everyday events is a reliable indicator of our physical, mental, and emotional health. Each of the 7 stressors below has a major impact on our health health and well-being. Although a single stressor may be handled individually without unbalancing the body too much, the cumulative effect of a few can be extremely harmful to our physical and mental well-being.

7 Stressors in Our Homes:

• Clutter and disorder

• Electromagnetic radiation

• Chemical pollution

• Environmental stress

• Geopathic stress

• Lifestyle stress

• Unhealthy diet

With the exception of “clutter and disorder” Young Living essential oils and Thieves Household Cleaner these can play a beneficial role in helping each of us to have happier, healthier lives.

I know I personally can see how switching changed and enhanced the quality of my life. There is just no way I would ever even think of going back to using the same kinds of products I used many years ago.

When we consider the positive effect essential oils and other Young Living products could have on our well-being we might find the quality of our life changing.

Easy Steps to De-Stress Your Home

1. Diffusing Young Living Essential Oils.

This is perhaps one of the easiest ways to change the vibe happening in a home. If there are kids running around screaming and tense adults on the verge of biting off someone’s head the simple act of smelling therapeutic-grade essential oils from a nebulizer diffuser can make a huge difference.

Young Living Oils I Recommend for Diffusing for a Relaxing Home

• Peace & Calming

• Joy

• Citrus Fresh

• Gentle Baby (great for kids and mom’s to be)

Tip: it is healthier to buy bees wax candles unscented and get your ‘scent’ from a cold-air nebulizer diffuser as you will get the healthy benefits of both this way. Candle makers NEVER use high quality essential oils because it would make their candles extremely expensive. Thus, always assume – all candles contain either the lowest quality essential oils that have been adulterated, or they are using perfume oils that are entirely from chemicals.

Meditation helps to calm.

Meditation: calming to body, mind & soul.

2. Rubbing Young Living Essential Oils on the Soles of the Feet.

Yup, it’s true… simply rubbing a couple of drops of Young Living oils on the soles of your feet is another excellent way to help de-stress and calm things down. It’s also a good way to help protect yourself from colds and flu, and get a restful nights sleep. Don’t under estimate the power of rubbing a couple drops of therapeutic-grade essential oils on the soles of your feet!

Young Living Oils I Recommend for Calming the Body, Mind and Soul

• Lavender and Orange (combine them, they’re excellent for stress and anxiety as demonstrated in this study)

• RutaVaLa (on the back of the neck and/or soles of the feet)

• Live with Passion

• Peace & Calming

• Tranquil Roll-On

3. Shifting the Negative Energy in Your Home.

As a Traditional Feng Shui practitioner and trained in Space Clearing, I love knowing that we each have the power to clean up any negative energy in our homes that are lingering from a tense debate or rotten luck. Here are two links to previous articles I wrote on how you can change that nasty energy and create an home atmosphere that will help make everyone in your home: My Feng Shui Tips for 2009, and Shifting the Energy in the Home – Space Clearing

Young Living Oils I Recommend for Shifting Negative Energy

• Sacred Mountain

• Joy

• Peace & Calming

• Citrus Fresh

• Idaho Balsam Fir

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4. Clear the Toxic Products Out of Your Cabinets.

This includes getting rid of common products that are poisonous – PLEASE remember to NOT throw them in the trash, bring them to the hazardous materials outlet in your area because you do NOT want these products to end up in a landfill or duped down your drain!!!

To learn more about which essential oils and Young Living products I use daily around my home and in place of toxic personal care products (PDF) click here.

Young Living Oils I Recommend for Cleaning the Home

• Thieves (both the essential oil and Household Cleaner)

• Citrus Fresh

• Purification

5. Addressing Diet.

There are many things that can be done to create a much better diet and I’ll just cover a few basics which include avoiding all processed foods and sugar substitutes. Replace those with locally grown fresh produce and grass-fed meats. Bringing the body into an alkaline state can be very helpful in alleviating many undesirable health conditions.

Add a drop of YL essential oil to your cup of tea.

Add a drop of Young Living essential oil to your cup of tea. Flavorful & soothing.

Young Living Nutritional Products I Use and Highly Recommend

• NingXia Red (2-4 oz. a day for 3 months – superb! Then, 1-2 oz. a day for maintenance thereafter)

• Omega Blue (an excellent essential oil enhanced fish oil)

• Life 5 (an excellent probiotic for beneficial gut bacteria)

• AlkaLime (read more about creating an alkaline system)

Cooking with Essential Oils

Learn more about using Young Living essential oils in cooking and for adding flavor to your favorite beverages.

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Article by Evelyn Vincent, Young Living Independent Distributor. Healing plant enthusiast helping others empower themselves for happier, healthier lives. Contact Evelyn at: http://TheVeryEssence.com to learn more or to place an order.

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Cinnamon Oil Needs to Bark so it Can Heal Your Feet and Preserve Your Food

When most think of cinnamon they think of the cinnamon sticks in mugs of warm apple cider, or the sweet, fragrant, spicy aroma coming from the kitchen oven. Even though the scent of cinnamon may make your home smell amazing when prospective buyers come to your Open House and conger comfy feelings that may very well help you to make the sale – cinnamon has a very long history dating back to 2700 B.C. Cinnamon was not only used for centuries to flavor food but it also played the role as medicine, a perfume ingredient, burned as an aromatic incense, used for anointing, for embalming (it has powerful preservative qualities as you’ll discover), in the bath, and rubbed on beds with aromatic Myrrh and Sandalwood essential oils for it’s aphrodisiac qualities.

 

Even though we all are quite familiar with powdered cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, not many are aware that it is also an essential oil – it was the essential oil the ancient Egyptians used in embalming and in their daily lives. And cinnamon essential oil was a key ingredient in the “4 Thieves Vinegar” preventing the thieves from contracting the plague during the 15th century while they robbed the homes and bodies of the dead and dying. 

 

We grow up smelling, drinking and eating certain foods and rarely do we know the stories that our ancestors could share with us about how ‘they’ grew, harvested, processed and used a particular food, herb or spice. This article is just a small sampling of the lovely aromatic tree bark we might not know and may have taken for granted, not realizing just how powerful and useful this scented bark from a tree can be in our lives.  

 

Please note: Cinnamon Bark essential oil from Young Living Essential Oils is hundreds of times more potent than the dried cinnamon spice and one must use it properly for the best results. Why is it more potent… because you know how a herb drying room smells so wonderful, well… that’s the essential oil (a volatile oil, not a fatty, greasy oil) going into the air. It’s estimated that a dried herb only retains about 5-10% of its essential oil – which explains ‘why’ a dried herb/spice used for healing purposes can take months before you see any improvement. That’s not the case with a properly distilled therapeutic-grade essential oil. That means you only use a drop or two of a high quality essential oil at a time. For instance, one drop of Peppermint essential oil equals 28 cups of peppermint tea!

 

Even after 20 years of using essential oils, I am still amazed by how effectively and quickly (sometimes within 30 seconds depending on the problem) therapeutic-grade essential oils work – and I’m an herb lover and have used herbs for cooking, nutrition, and home remedies for 35 years. I’m impressed and will continue using my Young Living oils for the rest of my life, yes they are that  good. I still use, honor and love dried herbs, but when I need relief or healing I always turn to my Young Living oils – the differences are remarkable.

 

First… Your Cinnamon Oil MUST “Bark”

 

It’s important here to note that there is a vast difference between Cinnamon Bark and Cinnamon Leaf essential oils.

 

Cinnamon Leaf oil, although it does smell like Cinnamon Bark oil, does NOT contain any of the healing and beneficial properties. Easy to remember – your Cinnamon should always bark… “woof!”   Continue reading

Historical Use of Essential Oils

Essential oils are considered mankind’s first medicine and have been used around the world for centuries. Essential oils and other aromatics have been used in religious rituals, to treat various illnesses, and for other physical and spiritual needs.

 

Research dates the use of essential oils back to 4500 BC. Ancient Egyptians were the first to discover the potential of fragrance, and records demonstrate that oils and aromatics were used for treating illness and performing rituals and religious ceremonies in temples and pyramids. In fact, three oils that are still commonly used today—cedarwood, myrrh, and frankincense—were used in the embalming process.[1]

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Young Living Essential Oils: todays modern remedies from ancient times.

 According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics (the image to the right depicts essential oils being poured from an alabaster urn) and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians used oils thousand of years before the time of Christ. There are more than 188 references to oils in the Bible, and some precious oils like frankincense, myrrh, clove, rosemary, cassia, and cinnamon were used for the anointing and healing of the sick. Additionally, biblical prophets recognized the use of essential oils as protection against disease.[2]

The reintroduction of essential oils into modern medicine first began during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Since that time essential oils have been used traditionally to kill harmful germs, as well as spiritually to balance mood, lift spirits, and dispel negative emotions. Get an idea of the variety of ways we can use Young Living oils in A to Z of Aromatherapy Essential Oils, ways that you cannot apply other brands of essential oils.

 

Fortunately, today we have Young Living Essential Oils that provide us with the best quality essential oils for a number of applications such as: aromatherapy, topical, inhalation, diffusing and as dietary supplements (ingesting and cooking). So whether you’re looking for relief from muscle discomfort, wound healing/First Aid, fighting germs and viruses, air freshening (not masking odors!), nutritional supplementation or flavoring in cooking, to use instead of toxic dryer sheets, as an aromatic bath or foot soak, to get rid of those pesky tiny ants, or to use as an all natural perfume – you have access to the purest essential oils available to date. Natural plant remedies that our bodies have evolved with over thousands of years. Why choose Young Living Essential Oils?

 

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[1] Young, D. Gary. “Ancient Aromas.” Aromatherapy the Essential Beginning 1996: 7.

[2] Young, D. Gary. “Aromatherapy: An Ancient Science Returns to the Modern World.” Aromatherapy the Essential Beginning 1996: 1.

 

Article by Evelyn Vincent, Young Living Independent Distributor. Healing plant enthusiast helping others empower themselves for happier, healthier lives. Contact Evelyn at: http://TheVeryEssence.com to learn more or to place an order.