I have been dealing with poor circulation for a while. It seems to be worse in colder weather. So I heard that Cypress essential oil might help. I used 2 or 3 drops along with the same amount of carrier oil and applied to my hands like I would apply a moisturizer. It took a little longer to absorb, but I could actually see a difference in the color of my fingers afterward. So thankful to have Young Living oils to help make my life better on a day-to-day basis. I also have used Cypress on a spider vein and on bruises with good success. Want to know how to get the benefits of Young Living products for your family? See the margin to sign up or contact me and I will be happy to assist you in getting your wellness journey off to a great start!
There is a lot to love about Frankincense oil! Neat tip: Did you know that frankincense is called ‘the singer’s oil’? I just learned this. And the reason it is called that is because when singers overuse their voice they put one drop of Frank on their tongue and coat their mouth with it. They put anther drop in the palm of one hand, put their palms together to get some on each hand, then put one hand on the back of the neck and one on the throat and hold them there for a minute. I saw one lady do this and her voice changed while she was demonstrating.
It got cold here (Alberta) all of a sudden. We had approximately 6 inches of snow on Thanksgiving and have since had lovely weather to melt said snow. Hopped on the scale a few times recently and it does not appear to be moving much. BUT, my clothes are looser and I feel better, so I claim victory! The sugar battle seems unending...never can we just relax and just eat 'whatever'. I try not to stress about it, but continue to look for better options and not fall back into the habits of the past. Wanting to make better decisions is half the battle, and keeping on with reading the labels and just saying 'no' to those obvious wrong choices is key to doing this for the long haul. My husband celebrated his birthday yesterday and instead of the usual birthday cakes we used to get at the store (you know the ones, full of lard and sugar), I made him a carrot cake with cream cheese icing. He loved it! I hardly ever make cake so this was a treat! I used coconut sugar instead of brown sugar, and hardly used any icing sugar to sweeten the cream cheese. Instead, I added some orange oil to make it taste yummy. I still have some icing sugar left in the pantry and I hope to replace it with a better alternative as well. For now though, we made a better choice than we would have a year ago.
Our decisions are paying off, and other people are starting to notice. One lady (Kris) told me that my face looks younger and healthier than it did just 2 months ago. This is the first compliment I have received about my skin, but I am thinking it won't be the last. I don't wear a lot of makeup so this was significant to me. I have been putting oils on my face for a few months now. I use a combination of grapeseed oil, Young Living's frankincense, rose, geranium, cedarwood and lavender oils. The rose oil really helps the rest of the oils to soak into my skin and take make it so it is not overly oily looking. That's the news for today. Have a comment? Would love to hear if you are making the journey to wellness with us or answer any questions you might have.
A while ago I was wondering if the coughing my son experienced was triggered by asthma. After applying the oil combo listed in that post, he got a lot better. We needed to know if the situation had been caused by something in our friends' home and since we had previously arranged a second overnighter for him, we decided to take a chance. Whatever caused his coughing was not in the house because this time he was absolutely fine! So relieved, to say the least!
On another note, I have been experiencing a sore throat lately. What has helped me is putting a drop of Young Living Lemon essential oil on it with my finger and just spreading it out over the sore area. It is wonderful not to have to take something for it! Each time it tries to come back, I apply a drop of lemon oil, and it smells so good! It is definitely one of my favorite oils!
last week my sister told me something she did when she burned her finger while ironing some fabric. Today I was taking some muffins out of my oven and burned my finger (apparently I need new oven mitts WITHOUT holes, lol). Anyways, I did what my sister told me. I put a drop of Young Living lavender oil on the burnt spot and followed that with a drop of Young Living peppermint oil. 5 minutes later and the pain is totally gone! No heat, no pain at all! If you are wondering what to look for in an essential oil, it is what the oil DOES that makes the difference. Any oil can smell good, but only Young Living oils are loaded with action!
My son spent the night at a friend's house. He started coughing while sleeping in the basement there with the other boys and his cough grew increasingly worse through the next day. By the time we got him home I had to give him his puffers, which he normally doesn't need. His cough got still worse. I made a chest rub of all the oils I know that help with inflammation (using 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil as a base, I added 2 drops of each of peppermint, frankincense, bergamot, thyme and cypress). Listening to him cough all day and into the night was almost more than I could bare. We were about to get our shoes on to go to the ER when he actually stopped coughing. He was ok! He slept until 1 am and then I did the chest rub again and one of his puffers. He slept again until 5:30. We repeated the routine and he slept again until 8am. Not an ideal night, but it turned out a lot better than it started. So thankful for the puffers and the oils! We are wondering if there was something in the friend's house that triggered this attack on his body. I don't want to call it asthma, but something was sure messing with him. Glad I have the oils to help support our health as I am sure we would have had to go to the emergency room otherwise!
Steam burns can be really nasty. This happened to one of my friends today: I was ironing some fabric for a sewing project when all of a sudden the iron shot a burst of steam on to my left thumb. The pain was excruciating, stinging, I couldn't believe how intense a burn could be. remembering i do have Lavender upstairs i went up, found my lavender and generously spread a few drops on my thumb. The pain didn't go away and i thought "what can cool this heat"? Peppermint! so i had my husband put a drop of peppermint over the burned area of my thumb. A few minutes later i went downstairs to continue working on my project. The pain was gone. I found that hard to believe, as usually the pain from a burn lasts a long time for me. i can totally see on my thumb there may be a blister forming, but now i have only mild pain, as i tried to work in the kitchen. Thank you Young Living for Essential Oils Lavender and Peppermint. M.
Story time! This summer David and I were shooting hoops outside on our cement pad. He bent over to pick up the ball and fell forward onto the cement landing on his forehead. Oh, how he cried! He had a scrape on his forehead and we put coconut oil on it and a bit of lavender. It was pretty much gone the next day. I just found out that something similar happened to another family member recently, only there was a big scratch on a lip in this case. Someone made an Ouchie Blend and applied it several times a day. It healed very nicely. So glad to have such great products!
My family has been enjoying Young Living more and more as each month passes. I have been a member for over 6 months and am enjoying the bonus of getting free products just for buying items I would normally buy anyways. The major differences are that I get Young Living's Products delivered right to my door, and all the products are good for my family to use. What do I mean by that??? They are non-toxic and they won't make us sick by smelling them and using them. I buy the Thieves Household Cleaner and I don't need to worry about my 6 year-old getting into it or being around it because it will not stress out his developing lungs, nor my sensitive lungs. (Plus, I dilute it so it makes a lot of product for the money!) I used to cough a lot using store-bought cleaners. I thought it was normal and that it meant that the products were strong enough to do the cleaning work I needed them to do. BUT, now I know that a product does not have to hurt you to give you good results!
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My name is Loni and I want to share my oily journey with any that would like to come along! I am documenting about my decision to try Young Living Essential Oils and my family's experience with using them.