Hurray, it’s ready! Exciting New Aromatherapy Website and Blog!

For the past several months my boyfriend and I have spent every available minute working on a new website and blog (it’s a very large and complex site, that’s why it took so long to create). It’s pretty nifty, if I might say so. Loads of information on pure therapeutic-grade essential oils and how to use them for aromatherapy, first aid, in cooking (yes, Young Living essential oils are food grade), kids, pets, household cleaning, air fresheners, home spa tips, diffusing, and so much more! There are recipes too!

Both the website and blog is also a source for those looking for a Young Living Distributor – yes, it is a team website and blog, so you will get a nice assortment of expertise and backgrounds. We also have essential oil classes and webinars – and so much more!

Whether you’re looking to purchase the best quality essential oils in the world for general or professional use, live more “Green,” or if you’re looking to have your own home business – I think you’ll find everything you’ve been looking for at our new website YoungLivingCircle.com and blog YoungLivingCircleBlog.com to help you create the lifestyle you’ve been desiring – check it out!

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Aromatherapy Essential Oils From A to Z

 Properly distilled essential oils have been used throughout time, dating back to 4500 BC. From perfumes and aromatherapy to cooking and medicinal purposes, essential oils have been used in everyday life for centuries. In modern days, research shows that only the best essential oils, that are super high-quality such as Young Living Essential Oils can provide similar benefits to humans and animals.

Young Living Essential Oils

Young Living Essential Oils

Many oils, touted as ‘pure’ essential oils, are adulterated with harsh chemicals, diluted with questionable extenders, or copied and produced synthetically in a lab (in which case they contain no essential oil whatsoever). Therefore, it is imperative to take great care in choosing the highest- quality essential oils. Never compromise the quality of your choice in selecting the best essential oils, the only essential oil I recommend as a distributor and 20 year user of essential oils, is Young Living, they are the best I’ve found in my 20 years of using essential oils.

The below list is not intended to diagnose, treat or prescribe. Take responsibility for yourself, get medical attention if needed, discover what is right for you, and learn how to use therapeutic grade essential oils properly.

Essential Oils from A to Z

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Geranium, Vetiver, Lavender, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rosewood, Cedarwood, Melrose, Gentle Baby, Purification, Juva Flex, Juva Cleanse

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The Antimicrobial Compounds in Essential Oils

For safe and effective therapeutic use of essential oils it is important to have a basic knowledge of their constituents – and equally important to use a high quality essential oil, such as Young Living. Essential oils usually contain several major compounds and many more minor compounds, sometimes numbering in the hundreds. Researchers have identified many specific compounds responsible for the anti-microbial powers of oils and the synergistic effect is probably more therapeutically balanced and potent than using an active ingredient that has been isolated from an essential oil.

Terpenes

Terpenes include monoterpenes, sequiterpenes, and diterpenes. These comprise a large group of molecules found in some form in almost all essential oils having a wide range of therapeutic functions.

Different monoterpenes have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Some are stimulating with a tonic effect. Some are expectorant, mucous membrane stimulants, and decongestants. Others are atmospheric antiseptic agents.

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Disinfectants, Biocides and what ‘WE’ can do to STOP Superbugs, Staph Infections and MRSA

Quite simply, how did we get into a MRSA mess? We over-used: antibiotics, antibacterial soaps and antibacterial cleaners, and lack of cleanliness in health care facilities.

Now that we ARE in a pickle, what were our mistakes and what can we do to remedy the situation?

What MRSA looks like on the skin

What MRSA looks like on the skin

When common disinfectants are used in low levels (this is NOT suggesting you should use these health-threatening disinfectants in higher amounts!), researchers found that they actually make certain bacteria stronger and resistant to antibiotic treatment, i.e., MRSA and hospital acquired staph infections. This is true in hospital settings, and certainly applies to the low-level disinfectants many use around their homes.

Researchers exposed Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) taken from the blood of patients to low concentrations of several biocides, which resulted in the appearance of resistant mutants.

If bacteria that live in protected environments are exposed to biocides repeatedly, for example during cleaning (such as in hospitals, nursing homes, gyms, etc.), they can build up resistance to disinfectants and antibiotics. Such bacteria have been shown to contribute to hospital-acquired staph infections, MRSA, and “Community Acquired MRSA”. Continue reading

20 Health Benefits of Therapeutic-grade Essential Oils

Pure organic therapeutic-grade Young Living essential oils can be used in more ways than the typical novelty aromatherapy oils sold in stores are used (please do not use another essential oil the same way you would use a YL oil , you will NOT get the same results).

Get Young Living oils at my website, TheVeryEssence.com

Here is a list of some ways that YL oils can be used to promote good health…

1. Affect the psyche
The aroma of essential oils triggers physiological and psychological responses. They lift our moods, aid in fighting mild to moderate depression, increase alertness, calm aggressive behavior, and help to deal with trauma. Essential oils also lower anxiety, increase memory, and even afffect our dreams.

Young Living single oils: lemon, lavender, orange, bergamot, rose, jasmine

Young Living blends: Awaken, Joy, Believe, Harmony, Citrus Fresh, Trauma Life, SARA, Release, Magnify Your Purpose, Peace & Calming, Into the Future, Highest Potential 

2. Immune protection

Researchers suggest that certain essential oil constituents mimic human immunoglobulin. Essential oil constituents may also elevate levels of lymphocytes and stimulate the immune system.

Young Living single oils: chamomile, clove, mountain savory, lemon, Ravensara

Young Living blends: Thieves, R.C., Melrose, Di-Gize, Raven, EndoFlex

3. Antimicrobial

In an age where antibiotics are failing due to excessive use, we turn to the plant kingdom for help. Research indicates that essential oils are highly effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Studies find that essential oils are even effective against the superbug MRSA (lemongrass, R.C. the best), a bacteria that is resistant to most antibiotics, including penicillin. Continue reading

Air Fresheners and Dryer Sheets Make Me Feel Sick

I just took my dog out into the yard for some exercise and couldn’t help but notice the smell in the air coming from my neighbors dryer vent, my nearest neighbors house is half a football field away… yet, the thick disgusting smell of dryer sheets made me sick to my stomach. As I stood and waited for my dog to do his duty I thought about all the chemicals in the dryer sheets and how the heat of the dryer was putting god knows what into the air and our environment.

I wondered what percentage of the population know hows incredibly poisonous dryer sheets and air fresheners (spray, plug-in, solid) are and if they did know, would they happily and easily switch over to something that wouldn’t poison them, their families and the environment.

The scoop on dryer sheets and air fresheners

When UW engineering professor Anne Steinemann analyzed of some of these popular items (dryer sheets, air fresheners and detergents), she found 100 different volatile organic compounds measuring 300 parts per billion or more — some of which can be cancerous or cause harm to respiratory, reproductive, neurological and other organ systems.

“Consumers are breathing these chemicals. No one is doing anything about it.” ~ Anne Steinemann

Some of the chemicals are categorized as hazardous or toxic by federal regulatory agencies. But the labels tell a different story, naming only innocuous-sounding “perfume” or “biodegradable” contents.

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60 Easy Ways to Use Therapeutic-grade Essential Oils

by Evelyn Vincent, Young Living Distributor #476766, TheVeryEssence.com

There are so many ways to Young Living Essential Oils that it’s nearly impossible to list them all. If I had to guess, I would say it would number in the thousands… that alone indicates there is a HUGE difference between the novelty aromatherapy oils and therapeutic-grade.

Essential Oils for Everyday Use

Essential Oils for Everyday Use

To give you an idea, here are 60 easy different ways to use YL aromatherapy oils (plus I’ve added two extra to the list, they’re just too good to leave out)… happy oiling!

1. Scented candles. 

Light an unscented candle, blow out after a few minutes. Add your chosen YL essential oil to the melted wax in the center. Do not add essential oil while candle is lit as the oils are volatile.

2. Freshen stinky sneakers and shoes. 

Place cotton balls with a couple drops of Thieves, peppermint, geranium, lemon or tea tree into shoes overnight.

3. Kill airborne germs or scent a room.

Gently scent a room using the Young Living Travel Diffuser or Ultrasonic Diffuser –  some good choices would be: Thieves (kill germs), Citrus Fresh (refreshing), Lavender (relaxing), Purification (bad odors), Sensation (romantic), Peace & Calming (calming), Melrose (bad odors), Joy (exotic), Inner Child (balancing), Gratitude (uplifting), Humility (awareness), Grounding (stabilizing), Envision (creativity), Clarity (alertness).

4. Scented linens and towels / dryer sheet. 

Add a few drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil to a dampened washcloth, toss into your clothes dryer when drying laundry.
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