By Betty Kjos
Powerful “green” choices include Aroma Life Essential Oil Blend – Aroma Life is a blend of Cypress, Marjoram, and Helichrysum and Ylang Ylang oils. This is a blend of oils which, through extensive research, were found to help strengthen and support the cardiovascular, lymphatic, and circulatory systems. This oil can be applied topically over the heart or on any of the Vita Flex Heart Points.
Stress Away Essential Oil Blend – I love, love, love Stress Away! I have a roller fitment on my bottle and I always have it with me. When I’m sitting in traffic or having fantasies of having a James Bond car that has blades coming out the sides of my car whereby I can slice the tires off another car (don’t judge), or on hold yet again with the cable company, then I reach for my Stress Away and….all is well again! Stress Away is a blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Ocotea, Lavender and Vanilla. This blend was formulated to help relieve everyday stresses and tensions and it works!
Eucalyptus Radiata – Eucalyptus is a favorite in our home as it is very supportive of the respiratory system. We apply it topically to the chest, back, feet, etc. You can also place a drop in your palms, rub together and cup over your nose and mouth and inhale deeply. This is one of the oils I use when bronchial issues appear. I attach the bottle to the Thera-Pro Diffuser and set it right by the bed so that it can be inhaled throughout the night.
Peace & Calming Essential Oil Blend – I have not met one single person that does not love Peace & Calming. This is a blend of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli and Blue Tansy. It smells amazing and it has a very calming effect on children, pets (& even husbands!). If you are seeking to create an atmosphere of relaxation, peace, restful sleep, etc. You will want to have a bottle of Peace & Calming nearby. This oil has proven effective more than once when we have been seated in front or behind of restless children when flying. You can apply it topically, inhale and it’s also a great oil to use in the diffuser!
Clarity Essential Oil Blend – Clarity is a blend of Basil, Cardamom, Rosemary, Rosewood, Geranium, Lemon, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile and Jasmine. Whew! That’s a lot of oils!
I love diffusing Clarity in the diffuser I have in my office as it helps to keep me alert, it’s uplifting and it helps with memory as well. It’s invigorating and has a very “fresh” scent.
Lime Essential Oil – Lime has a fresh, lively fragrance that is stimulating and refreshing. Lime contains d-limonene which is found in all citrus oils in different quantities, and has been shown to be helpful in contributing to Wellness. I always add citrus oils to my water and some days I choose Lime, but it is quite powerful and can easily overwhelm your drink if you add too much. I use Lime oil whenever I make Guacamole and it only requires one to two drops. Very effective and tastes great!
Peppermint Essential Oil – Who doesn’t love Peppermint?? One drop of Young Living’s Peppermint Essential Oil is equal to 28 cups of Peppermint Tea!!! Powerful. It has also been shown in University studies (University of Cincinnati) to improve mental accuracy by 28%! I use Peppermint every single day -I love adding one drop to my bottle of water along with my citrus oils. Very refreshing! Peppermint is stimulating, refreshing, can help keep you awake and remain alert when you are driving. Anytime my stomach feels a little queasy, I immediately reach for the Peppermint and I get relief in less than two minutes. Really. Whenever someone gets on your last nerve and you start to have a little throbbing in your brain…..Peppermint can bring immediate relief. If your nose is so stuffy that you can’t breathe, one drop of Peppermint in a cup of hot tea can produce some amazing effects. And…..one of my favorite ways to use Peppermint is to add a drop or two to melted chocolate and dip strawberries or dried fruit, etc. into the mixture and you will fall in love. Just saying. M-Grain Essential Oil Blend – M-Grain is a blend of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile and Helichrysum. M-Grain is a favorite of those people who experience mind-numbing sensations of uncomfortableness in their head and neck areas. You know who you are. This oil is for you.
Gentle Baby – Gentle Baby is a blend of Rosewood, Geranium, Palmarosa, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Jasmine, Bergamot and Rose. This is a blend designed for expectant mothers and newborn babies. (I am neither, ok?) However, it does make a nice shower gift for a new or expectant mother. It is also helps to enhance the appearance of the skin and may be beneficial for men to use on chapped skin and as an aftershave. Gentle Baby can also be helpful for stretch marks, skin elasticity, diaper rashes, etc. May be applied topically, and diluted for use on baby or for full body massage.
I pray that you are enjoying this day and that Blessings are “Marching” into your life.