25 Ways to Use Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

Young Living’s therapeutic-grade Lavender essential oil is absolutely amazing – it smells so good and works so well that it’s no wonder everyone calls it a “Swiss Army Knife”. Whether you enjoy Lavender for healing wounds or for aromatherapy a high quality essential oil is worth it’s weight in gold – but of course it does no good unless you know how to use it and when you might try to use it. Here is just a small sampling…

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

25 Ways to Use Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

1. Rub a couple drops of Lavender oil on the soles of the feet for a calming effect on the body.

2. Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and smooth on your pillow to help you sleep.

3. Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling.

4. Put 2-3 drops of Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain.

5. Drop Lavender oil on a cut to help stop the bleeding.
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Cellulite and the Connection to The Liver and Lymph System

The Liver

Healthy, vibrant, beautiful skin starts at the liver – Young Living Essential Oils can help. As one of the most important detoxifying organs in the body the liver has the greatest number of functions – known to have over 5,000 chemical functions per day affecting every cell in the body, with over one liter of blood passing through the liver every minute. When the liver is taxed from toxins, the skin excretes these toxins and poisons in the body… yuck! What we eat is reflected in our face. Cleaning up the diet will show on your face, I know I have seen it happen on myself!

What does the liver have to do with Cellulite?

A lot! Those cellulite fat dimples, they contain toxins that are in your body. Toxins that were never eliminated by the liver. Continue reading

Start Living with Everyday Essential Oils Kit an Aromatherapy Experience

Uplifting, protective, calming and regenerating are just some of what will be experienced with the 9 essential oils in the Start Living with Everyday Oils kit from Young Living (see the booklet here). The essential oils in this kit can be used as perfumes, aromatherapy, cooking, and medicinal purposes (3 main ways to use Young Living oils). The specially-selected oils in this collection offer ongoing benefits for your health, home, and body. All of the essential oils in this kit are perfect for your essential oil First Aid kit too!

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Vitamin D – solar power for your skin and health!

Balance-Complete-Beverage-MIt’s summertime and here in the Northeast we have peeled off the layers of winter clothing and are embracing the summer sun.  The irony of having summer and summer vacation after months of longing for better weather in the winter is the reality that “Oh, my goodness, the sun will kill us!”  We are told by The Media all of the time that the Sun is very dangerous and we should wear sunscreen at all times.

Do we really need the sun? Or, is it better to be sun screened up all of the time?

Yes.  Of course we need the sun!   Vitamin D is produced in skin exposed to sunlight, from ultraviolet B radiation.  If we use sunscreen all of the time, the benefit of Vitamin D does not get produced by the body.  Vitamin D is more bioavailable when it is produced by the body that is going to use it, it is fat-soluble and stays in the body for up to 40 days after it’s produced.

A way to make sure you get some sun and still protect your skin is to make sure you get some limited sun exposure without sunscreen every day.  I’m not suggesting that anyone should go out and burn themselves, but in measured doses (10-15 minutes at a time  in the summer) enjoy some natural Vitamin D synthesis. Continue reading