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DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional. The information shared in this class is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any illness, nor is it meant to replace professional medical attention or advice.
First question to answer is “What is an essential oil?” An essential oil is a highly concentrated compound extracted from a plant that retains the natural smell and characteristics of that plant. Essential oils have actually been used for thousands of years for their health, cosmetic, and emotionally uplifting properties. Many people are familiar with using herbs to enhance wellness. When plants are dried for tea or to make supplements, 95-97% of their essential oil is lost. For example, one drop of peppermint vitality oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea! It takes 5,000lbs of rose petals to make about 2 cups of rose oil! By using essential oils, we are getting the complete chemical profile in every drop! It’s called the ʻlifebloodʼ of the plan. What does that mean? When you take all of the oil out of the plant, all that's left is fibrous material. The plant cannot live, just like if you took all the blood out of a human, we could not survive. So essential oil is like the blood of a plant! Essential oils are the foundation of everything we do at Young Living and are the center of our mission to change lives for the better!
You tear a leaf and it bleeds. You have two fluids in the body–lymphatic fluid and the hemoglobin. In the plant you also have two fluids–chlorophyll and glucose. The glucose and chlorophyll, through enzymatic action, converge to essential oil upon distillation, and its purpose is to bleed, come to the damaged tissue site, to bring the oxygen, bring the nutrients, bring the anti-bodies to kill infection and stimulate the repair process of the plant. The essential oil works solely as the plant’s immune defense mechanism, and so every aspect of essential oil in its functionality in the plant is identical to the functionality of the blood of the human being. Also interesting is that when you look at the ingredients found within the blood and the ingredients found within the oil, you find compounds that are very, very similar. Phenylalanines are amino acids, and co-partners to phenols found in plant oils and so plant oils literally are made up of amino acids and proteins. That is why they are absorbed into the tissues so quickly because they recognize amino acids and protein are the cells of the body. They have a small molecular structure and the plant compounds that make up the plant that convert to oil are identical to the five major compounds found in the human tissue. So likeness and likeness go together and have a synergism that one recognizes the other, and that is part of why it absorbs so quickly.
Still wearing perfume or cologne? Laboratory tests found a total of 38 chemicals not listed on the labels in 17 name-brand fragrances (such as Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Bath & Body Works, Old Spice, Calvin Klein, and more)
The average fragrance product contained 14 chemicals that were not disclosed on the label (along with another 15 that were listed)
Fragrances commonly contain parabens, phthalates, and synthetic musks that may cause hormone disruption, reproductive problems, or possibly cancer. The exact ingredients in synthetic fragrances are protected as “trade secrets” and therefore do not have to be disclosed on the label.
Young Living Essential Oils contain no synthetics, smell amazing and bring balance to the body.
Some people have a hard time wrapping their brains around inhalation. How can smelling something actually work? Think about these examples of things in the air that affect you negatively. People get seasonal allergies because of things in the air. Firemen have to wear breathing apparatus because of the toxins in the air. When you've just smelt a candle and get a headache. Second and third hand smoke. There are all kinds of examples of things in the air that cause can cause problems. Inhaling essential oils affects your wellness, just like anything else you breathe in! The most noticeable affect I have from smelling oils is relaxation and uplifted spirits
*For the science types* “Essential oils are unique in the fact that they can pass through the epidermal barrier and enter the bloodstream without causing significant injury to the epidermis or triggering inflammation or substantial water loss. Essential oils are ideal to use as therapeutic agents that can be delivered transdermally. They can do this because they have a smaller molecular weight and smaller molecular size, so they will pass through the epidermis and the dermis shield and get into the interstitial fluid much quicker. You look at some of the structures and the molecular weight and compare it and we see that essential oils have much, much lighter molecular weight. Essential oils are lipophilic compounds, oil soluble, so they go into the blood, they go into the lymph fluid, and they go into the fats.”
My two personal favorite oils are Peppermint and DiGize. Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort. I usually just add a drop of peppermint vitality to my water and drink it throughout the day. It really encourages me to drink my recommended amount of water for the day when it has a flavor to it! DiGize does not smell very good but my husband and I use it every day! I just put a few drops of DiGize vitality under my tongue after a heavy meal and then chase it down with a glass of water. My husband likes to apply DiGize topically.
Two supplements that I take daily are Essentialzymes-4 and JuvaTone. I take Essentialzymes-4 with heavy meals along with my DiGize! Essentialzymes-4 is a multi-spectrum enzyme complex specially formulated to aid the critically needed digestion of dietary fats, proteins, fiber, and carbohydrates commonly found in the modern processed diet. The dual time-release technology releases the animal- and plant-based enzymes at separate times within the digestive tract, allowing for optimal nutrient absorption. I take at least two JuvaTone at night right before bed. JuvaTone is a powerful herbal complex designed to promote healthy liver function. It is an excellent source of choline, a nutrient that is vital for proper liver function and necessary for those with high protein diets. JuvaTone also contains inositol and dl-methionine, which help with the body's normal excretion functions. Methionine also helps recycle glutathione, a natural antioxidant crucial for normal liver function. Other ingredients include Oregon grape root, a source of the liver-supporting compound berberine, and therapeutic-grade essential oils to enhance overall effectiveness.
Your skin is by far the largest organ on your body. Did you know that your skin, hair, and nails make up a body system called the integumentary system? Young Living has an entire line of personal care products free from the harsh chemicals found in many mainstream skin and hair products. This includes shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, deodorant, lotion, massage oils, facial masks, and lip balm, and a whole line of anti-aging skin care! Our skin care products are designed to deliver all the results you want, without the harmful ingredients you don’t. Moisturize, cleanse, and nourish with essential oils that support your skin naturally!
My favorite products in the personal care line are the Copaiba Vanilla Moisturizing Shampoo and the Rose Ointment. I went through a whole ordeal trying to find a natural shampoo that would work with my MOUNTAINS of hair and I’ve been using this one for months and it makes my hair soft and smell nice! I actually had a random guy tell me that my hair smelled nice the day I washed my hair with this shampoo ;) I use the Rose Ointment for everything. I put it on after applying an oil to seal it in. I use it on my lips, on my heels, on my hands, knees, elbows. I even dip my earrings in it before I put them in my ears! If you are already using Young Living personal care products tell us which one is your favorite in the comments! If you’re not using YL yet, hop on over to www.ewg.org/skindeep and look up the rating on some of your most used beauty products. Tell us what you find out!
Side note: Thieves also has a whole line of oral care! Healthy teeth start with products that clean without harsh chemicals. There are several toothpastes, mints, hard lozenges, mouthwash, and floss! It’s all free of fluoride!
Speaking of cleaning up the house, that takes a lot of energy and stamina! Man, I clean the house for hours and then it just gets dirty again! (Can I get an amen?) Good thing Young Living has some whole food-based, essential oil-infused products that give a natural boost to get through the hectic daily schedule! Motivation is usually the first oil I put on to get me started. Motivation helps enable a person to surmount fear and procrastination while stimulating feelings of action and accomplishment. It enhances the ability to move forward in a positive direction. Get me a whole tub of that stuff! Then let’s put some En-R-Gee on our adrenal glands to get us that energy we were looking for!
Speaking of peppermint, did you know that you can apply peppermint essential oil to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep energy up? You can also place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness! Inhale peppermint essential oil, apply topically to your temples or neck, or put a drop of peppermint vitality on your tongue or in water to jump-start your morning routine. Then diffuse or inhale peppermint essential oil mid-morning to curb the desire to snack! Yay for peppermint!
Young Living sponsors the Iron Cowboy, who just recently finished 50 triathlons in 50 states in 50 days! We got to hear him speak at this year’s convention and he said “I've broken all the records by being a Young Living product user” He’s been using Young Living oils and supplements since 1994! Watchthis quick interview with the Iron Cowboy about his favorite Young Living products! Also check out this Young Living newsletter from April for an interview with Drake Eaton, the world junior powerlifting and bodybuilding champion who won six gold and two silver medals at the AAU World Powerlifting Championships in Las Vegas this year.
So if you’re hard core into working out Young Living can definitely support you in that area!
Sclaressence, Lady Sclareol, and Dragon Time are some essential oils that help to support hormone wellness. PD 80/20, Estro, and CortiStop are some supplements that support hormone wellness. CortiStop Women's is a proprietary dietary supplement designed to help the body maintain its natural balance and harmony. When under stress, the body produces cortisol. When cortisol is produced too frequently, it can have negative health consequences such as feelings of fatigue, difficulty maintaining healthy weight, and difficulty maintaining optimal health of cardiovascular systems. CortiStop supports the glandular systems of women.
FemiGen and Prostate Health are to support the reproductive systems of men and women. FemiGen capsules were formulated with herbs and amino acids designed to balance and support the female reproductive system from youth through menopause. FemiGen combines whole food herbs like wild yam, damiana, and dong quai, along with synergistic amino acids and select essential oils to supply nutrition that is supportive of the special needs of the female systems.
Inner Defense and Life 5 also work well together to support the wellness of your immune system. Inner Defense reinforces systemic defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, promotes healthy respiratory function, and contains potent essential oils like oregano, thyme, and Thieves which are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support. The liquid softgels dissolve quickly for maximum results. Life 5 is a high-potency probiotic, that represents the culmination of years of extensive research. Life 5 builds and restores core intestinal health by providing five clinically proven probiotic strains including two advanced super strains to enhance intestinal health, sustain energy and improve immunity. Life 5 contains 8 billion active cultures and improves colonization up to 10 times. I always make sure to take these two at least a few hours apart from each other.
Looking to support your respiratory wellness? RC, Breathe Again, and Raven are all great, invigorating oils to rub on your chest and neck, or diffuse in the winter.
Another supplement that I have Logan take daily is OmegaGize3. OmegaGize³™ combines the power of three core daily supplements-omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D-3, and CoQ10 (ubiquinone). These supplements combine with our proprietary enhancement essential oil blend to create an omega-3, DHA-rich fish oil supplement that may support general wellness. Used daily these ingredients work synergistically to support normal brain, heart, eye, and joint health.
Sometimes a busy schedule and the demands of daily life can make it nearly impossible to relax. Chronic stress can bring a host of health issues, including poor digestion, insomnia, weight gain, headaches, and more. Combat the emotional and physical toll of the stress in your life with oils like Stress Away. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in vanilla, Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension. Anyone care to admit that they sing the "Let It Go" song form Frozen while applying Forgiveness oil?!?
The Seavey’s, who have won the last four Iditarod races in a row, told us about how they used Young Living wintergreen oil on their dogs to help with achy muscles. Once, they tried a less expensive brand of wintergreen and their dogs hair started to fall off in patches! Ever since then they only use Young Living! He also said that he likes to use the animal scents on their paw pads because it’s pliable up to -10 degrees! He said that he picks one particular oil and uses the scent to help with friendliness and calming. He has that scent out when they’re doing something positive so when they’re in a stressful situation the scent can help bring them to a calm place. He also mentioned that he personally takes NingXia Red and NingXia Nitro at every checkpoint. You can follow them on facebook!
This is something that I put off signing up for and once I started I really was kicking myself for it! I could have earned so much free product! This year alone I’ve redeemed $547.50 in free product! Yay!
And don’t think that this affects the prices of your products negatively! It costs Young Living $16 to make one 15ml bottle of lavender essential oil and they sell it wholesale for $23! They can do this by cutting out the middle man. Since everything is in their hands they are the producers and the distributors of every product. That cuts out a lot of little bumps in price. They don’t have marketing so they are able to also cut out that cost, which can be HUGE! By allowing us to share the product with our family and friends we have the opportunity to make a living! I don’t know about you, but I love supporting my family and friends, it means so much more to be to help them succeed than some random company! It’s just like eating local or supporting your local handmade businesses!
When you purchase any wholesale kit, you have the option to have people sign up under you and grow your Young Living family! And it truly is a family. We all support each other in all of our goals, our wellness, and our lives! It’s so great to be a part of a team of such amazing, giving, loving people who are constantly there for you! We would love to have you join our journey!
Until next time,