Page 1

ESSENTIAL OILS

SINGLES AND BLENDS A Selection From

FOUNDATIONAL

AROMATHERAPY Leiann King and Brenda Wright


My Essential Event LLC P.O. Box 147 Elsinore, UT 84724 435-979-0679 myessentialevent@gmail.com Copyright Š2015 by My Essential Event LLC. All rights reserved. With exception, no portion of this book may be reproduced in any way without the written consent of My Essential Event LLC. Exception: Individual pages within PART 2: SINGLE ESSENTIAL OILS and PART 3: ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS may be reproduced for personal, client, or workshop use.

Note to the Reader: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.


Acknowledgments

—Our Sincere Gratitude— A hearty thank-you goes to our mentors in the aromatherapy and natural health world as well as individuals in the business arena who led the way to our becoming more sensitive to the people we want to serve and more effective in how we serve them. We also appreciate the numerous authors and speakers who influenced us through their books and recordings. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the many people who have worked with us in learning and teaching about health, nutrition, and essential oils. Special thanks go to my dear friend Carol Mangels, and Michelle Wallach for their unending enthusiasm and support, and to my instructors Andrea Buje of Aromahead Institute, Kurt Schnaubelt and Monika Hass of Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, and Jade Shutes of East West Aroma School; also to Dr. Joel Wallach for inspiring us with his crusade to help people help themselves. We are thankful to Amy Walker who “upped the ante” with her insightful, big-picture advice; to Amanda Reynolds, Carole Ludwig, Janet Phillips, Kalista Watson, Karen Watson, Kent King, Marianne Watson, Rebekah King, Sheryllyn McClintock, and Tresha King for jumping in to assist where needed and for countless hours and sleepless nights to fine-tune the book. We appreciate and acknowledge the patience of all family members whose lives were put on hold during the many hours of writing, proofreading, and editing this book. We also want to thank all of our students and the thousands of people who have walked a path of learning with us, sharing their stories along the way—stories that have made us both laugh and cry! They have motivated us to keep going, learn more, and share in return. We want to thank you, the reader, for taking the time to invest in your health and to be willing to share this message with others. THANK YOU! Most importantly we are grateful to a loving Heavenly Father who helped us both realize that we could use the gift of gab to help His Children, including our own. It is He from whom all that is good in this world comes. What are the unlimited possibilities?


Understanding Oil Profiles

53

Understanding Oil Profiles Now that I’ve learned all about oils, what changes can I make in my life for the better? The Single Essential Oil profiles are packed with information, fun and useful information. They were designed to help make choosing and using an essential oil easy. Each profile includes the following information sections: (1) The oil’s Common name with a description of some of its primary beneficial aspects; (2) Safety Notes in a small square box; (3) Tried and True Uses; (4) A “How Do I Use It?” table with helpful methods of application and list of complementary oils that blend well with the oil profiled; (5) A bullet list of the oil’s Properties, the properties come from the individual constituents and are the results of studies done not of the essential oil, but on the constituents, whether found in an oil, herb, food or drug. Whether found naturally occurring or synthetically created; (6) A table of Technical Data about the essential oil. These specific topics and their purpose are discussed in more detail below. Each essential oil profile also includes one or two brief success stories volunteered by someone who has used the oil. Be sure to smell each essential oil as you read its profile. If you don't have the oil yet, read about it now. Later, when you have it, read the profile again while smelling the oil. Please pay particular attention to the Safety Notes of each oil, as well as the Disclaimer and Safety Warnings at the bottom of each page. The Essential Oil Blend profiles are formatted a little differently with fewer sections, but equally helpful and important information. Each blend profile includes; (1) the Blend Name with a description of beneficial aspects; (2) Safety Notes; (3) Ingredients—a list of all single oils included in the blend; (4) an Applications table telling ways how the blend might be used along with the specific methods for application; and (5) Ingredient Descriptions provide the detailed benefits and aspects of each single oil in the blend. Again in leaf-shaped boxes, personal stories are included, sharing good results people have had from using the blend. Important Note: If we included every single bit of information pertinent to every oil blend, you’d never be able to carry the book! We decided to give you the “general” information about the single oils contained in each blend so that you could consider the many possibilities of the blend. If you read the section on Blending—as I know you did—you already realize that each blend was created for a particular goal or purpose. Take Trauma™ oil, for example. The name says it all, but if you look at the individual oils it contains and what each can do, you will likely have many aha moments. Go through the oil blend pages. It is good reading. You will not only learn about the blends, but also about single oils—maybe some you haven’t tried yet. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


54

Foundational Aromatherapy

Again, remember to smell each oil or oil blend as you read about it. Now, let’s look at each of the topics in the oils profiles.

Safety Notes Each Single Oil profile includes a Safety Notes section on the first page in a small box. Safety is an important aspect in all areas of our lives, including aromatherapy. We want you to have fun and positive experiences using essential oils. Keep these safety notes in mind when deciding to use any oil. Safety can be controversial at times, with people saying, “Well I used that oil for this or that, and I’m perfectly fine.” People also say that to me when we discuss eating fast foods, but they won’t change my mind about not eating those. Personally, I don’t want you to be afraid of oils. When used properly, they are very safe—much safer than eating fast foods. These are my words to the wise. Disclaimer and Safety Warning This is our “enter at your own risk” notification. It’s the Disclaimer and Safety Warning “small print” found at the bottom of every single page of essential oil singles and blends—and it’s the small print you need to read! Read them! Single Essential Oil Common Name and Description At the beginning of each single oil profile, each oil is identified by its common name as printed on the bottle. Following the oil name we have included a brief description of the oil and some of its properties, historical uses, or ways we have experienced using it. Tried and True Uses The Tried and True Uses section is a summarized list of the primary benefits Brenda and I (and others) have seen, studied, or personally experienced with the oil. We cannot say the effects will be the same for everyone, but this section is included to show an oil’s good track record as used by others. Sometimes we mention research information, historical facts, or folklore about that particular oil. How Do I Use It? I can just hear you asking, “I’ve read all of this and the Blending section four times, and I’ve decided to use this particular oil. But HOW and WHAT are the different ways I can use it?” The Applications table is where the rubber hits the road—a “treasure box” of ideas. This is where we share our experiences of exactly HOW we use an oil—with detailed instructions! Simply choose the method you would enjoy the most. Do you love to soak in the tub? Try our bath ideas. Want something quick and easy? Combine 1 drop with a few drops of carrier oil on the bottom of your feet as you start your day. Want to be a little sneaky with an ‘anti-oiler’ (someone who objects to the smell of essential oils)? Run your diffuser with a refreshing aroma. They’ll benefit from the properties of your *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Understanding Oil Profiles

55

oil, and never know—unless you give away the secret. It CAN be easy to get into an oil rut, so try different oils, ideas and applications. Be creative! Next to the Applications section, you’ll see a “Blends Well With” box. This is the perfect starting place for considering oils for your own blends. This list of oils is not all-inclusive. Feel free to try blending with other oils. Again, be creative!

Properties The Properties section contains valuable information about what an oil can do. Most likely there will be properties or effects on the list you’ve never thought of. Plants and their oils are really quite amazing. Properties of oils can include some pretty weird scientific words, such as carminative. What the heck does that mean? It always annoyed me that most oil books listed properties of an oil but expected me to know the definitions or look them up in the back of the book or in a dictionary! I was not about to make you flip back and forth (maybe with a colicky baby in your arms) trying to figure out what carminative means (relieves intestinal gas pain and distention, and promotes peristalsis). We believe you need to see the definition right away, without spending precious time conducting research. For this reason, we included brief definitions right next to each property. We’ve also included the definitions in the Glossary for reference. Understanding each single oil’s properties will help you in making your blends and concoctions. Yes, pretty please, read the Blending section again. Success Stories Success stories, highlighted in the boxes shaped like a leaf, give a few specific ways an essential oil has worked for us or others. Read through these several times. Some of these stories contain more insight than anything we could teach you. Key Emotions Key Emotions represent emotions or character traits that this particular oil can evoke, strengthen or bring out in a person using it. Remember the olfaction section, and how smelling an oil can bring on an emotional response? It wouldn't hurt to read that section again. Key Body Systems Key Body Systems are the key or main, body systems that are possibly effected by the properties of this essential oil. Technical Data Technical Data may sound pretty dry and unimportant. But, actually this is where a lot of the fun begins.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


56

Foundational Aromatherapy

I hope you’ve already read the first part of this book. If not, as you read this section, jump back to each corresponding section or read it again. This is where it all comes together. You may have been thinking, “Why the heck is Leiann telling us all this? I just want to know what to do with the oils I got in the mail this month!” Well, hang in there with me, and you’ll be glad you did. Remember the Olfaction section? Go back and review that now. You’ll get more out of this whole process if you do. Then, while you read through each oil profile, get out your oils and smell each one while you learn about it. This will lock the information in your brain so every time you smell an oil, all that information you read will come floating back to you. That’s why, in our classes, we have students smell each oil on a Q-tip while we teach about a particular oil. We want you to remember it. For reference, here is the Technical Data chart for Sweet Basil. See the eight parts in the Technical Data in bold below? Each of these provides you with valuable information you will need and want to know. BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) SESQUITERPENES Main Chemical Families

ETHERS

Botanical Family

LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE)

Ocimum basilicum ct.methyl chavicol Madagascar, Mediterranean, Europe, India spicy, sweet flowering tops and leaves steam distillation top-middle anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic antispasmodic, anti-infectious, carminative, pain relieving in the digestive system and genitourinary tract relieves headaches and nasal congestion, energizes body and mind

Let’s go through each part and see where the journey leads us. BOTANICAL (OR LATIN) NAME Do you remember reading earlier about Latin names in the Botany section? This name is so you know exactly what oil you are getting. For example, we have three different types of eucalyptus. Which one do you want? To remember how to distinguish, review the Botany section. A reputable company will provide you with this information and not try to sell you just any old eucalyptus. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Understanding Oil Profiles

57

WHERE GROWN Plants for essential oils can be grown in different locations, at least most of them. It is fun to look them up and learn about the countries, their climate and altitude; all of this helps us to appreciate our oils more. AROMA It’s good to smell our oils as we are learning about them. Get to know the “language” of aroma. Using the words that describe the aromas of the oils helps anchor it in our minds and give us clues about the properties of oils. If the aroma is listed as fruity, but smells like VapoRub®, something is wrong. Here’s a helpful tip when smelling oils—it’s a good idea to group them by aroma. Before and after smelling each one, smell coffee beans to “clear” your nose. Something fun to do is blindfold yourself and try to recognize an oil from its aroma. Learn the words describing its aroma to expand your vocabulary. PRODUCING ORGAN (PLANT PART) The producing organ tells you what part of the plant an essential oil comes from. Get to know the plants and their parts. Cut open an orange, lemon, or grapefruit. Squeeze the peel and watch the oil ooze out—taste it! Buy some fresh herbs at the grocery store; rub them in your hands, smell them, and taste them! Buy a piece of ginger; grate some of it up, taste it, and smell the pungent aroma! Compare these smells with the oils that come from them. Take a walk in a forest or park and feel the bark of the trees. Take time to “smell the roses”—literally—or geraniums—or orange blossoms! Plant an herb garden or put some pots in your kitchen. Grow a miniature citrus tree in the sunniest room in your home, and make fresh lemonade. EXTRACTION METHOD Extraction method tells you how we get this oil out of the plant. Was it distilled or coldpressed? How an oil is produced greatly affects the quality of the oil, and we want the very best, genuine and authentic. Review the Production and Quality sections NOTE A note of an essential oil describes its rate of evaporation. Top notes evaporate the quickest; base notes the slowest. This means you will smell the high-note oils faster than you smell the base-note oils. This form of classifying oils originates with the perfume industry. It’s helpful information when making your own synergies or blends. Check out the Blending section in this book. CHEMICAL FAMILIES Essential oils are made up of hundreds of different chemicals. Like people, it’s just easier to say “the King family” than name all eleven of us one by one. In families, each member is unique and different; yet have many attributes in common with others in their family. Chemical families are much the same. This information is helpful whether you’re choosing a single oil or exploring ideas for blending oils together. Like humans, *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


58

Foundational Aromatherapy

oils can actually belong to more than one family. For example, I’m a Bacon on my dad’s side of the family; a Logsdon on my mom’s; and a King through marriage. Review the Chemical Family section again. And—if you didn’t read the Blending section, do it now! BOTANICAL FAMILY There are millions and millions of plants with more being discovered all the time. Botanists, who are true plant lovers, work to name and categorize plants by how they look. Then they take a big bunch with similar characteristics, group them together, and call it a family. Interestingly enough, plants have similar properties to assist the body on its way to health. Yes, I am going to ask you to please reread the Botany and Blending sections to understand why it’s important to know the Botanical family of each oil. You’ll be glad you did, I promise.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Basil, Sweet*

59

Basil, Sweet* This oil can help with digestive issues, circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, bladder infections, lung congestion, muscle spasms, travel sickness and a wide range of infections. Basil is effective in eliminating thread-worms (pinworms); repeling flies and mosquitoes; and treating insect bites. Basil oil has been widely used to help with many emotional struggles such as anxiety, insomnia and depression.

Tried and True Uses 

   

Place a couple of drops on a cotton ball to inhale when there is a need to focus or concentrate. When diffused there is a reduction in stress related issues. Rub 1-2 drops mixed with 3-4 drops carrier on the chest, for the treatment of many respiratory illnesses. A massage of Basil and carrier oil gently assists in relaxing muscles and relieving pain. Inhale or diffuse for insomnia and migraine.

 

  

Safety Notes

Generally non-toxic Should not be used by pregnant or breast-feeding women; in large doses, it can stimulate a miscarriage. May be applied the last two weeks of pregnancy to encourage delivery Not appropriate for Children 2 years and younger. Best when used for short periods of time Can be used in a mister as an insect repellant and to relieve itching and pain from bites and stings.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Drop 2-4 drops in ¼ cup of Unscented Dead Sea Salt, BLENDS WELL powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish bath, soak for twenty WITH minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two  Lemongrass hours throughout the day.  Marjoram  Lavender, Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Mailette Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put  Ginger in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over  Fennel mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale.  Dill Blend™  Lemon Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, misting lightly. Avoid eyes when misting face. Add 2-4 drops of oil to 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil or lotion, massage gently onto area of concern needing relief. Use cotton swab to apply directly on minor insect bites. Can be applied directly on painful joints. With 2-3 drops of carrier in palm, add 1-2 drops then rub on bottom of each foot.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


60

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Antipyretic – dispels heat, fire, and fever  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Cephalic – stimulates and clears the mind, relieves headache  Digestive – aids and balances digestion  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Emmenagogue – helps stimulate blood flow and menstrual discharge  Restorative – corrective and restores  Tonifying – nourishing, supportive, strengthening

I was having some serious hormonal issues, and I put Basil on every couple of hours over the space of two weeks and it balanced me out hormonally and saved the lives of those who live with me! — Priscilla Wayman My 5-year-old has constipation issues. If I rub Basil on his belly before bed, he will go the next morning. — Meredith Dangel

Key Emotions: Protected, Confident, Inspiring, Compassionate and Strengthen Key Body Systems: Digestive, Muscular, Skeletal, and Circulatory Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families

SESQUITERPENES

Botanical Family

LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE)

ETHERS

Ocimum basilicum ct.methyl chavicol Madagascar, Mediterranean, Europe, India spicy, sweet flowering tops and leaves steam distillation top-middle anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic antispasmodic, anti-infectious, carminative, pain relieving in the digestive system and genitourinary tract relieves headaches and nasal congestion, energizes body and mind

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Bay Laurel*

61

Bay Laurel* Sometimes Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) is confused with an oil called Bay (Pimenta racemosa). These are completely different oils. Bay Laurel is an oil that is widely used for skin issues, ranging from ulcerations, acne, dandruff, hair loss, nerve related pain, to boils and even malaria. The first go-to oil for lymphatic system stimulation. Some of the emotional struggles of everyday life, such as a lack of self esteem and monthly female related needs are addressed with this oil.

Tried and True Uses    

Stimulates and detoxifies the lymphatic system. Powerful infection fighter for recurrent or chronic conditions. Highly antiseptic and pain relieving properties make it a good choice to inhale for tonsillitis. Use in food recipes to replace bay leaves, use only 1 drop

  

Safety Notes

Relatively non-toxic and non-irritant Can cause dermatitis in some individuals Do not use in pregnancy

.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY

RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salt, milk, BLENDS WELL powdered milk, coconut milk. Swish in bath, soak for twenty WITH minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two  Rosemary hours during the day.  Bergamot  Black Pepper Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in  Frankincense pillow case.  Ginger Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. For acne and other skin issues, mix 3 to 5 drops per 1 ounce of filtered / distilled water, or Youngevity®’ Plant Derived Minerals™ in spray bottle. Shake well before each use; mist skin lightly, keeping eyes closed. Add 4-6 drops to 1 Tablespoon carrier oil or lotion, massage gently on area needing support or relief. For use after exercise, add 1 to 2 drops with ½ teaspoon Youngevity® Ultimate™ CM Cream™ and apply to joints or muscles. Place 1 drop directly on swollen area and/or on bottom of feet. Add 5 drops to single application of shampoo to dry scalp, wait twenty-thirty minutes then shampoo as normal. To stimulate lymphatic system, put 1 drop in hand, rub a natural-bristle brush in oil then use upward strokes starting at toes until arriving at body trunk in the heart area. Repeat from tips of fingers to heart and on back.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


62

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Antifungal – prevents the growth of fungi  Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism  Diaphoretic – promotes or increases perspiration  Digestive – aids and balances digestion  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Emmenagogue – regulates menstruation  Hypotensive – lowers high blood pressure  Lymphatic – aids in waste management and a decongestant for the lymph system

Bay Laurel is a favorite of mine. Every day I do dry skin brushing, and once a week or so I will take 1 drop Bay Laurel and rub the bristles of the brush in it, and then do my skin brushing—it feels so nice and tingly and helps keep my lymphatic system flowing, reducing swelling anywhere on my body. An Interesting note— since I started doing this my feet went down a half shoe size. —Leiann King

 Sedative- tranquilizes activity of body part

Key Emotions: Confidence, Protected, Freeing, Paternal Love, and Releasing Key Body Systems: Respiratory, Lymphatic, Skeletal, Digestive, and Muscular Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENES

Botanical Family

LAURACEAE

OXIDES

Laurus nobilis Morocco, France, Croatia camphoraceous, fresh, sweet leaves steam distillation middle-top decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier strong respiratory decongestant, antiviral, pain reliever, mental stimulant prevents viruses and bacteria, tonic for nervous and immune system

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Bergamot*

63

Bergamot* Bergamot oil carries a light citrus scent. Many times this oil is used as a stand-alone oil, or as an ingredient in various teas, for a wide range of digestive issues, urinary tract related infections, cuts and scars, spasms, and for stimulation of various internal organs. Many people consider this oil as one of their favorite oils to use for emotional support in issues such as; anxiety, depression, PMS and various female/male mental related needs.

Tried and True Uses    

Safety Notes When misted or diffused it is effective in  Phototoxic—avoid direct exposure to neutralizing the smell of smoke and the sun or tanning booths for 12 other odors. hours after use on skin Placing 1 drop diluted with 2-3 drops of carrier oil on the front of the neck helps ease thyroid symptoms. Inhale aroma from a drop in the palm of  Adds delicious flavor to foods such as fruit the hand to assist in emotional balance salad and lemonade. (use 1 drop) and support a feeling of being grounded.  Put 1 drop in a small glass of water for a When used in a tea especially green tea, it gargle and mouthwash. is a highly effective anti-inflammatory.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY

TEA TIME RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup of unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath and soak for 20 minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water, or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake well before each use, misting lightly, close eyes when misting face. 1 drop in a ½ tsp of sweetener, stir in to cup of warm water.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Jasmine  Frankincense  Ylang Ylang  Cypress  Bay Laurel

Add 2-3 drops to a carrier oil or lotion, massage gently on area needing support or relief 1-2 drops on bottom of feet. For thyroid use 1 drop in lotion and gently apply to front of neck.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


64

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties           

Analgesic – relieves pain Antidepressant – alleviates depression Antidiarrheal – counteracts diarrhea Anti-inflammatory – relieves inflammation Antipyretic – dispels heat, fire, and fever Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections Antiviral – inhibits or destroys viruses Antitussive – relieves coughing Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain Deodorant – prevents body odor Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid

My mom had SEVERE psoriasis her entire life, and the itching had driven her crazy for years. We mixed Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™ with Lavender, Ravensara, Bergamot and Tea Tree oils in a mister for her. Today when she started to feel itchy, she grabbed it and sprayed and felt relief within seconds—seconds I tell you!!! —Joanne H.  Sedative – (to the central nervous system) tranquilizes activity of body part.  Toner – nourishing, supportive, strengthening  Vermicide – destroys worms  Vulnerary – heals wounds

Key Emotions: Rectifying, Integrity, Supportive, Protective, and Restorative Key Body Systems: Nervous, Respiratory, Endocrine, Lymphatic, and Circulatory Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENOLS ESTERS

Botanical Family

RUTACEAE

Citrus bergamia Africa, Brazil, Southern Italy citrus, floral, sweet peel cold pressing top decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin good for digestion and beneficial to skin

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Birch, Sweet*

65

Birch, Sweet* Many people use this oil to rebuild bone structure and in general all things “bone.” Birch oil has some properties similar to aspirin such as having antiinflammatory, fever reducing, and/or pain relieving properties. Birch is sometimes used for skin issues, such as dandruff and flaky skin. Many times this oil is indicated for detoxifying and weight loss, water retention, kidney and urinary tract related needs.

Tried and True Uses 

  

Adding 1-2 drops to small amounts of ointments and balms is a good choice for muscle and joint relief following exercise. Supportive for bone issues; broken bones, bone pain, and to help rebuild bone matrix. Apply to bottom of feet to aid the kidneys and urinary tract. 1 drop to 3-4 drops of carrier oil for an effective skin toner; helps with cases of eczema, acne, dandruff, dry and flaky skin.

   

Safety Notes

Contains methyl salicylate, similar to the active ingredient in aspirin Use responsibly—do not over use, especially in topical applications Keep out of reach of children When applied topically, it may increase the anticoagulant effect of blood thinners

Helps to detoxify, release cellulite, and balance water retention.

How Do I Use It? IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water, or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake well before each use, misting lightly, close eyes when misting face. For aches, pains, and sore muscles, blend 2-3 drops with 1 Tablespoon carrier oil. Apply 1 - 2 drops with 2 - 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. For bone or joint pain, apply 1 - 2 drops in 3 drops carrier oil on location.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Basil  Eucalyptus Radiata  Peppermint  Black Pepper

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


66

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Anticoagulant – inhibits blood clot formation  Antipyretic – dispels heat, fire, and fever  Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Rubefacient – numbing, increases local blood circulation , may causes minor skin irritation  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies

Birch and Basil are my go-to oils for pain. I use each of them alternately on my knees. I use both Birch and Basil to relieve the pain. —Josephine C. Hopkins A woman I met camping was experiencing extreme discomfort from dealing with some broken ribs. After doing an Essential Results Now™ assessment, she applied a dab of Youngevity® CM Cream™ with a drop each of Birch and Marjoram applied directly to the site. As anticipated, she had a significant pain reduction which allowed her to relax and enjoy camping. —Devonna K.

Key Emotions: Wisdom, Sacrificing, Encouraging, Supportive, and Openness Key Body Systems: Nervous, Skeletal, Muscular, Urinary Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA

Main Chemical Family Botanical Family

PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) ESTERS

BETULACEAE

Betula lenta USA balsamic bark steam distillation top nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin helpful to respiratory system, promotes wound healing, reduces scar tissue

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Black Pepper*

67

Black Pepper* A favorite to lessen the withdrawal symptoms normally associated with smoking and drugs. Black Pepper is widely used and effective for muscle pain, stiffness, toxin removal, digestion, mental concentration and memory, and even arthritis and rheumatism. This is a common oil that is indicated for use against several bacteria and virus related issues.

Tried and True Uses  

    

Safety Notes Inhaling from lid, or 1 drop on cotton ball,  Non-toxic, non-sensitizing or back of hand helps to enhance  Irritant in high concentrations, use in concentration and memory. moderation The warming, pain relieving properties are  A kidney stimulant; avoid use in soothing when a drop is added to a cream cases of kidney disease for arthritis and rheumatic concerns,  Do not use within 2 hours of taking soreness, pain and stiffness. homeopathic remedies; it may Stimulates the digestive system; relieves neutralize their effects or reduces nausea, gas, and constipation.  Not recommended for children under Encourages the immune system; helping age 8 unless diluted in carrier oil fight bacteria and viruses. Add 1 drop to foods like pesto, hummus, salsa and salad dressings to add a spicy warmth.  Supportive for breaking addictions to tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Simply inhale Best in small amounts. for an increase in adrenaline levels in the Stimulating, so avoid at bedtime. bloodstream.

How Do I Use It? IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Diffuse 4-6 drops for fifteen minute intervals several times BLENDS WELL throughout the day. WITH  Marjoram Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in  Ginger pillow case.  Lemongrass Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over  Cypress mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale.  Lavender, Mailette Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake well before each use, misting lightly, avoid eyes. Add 1-2 drops to 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil or lotion, massage gently to area needing relief. Use 1 drop on the bottom of the feet.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


68

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Antiemetic – inhibits nausea or vomiting  Antimicrobial – kills or suppresses growth of microbes  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Antitoxic – counteracts toxins  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Diaphoretic – promotes or increases perspiration  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Laxative – relieves constipation

Have you ever wanted heat on a sore shoulder or joint? I did and when my usual go-to blend was not available, I had to do something fast. I added 1 drop Black Pepper to other oils and immediately felt the kind of heat that relaxes and warms my stressed out shoulder muscles. I also found out that one drop Black Pepper in salsa can REALLY warm it up. When I say one drop, I mean it! —Brenda Wright  Rubefacient – numbing, increases local blood circulation , may cause minor skin irritation  Stimulant - increases functional activity (circulatory, digestive, nervous)

Key Emotions: Guarding, Nurturing, Dependable, Assertiveness, Helpful and Spirited

Key Body Systems: Circulatory, Nervous, Digestive, and Muscular Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Family Botanical Family

MONOTERPENES SESQUITERPENES

Piper nigrum India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar spicy, warm, and radiant dried fruit steam distillation middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Black Spruce*

69

Black Spruce* Black Spruce is very much like most of the evergreen oils in that it serves to work effectively with the physical aspects of fatigue, pain in bones and muscles, and most challenges to the respiratory system. Also, this oil is effective in giving a person a fresh emotional uplift yet calming of the nerves. Black Spruce is sometimes used in recipes for bug and mosquito repellents.

Tried and True Uses     

Safety Notes Popular for use in saunas, baths, and  Non-toxic and non-sensitizing massage spas.  Can be mildly irritating for those with Ability to calm or lift, makes it a favorite very sensitive skin for meditation or yoga.  Use with carrier oil to help target sore muscles, relieve arthritis, rheumatism, and  Helps to relieve concerns such as canbone pain. dida, hyperthyroidism, and prostatitis. Just taking a breath cleanses the  Spraying into the room or space is respiratory system to support conditions effective as an insect repellant, also such as asthma. effectively negates odors. Cleansing to the adrenals.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salt, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath and soak for twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. 8-12 drops in 1-ounce mister with filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derive Minerals™. Shake well before each use, misting lightly, avoid eyes when misting face. 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil or lotion, massage area needing relief. 1-2 drops with 3 drops carrier oil apply where needed.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Sweet Birch  Eucalyptus Radiata  Frankincense  Orange  Ravensara  Peppermint

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


70

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Anti-infective – resists infective organisms  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Anti-parasitic – destroys or inhibits parasites  Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Decongestant – reduces nasal mucus productions  Deodorant – prevents body odor  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Immunostimulant – stimulates immune system

When I first began my 90 for Life™ nutrition, I placed a pot of warm water in the shower with a few drops of Black Spruce in a handful of Dead Sea salts to create a “sauna.” I still appreciate the cleansing feeling of spending time in my “sauna” to help cleanse the cells in my body. It felt good, and I loved feeling warm. At Christmas time, I make a holiday potpourri with 3 drops Black Spruce, 1 drop Cinnamon, 1 drop Clove and 2 drops each of Orange and Frankincense. The cleansing, lifting aroma enhances the holiday joy. —Brenda Wright  Nervine – strengthens or calms the nervous system  Warming – raises body temperature by increasing circulation

Key Emotions: Positivity, Invigorating, Encouraging, Considerate, and Welcoming Key Body Systems: Circulatory, Digestive, Immune, Muscular, Nervous, Skeletal, and Urinary

Technical Data LATIN NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families Botanical Family

MONOTERPENES ESTERS PINACEAE

Picea mariana Canada balsamic, piney, resinous, sweet, woody needles steam distillation top-middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin antiseptic, relieves respiratory congestion

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Carrot Seed*

71

Carrot Seed* Carrot Seed oil is commonly used for many skin care and skin regenerating needs. However, it is also used effectively for glandular and internal organ support and cleansing. Also, like its donor plant, the carrot, it is many times indicated for support of the eyes, general overall stimulation for the body and an energy boost.

Tried and True Uses     

Safety Notes Supports recovery from jaundice and  Non-toxic, non-irritant, nonhepatitis. sensitizing A powerful and gentle support for kidneys,  Use in moderation, may become pancreas, liver and skin. nauseating in larger amounts Assists in balancing menstrual cycles, and  Avoid if pregnant reducing cramps.  Avoid eye contact Adding a small amount to a face cream encourages cell renewal reducing signs of aging.  Highly antioxidant which make it an aid to Regulates cardiovascular functions when poor vision. applied to bottom of feet.

How Do I Use It? Mix 2-3 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salt, milk,

SOAK IN THE powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath, soak for twenty TUB

RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

TEA TIME

minutes. Blend 4-6 drops in 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil. May add 1-3 drops Carrot Seed to other skin oils; for example, 1 drop Carrot Seed, 5 drops Lavender, 2 drops Patchouli in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil or cream.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Lemon  Peppermint  Spearmint  Rosemary  Frankincense

1-2 drops with 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. Blend 2-3 drops with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil for skin issues. For Liver Cleansing tea mix 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice, 1 drop Lemon oil, 1 drop Peppermint oil, 2 drops of Carrot Seed oil, honey to taste, in cup of warm water; sip slowly. Use daily for five days.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


72

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Anthelmintic – rids body of parasites  Antifungal– prevents the growth of fungus  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Cicatrisant – promotes wound and scar healing  Depurative – cleanses and purifies the blood and intestinal organs  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Emmenagogue – regulates menstruation

One time when I was doing a selfbreast exam I felt a small lump. I had just learned of the value of using Carrot Seed oil for such a purpose. I put a drop on the area twice a day and within a couple of weeks it appeared to be gone. A month later I had a doctor appointment and nothing was found out of the ordinary. —Brenda Wright    

Hepatic – supportive to the liver Tonic – strengthens and fortifies Vasodilatory – dilates blood vessels Smooth muscle relaxant

Key Emotions: Confidence, Spunkiness, Potential, Radiating, and Hopefulness Key Body Systems: Urinary, Digestive, Lymphatic, Muscular, and Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) SESQUITERPENES

Main Chemical Families

SESQUITERPENOLS

Botanical Family

UMBELLIFERAE (APIACEAE)

Daucus carota India earthy, herbaceous seeds STEAM DISTILLATION

middle anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic anti-inflammatory, grounding, cooling, a tonic to the whole body, enhancing the body systems and the mind balances digestive system

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Cedarwood*

73

Cedarwood* Cedarwood often times has references to a number of oils from various plants. This one is the “atlantica” species, known to be mild, gentle, and calming to the nerves. This is an oil for most issues related to the skin, including fungal infections of the scalp and hair related needs. It is also effective for most testosterone hormone related needs as well as masculine emotional challenges.

Tried and True Uses 

  

When inhaled or misted, it is helpful for fighting infectious respiratory conditions such as congestion, bronchitis, and coughs. Included in your shampoo, it is very beneficial for scalp health. (Which helps the health of the hair). Excellent insect repellant for ants and moths. Inhaled or placed on the bottom of the

  

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritant, nonsensitizing Not to be used by pregnant women, could cause miscarriage Not to be taken internally, could irritate stomach

feet; it helps restore emotional balance, and ease stress related conditions.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY

PUT IT ON

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salt, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath, soak twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake well before each use, mist lightly, avoid eyes when misting face. Add 1-2 drops to 2-3 drops of carrier oil, apply on bottom of each foot.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Coriander  Grapefruit  Juniper Berry  Bay Laurel  Orange  Sandalwood

Mix 4-6 drops to lotion or carrier oil and rub on chest and upper back for breathing applications. For scalp conditions, add 5 drops to 1 teaspoon of shampoo, rub on dry scalp, leave for thirty-sixty minutes then shampoo as usual.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


74

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties          

Antifungal – prevents the growth of fungi Anti-putrescent – prevents or slows decay Anti-seborrheic – reduces oily skin/scalp Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs Hormone balancer (male) – harmonizes the hormones Sedative – (nerves) tranquilizes activity of body part. Stimulant – increases functional activity, (circulatory system) Toner (kidneys, spleen, pancreas) – nourishing, supportive, strengthening

I put Cedarwood around the window sills and door frame at my daughter’s house for camel crickets and the slugs. It works wonderfully. —Josephine C. Hopkins I have several uses for Cedarwood, but my most favorite is for my grandchildren. I add a few drops in a mister bottles with water. With a little direction on how to use the misters properly, the kids then go outside to find ants. Ants won’t cross the oil “barrier,” so the kids love re-directing traffic. They mist a puddle of the mixture and then draw circles around the ants or mist along ant trails to see how long it takes the ants to find another way to go. The misting play keeps the kids busy, out of the way, and it’s totally safe. —Brenda Wright

Key Emotions: Centered, Regality, Endurance, Commitment, and Respectful Key Body Systems: Reproductive, Respiratory, Circulatory, Urinary, Nervous, and Skin

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME AROMA WHERE GROWN PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) SESQUITERPENES

Main Chemical Families

SESQUITERPENOLS

Botanical Family

PINACEAE

Cedrus atlantica balsamic, sweet, woody USA, Morocco wood steam distillation middle-base anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic anti-inflammatory, grounding, cooling, a tonic to the whole body, enhancing the body systems and the mind antiseptic, relieves respiratory congestion

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Cinnamon Bark*

75

Cinnamon Bark* Cinnamon Bark oil is one of the most universal oils because of its wide range of uses. This oil is one of the few oils indicated for circulation and heart stimulation. Other uses: the flu in general, digestive issues, blood sugar issues, impotence in men, childbirth in women and even tropical fevers and a wide range of infections. When highly diluted, it has been used effectively as an anti-parasitic oil against scabies.

Tried and True Uses    

This “hot” oil can irritate the skin, so best if used diluted and only applied to the bottom of the feet. Inhaling the aroma can be invigorating, especially when mentally or emotionally fatigued, tired and weak. Stimulating to the body organs, especially the heart, so use wisely. Adds a “lift” to holiday events when a drop is added to potpourri, artificial greenery, pinecones, or just misted in the air. Powerful bacteria / parasite fighter when a drop is placed on the bottom of the feet, especially placed toward the heel.

     

Safety Notes

Best if applications are done with a carrier oil Neat (undiluted) applications to areas of the body other than feet is not advised. Use in moderation Avoid during pregnancy Not recommended for children under 12 unless diluted in carrier Not recommended for pets

How Do I Use It? BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Inhale from lid, or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball and inhale. Best if not put on hands or bringing hands to face - use on Dead Sea Salt or Potpourri placed around the room instead. Using 1 ounce of distilled or filtered water, add 1 drop of Cinnamon and consider the oils listed to the right as well as Grapefruit, Cedarwood or Spearmint. Only need a combined TOTAL of 10 drops of oils in the blend. 1-2 drops to 1 Tablespoon of carrier or skin lotion and gently massage to area of concern, best when blended with other oils for massage Highly recommended to always use with a carrier oil and apply to the bottom of the feet, best if applied to the heel on the bottom of the feet.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Orange, Sweet  Fir, Balsam  Black Spruce  Clove Bud

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


76

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties            

Analgesic – relieves pain Antidiarrheal – counteracts diarrhea Antidote – counteracts poison Anthelmintic – rids body of parasites Antimicrobial – kills or suppresses growth of microbes Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections Antispasmodic – relieves spasms Anti-putrify – prevents or slows decay Antiviral – inhibits or destroys viruses Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain Digestive – aids or balances digestion

Most everyone in my family has low blood sugar problems. One of our favorite ways to handle it is with Cinnamon oil. We put it in melted butter poured over popcorn. We also use it in the melted butter and honey on winter squash. My kids love it! —Amanda Reynolds  Emmenagogue – helps promote and regulate menstruation  Rubefacient – increases local blood circulation and local numbing effect for pain; can cause minor skin irritation  Stimulant – increases functional activity (circulatory, cardio, and respiratory systems)

Key Emotions: Determined, Defending, Encouraging, and Capability Key Body Systems: Endocrine, Digestive, Immune, and Circulatory Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME AROMA WHERE GROWN PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families

ALDEHYDES

Botanical Family

LAURACEAE

PHENOLS

Cinnamomum zeylanicum exotic, sensual, spicy, sweet, warm, radiant Madagascar dried bark water or steam distillation middle sedative or calming to the nervous system, antiinflammatory, cooling, antifungal immune stimulant, antibacterial and very antiinfectious, stimulates body systems, very hot prevents viruses and bacteria, tonic for the nervous and immune systems

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Clary Sage*

77

Clary Sage* When you think of women’s issues – think of Clary Sage. Beneficial for women from puberty through menopause. Concerns for both men and women such as depression, anxiety, colic, abdominal cramps, indigestion, impotence and frigidity are easily managed with this essential oil. The euphoric and uplifting action make nervous tension, irritability, fatigue and migraines a thing of the past. Used in some hair and skin care products for its toning properties, and can help stop hair loss.

Tried and True Uses 

  

Add to carrier oil and apply on lower back and abdomen to ease digestive complaints, ease menstrual cramps, and aids childbirth. Breathe as needed to reduce stress related conditions. Helps balance hormones. When misted or diffused creates an uplifting and lighthearted air. Add to Shampoo or minerals to stimulate hair growth and tone scalp

    

Safety notes

Unlike common Sage, Clary Sage is non-toxic and does not cause irritations or sensitivity Use in moderation as it could have a mild psychotropic effect Should not be used during pregnancy, only at delivery Should not be taken with medications or substances that have an iron base Should not be taken with alcohol, will increase inebriation and cause bad nightmares

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup of unscented Dead Sea Salt, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath, soak for twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. 3 drops in 1 Tablespoon of carrier oil or lotion, gently massage on area needing relief. 1-2 drops on bottom of feet. 5 drops in 1 teaspoon shampoo and rub on scalp, wait twentythirty minutes, wash as usual making sure water runs down back of head. For heavy menstrual flow and cramps, add 1-2 drops in 1 teaspoon carrier oil then rub clockwise on abdomen as needed.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Geranium  Sandalwood  Lavender, Mailette  Rose 10%  Bergamot

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


78

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Anticonvulsant – inhibits seizures  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Aphrodisiac – sexual stimulant  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Cicatrisant – promotes wound and scar healing  Digestive – aids or balances digestion E  Emmenagogue – helps promote and regulate menstruation  Hormone balancer – harmonizes the hormones

Clary Sage is God’s gift to women. I’ve had really intense cramps during menstruation since I was a teenager. Even though I have a high pain threshold, yet my monthly period was always a big problem. Being introduced to Clary Sage was such a blessing. All I do is rub a couple of drops on my abdomen and lower back, and within minutes my pain is better. Within an hour, it is usually gone entirely. I love this oil! —Amy Walker  Hypotensive – lowers high blood pressure  Toner – nourishing, supportive, strengthening

Key Emotions: Decisive, Maternal love, Inspired, Simplicity, and Acceptance Key Body Systems: Reproductive, Endocrine, Nervous, Digestive, Circulatory, and Skin

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME AROMA WHERE GROWN PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families Botanical Family

MONOTERPENOLS ESTERS LAMIACEAE

Salvia sclarea herbaceous, spicy, sweet, warm, radiant India, Bulgaria, France leaves and flower heads steam distillation middle prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin reduces headache and nasal congestion, energizes body, relieves muscle aches

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Clove Bud*

79

Clove Bud* Clove Bud oil is generally associated with mouth-related challenges, such as toothaches and bad breath. However, Clove Bud is becoming more popular as it is used for pain relief, against various infections and infectious diseases, and as a stimulant for the heart/nervous system and the respiratory system. Clove Bud’s warming abilities contribute to its aid to the digestive system.

Tried and True Uses  

  

Add to massage blend for relief of sore muscles, torn ligaments, rheumatism, and arthritic pain. May be used for canker sores and toothache in adults, it is spicy so it will feel very warm then numb, so be prepared. Inhale for relief of respiratory concerns. In small amounts it is an effective aphrodisiac. Proven helpful for food poisoning, excessive vomiting and intestinal cramps connected to digestion. Although not recommended for pregnancy, when used with carrier oil the

    

Safety Notes

Always use minimal amounts Can cause irritation to the skin and mucous membranes; always use carrier oil with each application An effective blood thinner; it should not be used if using thinners such as Coumadin Do not use when pregnant Do not use with children under 2 years of age, not a teething oil

last three weeks of pregnancy on the lower abdomen, and lower back it will tone the uterus and help with easier birth.

How Do I Use It? IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Too hot for glass diffuser, instead use a candle warmer add 3-5 drops with water, or on unscented Dead Sea Salt, or potpourri. Keep out or reach of children. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Adding 1 drop to other “holiday” scent oils. Do not mist on fabric that may spot. Add 1 -2 drops to 2 Tablespoon of carrier or lotion for some heat in your massage. 1 drop in 1 teaspoon of carrier on bottom of each foot. For canker sore or toothache, apply 1 drop with cotton swab. Not for children. To prepare for birth, add 1 drop with 3 drops of carrier oil once a day on bottom of each foot for last 3 weeks of pregnancy.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Cinnamon  Orange  Grapefruit Pink  Lemon  Ginger

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


80

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Anticoagulant – inhibits blood clot formation  Antihistamine –reduces allergy symptoms  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Anti-neuralgic – relieves nerve pain  Antioxidant – protects cells from damage  Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs

I had a temporary dental crown that was giving me pain because the bite was off. Clove Bud on a Q-tip around the gum took the pain away. —Lisa Iwata

 Rubefacient – increases local blood circulation and local numbing effect; can cause minor skin irritation  Stimulant – increases functional activity  Stomachic – promotes good stomach function  Vermifuge – destroys worms

Key Emotions: Judicial, Buoyant, Consoling, and Confidence Key Body Systems: Immune, Circulatory, Digestive, and Skeletal Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families

SESQUITERPENES

Botanical Family

MYRTACEAE

PHENOLS

Caryophyllus aromaticus Zanzibar, Madagascar spicy, sweet, warm, radiant dried flower buds, usually called whole cloves water distillation, occasionally steam distilled top-middle anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic immune stimulant, antibacterial and very anti-infectious, stimulates body systems, very hot antiseptic, reduces respiratory infections, stimulates immune system

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Coriander*

81

Coriander* The uplifting, refreshing scent of Coriander has been used throughout history to stimulate the appetite by creating a unique flavor in foods. This oil has been known to help in circulation stimulation and lymphatic drainage. Coriander is also used in balancing blood sugar, helping with digestive issues and relieving muscular pains.

Tried and True Uses     

The fresh aroma assists in the treatment of exhaustion, or tiredness. Adding to a face cream helps reduce signs of aging and reduces stretch marks and scarring. Stimulates low libido. Very beneficial to the digestive and endocrine systems, assists blood sugar balance. Helps in the recovery from childbirth or lengthy illness.

  

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritant, nonsensitizing Best used in moderation, can have a narcotic effect if used in high doses Do not use during pregnancy

Used to detoxify, it is helpful for circulation, aches and pains, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and gout.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup of unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut mild. Swish in bath, soak for twenty minutes. Diffuse10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. 10 drops in 1 ounce bottle of filtered or distilled water or Plant Derived Minerals™, shake before each use, mist lightly, avoid eyes. 3-5 drops in 1 tablespoon carrier oil, or lotion onto area needing relief. 1-2 drops in 1 teaspoon carrier to bottom of feet, on outer ankles, all over abdomen

BLENDS WELL WITH  Dill Blend™  Fennel  Cypress  Cedarwood  Grapefruit Pink  Patchouli

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


82

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Antifungal – prevents the growth of fungi  Antioxidant – protects cells from damage  Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Aphrodisiac – sexual stimulant  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Depurative – cleanses and purifies the blood and intestinal organs  Digestive – aids or balances digestion  Larvicide – kills insect larvae

While away from home at a football game, I fell very hard on cement, scraping my forearm badly. It was very painful. I had Coriander in my purse, and it took the pain right away. When the pain came back a little while later, I used it again. I ended up using it 3 or 4 times during the game. It kept me pain free until I could get home and put Tea Tree on the area. —Rene Marker

 Lipolytic – breaks down fat  Revitalizing (spleen and pancreas) – strength restoring  Stimulant – increases functional activity (appetite before a meal)

Key Emotions: Sweetness, Joyfulness, Practical, Productive, and Encouraged Key Body Systems: Digestive, Endocrine, Circulatory, Nervous, Male reproductive, and Skin

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Family Botanical Family

MONOTERPENOLS UMBELLIFERAE (APIACEAE)

Coriandrum sativum Egypt exotic, sensual, fresh, lemony seeds steam distillation top-middle prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin balances digestive system

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Cypress*

83

Cypress* Cypress oil is used in improving circulation, respiratory related needs ranging from asthma and whooping cough to bronchitis and general congestion. Cypress oil is sometimes considered a "poor man’s Helichrysum oil" in that it serves many similar needs. This oil also helps with issues related to perspiration.

Tried and True Uses      

Adding a drop to bottom of each foot is very good for the circulatory system. Placed in lotion or carrier oil gently rub for poor circulation, varicose veins, and cellulite. Supports emotional balance in times of grief, anger, or stress. Place drop on back of hand and rub on back above the kidneys, will aid adrenals. Rub on abdomen for relief of ovary or bladder pain. Aids mental focus.

 

 

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, and nonirritating For overnight diffusing place diffuser across the room, away from the bed, for best results

Diffuse at bedtime for coughs, asthma, and bronchitis. Helps to sooth anger and irritability, very calming during times of stress.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup of unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, BLENDS WELL powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath, soak for WITH twenty-thirty minutes.  Bay Laurel Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.  Clary Sage  Rose Geranium Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid.  Fennel Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or  Juniper Berry put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over  Lemon mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. 10 drops in 1 ounce bottle of filtered or distilled water or Plant Derived Minerals™, shake before each use, mist lightly, avoid eyes. 4-6 drops in 1 tablespoon carrier oil, or lotion onto area needing relief. 1-2 drops in palm of hand, rub on bottom of feet for relief. 2-3 drops in 1 teaspoon carrier oil on abdomen as needed. 2-3 drops in palm, rub hands together, gently rub leg from knee to ankle.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


84

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Anti-rheumatic- relieves rheumatism  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Deodorant - prevents body odor  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Hemostatic – stops bleeding  Toner– nourishing, supportive, strengthening (nervous and venous systems)  Vasoconstrictor – narrows blood vessels

WOW! I am astounded! I put Cypress essential oil on the varicose veins in my legs that were bulging and aching after working 4- to 12-hour days this week, and I am truly amazed at the difference! —Carolyn A. Thanks to Cypress oil I haven’t had to use a rescue inhaler for my asthma! No more wheezing, and my severe morning cough from asthma is gone! I am a believer! I use Birch on the soles of my feet, and Marjoram, Cypress, and Lemongrass on the throat area. —Janet Dillender

Key Emotions: Restorative, Workable, Flexibility, Eases Transitions, and Relaxing Key Body Systems: Circulatory, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Urinary, and Reproductive

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHODS NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Chemical MONOTERPENES Family Botanical CUPRESSACEAE Family

Cupressus sempervirens Spain, France, Italy, Morocco balsamic, fresh, piney, sweet, woody cones, leaves, twigs steam distillation middle-base decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier reduce nervous tension, reduce stress-related conditions, astringent

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Eucalyptus Citriodora*

85

Eucalyptus Citriodora* Eucalyptus Citriodora is also known as Lemon Eucalyptus. Generally this oil is used for a wide range of anti-parasitic related needs. It is widely used in the areas of antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral related needs. It has been used as a general use oil for calming and sedative needs.

Tried and True Uses     

When placed in a spray bottle or applied with carrier oil it keeps bugs away. Added to a cotton ball, dead sea salt, or potpourri sachet helps repel common household pests. Alternative choice for fungal infections such as athletes foot used in foot bath or sprayed on. Dilute with carrier oil for cuts, scrapes, sores, and dandruff. Diffuse to help control mold.

  

  

Safety Notes

Not for internal use Safe for external use in moderation Nontoxic, mild irritant; can cause occasional sensitization

Gently rub on throat for loss of voice, and soreness in throat. Mist or diffuse to bless the respiratory system in various infections. Dilute with Grapeseed oil for cuts, dandruff, herpes, scabs, and sores.

How Do I Use It? IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1-2 drops with 2-3 drops carrier oil on bottom of each foot. For skin issues use 1 drop with 3 drops of Grapeseed oil. Add 2 drops in teaspoon of shampoo, rub on dry scalp, wait minutes, shampoo as normal.

BLENDS WELL WITH -Tea Tree -Basil -Lavender, Mailette -Rose Geranium -Peppermint

twenty-thirty

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


86

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antiviral – inhibits or destroys viruses  Calmative – very calming  Deodorant – prevents body odor  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs

Eucalyptus citriodora, Lemongrass, Rose Geranium, and Cedarwood have been my go-to oils to blend for keeping away insects, especially mosquitoes. I included Tea Tree and Lavender with the blend this summer and kept spraying it on my grandchildren to keep them mosquito free. —Josephine C. Hopkins  Insecticidal – repels insects  Vulnerary – heals wounds

Key Emotions: Nobility, Organizing, Directness, Charity, and Depth Key Body Systems: Immune, Circulatory, Respiratory, and Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Chemical ALDEHYDES Family Botanical MYRTACEAE Family

Eucalyptus Citriodora South Africa camphoraceous, fresh, lemony leaves steam distillation top sedative or calming to the nervous system, anti-inflammatory, cooling, antifungal antiseptic, relieves respiratory infections, immune system tonic

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Eucalyptus Globulus*

87

Eucalyptus Globulus* Eucalyptus Globulus is known for its effective antibacterial properties, making it a strong respiratory aid beneficial for the lower respiratory tract involving the bronchi and the lungs. It can reduce fevers as well as act as a pain reliever. As it ages, its antiseptic properties strengthen.

Tried and True Uses     

Very useful for congestion when added to a bath, misted or diffused. Add 1-2 drops to dishwasher, laundry soap, or household cleaner for a powerful germ killer. Add to lotion or carrier oil to benefit painful joints, muscles and increase flexibility. Misted or diffused helps negate smell of smoke and other odors. Eliminates up to 70% of staph that may be present in a room when diffused or misted.

   

Safety Notes

Not for internal use Not for applications for the face Not recommended for babies or young children under age 10 Not recommended for pregnant women

Adding to a steam vaporizer placed across the room, helps fight respiratory issues.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

BLENDS WELL Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, WITH powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath, soak twenty minutes.  Lavender, Mailette Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two  Lemongrass hours during the day.  Fir, Balsam Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid.  Black Spruce Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put  Juniper in pillow case. Berry Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over  Tea Tree mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 3 to 5 drops to water in reservoir of vaporizer before turning on. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Add 1-2 drops in 2-3 drops of carrier and rub on bottom of feet. 1-2 drops in 2-3 drops of carrier and apply to chest or back as needed.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


88

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Anti-neuralgic – relieves nerve pain  Anti-rheumatic - relieves rheumatism  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Deodorant – prevents body odor  Purifying – cleansing  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Febrifuge – reduces fever

Eucalyptus globulus is my favorite of all the eucalyptus oils. I love how it stays with me longer when I have lung congestion. I don’t have to repeat the application as often. It loosens up the congestion in an easy way that I really don’t even notice it is working—just all of a sudden I can breathe easier. —Kent King  Rubefacient – numbing, increases local blood circulation , may cause minor skin irritation

Key Emotions: Focused, Expanding, Awakened, Productive, and Balancing Key Body Systems: Respiratory, Skeletal, Endocrine, Urinary, Immune, and Nervous

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENES

Botanical Family

MYRTACEAE

OXIDES

Eucalyptus globulus Spain, China, Australia, Corsica, South Africa camphoraceous, fresh leaves steam distillation top-middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier strong respiratory decongestant, antiviral, pain reliever, mental stimulant antiseptic, reduces respiratory infections, stimulates nervous system

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Eucalyptus Radiata*

89

Eucalyptus Radiata* Eucalyptus Radiata, also known as narrow-leaf Peppermint, is a gentle but powerful respiratory oil. Milder than other eucalyptus oils, it is an excellent choice for use with children. It has exceptional anti-infectious abilities and is particularly useful in clearing the upper lungs. It can be used to help reduce fevers and alleviate chronic fatigue or immune deficiencies.

Tried and True Uses     

A good first choice for treating conditions dealing with excess heat, such as fever or heat stroke. Excellent choice for respiratory issues. Use in a bath for adults, for a child a compress is better, monitor closely as it works fast. Complements tea tree when used together in diffuser for a sick room. Add to carrier oil and create a liniment to use for painful conditions of the muscles and joints.

   

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, nonirritant Not for internal use May neutralize homeopathic remedies; do not use simultaneously nor store together When diffusing in a sickroom, place diffuser across the room so that the lungs are not overwhelmed with the strength of the oil

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB COMPRESS IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

BLENDS WELL Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, WITH powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath; soak twenty  Tea Tree minutes.  Lavender, Mix 5-6 drops in 1 quart very warm or cold water (depending Mailette on purpose). Dampen cotton cloth in mixture, wipe over  Lemongrass affected area, repeat three-four times if needed.  Basil Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minutes intervals every two  Marjoram hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1 to 2 drops to bottom of feet to support immune system. For ear or sinus congestion, apply 1 drop in ¼ teaspoon Youngevity® Ultimate™ CM Cream™ or carrier oil and rub around outside of ear and down the neck. Never use in the ear.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


90

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antimicrobial – kills or suppresses growth of microbes  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Decongestant – reduces nasal mucus productions  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Febrifuge – reduces fever  Mucolytic – breaks down mucus (pulmonary)

I brought down my 5-year-old’s serious fever in literally five minutes with 1 drop Eucalyptus Radiata on the soles of his feet and a cloth on his head soaked in water with a couple more drops of the same oil. —Priscilla Wayman I have chronic migraines. At the first sign of pain, I roll on a mix of Frankincense & Lavender™, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Peppermint in Grapeseed carrier oil my neck, behind my ears, on my temple, and on my wrists (for subtle inhalation). It reduces my migraines to a tolerable level. That makes me very happy! —Mary H.

Key Emotions: Youthfulness, Wonderment, Friendly, Outgoing, and Expressive

Key Body Systems: Respiratory, Immune, Nervous, Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Chemical Family

OXIDES

Botanical Family

MYRTACEAE

Eucalyptus radiata South Africa camphoraceous, fresh leaves steam distillation top strong respiratory decongestant, antiviral, pain reliever , mental stimulant antiseptic, relieves respiratory infections, immune system tonic

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Fennel*

91

Fennel* Fennel is beneficial for settling the stomach, cleansing the pancreas, and balancing blood sugar levels. Fennel is generally used in various skin-strengthening formulas, and for general circulation. It is used to help balance hormones in older adults. Fennel is used in specific anti-parasitic protocols, and has a slight black licorice scent.

Tried and True Uses      

Reduces edema, controls cellulite, aids treatment of gout, arthritis, and rheumatism. Used for centuries to help draw out the poison from insects and snake bites. With poisonous bites seek medical care. Detoxifying action helps counteract alcohol poisoning. Cleansing to the pancreas. Very beneficial in balancing blood sugar. Fights infections in the bladder and urinary tract. Improves digestion and eases colic, gas, hiccups, nausea, constipation, and vomiting.

   

Safety Notes

Non-irritant, relatively non-toxic Not for use during pregnancy Not for use by those with epilepsy Not recommended for internal use by those with estrogenic cancers due to its estrogen-like properties

Helps regulate menstrual cycles and ease menopause symptoms, benefits breastfeeding mothers in milk production, and promotes longevity due to its estrogen-like qualities which helps to heighten low libido.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath; soak twenty minutes.

IT’S IN THE AIR

Diffuse 10 to 12 drops for fifteen minute intervals during the day.

BREATH IN, BREATH OUT TEA TIME RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

BLENDS WELL WITH  Coriander  Dill Blend™  Clary Sage  Rose Geranium  Juniper Berry  Cypress  Ylang Ylang  Lemon

Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 1 drop in 1 teaspoon of honey or desired sweetener, stir in warm water and sip. Add 4-8 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Add 1-2 drops in 2-3 drops of carrier and rub on bottom of feet. Add 1-2 drops on temples to counteract effects of too much tobacco or alcohol. For poisonous insect and snake bites, 1 drop directly on bite; seek immediate medical care.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


92

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Carminative – relieves flatulence  Circulatory stimulant – boosts circulatory system  Depurative – cleanses and purifies the blood and intestinal organs  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Emmenagogue – regulates menstruation  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Galactagogue – induces breast milk production

My friend was stung by several bees. Fennel combined with Tea Tree relieved the sting and the itch. He was thrilled with the quick result! —Katherine M.  Lymphatic – aids in waste management and a decongestant for the lymph system  Laxative – relieves constipation  Stimulant – (increases functional activity) (appetite before a meal)  Stomachic – promotes good stomach function  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies  Vermifuge – destroys or expels worms

Key Emotions: Exactness, Promoting, Growth, and Confident Expression Key Body Systems: Digestive, Circulatory, Endocrine, Reproductive, and Muscular Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES Main Chemical Families

KETONES ETHERS

Botanical Family

UMBELLIFERAE (APIACEAE)

Foeniculum vulgare Mediterranean exotic and sensual, herbaceous, sweet, warm, radiant seeds steam distillation middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier reduces intestinal gas, relieves pain, expectorant (mucus removing), and improves circulation antispasmodic, anti-infectious, carminative, pain relieving in the digestive system and genitourinary tract balances digestive system

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Fir, Balsam*

93

Fir, Balsam* Fir, Balsam has properties that promote the healing of injuries of various kinds, both physical and emotional. Some of the more general uses of this oil are in helping with most respiratory issues, various joint pain and muscle aches. As with most evergreen oils, it also has a general ability to be uplifting to the mood.

Tried and True Uses    

Diffuse or inhale for psychological and emotional healing for issues involving grief, anger, and other buried emotions. Diffuse or inhale in small amounts for chronic sinus and respiratory issues. Make a massage blend by adding to a carrier for painful joints and muscles. Excellent choice for respiratory concerns like asthma.

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonsensitizing

Is very effective when added to a carrier oil for massage encouraging the release of tension and stress.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 4-6 drops in ¼ cup Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath; soak twenty minutes Diffuse 8-10 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 4-6 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Add 1-2 drops to 2-3 drops of carrier oil and rub on bottom of feet, or on the arch of the feet, or over joints or small area of concern. For lung congestion, apply 2-3 drops to 5-8 drops of carrier oil then gently rub on chest and/or back.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Eucalyptus Radiata  Tea Tree  Lavender, Mailette  Frankincense  Peppermint  Ginger  Grapefruit Pink

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


94

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antitussive – relieves coughing  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Cicatrisant – promotes wound and scar healing  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Regulatory – automatic control  Sedative – (nerve) tranquilizes activity of body part.  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies  Vulnerary – heals wounds

My eyes began deteriorating beginning about a year ago. I mixed up Brenda Wright’s recipe for eye floaters and cataracts—half a roller bottle of Grapeseed carrier oil, 4 drops Fir, Balsam, 4 drops Frankincense, 1 drop Lavender (added for cataracts). I roll a single stroke under the ocular bone of my eyes twice daily. I noted that after about a month, the lights at night no longer appear as blurry as they had been. I see almost perfectly clear. I only see a floater about every three or four days now. —Tricia Carleton

Key Emotions: Stability, Ancestral love, Supports Transformation, and Protective Key Body Systems: Skeletal, Muscular Urinary, Circulatory, Respiratory, and Nervous

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME AROMA WHERE GROWN PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENES

Botanical Family

PINACEAE

ESTERS

Abies balsamea balsamic, fresh, piney, woody Canada needles, twigs steam distillation top-middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin antiseptic, relieves respiratory congestion

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Frankincense*

95

Frankincense* Frankincense is highly desired by most people. Qualities of this oil are; strengthening the respiratory system, rejuvenating the skin, and being anti-tumoral. It has the unique ability to pass the blood-brain barrier, adding both physically and emotionally. Frankincense is hugely beneficial for strengthening the immune system.

Tried and True Uses 

 

Inhale several times a day to heal and balance emotions in times of depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and trauma. It can been very helpful to those with autistic tendencies. Added to a chest rub it can help relieve asthma.

 

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonsensitizing

Balances the cardio-respiratory system. Used in a face cream with Lavender it reduces scarring and signs of aging.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT

RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath; soak twenty minutes. Diffuse 3-5 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 4-6 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Add 1-2 drops to 2-3 drops of carrier oil on bottom of each foot.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Bergamot  Fir, Balsam  Grapefruit Pink  Myrrh  Palmarosa  Sandalwood  Ylang Ylang  Rose 10%

For scars, 1-2 drops rubbed over area or add to a carrier or skin cream and gently rub on area. Add 1-2 drops in 2-3 drops of carrier apply directly on joints for relief of inflammation.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


96

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Cicatrisant – promotes wound and scar healing  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Sedative – tranquilizes activity of body part.  Toner – nourishing, supportive, strengthening

A friend started using Frankincense regularly and found that she responded well to it. Also, she is now gaining weight (which for her is a good thing)! Also, my husband sustained an injury a few years back and has noticed improvement in scar tissue on his legs from using Frankincense! I take pics almost weekly of the progress on his legs, so I will have before and after photos. The skin of the scar tissue sometimes breaks. Whenever that happens, he has been applying Trauma™ oil as well as a spray made with Tea Tree and Lavender in liquid Plant Derived Minerals. I really think the oils have prevented serious infections. —Nancy P.

Key Emotions: Healing, Honoring, Introspective, Reflecting and Generous Key Body Systems: Circulatory, Immune, Respiratory, Nervous, and Skeletal Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENOLS SESQUITERPENES SESQUITERPENOLS

Botanical Family

BURSERACEAE

Boswellia carteri Somalia balsamic, earthy, resinous, warm, radiant resin steam distillation base decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic anti-inflammatory, grounding, cooling, a tonic to the whole body, enhancing the body systems and the mind wound healer, reduces scar tissue, relieves respiratory illnesses

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Ginger*

97

Ginger* Ginger is a widely used oil for most challenges related to the stomach. Like its donor plant, Ginger has proven to be an effective oil for most nutritional support programs. Ginger tends to be warm and stimulating to the cardiovascular system.

Tried and True Uses     

Simply inhale for relief from nausea due to motion sickness or morning sickness. Stimulates the digestive tract, easing many complaints. Can help warm up cold hands and feet when added to carrier oil or lotion. Inhale to help ease fatigue. Stimulates circulation and may assist in cases of impotence when applied to bottom of feet.

 

Safety Notes

Non-sensitizing, non-toxic, and nonirritating, except in high concentration May cause sensitization in some individuals

May be used in massage with carrier oil to soothe upset stomach.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY TEA RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 1-3 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath; soak twenty minutes. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Mix 1 drop in honey, or sweetener of choice, stir in cup of warm water, and sip slowly. Add 1-3 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1 drop over abdomen or area of concern OR add 1 drop in 23 drops of carrier and gently rub on area of concern.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Lemon  Grapefruit  Frankincense  Juniper berry  Black Spruce  Clove Bud

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


98

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Antiemetic – inhibits vomiting and nausea  Antioxidant – protects cells from damage  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Cephalic – stimulates and clears the mind, relieves headache  Diaphoretic – promotes or increases perspiration  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Febrifuge – reduces fever

A friend had an upset stomach all day and was not wanting to eat. He took 1 drop Ginger oil in 1 teaspoon of honey. Upset tummy—GONE. Thank You Youngevity®! —Kimberley R.  Laxative – relieves constipation  Rubefacient – numbing, increases local blood circulation , may cause minor skin irritation  Stimulant – increases functional activity (appetite before a meal)  Stomachic – promotes good stomach function  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies

Key Emotions: Willpower, Encouraged, Uniqueness, Motivated, and Stability Key Body Systems: Digestive, Immune, Respiratory, and Muscular Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES SESQUITERPENES Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENOLS ALDEHYDES OXIDES

Botanical Family

ZINGIBERACEAE

Zingiber officinale China, Madagascar, India spicy, sweet, warm, radiant rhizome (root) steam distillation middle-base decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin sedative or calming to the nervous system, antiinflammatory, cooling, antifungal strong respiratory decongestant, antiviral, pain reliever, mental stimulant digestive tonic, reduces mucus, warming to muscles

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Grapefruit, Pink*

99

Grapefruit, Pink* Grapefruit, Pink is an effective emotional oil for a wide range of needs, but it is an equally effective physical needs oil as well. Grapefruit is often used for kidney related needs, as well as a stimulant to the digestive and lymphatic systems and various internal organs. This oil has also shown to be effective in balancing oily skin and helping to clear up acne issues.

Tried and True Uses   

Add a drop to water or tea to cleanse the kidneys, bladder, and liver. Works alone or can be added to other oils for oily, acne prone skin. Added to a mister, either alone or with other oils, it helps clear the air of unwanted scents and is uplifting.

Safety Notes

Phototoxic—avoid direct exposure to the sun or tanning booths for 12 hours after use on skin

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY TEA TIME RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 4-8 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, BLENDS WELL powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath; soak for twenty WITH minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours  Sandalwood during the day.  Cypress  Juniper Berry Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in  Lemon  Fennel pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Mix 1 drop in 1 teaspoon of honey or sweetener of choice; stir in warm water, sip. In drinking water, add 1 drop in glass or bottle of water, stir or shake and drink slowly. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Add 1-2 drops in 2-3 drops of carrier oil, rub on bottom of feet. Add 2-3 drops to 3-5 drops of ½ teaspoon of skin cream or carrier oil, apply directly on area of concern. For blemishes, 1 drop on cotton swab and touch to area morning and night.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


100

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antidepressant– alleviates depression  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antitoxic – counteracts toxins  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluids  Depurative – cleanses and purifies the blood and intestinal organs  Hepatic – supportive to the liver  Stimulant- increases functional activity (lymphatic, digestive)  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies (kidneys)

I use 1 drop Grapefruit, Pink in 1 teaspoon of honey and drink it with warm water before breakfast to suppress my appetite. I also add it to my Tea Tree oil to flavor it when drinking for sore throat. —Josephine C. Hopkins Even though Grapefruit, Pink is the mildest of the citrus essential oils, I have found it to be very powerful. I put 1 drop in a little honey and stir into warm water and sip for a refreshing, lifting boost. I also like the gentle manner in which it “cleanses” my system. —Brenda Wright

Key Emotions: Cleansing, Energizing, Engaging, Brightness, and Relieving Key Body Systems: Urinary, Lymphatic, and Digestive Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Chemical MONOTERPENES Family Botanical RUTACEAE Family

Citrus paradisii Spain, USA, Argentina citrus, fresh, fruity rind or peel cold pressing top decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier good for digestion, beneficial to skin

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Green Mandarin*

101

Green Mandarin* Green Mandarin is a safe oil for adults and children. Generally this oil is used for issues such as constipation, cramps of the stomach and digestive tract. This oil is also used for nervous tension and insomnia. Many times it is effectively administered in teas.

Tried and True Uses 

  

Use in a massage to stimulate the Safety Notes lymphatic system, increasing circulation,  Non-toxic and non-irritating and helps the digestive system, reducing  Mildly photo sensitizing constipation, and, increases urine output there by lessening edema. Safe for children, it is often used to sooth a  During times of grief and chaos, inhale or massage or soak in a calming bath to baby with colic. restore the balance of the body. Added to a skin regime it helps improve  Nicknamed “Harmony” for its ability to the texture of the skin, minimizes scars, balance the body and “convince other oils stretch marks and acne. to get along” when creating a blend. Inhale the mild sedative scent to help relieve insomnia, ease stress and anxiety.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY TEA TIME RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 4-6 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, BLENDS WELL powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in bath; soak for twenty WITH minutes.  Sandalwood Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.  Grapefruit  Cypress Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid.  Ginger Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put  Peppermint in pillow case.  Bergamot Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Mix 1 drop in ½ teaspoon of honey or sweetener of choice, stir in warm water, and sip. Add 2-3 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Add 1-2 drops in 2-3 drops of carrier and rub on bottom of feet or over joints or small area of concern. Add 1-2 drops in 1 teaspoon of carrier and rub on chest and neck. Put 1-2 drops on cotton swab, apply directly on blemish or for larger area, mix in 2-4 drops of carrier and apply to area.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


102

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Calmative – very calming  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Digestive – aids and balances digestion  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Laxative (mild) – relieves constipation  Sedative – tranquilizes activity of body part.  Tonic/Stimulant (digestive and lymphatic systems) – strengthens, fortifies, quickens functional activity

I love adding Green Mandarin to my unscented sea salts for my bath along with Lavender and Rose Geranium— and I like to add 1 drop Jasmine for extra fragrance. —Josephine C. Hopkins When I learned that the nickname for Green Mandarin is Harmony, I knew I needed this oil. I keep Green Mandarin close so I can just take a sniff from the lid and calm down. I also put a drop on the back of my hands and at the base of my throat so I can benefit from its sweet scent. —Brenda Wright

Key Emotions: Harmonizing, Abundant, Stimulating, Uplifted, and Refreshed Key Body Systems: Nervous, Digestive, Lymphatic, Immune, Urinary, and Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical MONOTERPENES Family Botanical RUTACEAE Family

Citrus reticulata Brazil citrus, fresh, fruity, sweet rind or peel cold pressing top decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier good for digestion, beneficial for the skin

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Helichrysum*

103

Helichrysum* Helichrysum is a first choice oil for nerve regeneration and circulation. Recent studies show a possible link to heart attack prevention. Other virtues include: reducing the effect of insect bites; the development and appearance of scars/ stretch marks. Many studies have shown it to be effective in treating emotional issues such as stress and mental fatigue. Helichrysum is found in Trauma™ blend.

Tried and True Uses  Best choice for relief from injuries to the skin.  Used in low doses, it helps with rosacea, red blotchy skin, and blue and purplish colored acne. Also adds moisture to dry skin.  Has the ability to reduce inflammation, strengthen arteries, and relieve hemorrhoids.  More powerful then Lavender for burns.  Relieves restless leg syndrome.

  

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating and nonsensitizing Blood thinner Avoid after surgery

 Assists vascular dilation.  Relieves itching, reduces swelling, disinfects, and promotes healing from insect bites.  Able to calm nervous exhaustion and stress-related disorders.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief.

Add 1-2 drops in 2-3 drops of carrier, rub on bottom of feet. For bites and wounds, apply 1 drop directly on area. 1-2 drops in ½ teaspoon Jojoba oil for face and neck.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Rose Geranium  Lavender, Mailette  Rose 10%  Neroli  Sweet Orange  Ylang Ylang  Bergamot  Black Pepper  Clary Sage  Clove Bud  Cypress  Juniper Berry  Palmarosa  Rosemary  Tea Tree  Thyme ct. Linalool

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


104

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties        

Analgesic – relieves pain Anti-hematoma – clear accumulation of blood or blood clots Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections Antispasmodic – relieves spasms Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions Nervine – strengthening or calming to the nervous system Tonic – strengthens and fortifies Vulnerary – heals wounds (burns)

My husband is a mechanic and once when a wrench slipped, he smashed his knuckles into the metal frame of the car. His middle knuckle split deep enough to require stitches. We applied 1 drop Helichrysum. The bleeding stopped immediately and we literally watched the wound close up within minutes. It healed in a week, not even leaving a scar. —Brenda Wright

Key Emotions: Healing, Restorative, Unifying, Empathetic, and Initiative Key Body Systems: Nervous, Circulatory, and Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) ESTERS Main Chemical Families

KETONES SESQUITERPENES

Botanical Family

ASTERACEAE

Helichrysum italicum USA, Turkey, Corsica, Bosnia, Croatia fresh, herbaceous, warm, radiant flowers steam distillation middle nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin reduces intestinal gas, relieves pain, expectorant (mucus removing), and improves circulation anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic anti-inflammatory for the digestive system and skin, antiseptic, soothing

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Jasmine*

105

Jasmine* Jasmine is generally known first and foremost as an aphrodisiac oil. However, as with most oils, they have many uses and Jasmine is no different. Some of its known uses have been for muscle spasms, easing the struggles of childbirth, apathy, depression and as a general mood enhancer.

Tried and True Uses   

 

Inhaling is an excellent remedy for severe depression, apathy and exhaustion. Diffuse to treat anxiety, fear, and paranoia. The more it is diluted, the gentler and more effective the fragrance becomes, increasing the attractiveness of anyone who wears this oil. Helpful for impotence in men. Beneficial for women’s issues such as PMS, cramps, menopause, post-partum depression, scarring and stretch marks.

   

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating and generally non-sensitizing May produce allergic reaction in some Not recommended for use during pregnancy or while breast feeding Due to solvent extraction, it should never be taken internally

Use as a birthing oil to ease backache and back labor.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 1-3 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. 1-2 drops in 2-3 drops of carrier on bottom of each foot. 1 drop directly on pulse point for personal fragrance. Add 1-2 drops in 1 teaspoon Jojoba oil for a body oil.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Rose 10%  Grapefruit, Pink  Rose Geranium  Lavender, Mailette  Frankincense

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


106

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic (mild) – relieves pain  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Aphrodisiac – sexual stimulant  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Cicatrisant – promotes wound and scar healing  Galactagogue – induces breast milk production  Parturient – assisting in progressing child birth  Sedative – tranquilizes activity of body part.  Tonic (uterine) – strengthens and fortifies

I worked with a dear friend during her pregnancy. She was very young and easily influenced by the conventional medical model. We were able to naturally reverse her gestational diabetes, thanks to Youngevity® 90 for Life™ products. In addition, Cypress was the only thing that helped her feet fit in her shoes. On the day her labor began, she was not progressing. The doctor began recommending a C-section for the following morning. We started using Jasmine and Rose on her ankles, back, and thighs. When she was admitted to the hospital, the nurse said she could not have any more oils. So, in the privacy of the bathroom, she did get more oils. She delivered her mineral baby vaginally the next morning. —Shannon M.

Key Emotions: Courage, Regal, Potential, Empowered, Possibility and Optimism Key Body Systems: Reproductive, Respiratory, Skin, and Nervous Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) SESQUITERPENES Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENOLS KETONES ESTERS

Botanical Family

OLEACEAE

Jasminum officinale India, Egypt, France, Italy exotic, sensual, floral, sweet flowers solvent base anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin reduces intestinal gas, relieves pain, expectorant (mucus removing), and improves circulation nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin only plant in family is Jasmine absolute

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Juniper Berry*

107

Juniper Berry* Juniper Berry is traditionally used for kidney and urinary tract related issues. However, some of its other known benefits are purifying the blood, lymphatic stimulation, and weight loss. On the emotional side, it is effective in helping with stress, anxiety and various nervous disorders.

Tried and True Uses 

    

This oil is exceptional in strengthening, and purifying the body of toxins, strengthening the liver, kidneys and bladder. Beneficial for urinary tract infections. Helps with weight loss as a tea, misted, or massaged over specific areas. Excellent for cystitis, kidney disease, menstrual issues, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids (applied externally). Known since ancient times as a remedy for poisonous insect and snake bites. Seek medical help. Helps tone and balance oily skin.

 

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonsensitizing, unlike other species contain a caution for pregnancy and kidney disease. Generally regarded as safe and does not cause sensitization May cause some irritation in sensitive people—use in moderation

Good for nervous disorders, anxiety, stress and emotion issues.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY TEA TIME RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Cypress  Grapefruit  Rose Geranium  Fennel  Ginger

Add 1 drop in teaspoon honey or desired sweetener, stir in cup of warm water, and sip slowly. Follow with a glass of plain water. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1-2 drops, or into 2-3 drops of carrier oil, on bottom of feet. Use 1-2 drops in 3-5 drops of carrier oil and apply to lower back over kidneys. Blend with other cellulite oils and use 3-5 drops of each oil, add to 10 drops of carrier, apply over areas of concern. Add 1-2 drops in 3-5 drops of Jojoba oil for oily skin, apply directly on affected area. For poisonous insect and snake bites, apply 1 drop to bite. Seek immediate medical care.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


108

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Antitoxic – counteracts toxins  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Diaphoretic – promotes or increases perspiration  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluids  Lymphatic – aids in waste management and a decongestant for the lymph system  Rubefacient – increases local blood circulation and local numbing effect; can cause minor skin irritation  Stomachic – promotes good stomach function

After sitting for long hours, I asked my husband to get some Cypress for my circulation. Instead he handed me the lid of another oil to smell, and applied 1 drop to the sole of each foot without telling me what it was. Instantly, my mind became more alert and focused and the feeling returned to my legs. To my surprise, he told me it was Juniper Berry, and now one of my favorites. —Leiann King  Sudorific – promotes sweating  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies (vascular walls)  Toner – nourishing, supportive, strengthening  Vasodilator – dilates blood vessels  Vulnerary – heals wounds

Key Emotions: Cleansing, Unifying, Protecting, Camaraderie, Stability, and Positive Thinking

Key Body Systems: Urinary, Lymphatic, Circulatory, Respiratory, and Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES

Main Chemical Families

SESQUITERPENES

Botanical Family

CUPRESSACEAE

Juniperus communis fructus Macedonia, Croatia, India, Napal balsamic, piney, warm, radiant, woody Berries steam distillation Middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic reduces nervous tension, relieves stress-related conditions, astringent

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Lavender, Mailette*

109

Lavender, Mailette* Lavender, Mailette is a first choice for skin care due to its quick healing abilities and powerful yet gentle action. It is one of the more effective oils for use on burns and sunburns. It also works to prevent swelling and scarring from burns. Lavender is among the most widely used essential oils for emotional support. Many people say that if they were allowed to have only one oil, they would choose Lavender, Mailette.

Tried and True Uses  

Always a good choice for children, it is non-toxic and can be used neat (undiluted) even on young infants. Famous for its ability to relieve minor burns and sunburns, after they have been cooled, and to speed the healing process. Extremely beneficial for those suffering with depression, headaches, migraines, hypertension, insomnia, premenstrual tension, abdominal cramps; pretty much any stress-related condition.

 

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonsensitizing

Relieves irritation from insect bites and also helps protect pets from insects and parasites. Regenerating and restoring for facial concerns such as sores, acne, boils, and psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and inflammations.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minutes intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Bergamot  Tea Tree  Palmarosa  Red Mandarin  Green Mandarin  Rose Geranium

Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1-2 drops in 2-3 drops of carrier on bottom of feet. For burns, cool first, then drop on the burn as often as needed. For face, add 1-2 drops in ¼ teaspoon face cream, apply morning and night. For headaches, rub 1-2 drops on neck at base of skull, on temples and forehead. For pets, put 1-2 drops in palm, rub hands together, rub through fur. Insect bite relief, 1 drop on area.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


110

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Anticonvulsive – inhibits seizures  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antitoxic – counteracts toxins  Deodorant – prevents body odor  Decongestant – reduces nasal mucus production  Hypotensive – lowers high blood pressure  Insecticide – destroys insects  Sedative – tranquilizes activity of body part  Toner – nourishing, supportive, strengthening  Vulnerary – heals wounds

I am 8 years old. I am super allergic to mosquitoes. I have been in the hospital several times because of it. Last year, I went on a trip with my grandparents, and my grandma put some Lavender on a bite. I didn't have any swelling or itching. Now I have my very own bottle of Lavender. —Brycen U. I burned my forearm, and the skin actually blackened. The pain was severe. Lavender instantly soothed it. Within 2 hours the pain was completely gone. I applied a drop at least twice a day. Within a week the burn looked healed with no scarring or ripple of the skin. It was amazing. —Tannis H.

Key Emotions: Forthright, Soothed, Nurture, Sheltered, and Uniqueness Key Body Systems: Skin, Circulatory, Nervous, Urinary, and Endocrine Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE)

Main Chemical Families Botanical Family

MONOTERPENOLS ESTERS LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE)

Lavandula officinalis mailette, clone for Lavandula angustifolia Southern France, Italy, Bulgaria, India floral, fresh, herbaceous, sweet flowers steam distillation middle prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin helpful to headaches and nasal congestion, energizes body and mind

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Lemon*

111

Lemon* When thinking of Lemon simply think, cleanser, freshener, purifier, stimulant, disinfectant. Beneficial for infections, weight loss, mental clarity, breathing, cleansing inside and outside of the body as well as the whole household. Phototoxic.

Tried and True Uses    

Safety Note Is useful for aiding digestion, and helpful  Phototoxic—avoid direct exposure to for respiratory infections. the sun or tanning booths for 12 When added to a tea or glass of water, it hours after use on skin purifies the water and aids liver and the blood. Misting or diffusing cleans the air, lifts the  Use on a cotton ball, and place it near the student when studying to improve test spirit, and helps with the ability to focus on scores. the tasks at hand. Soak nails in a bowl of warm water with a  Add to household cleansers to make the whole house “safe” for everyone drop of oil in order to strengthen nails and kill fungus.  Use with water as a rinse to kill germs on your produce and meat.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY TEA TIME RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

BLENDS WELL Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, WITH powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes.  Fennel Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.  Spearmint  Peppermint Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid.  Rosemary Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put  Sandalwood in pillow case.  Juniper Berry Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 8-10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. 1 drop in honey or carrier of sweetener, stir in warm water, sip slowly Add 3-5 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Add 1-2 drops, or in 2-3 drops of carrier, rub on bottom of feet. Put a drop on cotton swab and gently touch blemishes, or on a cotton ball and wipe gently over the face, avoid the eyes. Drop 1 drop on each nail affected with fungus. Put 1 drop in 1 drop of carrier; apply on sides of neck and throat for relief.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


112

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Antifungal – prevents the growth of fungus  Antioxidant – protects cells from damage  Antiviral – inhibits or destroys viruses  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Antitoxic - counteracts toxins  Antianemic – prevents or reverses anemia  Antimicrobial – kills or suppresses viruses, and bacteria  Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluids

After washing my cutting boards, while they are still wet, I rub 1 or 2 drops of Lemon or Grapefruit, Pink to freshen and kill bacteria, then let them dry. It makes my kitchen smell amazing. —Leiann King  Hemostatic – stops bleeding  Hepatic – supportive to the liver  Immunostimulant – stimulates immune system  Insecticide – destroys insects  Lymphatic – aids in waste management and a decongestant for the lymph system  Purifying – cleansing  Rubefacient – increases local blood circulation and local numbing effect; can cause minor skin irritation  Toner – nourishing, supportive, strengthening

Key Emotions: Excitement, Revitalizing, Reliable, Cheerfulness, and Connective Key Body Systems: Immune, Circulatory, Digestive, Nervous, and Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENES

Botanical Family

RUTACEAE

ALDEHYDES

Citrus limon Spain, Italy, France, South Africa citrus, fresh, fruity, lemony, sweet rind or peel cold expression top decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier sedative or calming to the nervous system, antiinflammatory, cooling, antifungal good for digestion, beneficial to skin

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Lemongrass*

113

Lemongrass* The light, fresh scent makes Lemongrass popular to diffuse and mist, and works well in food recipes. The ability to clean oily skin, get rid of blackheads and tighten pores are a few of its qualities. It appears to be effective with cellulite, reducing wrinkles, fluid retention, sport injuries, and excessive perspiration.

Tried and True Uses   

Putting on bottom of feet helps the immune system fight infectious disease, and reduce fever. Use alone or with other oils for a weight loss “wrap” or massage to breakdown cellulite and fluid retention. Cleanse oily skin, loosen blackheads, and tighten pores with a drop on a cotton ball and gently wipe the face, avoid eyes. Add to shampoo for dry or oily scalp. Great addition for steamed foods, add for an amazing boost in taste.

   

 

Safety Notes

Non-toxic Possible dermal irritation for those with hyper-sensitive skin Use with care Undiluted use not recommended for children and the elderly. Diffuse or mist in the air to lessen anger and frustration, by acting on the limbic system of the brain. Strengthen tendons, cartilage, and connective tissue

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY TEA TIME RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 1-3 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered BLENDS WELL milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. WITH  Palmarosa Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.  Cypress  Black Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Pepper Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in  Sweet pillow case. Basil Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over  Sweet mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Birch Mix 8-10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist  Rosemary lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 1 to 2 drops with 1 teaspoon sweetener and stir into 1 cup warm water. To strengthen tendons, cartilage, and connective tissue or to soothe stiff and weary muscles, mix 3 to 5 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil. Apply 1-3 drops or in 2-3 drops of carrier on bottom of feet. For scalp support, add 2-4 drops in Tablespoon shampoo, rub on dry scalp, leave for thirty minutes, wash as usual, and avoid getting in eyes. 1 drop on a cotton ball or in 1 oz. skin cream for skin support.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


114

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Antifungal – prevents the growth of fungi  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antimicrobial – kills or suppresses growth of microbes  Antioxidant – protects cells from damage  Connective tissue regenerator – strengthens cartilage, tendons, and ligaments  Deodorant – prevents body odor  Digestive tonic – tones digestive system  Febrifuge – reduces fever  Immunostimulant – stimulates immune system  Insecticidal – destroys insects

I add Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Sweet Orange, and Lemon oils to teas for digestion and weight management. —Josephine C. Hopkins I have suffered from heavy periods with intense cramping for over 16 years. The pain is so bad I often double over in pain, and must stay near a bathroom for several days. Leiann grabbed my attention when she told me use Lemongrass. I put it directly on the area, and Zing Pow! The pain is gone in moments. —Sheryllyn McClintock  Nervine – strengthening or calming to the nervous system  Stimulant– increases functional activity  Sedative – (nerve) tranquilizes activity of body part.  Vasodilator – dilates blood vessels

Key Emotions: Supportive, Inspiring, Purified, Connecting, Mobility, and Refreshed Key Body Systems: Skeletal, Respiratory, Immune, Circulatory, Muscular, and Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENOLS

Botanical Family

POACEAE (GRAMINEAE)

ALDEHYDES

Cymbopogon citratus India, Nepal, South Africa fresh, herbaceous, lemony leaves (grass) steam distillation top-middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin sedative or calming to the nervous system, antiinflammatory, cooling, antifungal effective on acne, muscle aches and pains

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Marjoram, Sweet*

115

Marjoram, Sweet* Although Marjoram, Sweet is often over looked, it has a wide spectrum of qualities that range from use on sore muscles, joints, bones and respiratory issues. Other general uses include depression, anxiety, general mood enhancement and insomnia. Marjoram was known as the “herb of happiness” to the Romans and the “joy of the mountains” to the Greeks.

Tried and True Uses 

  

When applied topically with a carrier or cream it helps with sore, strained muscles, rheumatic pain, and respiratory problems. Excellent choice for an after-sports rub – be careful, guys, it has been reported to lower libido. Good for children’s growing pains, muscle strains, stomach aches, anxiety, and colic. Relaxes the muscles in the neck to help relieve snoring.

  

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating and nonsensitizing Not for use during first trimester of pregnancy Do not confuse with Spanish Marjoram or Oregano (Thymus mastichina or Origanum compactum). As a muscle relaxer, it helps in regulating menstrual cycles and relieve painful periods.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 1-3 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered BLENDS WELL milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. WITH  Dill Blend™ Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute interval every two hours during the day.  Tea Tree Inhale from bottle lid; OR put 1 to 2 drops on a tissue or cotton ball  Rosemary  Ravensara and inhale; or put 1 to 2 drops in palm of hand, cup hands over  Peppermint mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 15 to 20 drops to ¼ cup Dead Sea salts in jar with lid, close lid,  Lemongrass and gently rotate jar to blend oil into salts. Open jar in sleeping area for twenty minutes before bed; close jar before sleeping. Add 8 to 10 drops per 1 ounce filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Add 3 to 5 drops to 1 Tablespoon carrier oil and gently massage. 1-2 drops with or without 2-3 drops of carrier on bottom of feet. 1-2 drops in 3-5 drops of carrier oil or ¼ tsp of a cream; rub on affected muscles for a sports cream. 1-2 drops with or without 5 drops carrier; massage on abdomen for relief. Mix 1-2 drops in 1-2 drops of carrier oil; rub gently over heart to balance emotions.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


116

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieve pain  Antifungal – prevents the growth of fungi  Anaphrodisiac – suppresses sexual desire  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Antioxidant – protects cells from damage  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Antiviral – inhibits or destroys viruses  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Cardiotonic- strengthens the heart  Cephalic – stimulates and clears the mind, relieves headache  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Emmenagogue – regulates menstruation

Sweet Marjoram mixed with Dead Sea salts in a jar has eliminated my snoring. I open the jar for 15 minutes before going to bed then close it before sleeping. Works great! —Kathy R.  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Hypotensive – lowers high blood pressure  Laxative – relieves constipation  Sedative – tranquilizes activity of body part.  Stomachic – promotes good stomach function  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies  Vasodilator – dilates blood vessels

Key Emotions: Introspective, Freeing, Brotherly Love, and Confident. Key Body Systems: Muscular, Circulatory, Immune, Urinary, Nervous, Respiratory, and Reproductive

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES

Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENOLS

Botanical Family

LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE)

Origanum marjorana France, Spain, South Africa fresh, herbaceous, sweet, warm, radiant, woody lowers and leaves steam distillation middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin relieves headache and nasal congestion, energizes body and mind

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Myrrh*

117

Myrrh* Myrrh has been well known since ancient times, like Frankincense, for its healing, antiseptic properties. However, in modern times this oil is widely used in mouthwash, toothpaste, skin ointments, and for thyroid issues. Emotional uses indicate for strengthening the ability to deal with stress and worry in a fast paced world.

Tried and True Uses 

Safety Notes

Adding a drop to cream or mist on skin to  Non-toxic (in low doses), nonprevent infections, clear toxins and irritating and non-sensitizing promote tissue repair on cracked skin on  Not recommended for use during hands and feet – often used for slowly pregnancy healing wounds. May be used in a mouthwash to help heal . mouth sores, gum disease, or sore throats.  Used historically to address the fears of Also good precursor to dental treatment death separation.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 4-6 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 2-3 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™ , massage into areas needing relief 1-2 drops directly or in 3 drops of carrier, rub on bottom of feet. For skin issues, 1-2 drops in 4-6 drops of carrier, rub gently on affected area. For thyroid, 1 drop directly, or in 1 drop of carrier, rub gently on front of neck.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Lavender, Mailette  Frankincense  Bay Laurel  Fir, Balsam  Eucalyptus Radiata  Eucalyptus Globulus  Tea Tree

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


118

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Antifungal – prevents the growth of fungus  Antimicrobial – kills or suppresses viruses, and bacteria  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Astringent – tightens tissue, reduces oil or secretions  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Sedative – tranquilizes activity of body part.  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies  Vulnerary – heals wounds

I have always had problem with my thyroid. Putting a drop of Myrrh on the front of my throat helped me to stay calm and control my emotions while I used nutrition to help me with my thyroid. —Brenda Wright The oils have been so amazing in my life that I have plenty to say. One very meaningful testimony was a time when I had a visible lump in my breast for which I went to a breast surgeon for an opinion…he said it was of no concern, just fatty tissue that needed to be removed by a dermatologist. However, thanks to Frankincense and Myrrh, it disappeared. —Maria Isabel Travieso

Key Emotions: Humility, Tranquility, Stillness, Compassionate, and Watchfulness Key Body Systems: Endocrine, Skin, Immune, Respiratory, and Digestive Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families

SESQUITERPENES

Botanical Family

BURSERACEAE

KETONES

Commiphora myrrha Ethiopia, South Africa balsamic, resinous, spicy, warm, radiant resin steam distillation base anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic reduces intestinal gas, relieves pain, expectorant (mucus removing), and improves circulation aids respiratory system, wound healing, reduces scar tissue

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Neroli 10%*

119

Neroli 10%* Even though Neroli 10% is from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, there is nothing bitter about this sweet and calming scent. Neroli 10% has a tendency to help balance the emotions as well as the heart. Some of the other qualities of Neroli 10% oil are that it helps balance the nervous system as well as to tone the skin.

Tried and True Uses    

As a skin oil, suitable for every skin type, especially aging skin, soothes sensitive or inflamed skin, and tones and repairs. Promotes new cell growth when applied daily either in a cream or a mist. Helps with nerves by helping with anxiety, shock, or anger. Useful as a sleep aid. Beneficial as a psychological relief when inhaled, offering a sense of strength and courage, restoring the inner sense of self.

    

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonsensitizing Non-phototoxic

Considered an emotional aphrodisiac, enhancing self-acceptance. Has a positive effect on moods affected by PMS and or menopause. Reduces palpitations by encouraging a natural heart rhythm.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY TEA TIME RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 6-8 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered BLENDS WELL milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty WITH minutes.  Ylang Ylang Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.  Palmarosa  Frankincense Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid.  Lavender, Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put Mailette in pillow case.  Cedarwood Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 8-10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. 1 drop in ½ teaspoon of honey, or desired sweetener, stir into warm water, and sip slowly. Add 3-5 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. 1-2 drops direct or in 2-3 drops of carrier oil, rub on bottom of feet. 2-3 drops in teaspoon of face cream.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


120

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieve pain  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Aphrodisiac – sexual stimulant  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Cicatrisant – promotes wound and scar healing  Deodorant – prevents body odor  Digestive – aids or balances digestion  Sedative – tranquilizes activity of body part.  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies (cardiac, circulation)

As I have gotten older, I have noticed a difference in skin tone on my face. Since the nutrition I am taking makes me feel younger, I didn’t see any reason to not look younger as well. I found that using essential oils tightens and firms the skin on my face and the muscles beneath too! I like to use Neroli in a mister bottle with Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. The combination of the two feels great, especially in the summertime when I keep the mister bottle in the fridge and mist it on my face to help me cool off. So refreshing! —Brenda Wright

Key Emotions: Inspiring, Gifted, Lyrical, Creative, and Productive Key Body Systems: Circulatory, Nervous, Digestive, and Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) ESTERS Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENES MONOTERPENOLS SESQUITERPENOLS

Botanical Family

RUTACEAE

Citrus aurantium var. amara Italy, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt citrus, exotic and sensual, floral, sweet flowers steam distillation middle nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin anti-inflammatory, grounding, cooling, a tonic to the whole body, enhancing the body systems and the mind good for digestion, beneficial to skin

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Niaouli*

121

Niaouli* Niaouli is similar to its Tea Tree cousin as antiseptic and antibacterial. Although indicated for a wide range of uses, it’s mainly used to support the respiratory system. Niaouli is also mentally stimulating and uplifting.

Tried and True Uses    

When diffused it helps with coughs, sinusitis, sore throat and whooping cough. Helps with mental focus and concentration, especially when sleep deprived. Add to blends created for muscle aches and pains, sports injuries, also arthritis, and rheumatism. Add to water to cleanse a cut or abrasion; helps with healing and formation of scar tissue.

  

Safety Note

Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonsensitizing

When inhaled in helps with allergies and asthma. Use in a sitz bath with Dead Sea Salts for urinary infection or cystitis. A good addition in regime to support overcoming addiction to drugs, alcohol, or smoking or addicting behaviors.

How Do I Use It? BLENDS WELL WITH  Eucalyptus Radiata  Ravensara  Spearmint  Lavender, Mailette  Tea Tree

SOAK IN THE TUB

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes.

IT’S IN THE AIR

Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.

BREATH IN, BREATH OUT

Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 8-10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 1-2 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. 1-2 drops direct, or in 2-3 drops of carrier, rub on bottom of feet. 1-2 drops on cotton swab, apply to pimples or skin irritations. Mix 3-5 drops in 10 drops Grapeseed oil, for chest/throat rub.

SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


122

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Anthelmintic – rids body of parasites  Anti-catarrhal – reduces mucus and inflammation of mucosa  Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Diaphoretic – promotes or increases perspiration  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Stimulant – increases functional activity  Vulnerary – heals wounds  Vermifuge – destroys worms

Both my daughter and I were stuffed up today. I was sneezing and couldn't stop. We both applied Niaouli and got immediate relief. This was my daughter’s first experience with oils. She was astonished how quickly it worked. She said "I applied it and didn't even get out of the bedroom before it worked." —Linda McCormick This past summer I used Niaouli for my youngest grandson who was getting hives due to an allergic reaction to pollen. —Josephine C. Hopkins I mix a few drops Niaouli into some white vinegar with Spearmint to spray on counters and clean the pet boxes to both disinfect and leave a fresh scent. —Leslie Wallace

Key Emotions: Expansive, Authentic, Rhythmic, Creative, and Festive Key Body Systems: Respiratory, Immune, Skeletal, and Muscular Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENES

Botanical Family

MYRTACEAE

OXIDES

Melaleuca Quinquenervia b.s. viridiflora Madagascar camphoraceous, earthy, fruity, fresh leaves and twigs steam distillation middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier strong respiratory decongestant, antiviral, pain reliever, mental stimulant antiseptic, relieves respiratory infections, immune system tonic

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Orange, Sweet*

123

Orange, Sweet* Orange helps balance the thyroid and lymphatic system, making it beneficial for weight loss, treating water retention, and cellulite issues. Orange oil is an effective emotional aid oil. More Orange oil is produced worldwide, volume wise, than any other oil.

Tried and True Uses     

In a tea or a drink of water it is very beneficial to the digestive system, easing water retention, and cellulite issues. Brings the lymphatic system into balance. A powerful solvent, degreaser. In support of the digestive system it helps with reflux, gas, burping, and ulcers. Very uplifting and anti-depressive; stimulates creativity and right-brain thinking.

  

Safety Notes

Non-toxic and non-irritating For those with sensitive skin, could cause mild dermatitis Slightly phototoxic, avoid direct sunlight or tanning bed exposure for at least 12 hours

Blends well with other oils to warm up a holiday scent.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY TEA TIME RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered BLENDS WELL milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. WITH  Clove Bud Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.  Cinnamon  Sandalwood Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid.  Rose 10% Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in  Cypress pillow case.  Black Spruce Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale.  Fir, Balsam  Frankincense Mix 8-10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or  Rose Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, Geranium mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes  Lavender when misting face area. 1 drop in 1 teaspoon honey or other sweetener, stir in warm water, and sip slowly. 1 drop in glass or bottle of water. If in plastic container plan on drinking quickly. To relieve stress, anxiety and depression, add 6 to 8 drops to 1 Tablespoon carrier oil; massage on arms, legs, and back. 1-2 drops or in 2-3 drops of carrier, rub on bottom of each foot. 1-2 drops on cotton swab apply directly to blemishes. 1-2 drops to pulse points to balance mood swings.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


124

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties           

Antidepressant – alleviates depression Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections Antispasmodic – relieves spasms Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain Cholagogue – increases bile production Digestive – aids or balances digestion Hepatic – supportive to the liver Hypotensive – lowers high blood pressure Sedative (nervous conditions) – tranquilizes activity of body part. Stimulant– increases functional activity (digestive and lymphatic systems) Tonic-strengthens and fortifies (skin and digestion)

I recently used Sweet Orange on my Swiffer pad to refresh my kitchen and bath, and then I added it to unscented salts to vacuum. —Josephine C. Hopkins My daughter and I were pre-paring our kitchen cupboards for repainting. The ones near the stove were especially difficult due to built-up grease. We didn’t want to use harsh cleaners but nothing worked. Finally, we thought of Sweet Orange oil. We put just a few drops Sweet Orange on a wet rag and wiped down the cupboards. The grease came right off! —Leiann King

Key Emotions: Creative, Patience, Hope, Gentleness, and Cheery Key Body Systems: Lymphatic, Nervous, Circulatory, Urinary, and Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Chemical MONOTERPENES Family Botanical Family

RUTACEAE

Citrus sinensis Israel, Brazil, South Africa citrus, fresh, fruity, sweet rind peel cold pressing top decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier good for digestion, beneficial to skin

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Palmarosa*

125

Palmarosa* Palmarosa has a slight rose aroma. One of the outstanding qualities of this oil is its use for most skin care needs. Palmarosa has many properties that are similar to Tea Tree, yet tends to be gentler on the skin.

Tried and True Uses 

When added to a face cream or lotion it Safety Notes makes an awesome moisturizer for skin  Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonas well as helping with concerns like sensitizing acne, eczema, and scarring. Encourages cell renewal, balances hydration levels, encourages production of  Support anorexia recovery. sebum, and increases skin elasticity.  Great for carrying with you when Inhaling helps support the mind and traveling; to disinfect and to kill bacteria emotions, both calming and lifting, and from dysentery and intestinal infections. helps clear muddled thinking.  Helpful for the heart; it helps with Has shown to help with hormonecirculation, and reduces cardiac fatigue. balancing effects on women.

How Do I Use It? Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered BLENDS WELL WITH milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes.  Red IT’S IN THE Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute interval every two hours Mandarin AIR during the day.  Rosemary Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid.  Clary Sage BREATH IN, Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow  Patchouli BREATH case.  Fennel OUT Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth  Bergamot and nose without touching face, and inhale. 8-10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant SPRITZ & Mix Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all SPRAY over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. RUB IT IN Apply 1 to 2 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil on abdomen and lower back. 1-2 drops direct or in 3 drops carrier, rub on bottom of feet. 1 drop on cotton swab, apply directly on area of concern. Add 2-3 drops alone or with other skin oils in a skin cream or lotion, use morning PUT IT and night. ON Mix 5 drops in teaspoon shampoo, rub on dry scalp, wait thirty minutes, shampoo as usual, avoiding eyes. 1-2 drops on pulse points for nerves or stress relief. SOAK IN THE TUB

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


126

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Antibiotic – kills bacteria  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Antifungal – prevents the growth of fungus  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Anti-infective – resists infective organisms  Cardio tonic – strengthens the heart  Cicatrisant – promotes wound and scar healing  Digestive – aids or balances digestion  Emollient – having the quality of softening or soothing the skin

Palmarosa is a great skin toner and astringent. My once ruddy and often blemished skin is now clear and glowing. I frequently get compliments for my shining face and smile. Thank you Palmarosa! —Carol Mangles

 Febrifuge – reduces fever  Hydrating – moisturizes the skin  Nervine – strengthening or calming to the nervous system  Stimulant – increases functional activity (immune)  Vermifuge – destroys worms

Key Emotions: Stabilizes, Structured, Adaptable, and Reflective, Reminiscent Key Body Systems: Skin, Circulatory, Digestive, Nervous, Immune, and Respiratory

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES Main Chemical Families

ALDEHYDES ESTERS

Botanical Family

POACEAE (GRAMINEAE)

Cymbopogon martini var. motia India, Seychelles Islands citrus, floral, fresh, rosy, sweet fragrant leaves of grass steam distillation Middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier sedative or calming to the nervous system, antiinflammatory, cooling, antifungal nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin effective for acne and muscle aches and pains

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Patchouli*

127

Patchouli* Patchouli has a varied range of uses. A favorite choice as an aphrodisiac, yet it is also used for fungal infections, skin issues, weight control, some types of acne, and tissue regeneration. Patchouli is effective against poisonous plants, relief from bee and insect bites, and as an anti-parasite treatment against certain classes of parasites.

Tried and True Uses     

Added to a mister it eases cracked and chapped skin, dermatitis, acne, eczema (weeping) and allergic and inflamed skin. Use in a foot bath for fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, and in a mister for skin candida. Good addition in skin formulas, especially to help with wrinkles and cellulite. Used often as an insect repellent, especially for moths. Historically used as an anti-poison oil for snake bites, insect stings, and poison ivy and poison oak. Seek medical care. Adding to shampoo helps with dry, flaky scalp.

  

 

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritant, nonsensitizing Tends to suppress the appetite, so not recommended for use by those struggling with anorexia Minimal amounts are sedative but large amounts may be stimulating, so do not recommend use at bedtime Relieves constipation. Helps to reduce appetite, and water retention.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 4-6 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Neroli 10%  Frankincense  Lavender, Mailette  Bergamot  Ginger  Sandalwood

Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Mix 1-2 drops in ¼ - ½ teaspoon cream in palm of hand; apply where needed, avoid eyes. 6-8 drops of carrier with 2-3 drops on skin. 5 drops in shampoo for dry scalp

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


128

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antitoxic – counteracts toxins  Aphrodisiac – sexual stimulant  Astringent – tightens tissue, reduces oil or secretions  Cicatrisant – promotes wound and scar healing  Cytophylactic – protects cells  Deodorant – prevents body odor  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Febrifuge – reduces fever  Insecticide – destroys insects  Sedative – tranquilizes activity of body part.  Stimulant – increases functional activity (mind)

I added Patchouli to my Youngevity® Hydrowash laundry soap when I laundered my linen and bath towels last Friday, and they still have the fragrance. —Josephine C. Hopkins Twice in the last month, one of my sons was stung by wasps. Each time, I put one drop each of Tea Tree, Thyme Linalool, and Patchouli oil on the stings. All swelling and pain were gone within 30 minutes, and within a few hours, he couldn't even tell he'd been stung. —Sarah N.

 Tonic – strengthens and fortifies

Key Emotions: Peaceful, Reflective, Grounding, Balanced, Protecting, and Stability Key Body Systems: Nervous, Urinary, Skin, Circulatory, and Immune Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) SESQUITERPENES

Main Chemical Families

SESQUITERPENOLS

Botanical Family

LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE)

Pogostemon cablin Indonesia earthy, exotic, resinous, sweet, warm, radiant, woody leaves steam distillation base anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic anti-inflammatory, grounding, cooling, a tonic to the whole body, enhancing the body systems and the mind relieves headaches and nasal congestion, energizing to the body and mind

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Peppermint*

129

Peppermint* Peppermint is best known for aiding digestion. It generally helps to reduce gas, bloating, and relieve an upset stomach. It is excellent for relieving headaches and stress. A mental and physical stimulant, it can help you stay alert during long working hours or while driving. It can help reduce fevers, and give immediate relief for minor injuries, such as a smashed finger.

Tried and True Uses 

Adding a drop to a cup of water and sipping slowly helps the digestive system; by relieving stomachaches, reflux, gas, bloating, and flatulence. Oxygenates the blood making it able to combat headaches, stress, depression and migraines. Use a drop at the back of neck (base of skull) temples and forehead. Inhale often or add a drop in glass of water for use as a mental and physical stimulant for students, night-shift workers, and long-distance drivers. Diffusing in the air helps with colds, stuffy nose, coughing, and asthma

   

Safety Notes

Not recommended for children under 2. Used in moderation, it is non-toxic, and non-irritating Not recommended for those who suffer from atrial fibrillation Not recommended for use in conjunction with homeopathic remedies as it may neutralize the benefits Use cautiously with high blood pressure.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY TEA TIME RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 1-2 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm or cold water, (depending on purpose), soak for ten- fifteen minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minutes interval every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale.

BLENDS WELL WITH

 Eucalyptus Radiata  Black Pepper  Rosemary  Ravensara  Cypress  Lemon  Carrot Seed Mix 8-10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. 1 drop in honey or sweetener of choice, stir in warm water, and sip slowly. 1 drop in 6-8 ounces of water to settle upset stomach, sip. Add 2-3 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™. 1-2 drops direct or in 2-3 drops of carrier, rub on bottom of feet. 1-2 drops in 3-5 drops of carrier into cloth; apply to cool skin.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


130

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties

 Analgesic – relieves pain  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Antiemetic – inhibits nausea or vomiting  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Antiviral – inhibits or destroys viruses  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Cephalic – stimulates and clears the mind, relieves headache  Cholagogue – increases bile production  Circulatory Stimulant – temporarily quickens a vital process or functional activity  Digestive – aids or balances digestion

Peppermint has provided fast relief for migraines, and helped me to relax and sleep. It has also helped keep my lungs clear when I had a cold. —Cynthia S.  Decongestant – reduces nasal mucus productions  Expectorant – promotes discharge of mucus or phlegm from chest and lungs  Febrifuge – reduces fever  Hepatic – supportive to the liver  Insecticide – destroys insects  Nervine – strengthening or calming to the nervous system  Vasoconstrictor – narrows blood vessels

Key Emotions: Self-confidence, Fortifying, Intuitive, Conscientiousness, Clarifying, Potential, Awareness, and Intelligence Key Body Systems: Nervous, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Immune, Circulatory, and Skin

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES MONOTERPENOLS

Main Chemical Families

KETONES ESTERS OXIDES

Botanical Family

LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE)

Mentha piperita France, USA, Australia, India fresh, minty leaves steam distillation middle-top

decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin reduces intestinal gas, relieves pain, expectorant (mucus removing), and improves circulation nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin strong respiratory decongestant, antiviral, pain reliever, mental stimulant relieves headaches and nasal congestion, energizing to the body and mind

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Ravensara*

131

Ravensara* Ravensara is wonderful as a tonic for the nervous system, and effective for physical fatigue. It is anti-infectious, antiviral, and antibacterial; making it good for the respiratory system. It is particularly beneficial for combating flu, colds, and even pneumonia by reducing fevers and increasing oxygen absorption. It is safe for use by anyone—from the newborn to the elderly. Ravensara is referred to as the “oil that heals.”

Tried and True Uses    

An incredibly useful oil, strong and nontoxic making it safe, and effective for all ages. Applied neat (undiluted) to feet, it fights infection and opens airways making it especially effective for pneumonia. Particularly active even in low doses, an effective fever reducer in small children; apply to temples and forehead. As a leading nerve tonic, when misted it is very effective in cases of shingles.

 

 

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonsensitizing Suitable for everyone including children, the elderly, and the infirm

Increases the body’s ability to use oxygen. Inhale to rejuvenate when suffering from physical and nervous fatigue.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 4-6 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minute. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Spearmint  Bay Laurel  Grapefruit, Pink  Lavender & Chamomile™  Frankincense  Clove Bud  Lemon  Palmarosa

Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 8-10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 1-2 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. 1-2 drops or in 2-3 drops of carrier, rub on bottom of feet. For respiratory relief apply several times a day. 1-2 drops to temples and forehead during cold and flu season.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


132

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic– relieves pain  Anti-inflammatory– reduces inflammation  Antimicrobial– kills or suppresses growth of microbes  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Decongestant – reduces nasal mucus production  Febrifuge – reduces fever  Tonic/stimulant (nervous system) – strengthens, fortifies, increases functional activity of some organ or part  Vermifuge – destroys worms

I got over shingles in 8 days with no prescriptions! I mixed Raven-sara with Plant Derived Minerals® and misted it on the sores. It took away the pain for 4 hours. Along with Youngevity® 90 for Life™ nutrition products, I misted every 4 hours or whenever the pain would come back. The time between the need to mist lengthened as the pain diminished. Without the Youngevity® I would have pain. —Donna H. I use Ravensara on all three of my grandkids whenever they have symptoms of a cold along with To Be Well™. —Josephine C. Hopkins

Key Emotions: Sisterly Love, Compassionate, Innovative, and Proper Key Body Systems: Respiratory, Immune, Lymphatic, Digestive, and Nervous Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENOLS SESQUITERPENES

Botanical Family

LAURACEAE

Ravensara aromatica sonn Madagascar camphoraceous, fresh leaves and twigs steam distillation middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic prevents viruses and bacteria, tonic to the immune and nervous system

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Red Mandarin*

133

Red Mandarin* Red Mandarin is very similar to Tangerine oil. The thing that makes the difference is where each is grown. Most everyone likes the sweet aroma of this oil. Generally this oil is a favorite among parents of young children as it tends to have a calming effect on the children. Teenagers like to use this oil on their skin related issues such as acne.

Tried and True Uses 

 

A child’s (mom’s) best friend in a bath or diffused in the air, helps relax all ages, particularly at bedtime for children and pregnant women. Excellent for the relief of mild muscle spasms in the back and legs for all ages. Rubbing on stomach helps relieve indigestion, flatulence, constipation and stomach aches; especially for children.

 

 

Safety Notes

Non-toxic and non-irritating Mildly photo-toxic for those with very pale or sensitive skin

Gentle on skin, a good remedy for acne and skin blemishes for sensitive skin. Safe to diffuse during pregnancy to reduce anxiety.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 4-6 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minute. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 6-8 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1-2 drops, or in 2-3 drops of carrier; rub on bottom of feet. Apply 1 drop on cotton swab and apply to acne or blemish.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Bay Laurel  Lavender, Mailette  Cypress  Juniper Berry  Lavender & Chamomile™  Grapefruit, Pink

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


134

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antioxidant – protects cells from damage  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Digestive – aids or balances digestion  Laxative (mild) – relieves constipation  Sedative – tranquilizes activity of body part.

As a grandmother of several young grandchildren, I am always excited to use oils that “calm” them down without squelching their energy or enthusiasm for life. I have found that diffusing or misting Red Mandarin, and then scrunching together to read a book, really creates an amazing experience. They are calm enough to sit still but excited enough to read and discuss the book. —Brenda Wright

 Toner – nourishing, supportive, strengthening (skin and digestion)

Key Emotions: Purifying, Joyous, Giving, and Enlightened Key Body Systems: Muscular, Digestive, Lymphatic, Nervous, and Urinary Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Family Botanical Family

MONOTERPENES RUTACEAE

Citrus nobilis Italy, Spain, Brazil, USA, South Africa sweet, citrusy, fruity rind or peel cold-pressing top decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier good for digestion, beneficial for the skin

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Rose 10%*

135

Rose 10%* Rose is said to be the ultimate oil because of its ability to encourage the production and release of dopamine. Rose and Geranium should not be confused, they are not related. Rose has been used in perfumes for its lovely scent for hundreds of years. (Note: Pure Rose essential oil is extremely rare and valuable; for Rose 10%, pure rose oil has been added to a base of jojoba at a 10% dilution in keeping with the industry standard to make it more affordable.)

Tried and True Uses 

Inhale to receive relief from depression, balancing the mind, easing stress, calming the nerves, and comforting grief and sorrow. An excellent women’s oil when used in a massage or inhaled due to its calming and regulating effect on hormones; regulating menstruation, relieves PMS, and reducing side effects of menopause, strengthens the uterus. Often used in the delivery room, apply a drop to lower abdomen, inner thighs, and lower back to provide a safe space for the new delivery.

     

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonsensitizing Non-phototoxic Gentle enough for newborns

Remarkable for all skin types to moisturize, hydrate and rejuvenate. Its fragrance can be overwhelming if undiluted or if you use more than a drop for most applications. Helpful for both men and women to overcome impotence or frigidity.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON f

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered BLENDS WELL milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty WITH minutes.  Bergamot Diffuse 3-5 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.  Patchouli  Sandalwood Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid.  Clary Sage Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in  Lavender, pillow case. Mailette, Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over  Myrrh mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale.  Lavender & Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Chamomile™ Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1-2 drops, or in 2-3 drops of carrier, to bottom of feet. Add 1 drops to 3-5 drops of carrier or in small amount of face cream, rub on face, neck and hands.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


136

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Antifungal – prevents the growth of fungus  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Antiviral – inhibits or destroys viruses  Aphrodisiac – sexual stimulant  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Cephalic – stimulates and clears the mind, relieves headache  Choleretic – stimulates bile production  Cicatrisant – promotes wound and scar healing  Depurative – cleanses and purifies the blood and intestinal organs  Emmenagogue – regulates menstruation

When I felt like my life was upside down, a good friend of mine, Teresa, gave me a bottle of Rose 10% oil as a gift. I would open the bottle and smell it just for a minute or two, and instantly I felt like I could go on. When things got really bad, I would put a drop on each of my wrists on my pulse points. I really love Rose 10% oil and how it uplifts and seems to carry me through the hard times. It is also a favorite in childbirth, which is both hard and happy. —Leiann King  Hepatic – supportive to the liver  Laxative – relieves constipation  Sedative – tranquilizes activity of body part.  Tonic (heart, stomach, liver, uterus) – strengthens and fortifies

Key Emotions: Unconditional Love, Treasured, Forgiveness, Embraced, and Inspired

Key Body Systems: Nervous, Circulatory, Reproductive, Digestive, Immune, and Skin

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENOLS

Botanical Family

ROSACEAE

PHENOLS

Rose damascene Bulgaria, Turkey, India exotic, sensual, floral, fresh, rosy, sweet flowers solvent extraction middle-base prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin immune stimulant, antibacterial and very antiinfectious, stimulates body systems, very hot only plant in this family is Rose

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Rose Geranium*

137

Rose Geranium* Rose Geranium is a great oil for easing anxiety and depression. Balancing and uplifting, its sweet rosy smell makes it useful in perfumes and provides an energizing effect to the mind. Women use it as a balancing oil to help with infertility, PMS, hot flashes, and to balance adrenals. In a misting spray, it can be used for a highly effective insect repellent; including head lice.

Tried and True Uses       

Breathe in for rapid relief from hot flashes. Helps balance adrenal function. Especially good for depression associated with nervous exhaustion. Helpful for oily skin, and acne. Helps stop bleeding both from the nose and from wounds. Wonderful when used in a compress to aid with bruises and other circulation issues. Great for treating head lice.

  

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonsensitizing Those with particularly sensitive skin may experience contact dermatitis. Patch test before application to large area of body.

Good deterrent for animals and insects. Can keep pets off furniture

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

BLENDS WELL Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered WITH milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minute.  Juniper Berry Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day.  Tea Tree  Frankincense Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid.  Eucalyptus Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put Citriodora in pillow case.  Clary Sage Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over  Palmarosa mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1-2 drops, or in 2-3 drops of carrier, on bottom of feet. For a perfume apply 1 drop to pulse points. Put 1-2 drops on cotton ball and apply directly on acne-prone areas.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


138

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties               

Analgesic – relieves pain Antidepressant – alleviates depression Antidiarrheal – counteracts diarrhea Antifungal – prevents the growth of fungus Antihemorrhagic – slows/stops bleeding Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation Anti-neuralgic – relieves nerve pain Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions Cicatrisant – promotes wound and scar healing Deodorant –prevents body odor Diuretic – increases urine production Hemostatic – stops bleeding Repellent – dissuades particular insects or other pests from approaching or settling Sedative - tranquilizes activity of body part.

I suffered from hot flashes for several years. I tried used Rose Geranium every day, and after about two weeks, they stopped almost completely. —Pam G. Rose Geranium and Bergamot are two oils that I use for those with severe anxiety. I recommend this combination to many young mothers with high-stress, anxiety, and emotional challenges. It has worked well, and they continue to use it. —Josephine C. Hopkins  Stimulant – increases functional activity (adrenal)  Tonifying – nourishing, supportive, strengthening (skin)  Vulnerary – heals wounds

Key Emotions: Peaceful, Curious, Fulfilled, Generosity, and Soothing Key Body Systems: Circulatory, Reproductive, Endocrine, Nervous, Urinary, and Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) SESQUITERPENES SESQUITERPENOLS

Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENOLS KETONES ESTERS

Botanical Family

GERANIACEAE

Pelargonium roseum Egypt, China citrus, floral, fresh, herbaceous, rosy, woody leaves steam distillation middle

anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic anti-inflammatory, grounding, cooling, a tonic to the whole body, enhancing the body systems and the mind prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin reduces intestinal gas, relieves pain, expectorant (mucus removing), and improves circulation nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin prevents inflammation, soothing to skin, balances nervous system

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Rosemary*

139

Rosemary* Rosemary is indicated for a wide range of brain issues. Known as “the oil of remembrance” because it can improve mental clarity. When inhaled, it is beneficial for respiratory ailments such as coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and sinusitis. It is a good pain reliever for the joints. It strengthens the immune system as well as the liver and gall bladder. It helps balance the endocrine system and supports adrenal function. It is a tonic for the heart and varicose veins. Caution when pregnant.

Tried and True Uses       

Safety Notes

When inhaled, good for lung and  Non-toxic, non-irritant, nonrespiratory ailments, bronchitis, asthma sensitizing and sinusitis.  Stimulant, not for use with high blood As an expectorant is helpful for coughing pressure fits.  Use with caution when pregnant Also a tonic for venous circulation, works especially well with Cypress. Rubbed around the outside of the ear, and down the neck it relieves earache. Never  Supports and strengthens natural use in the ear. immunity. A good painkiller, especially pain in joints.  Known to strengthen the liver, gallbladder, Improves mental clarity. and heart. Supports adrenal function.  Helps balance the endocrine system.

How Do I Use It? BLENDS WELL WITH  Lemon  Sweet Basil Foot/ hand bath Mix 1-3 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea  Cypress Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm or  Niaouli cold water, (depending on purpose), soak for ten-fifteen  Cedarwood minutes  Juniper Berry Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minutes intervals every two hours during the day. Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. SOAK IN THE TUB

IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 1-2 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1-2 drops, or in a carrier, on bottom of feet. Add 5 drops in single application of shampoo; rub on dry scalp, wait for ten-twenty minutes, wash as usual; avoid eyes. Mix 3-5 drops in 1 teaspoon of skin cream to rejuvenate.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


140

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antimicrobial – kills or suppresses growth of microbes  Antioxidant – protects cells from damage  Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms Astringent – tightens tissue, reduces oil or secretions  Carminative – relieves intestinal gas pain  Cephalic– stimulates and clears the mind, relieves headache  Cicatrisant – promotes wound and scar healing  Decongestant – reduces nasal mucus productions  Diaphoretic – promotes or increases perspiration

All my life I have been terrible with names—horrible! When I started a new job, I put a drop of Rosemary on both big toes before work. I remembered just about everyone’s name after being introduced and can see their faces in my head. It is amazing! —Vicki M.  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Emmenagogue – regulates menstruation Febrifuge – reduces fever  Hypertensive – increase blood pressure  Parasiticide – kills parasites  Stomachic – promotes good stomach function  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies (circulatory system)  Vasodilator – dilates blood vessels

Key Emotions: Humble, Aware, Radiant, and Strengthened Key Body Systems: Immune, Respiratory, Nervous, Digestive, Reproductive, Circulatory, Urinary, Skin, Muscular, and Skeletal

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME Rosmarinus officinalis ct.1.8 cineole WHERE GROWN Spain, France, South Africa AROMA camphoraceous, fresh, herbaceous PRODUCING ORGAN leaves, twigs EXTRACTION METHOD steam distillation NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) top-middle

decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, SESQUITERPENES antispasmodic, cooling, grounding MONOTERPENOLS prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin reduces intestinal gas, relieves pain, expectorant (mucus KETONES removing), and improves circulation strong respiratory decongestant, antiviral, pain reliever, OXIDES mental stimulant headache and nasal congestion, energizing to the LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE) Relieves body and mind MONOTERPENES

Main Chemical Families

Botanical Family

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Sandalwood*

141

Sandalwood* Sandalwood is a true masculine oil; highly effective as an aphrodisiac oil for men. Sandalwood is an effective oil for short term mental stress, as well as an oil used in many skin care related products.

Tried and True Uses  

Safety Note Considered to be very grounding, when  Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonadded to other oils it helps to hold the sensitizing scent of the other oil longer. Used in the cosmetic industry due to its ability to balance dry or oily skin, moisturizing and hydrating dry or chapped  Helpful in a sitz bath for relief with cystitis skin, and relief for inflammation and and prostatitis. rashes.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 4-6 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minute. Diffuse 5-6 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 3 to 4 drops per 1 ounce filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1-2 drops, or in a carrier, on the bottom of the feet. Add 4 drops into 1 teaspoon of carrier for skin issues. Mix 1-2 drops in 10 drops of carrier oil and rub on chest and back. Mix 1-2 drops in ¼ - ½ teaspoon cream in palm of hand; apply where needed, avoid eyes.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Jasmine  Neroli 10%  Myrrh  Eucalyptus Radiata  Cypress  Ylang Ylang  Red Mandarin

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


142

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Antifungal – prevents the growth of fungus  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antiseptic - assists in fighting germs and infections(urinary and pulmonary)  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Aphrodisiac – sexual stimulant  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Decongestant – relieves nasal congestion  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Emollient – having the quality of softening or soothing the skin  Insecticidal – destroys insects

Working in a field of chaos and trauma with child victims, I love Sandalwood. It is one of my top ten. When I have had or am going into a particularly traumatic day, I put a drop of Sandalwood on the back of my hands. It grounds me in the middle of scenarios that I cannot control or fix for the child victims of crime. —Shannon Carrico May

 Nervine – strengthening or calming to the nervous system  Sedative – (central nervous system) tranquilizes activity of body part.  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies (central nervous system)  Vulnerary – heals wounds (burns)

Key Emotions: Inspiring Beauty, Courage, Confidant, Hopeful, and Sympathetic Key Body Systems: Respiratory, Nervous, Urinary, Skin, and Circulatory Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) SESQUITERPENES

Main Chemical Families

SESQUITERPENOLS

Botanical Family

SANTALACEAE

Santalum album Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Australia balsamic, earthy, sweet, warm, radiant, woody mature heartwood or trunk steam distillation base anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic anti-inflammatory, grounding, cooling, a tonic to the whole body, enhancing the body systems and the mind only plant in the family is Sandalwood

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Spearmint*

143

Spearmint* Spearmint is a very popular oil in food products. While Spearmint and Peppermint are often used for similar purposes, Spearmint is far gentler, cooling, and sweeter, and is a favorite among children. It helps to lower blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea, muscle cramps, and headaches. It keeps away moths, ants, flies, and mosquitoes.

Tried and True Uses 

 

Safety Note Using a toothpick that is rubbed around  Non-toxic, non-irritating, and nonthe lid of the bottle and stirred into sensitizing water, ideal for children’s digestive  Not recommended for use when issues such as nausea, motion sickness, taking homeopathic remedies. hiccups, flatulence, constipation, and diarrhea. This is a teething oil, put a drop on pinky  Relaxing to the muscles and nerves, finger, and shake it to give the proper helping with abdominal aches and muscle amount then quickly rub on the gums. Will cramps. burn a little, but the deadening affect will  Uplifting properties help with mental make the discomfort worth it. fatigue, depression, and tension A mild diuretic. headache. Inhaling helps open and refresh  Effective for skin infections, cleansing the respiratory pathways. pores and refreshing the skin.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT

SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, BLENDS WELL powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak WITH twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours  Neroli 10% during the day.  Ginger  Ravensara Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in  Sweet Basil  Lavender, pillow case. Mailette Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over  Rosemary mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 8-10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™ , massage into areas needing relief 1-2 drops, or in 2-3 drops of carrier, rub on bottom of feet. For teething apply on gums – following directions above. 1-2 drops in 2-4 drops of a carrier, rub on chest and back. 1-2 drops in 1-2 drops of carrier, rub on abdomen for relief.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


144

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Antiemetic – inhibits nausea or vomiting  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Antispasmodic – relieves spasms  Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions  Carminative– relieves intestinal gas pain  Cephalic – stimulates and clears the mind, relieves headache  Cholagogue – increases bile production  Decongestant – reduces nasal mucus productions  Digestive – aids or balances digestion  Diuretic – increases urine production, rids excess fluid  Febrifuge – reduces fever  Hepatic – supportive to the liver  Insecticide – destroys insects

Spearmint is my “happy” oil. I use it in so many ways. When my day started at 5:30 a.m. and ended around midnight, including a two-and-a-half-hour drive both ways, I would put 1 drop Spearmint in my water and sometimes 1 drop Sweet Orange for my drive home. If I have a headache, it goes on my temples and at the base of my skull. Recently, I was out to dinner with a friend who complained of an upset stomach. I put a drop Spearmint in his water. By the time the appetizers arrived, his stomach was completely better. He enjoyed appetizers, drinks, a full-course meal, AND dessert. His wife later called me to ask how to get "that stuff that made his stomach feel better!" —Shannon Carrico May  Nervine – strengthening or calming to the nervous system

Key Emotions: Childlike, Soothing, Awakening, and Happiness Key Body Systems: Digestion, Nervous, Urinary, Respiratory, Immune and Muscular

Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENES

Botanical Family

LAMIACEAE

KETONES

Metha spicata South Africa, USA fresh, herbaceous, minty leaves steam distillation top-middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier reduces intestinal gas, relieves pain, expectorant (mucus removing), and improves circulation relieves headaches and nasal congestion, energizes the body and mind

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Tea Tree*

145

Tea Tree* Tea Tree is sometimes called a “Medicine Chest in a Bottle.” It has been proven to be a powerful immune stimulant and effective in defending against all three infection types— bacterial, viral, and fungal. Tea Tree is safe for all ages. Most people are familiar with this oil and many times it is the only oil they have ever used. Tried and True Uses     

Very effective in fighting all types of microbes— viral, fungal, and bacterial. Very powerful immune stimulant. Helps the body utilize the additional oxygen created in the cells by the use of essential oils. Kills destructive bacteria while leaving friendly bacteria needed to stay healthy; disinfects the digestive system. Useful for chronic conditions, including respiratory, urinary, digestive, hormonal, skin, joints, and psychological.

  

Safety notes

Non-toxic, non-irritant, possibly sensitizing in some people in very large doses

Highly effective for sore throats and upper respiratory problems. Perfectly safe for both children and adults in fighting infections. A powerful aid for healing skin wounds or infections.

How Do I Use It? BLENDS WELL WITH  Rosemary coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes.  Ravensara IT’S IN THE Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours  Lavender, AIR during the day. Mailette  Cypress Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid.  Eucalyptus BREATH IN, Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in Radiata BREATH pillow case. OUT  Black Pepper Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over  Lemongrass mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale.  Bergamot Mix 8-10 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived SPRITZ & Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the SPRAY body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 3-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, RUB IT IN massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1-2 drops, or in a carrier, on bottom of feet. Drop 1-2 drops on location for cuts, sore, fungus, etc. PUT IT ON Mix 1 drop with 2 drops of carrier oil, rub around outside of ear for relief. Never use in the ear. 1 drop on pinky finger, lick off, swish in mouth and swallow. For a sitz bath to relieve rashes and infections in the genital area. Mix

SOAK IN THE 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or TUB

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


146

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria  Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation  Antimicrobial – kills or suppresses growth of microbes  Decongestant – reduces nasal mucus productions  Immunostimulant – stimulates immune system  Parasiticide – kills parasites  Vasodilator – dilates blood vessels  Vulnerary – heals wounds

My favorite essential oil is Tea Tree. I brush my teeth with it at night. Sometimes I brush with Spearmint when I am going out. I love the aroma. —Carol C. Salter I had the beginnings of a sore throat and remembered that Tea Tree was good for this. I put a drop on my finger and took two licks. My sore throat was gone immediately. —Kim A.

Key Emotions: Empowered, Intelligent, Promising, Loving, and Gentle Key Body Systems: Immune, Respiratory, and Skin Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES Main Chemical Families

SESQUITERPENES MONOTERPENOLS OXIDES

Botanical Family

MYRTACEAE

Melaleuca alternifolia Australia, South Africa camphoraceous, fresh, herbaceous leaves steam distillation top-middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin strong respiratory decongestant, antiviral, pain reliever, mental stimulant antiseptic, reduces respiratory infections, tonic for immune system

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Thyme ct. Linalool*

147

Thyme ct. Linalool* Thyme ct. Linalool may suppress coughing fits caused by bronchitis or whooping cough. Good for cold, flu, and bronco-pulmonary infections. Being mild and delicate, it is very beneficial for children and the elderly. This particular type of Thyme has a wide range of uses when working with emotional issues typically associated with children.

Tried and True Uses 

  

Highly effective against infection it helps with childhood illnesses; cold, flu, bronco-pulmonary, spasmodic coughing, and whooping cough. Massage on heel of foot to fight tapeworms, intestinal worms, and amoeba in the gut. Effective renal drainer by detoxing the urinary system, especially for children worn out by long courses of antibiotics. Helps ease temper tendencies, violent acting out and unfounded fears.

 

  

Safety Notes

Non-toxic, non-irritating Safe for children and the elderly

A good pain killer and local infection fighting agent for acute rheumatoid arthritis. Balances the appetite when used to treat eating disorders. A mental stimulant; eases mental deficiency, and fatigue helpful for nervous depression, and claustrophobia.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minutes intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Mix 6-8 drops in 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water or Youngevity® Plant Derived Minerals™. Shake before each use, mist lightly on area of concern or all over the body, avoiding eyes when misting face area. Add 4-6 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief.

BLENDS WELL WITH  Marjoram, Sweet  Tea Tree  Rosemary  Ravensara  Grapefruit, Pink  Red Mandarin

1-2 drop, or in 2-3 drops of carrier, rub on bottom of feet. Mix 2-3 drops in 1 teaspoon of carrier, rub on chest and neck and on both sides of lower jaw.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


148

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties         

Analgesic – relieves pain Antibacterial – destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria Anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation Antioxidant – protects cells from damage Anti-rheumatic – relieves rheumatism Antispasmodic – relieves spasms Antiviral – inhibits or destroys viruses Astringent – tightens tissue; reduces oil or secretions Immunostimulant – stimulates immune system

Thyme ct. Linalool is now my favorite oil for my kids. I love it because it’s not hot but can do most of the things Thyme Thymol can. Whenever my kids get sick, especially with lung issues or a cough, it’s what I reach for every time. —Amanda Reynolds   

Parasiticide – kills parasites Tonic – strengthens and fortifies (central nervous system) Sedative – (central nervous system) tranquilizes activity of body part.

Key Emotions: Gentleness, Protecting, Cordial, Purity and Honoring Key Body Systems: Immune, Respiratory, and Urinary Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) MONOTERPENES

Main Chemical Families

MONOTERPENOLS

Botanical Family

LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE)

Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool Spain, France, South Africa fresh, herbaceous, warm, radiant flowers and leaves steam distillation top-middle decongestive to the muscular and respiratory systems, warming, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, air purifier prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin relieves headache and nasal congestion, energizes body and mind

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Ylang Ylang*

149

Ylang Ylang* Ylang Ylang is normally considered to primarily be an aphrodisiac oil. However, it has a wide range of properties that help with heart related challenges, relaxing of muscles, and working to encourage the body to produce pain reducing hormones. This oil generally promotes a state of happiness and well being.

Tried and True Uses 

 

Often used for irritated or oily skin, restoring the skin and natural contours of the face, and relaxing facial muscles; from harboring hatred, rage, and frustration that result in grinding teeth. A stimulant for hair growth when used with shampoo or Jojoba oil. An aphrodisiac oil used as a sexual tonic, especially for impotency and frigidity.

   

Safety Notes

Non-toxic and non-irritating Use in moderation; too much can cause headache or nausea Very beneficial with high blood pressure, releasing tension headaches, blesses the circulatory system. Soothes and inhibits anger borne of frustration.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

Mix 3-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 5 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief

BLENDS WELL WITH  Bergamot  Clary Sage  Jasmine  Lemon  Red Mandarin  Green Mandarin  Palmarosa  Neroli 10%  Lavender & Chamomile™  Sandalwood

Apply 1-2 drops, or in 2-3 drops of a carrier, on bottom of feet. 1-2 drops on wrist of other pulse points. Add 1 drops in ¼ teaspoon skin toner and apply with cotton ball. Add 3-5 drops in a Tablespoon of carrier, massage into scalp, cover with towel, leave on overnight, wash out in the morning, and avoid eyes. Add 1-2 drops in 5 drops of face oil for night-time regime.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


150

Foundational Aromatherapy

Properties  Analgesic – relieves pain  Antidepressant – alleviates depression  Anti-seborrheic – reduces oily skin/scalp  Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections  Aphrodisiac – sexual stimulant  Hypotensive – lowers high blood pressure  Sedative (nervous) – tranquilizes activity of body part.  Stimulant– increases functional activity (circulatory)  Tonic – strengthens and fortifies (heart)

One day my husband was having an extreme headache associated with high blood pressure. I rubbed Ylang Ylang along with Sweet Marjoram on his feet and back of his head, and immediately the headache went away. Now I keep a jar with Ylang Ylang and Sweet Marjoram mixed in unscented Dead Sea salts by our bed and open it prior to retiring at night. It helps reduce my husband’s snoring. Plus, I have made a massage oil for him, blending both oils with Cedarwood. —Josephine C. Hopkins.

Key Emotions: Passion, Fortifying, Giving, Gratitude, Pleasing, Serenity, and Rejoicing

Key Body Systems: Nervous, Circulatory, and Reproductive Technical Data BOTANICAL NAME WHERE GROWN AROMA PRODUCING ORGAN EXTRACTION METHOD NOTE (EVAPORATION RATE) SESQUITERPENES MONOTERPENOLS Main Chemical Families

SESQUITERPENOLS

ESTERS Botanical Family

ANNONACEAE

Cananga odorata Madagascar, Reunion, Comoro balsam, exotic, sensual, floral, sweet flowers steam distillation Base anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic prevents infections, immune stimulant, emotional balancer, healing to the skin anti-inflammatory, grounding, cooling, a tonic to the whole body, enhancing the body systems and the mind nervous system sedative, emotionally uplifting, stress relieving, anti-infectious, antispasmodic (especially for digestive cramping), healing to the skin only species in family is Ylang Ylang

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Notes


ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS


1st Defense™*

153

1st Defense™* As the name implies, 1st Defense™ is a “first line of defense” against colds, flu, and other infectious diseases—to block them as well as address any initial symptoms. It is safe (non-toxic) and gentle, yet effective. It aids, supports, stimulates, and strengthens the immune system and also kills harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. For adults and children over age ten, it can be used every day as a preventative or for an all-day protocol whenever first symptoms appear.

Key Emotions: Hope, Courage, Accountability, Forthright Key Body Systems: Immune, Respiratory, Digestive

Ingredients: Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Eucalyptus Radiata, Niaouli, Oregano, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Ravensara, Tea Tree, Thyme Linalool

Safety Note   

Not recommended for pregnant women Use caution with high blood pressure. Undiluted use not recommended for Children under 10 years.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT

PUT IT ON

To boost immunity at first sign of irritated throat or cold, mix 2 to 3 drops each of 1st Defense™ and Lavender, Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. For footbath, to boost immunity, soak feet for at least ten minutes. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. To boost immune system whenever symptoms first appear, using the “French intensive method,” apply in the following intervals: - First hour, 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on sole of each foot every ten to fifteen minutes. - Second hour, 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of the feet every thirty minutes for one hour. - Remainder of waking hours, 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on sole of each foot every hour for a total of ten to fifteen applications.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


154

Foundational Aromatherapy

Ingredient Descriptions Cinnamon Bark one of the most universal oils because of its wide range of uses. This oil is one of the few oils indicated for circulation and heart stimulation. Other uses: the flu in general, digestive issues, blood sugar issues, impotence in men, childbirth in women and even tropical fevers and a wide range of infections. When highly diluted, it has been used effectively as an anti-parasitic oil against scabies. Avoid when pregnant. Don’t use undiluted on children under 12. Not for pets. Clove Bud is generally associated with mouth-related challenges, such as toothaches and bad breath. However, Clove Bud is becoming more popular as it is used for pain relief, against various infections and 1st Defense™ was the very first oil I infectious diseases, and as a stimulant ordered when I started with Youngevity®. I wanted something to for the as a heart/nervous system and boost my immune system so I wouldn't the respiratory system. Clove Bud’s get sick. I've always used different warming abilities contribute to its aid to natural remedies, but 1st Defense™ the digestive system. Do not use when has kept me from even feeling like I'm pregnant, or on a blood thinner, or coming down with something. I use a under 2. NOT A TEETHING OIL. drop on the soles of my feet when I am travelling or extra busy or not getting Eucalyptus Radiata, also known as the as much sleep as I usually do. Also, I narrow-leaved Peppermint, is a gentle shared it with my daughter when she but powerful respiratory oil. Milder than started getting a sore throat during her move. It kept her healthy and other eucalyptus oils, it is an excellent working harder than I thought was choice for use with children. It has possible. exceptional anti-infectious abilities and —Suzanne F. is particularly useful in clearing the 1st Defense™ is my daily oil. It was upper lungs. It can be used to help one of the first oils I started using. reduce fevers and alleviate chronic Every morning I apply it to the fatigue or immune deficiencies. reflexology points on my feet to support my immune system and make Niaouli related to Tea Tree and is sure I don’t get any infections or colds. therefore similar to its cousin, being —Josephine C. Hopkins antiseptic and antibacterial. However the main uses of this oil are generally for all things related to respiratory system. Although it is indicated for a wide and varied range of uses. It is mentally stimulating and uplifting. Oregano is listed as safe for internal use, despite its potency, by the Food and Drug Administration and is used for flavoring. It is considered a lethal weapon against bacterial infections. Many studies have confirmed it as an antibiotic, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and antiviral. It is unmatched by any other oil to kill a wide variety of pathogenic bacteria. Unlike antibiotics, bacteria does not develop a resistance to Oregano. Be advised that even though Oregano is a remarkable natural antiseptic, it has high levels of phenols which gives it the potential to burn skin and mucous membranes if used undiluted. When applied topically mix with carrier oil. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


1st Defense™*

155

Palmarosa has a slight rose aroma. One of the outstanding qualities of this oil is its use for most skin care needs. Palmarosa has many properties that are similar to Tea Tree in its use, yet tends to be gentler on the skin than Tea Tree. Peppermint is best known for aiding digestion. It generally helps to reduce gas, bloating, and relieve an upset stomach. It is excellent for relieving headaches and stress. A mental and physical stimulant, it can help you stay alert during long working hours or while driving. It can help reduce fevers, and give immediate relief for minor injuries, such as a smashed finger. Avoid with high blood pressure. Not for children 2 and under. Avoid if a sufferer of atrial fibrillation. Ravensara is wonderful as a tonic for the nervous system, and effective for physical fatigue. It is anti-infectious, antiviral, and antibacterial; making it good for the respiratory system. It is particularly beneficial for combating flu, colds, and even pneumonia by reducing fevers and increasing oxygen absorption. It is safe for use by anyone—from the newborn to the elderly. Ravensara is referred to as the “oil that heals.” Tea Tree is sometimes called a “Medicine Chest in a Bottle.” It has been proven to be a powerful immune stimulant and effective in defending against all three infection types—bacterial, viral, and fungal. Tea Tree is safe for all ages. Most people are familiar with this oil and many times it is the only oil they have ever used. Thyme Linalool may suppress coughing fits caused by bronchitis or whooping cough. Good for cold, flu, and bronco-pulmonary infections. Being mild and delicate and it is very beneficial for children and the elderly. This particular type of Thyme has a wide range of uses in working with emotional issues typically associated with children.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


156

Foundational Aromatherapy

Notes

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Awareness™*

157

Awareness™* Awareness™ supports brain function, mental acuity, memory, and alertness. It is great for driving, studying, writing, taking tests, and reading retention, as well as preventing mental fatigue. It stimulates logical left-brain function and boosts mental focus and concentration. It is also beneficial for whole-brain function, allowing right brain creativity while aiding left-brain logic in order to perform needed tasks. It may be beneficial in cases of learning challenges.

Key Emotions: Awareness™, Focus, Credibility, Empathetic, Hope in the future Key Body Systems: Endocrine and Nervous

Safety Note  

Not recommended for pregnant women Use caution with high blood pressure.

 Undiluted use not recommended for children under 10 years.

Ingredients: Basil Sweet, Rose Geranium, Lemon, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary 1.8 cineol

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY PUT IT ON

Mix 3-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes. For footbath, mix 3 to 4 drops into ¼ cup Dead Sea salts and dissolve into a basin warm water. Let feet soak till water cools. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. For stimulating environment, add 5 to 6 drops per 2 ounce filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Mist as needed. Nighttime use not recommended except for people who work or drive at night. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. For a perfume, apply 1 to 2 drops at the base of the throat. To improve mental focus and reading retention, apply 1 to 2 drops on temples, back of neck, and forehead.

Ingredient Descriptions Basil, Sweet can help with digestive issues, circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, bladder infections, lung congestion, muscle spasms, travel sickness and a wide range of infections. Basil is effective in eliminating thread-worms (pinworms); repelling flies and mosquitoes; and treating insect bites. Basil oil has been widely used to help with many emotional struggles such as anxiety, insomnia and depression. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


158

Foundational Aromatherapy

Lemon simply think, cleanser, freshener, purifier, stimulant, disinfectant. Beneficial for infections, weight loss, mental clarity, breathing, cleansing inside and outside of the body as well as the whole household. Phototoxic. Peppermint is best known for aiding digestion. It generally helps to reduce gas, bloating, and relieve an upset stomach. It is excellent for relieving headaches and stress. A mental and physical stimulant, it can help you stay alert during long working hours or while driving. It can help reduce fevers, and give immediate relief for minor injuries, such as a smashed finger. Avoid with high blood pressure. Not for children 2 and under. Avoid if a sufferer of atrial fibrillation. Rose is said to be the ultimate oil because of its ability to encourage the production and release of dopamine. Rose and Rose Geranium should not be confused, they are not related at all. Rose has been used in perfumes for its lovely scent for hundreds of years. Rose Geranium is a great oil for easing anxiety and depression. Balancing and uplifting, its sweet rosy smell makes it useful in perfumes and provides an energizing effect to the mind. Women use it as a balancing oil to help with infertility, PMS, hot flashes, and to balance adrenals. In a misting spray, it can be used for a highly effective insect repellent; including head lice. Rosemary is indicated for a wide range of brain issues. Known as “the oil of remembrance� because it can improve mental clarity. When inhaled, it is beneficial for respiratory ailments such as coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and sinusitis. It is a good pain reliever for the joints. It strengthens the immune system as well as the liver and gall bladder. It helps balance the endocrine system and supports adrenal function. It is a tonic for the heart and varicose veins. Caution when pregnant.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Breath of Life™*

159

Breath of Life™* Breath of Life™ is particularly helpful in treating colds, flu, respiratory illness, sinus problems, congestion, asthma, and pulmonary problems. It’s carefully selected oils blended together assist in opening the respiratory system, calming coughs, improving circulation, and aids in thinning thick mucus and releasing it from the body.

Key Emotions: Openness, Uninhibited,

Safety Note

Security, Calm

Key Body Systems: Respiratory, Circulatory, and Muscular

Ingredients: Fir, Balsam, Cypress,

  

Not recommended for pregnant women Use caution with high blood pressure. Undiluted use not recommended for children under 10 years.

Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender Mailette, Marjoram Sweet, Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary 1.8 cineol

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Diffuse 8 to 10 drops ten to fifteen minutes intervals every two hours as needed, especially at night to relieve coughing and aid sleep. For quick relief of coughing, Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. For respiratory benefits or to freshen the air, add 7 to 10 drops per 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. For relaxation and easier breathing day or night, rub 2 to 3 drops in 1 teaspoon carrier oil on the chest in a clockwise motion several times daily as needed.

Ingredients Descriptions Fir, Balsam has properties that promote the healing of injuries of various kinds, both physical and emotional. Some of the more general uses of this oil are in helping with most respiratory issues, various joint pain and muscle aches. As with most evergreen oils, it also has a general ability to be uplifting to the mood.. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


160

Foundational Aromatherapy

Cypress is used in improving circulation, respiratory related needs ranging from asthma and whooping cough to bronchitis and general congestion. Cypress oil is sometimes considered a "poor man’s Helichrysum oil" in that it serves many similar needs. This oil also helps with issues related to perspiration. Eucalyptus Globulus is known for its effective antibacterial properties, My story is that my asthma is much, making it a strong respiratory aid much improved. I am a marathon beneficial for the lower respiratory tract runner and developed exercise induced involving the bronchi and the lungs. It asthma three-and-a-half years ago. I can reduce fevers as well as act as a pain am on a rescue inhaler (when running reliever. As it ages, its sometimes) and a preventative inhaler twice daily. Also was on Singulair. antiseptic properties strengthen. Not Since starting a Youngevity® nutrition recommended for internal use, for pack and using Breath of Life™, I am children under the age of ten, or for doing so much better! I haven't had to pregnant women. use my rescue inhaler since last December and I'm off Singulair. I Eucalyptus Radiata, also known as haven't needed any breathing narrow-leaf Peppermint, is a gentle but treatments since last December either! powerful respiratory oil. Milder than —Janet Dillender other eucalyptus oils, it is an excellent choice for use with children. It has I am 66 years old and did not know exceptional anti-infectious abilities and about essential oils until March 2014 is particularly useful in clearing the when I was introduced to Breath of upper lungs. It can be used to help Life™. I've had asthma since I was a reduce fevers and alleviate chronic baby and my scrapbooking friends know when I set up my table, one of fatigue or immune deficiencies the first things I place on the table is Lavender, Mailette, is a first choice for my inhaler. I was just about ready to skin care due to its quick healing abilities pop out of the room that day because my chest was getting tight. But my and powerful yet gentle action. It is one friend Helen held up a bottle of Breath of the more effective oils for use on of Life™ and said “this can help with burns and sunburns. It also works to breathing.” I placed a drop of Breath prevent swelling and scarring from of Life™ on my finger and took a burns. Lavender is among the most whiff—BAM!—I could breath. It took a widely used essential oils for emotional SECOND! I was hooked. It soon replaced my asthma inhaler. I will support. Many people say that if they never be without essential oils and am were allowed to have only one oil, they forever grateful to Youngevity® for would choose Lavender, Mailette. these amazing products. —Carol Craven Marjoram, Sweet is often over looked, however it does have a wide spectrum of qualities that range from use on sore muscles, joints, bones and respiratory issues. Other general uses include depression, anxiety, general mood enhancement and insomnia. Marjoram was known as the “herb of happiness” to the Romans and the “joy of the mountains” to the Greeks. Avoid during first trimester. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Breath of Life™*

161

Niaouli related to Tea Tree and is therefore similar to its cousin, being antiseptic and antibacterial. However the main uses of this oil are generally for all things related to respiratory system. Although it is indicated for a wide and varied range of uses. It is mentally stimulating and uplifting. Peppermint is best known for aiding digestion. It generally helps to reduce gas, bloating, and relieve an upset stomach. It is excellent for relieving headaches and stress. A mental and physical stimulant, it can help you stay alert during long working hours or while driving. It can help reduce On January 2, 2014, I arrived at my fevers, and give immediate relief for workplace (built in 1928), to find construction work going on and debris minor injuries, such as a smashed finger. being discarded via the public elevator. Avoid with high blood pressure. Not for As a result, I inhaled what now is children 2 and under. Avoid if a sufferer diagnosed as black mold and possibly of atrial fibrillation. asbestos fibers. Within one week, by January 8, my right lung was inflamed Pine is an adrenal tonic and antiseptic. and the pleura was separating within Many with respiratory complaints use it my lung. It felt like I wore a tightlyto relieve symptoms of asthma, pulled corset while a hot curling iron bronchitis, sinusitis, coughs, and colds. was being rubbed back and forth on Scandinavians used it in their saunas for my rib cage. I coughed a deep crouplike cough yet with no production of its refreshing and antiseptic properties. mucus. My doctor prescribed steroids Ravensara is wonderful as a tonic for the in pills and inhaler form for 10 days, nervous system, and effective for and a friend recommended some Youngevity® products, including physical fatigue. It is anti-infectious, Breath of Life™. It took 8 weeks for the antiviral, and antibacterial; making it coughing and pain to ease up, which I good for the respiratory system. It is contribute mostly to the steroids. I am particularly beneficial for combating flu, still in recovery mode after 8 months, colds, and even pneumonia by reducing but Breath of Life™, To Be Well™, and fevers and increasing oxygen absorption. 1st Defense™ are the oils I use whenever the cough returns. Any one It is safe for use by anyone—from the of these three oils immediately opens newborn to the elderly. Ravensara is up my air passages, soothes my throat, referred to as the “oil that heals.” and allows me to breathe naturally without the side effects of the “shakes Rosemary is indicated for a wide range and jitters” caused by inhalers. of brain issues. Known as “the oil of —Carroll Hill remembrance” because it can improve mental clarity. When inhaled, it is beneficial for respiratory ailments such as coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and sinusitis. It is a good pain reliever for the joints. It strengthens the immune system as well as the liver and gall bladder. It helps balance the endocrine system and supports adrenal function. It is a tonic for the heart and varicose veins. Caution when pregnant.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


162

Foundational Aromatherapy

Notes

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Comfort Touch™*

163

Comfort Touch™* This blend was formulated primarily as a first aid blend for children and their particular needs, especially for small scratches and bruises. After testing, it was observed that adults benefit equally as well. Traditionally, when single oils are combined in a blend, they become one entity used for targeting one specific goal. The oils for this blend were chosen because they can stand alone in a blend, each benefiting the body in its own distinct way, allowing this blend to accomplish multiple functions.

Key Emotions: Kindness, Compassion, Gratitude, Hopefulness Key Body Systems: Skin, Nervous, and Immune

Ingredients: Copaiba, Fennel,

Safety Note  

Recommend dilution for children under 3 years Recommend dilution for pregnant women.

Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rosemary 1.8 cineol

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. In spray bottle, add 6 to 8 drops per 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water. Shake well before each use. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. For cuts and scrapes, apply 1 to 2 drops to area of concern.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


164

Foundational Aromatherapy

Ingredient Descriptions Copaiba is an excellent pain reliever and anti-inflammatory oil. Research shows that it has been helpful in cases of chronic nasal congestion, bronchitis, irritable bladder disorders, skin conditions, and chronic diarrhea. Copaiba has been used for fungal infections. Fennel is beneficial for settling the stomach, cleansing the pancreas, and I lead a very active lifestyle and get balancing blood sugar levels. Fennel is scrapes and cuts quite often. The first generally used in various skintime I used the essential oil blend strengthening formulas, and for general Comfort Touch on a pretty severe knee scrape, I was amazed that it healed in circulation. It is used to help balance a matter of days, not weeks. No hormones in older adults. Fennel is used scarring and no other salves or in specific anti-parasitic protocols, and bandages needed. For life's little "boohas a slight black licorice scent. Avoid boo's,” keep Comfort Touch handy. with epilepsy or pregnancy, or —Kathy Jones estrogenic cancers. Geranium, like its cousin Rose Geranium, has the ability to aid in the healing of wounds and scar prevention and removal; however, it has a heavier earth scent, making it preferable in many blends for its healing qualities without an overpowering rosy aroma. Geranium slows down bleeding in serious wounds and in menstruating women. It is also an antidepressant, may aid anxiety, and is a powerful insecticide. Other unique qualities include helping the body in cases of water retention or diabetes. It is a middle note and found in Egypt, Spain, France and Italy. Lavender, is a first choice for skin care due to its quick healing abilities and powerful yet gentle action. It is one of the more effective oils for use on burns and sunburns. It also works to prevent swelling and scarring from burns. Lavender is among the most widely used essential oils for emotional support. Many people say that if they were allowed to have only one oil, they would choose Lavender. Palmarosa has a slight rose aroma. One of the outstanding qualities of this oil is its use for most skin care needs. Palmarosa has many properties that are similar to Tea Tree in its use, yet tends to be gentler on the skin than Tea Tree. Rosemary is indicated for a wide range of brain issues. Known as “the oil of remembrance” because it can improve mental clarity. When inhaled, it is beneficial for respiratory ailments such as coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and sinusitis. It is a good pain reliever for the joints. It strengthens the immune system as well as the liver and gall bladder. It helps balance the endocrine system and supports adrenal function. It is a tonic for the heart and varicose veins. Caution when pregnant. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Deep Cleanser™*

165

Deep Cleanser™* Deep Cleanser™ was created to provide a strong antiseptic and disinfectant for a variety of uses, especially preventing the spread of germs and illnesses. It can quickly eliminate or prevent mold and fungus and their smells. Besides disinfecting, it is non-toxic, mood elevating, and deodorizing, adding a fresh, clean aroma to any environment.

Key Emotions: Compatibility, Safety, Friendly, Serendipitous

Key Body Systems: Immune and Respiratory

Ingredients: Black Spruce, Cypress, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Eucalyptus Globulus, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Lemongrass, Pine, Sage, Tea Tree, Thyme Thymol

Safety Note Possible dermal irritation for those with hyper-sensitive skin. Use with care.  Due to the ingredient Sage, it is not recommended for use for  individuals with a history of epilepsy  high blood pressure  use with caution if pregnant 

How Do I Use It? IT’S IN THE AIR

SPRITZ & SPRAY

HOUSEHOLD

To clear bacteria and mold from air. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. For air freshener, antibacterial air cleansing spray, surface cleaner or disinfectant (including for garbage cans and diaper pails), or for spraying surfaces where mold or fungus is growing, add 6 to 8 drops per 1 ounce filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. For deodorant, add 15 drops per 1 ounce Youngevity’s® Plant Derived Minerals™ in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. As antibacterial for cleaning or for washing dishes or clothes, add 3 to 5 drops to soap first, then add to cleaning water, dishwater, or washing machine.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


166

Foundational Aromatherapy

Ingredient Descriptions Black Spruce is very much like most of the evergreen oils in that it serves to work effectively with the physical aspects of fatigue, pain in bones and muscles, and most challenges to the respiratory system. Also, this oil is effective in giving a person a fresh emotional uplift yet calming of the nerves. Black Spruce is sometimes used in recipes for bug and mosquito repellents. Cypress is used in improving circulation, respiratory related needs ranging from asthma and whooping cough to bronchitis and general congestion. Cypress oil is I use Deep Cleanser™ mixed with sometimes considered a "poor man’s distilled water to eliminate pet odors Helichrysum oil" in that it serves many on over-stuffed furniture couch and similar needs. This oil also helps with futon! issues related to perspiration. —Carolyn A. Eucalyptus Citriodora is also known as Lemon Eucalyptus. Generally this oil is I love the fresh, clean scent of Deep used for a wide range of anti-parasitic Cleanser™—and it safely kills bacteria, mold, and mildew. I use just a few related needs. It is widely used in the drops in each load of laundry of my areas of antibacterial, antifungal and son’s stinky sportswear and in cleaning antiviral related needs. It has been used solutions for eliminating odors. It as a general use oil for calming and works great for sanitizing and sedative needs. deodorizing garbage cans, cleaning out refrigerators and freezers. Eucalyptus Globulus is known for its I also use 15 drops Deep Cleanser™ effective antibacterial properties, mixed with 1 oz Youngevity® Plant making it a strong respiratory aid Derived Minerals™. in a spray bottle beneficial for the lower respiratory tract for an effective deodorant. My 16year-old son also uses the spray to involving the bronchi and the lungs. It help prevent and treat acne outbreaks can reduce fevers as well as act as a pain on his back. reliever. As it ages, its —M. Watson antiseptic properties strengthen. Not recommended for internal use, for children under the age of ten, or for pregnant women. Frankincense is highly desired by most people. Any of the qualities of this oil are; strengthening the respiratory system, rejuvenating the skin, and being anti-tumoral. It has the unique ability to pass the blood brain barrier, adding the in both physical and emotional. Frankincense is hugely beneficial for strengthen the immune system. Juniper Berry is traditionally used for kidney and urinary tract related issues. However, some of its other known benefits are purifying the blood, lymphatic stimulation, and weight loss. On the emotional side, it is effective in helping with stress, anxiety and various nervous disorders.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Deep Cleanser™*

167

Lemon simply think, cleanser, freshener, purifier, stimulant, disinfectant. Beneficial for infections, weight loss, mental clarity, breathing, cleansing inside and outside of the body as well as the whole household. Phototoxic. Lemongrass The light, fresh scent makes Lemongrass popular to diffuse and mist, and works well in food recipes. The ability to clean oily skin, get rid of blackheads and tighten pores are a few of its qualities. It appears to be effective with cellulite, reducing wrinkles, fluid retention, sport injuries, and excessive perspiration. Pine is an adrenal tonic and antiseptic. Many with respiratory complaints use it to relieve symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, coughs, and colds. Scandinavians used it in their saunas for its refreshing and antiseptic properties. Sage represses fungal infections such as dysentery, thrush, athlete’s foot, and dermatitis. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can aid in beautification of the skin as an anti-aging and anti-scarring treatment. Sage can regulate sweating, aid digestion, improve blood circulation, and help with low blood pressure. It can mimic the hormone estrogen to encourage regular menstruation and aid in relieving hormonal headaches, cramps, nausea, weakness, and depression. Sage is a nerve stimulant, so it is not recommended for those with a history of epilepsy or high blood pressure. Tea Tree is sometimes called a “Medicine Chest in a Bottle.” It has been proven to be a powerful immune stimulant and effective in defending against all three infection types—bacterial, viral, and fungal. Tea Tree is safe for all ages. Most people are familiar with this oil and many times it is the only oil they have ever used. Thyme Thymol is a very useful essential oil. It aids in the relief of insomnia, depression, indigestion, headaches, obesity, skin conditions, and as an antiseptic for treating viral infections, and known to be a great lung strengthener and a remedy for shortness of breath. It can also be used to relieve fatigue and anxiety, rheumatic aches, asthma, pertussis, psoriasis, vaginal yeast infections, and bronchitis.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


168

Foundational Aromatherapy

Notes

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Dill Blend™*

169

Dill Blend™* Dill Blend™ is a combination of both Dill Seed and Dill Weed and is non-toxic, nonsensitizing, and non-irritating. One of the gentlest oil blends, it is beneficial for the digestive, respiratory, and renal systems. Gently rubbing on a child’s tummy or bottom of feet helps relieve vomiting and stomach cramps. If you don’t like the “pickle” scent, add a drop of Ginger. It works well with Coriander for balancing blood sugar.

Key Emotions: Versatility, Trust, Sensible, Credible, Reminiscent Key Body Systems: Nervous, Endocrine, Circulatory, and Digestive

Ingredients: Dill Seed and Dill Weed

Safety Note  

Not recommended for pregnant women. Recommend dilution for children under 3 years.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut THE TUB milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. IT’S IN THE Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. AIR calm nausea, Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. BREATH IN, To Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. BREATH Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose OUT without touching face, and inhale. For relief from hiccups, cramping, gas and upset stomach, add 3 to 5 drops in 1 teaspoon carrier oil, and gently massage clockwise on abdomen. If you don’t like the RUB IT IN “pickle” scent, add 2 drops Ginger. To help balance and metabolize blood sugar, rub 1 drop each of Dill Blend™, Coriander, and Fennel with 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet morning and night. a calming “pickle” scent, add 8 to 10 drops per 1 ounce filtered or distilled water SPRITZ & For in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. If you don’t like the “pickle” scent, add 3 SPRAY drops Ginger. For a general relaxation aid and digestive upsets, apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops PUT IT ON carrier oil on bottom of feet or on abdomen.

Ingredient Descriptions Dill Seed has been known to aid digestive problems in adults. Many have found it useful to reduce oral inflammation as well. Dill Seed has been used to fight off urinary infections and relieve painful urination. It can also relieve hiccups and constipation problems as well as colds, fever, coughs, nerve pain, bronchitis, and spasms. It is antifungal, especially for environmental black mold. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


170

Foundational Aromatherapy

Dill Weed can relieve flatulence, colic, vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, and hiccups. It benefits the digestive, respiratory, and endocrine systems and is excellent for balancing blood sugar. It has a calming The first time I used Coriander, effect on the autonomic nervous Fennel, and Dill Blend™, my blood system, making it a useful aid for sugar numbers dropped several points, hyperactivity in children. It promotes so now I keep Coriander, Fennel, and lactation for breastfeeding mothers. Dill Blend™ in roller bottles to use Teens in puberty can use it to balance several times a day for sugar levels. —Carol C. Salter hormones and clear acne breakouts. Dill Weed is among the earliest and wellknown medicinal herbs. Dill Weed contains antispasmodic, decongestive, and diuretic properties. It is antifungal and helps eliminate parasites.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Dragon’s Breath™*

171

Dragon’s Breath™* Dragon’s Breath™ helps with the stresses of life, including grief and trauma. The oils in this blend all have properties that help to strengthen the nervous and limbic systems, especially when dealing with stressful, fatiguing situations. Give the body what it needs, and it will handle what is thrown at it. Don’t let the name Dragon’s Breath™ scare you. The inspiration for its name comes from one of the oils it contains—Dragon’s Blood, a plant found in the marshy regions of Southwest Asia.

Key Emotions: Inner Strength, Courage, Faith, Serenity Key Body Systems: Endocrine and Nervous

Ingredients: Cedarwood, Cypress, Dragon’s Blood, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Patchouli, Pine, Sage, Spikenard, Thyme thymol

Safety Note Due to the ingredient Sage   

Not recommended for children under 3 years Not recommended for pregnant women Not recommended for individuals with a history of epilepsy or high blood pressure.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY PUT IT ON

To help release negative emotions and trauma stored in the body Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. To lift mood, add 6 to 8 drops per 1 ounce filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. Apply 1 to 2 drops to pulse points or over the heart area.

Ingredient Descriptions Cedarwood often times has references to a number of oils from various plants. This one is the “atlantica” species, known to be mild, gentle, and calming to the nerves. This is an oil for most issues related to the skin, including fungal infections of the scalp and hair *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


172

Foundational Aromatherapy

related needs. It is also effective for most testosterone hormone related needs as well as masculine emotional challenges. Do not use if pregnant. Cypress is used in improving circulation, respiratory related needs ranging from asthma and whooping cough to bronchitis and general congestion. Cypress oil is sometimes considered a "poor man’s Helichrysum oil" in that it serves many similar needs. This oil also helps with issues related to perspiration. Dragon’s Blood can relieve diarrhea and I have to say, Dragon’s Breath™ has digestive problems. It can be used for cleared the negative energy at our wounds as a wash to clean, stop cabin big time. It was a place where bleeding, and promote healing. Natives scenes of a tumultuous relationships had been manifest, and moving in felt of Southwest Asia have used it as an upsetting. I bought Dragon’s Breath™ antioxidant for centuries. and diffused it without telling anyone Frankincense is highly desired by most what I was using—my family is used to my using all kinds of “natural” people. Any of the qualities of this oil remedies. Dragon’s Breath™ has are; strengthening the respiratory essentially changed how we all feel in system, rejuvenating the skin, and being this place. We are more settled, anti-tumoral. It has the unique ability to kinder, more loving. I just keep using it pass the blood brain barrier, adding the with the diffuser—who needs to know in both physical and emotional. this secret? I don't think they would believe this one. Frankincense is hugely beneficial for —Lauretta J. strengthen the immune system. Juniper Berry is traditionally used for kidney and urinary tract related issues. However, some of its other known benefits are purifying the blood, lymphatic stimulation, and weight loss. On the emotional side, it is effective in helping with stress, anxiety and various nervous disorders. Patchouli has a varied range of uses. A favorite choice as an aphrodisiac, yet it is also used for fungal infections, skin issues, weight control, some types of acne, and tissue regeneration. Patchouli is effective against poisonous plants, relief from bee and insect bites, and as an anti-parasite treatment against certain classes of parasites. Pine is an adrenal tonic and antiseptic. Many with respiratory complaints use it to relieve symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, coughs, and colds. Scandinavians used it in their saunas for its refreshing and antiseptic properties. Sage represses fungal infections such as dysentery, thrush, athlete’s foot, and dermatitis. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can aid in beautification of the skin as an anti-aging and anti-scarring treatment. Sage can regulate sweating, aid digestion, improve blood circulation, and help with low blood pressure. It can mimic the hormone estrogen to encourage regular menstruation and aid in relieving hormonal headaches, cramps, nausea, weakness, and depression. Sage is a nerve stimulant, so it is not recommended for those with a history of epilepsy or high blood pressure. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Dragon’s Breath™*

173

Spikenard is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, a deodorant, a relaxant, and a skin tonic. It is native to Nepal and India, but is well known in biblical history and was used by many Romans as a perfume. Spikenard can create a profound sense of peace and is regarded as a calming, sedative, stabilizing oil. It can aid in the relief of rashes, allergic skin reactions, and can soothe and regenerate mature skin. It can regulate the nervous system and the heart and calm forms of anxiety, nervous indigestion, stress, and overall tension. Thyme Thymol is a very useful essential oil. It aids in the relief of insomnia, depression, indigestion, headaches, obesity, skin conditions, and as an antiseptic for treating viral infections, and known to be a great lung strengthener and a remedy for shortness of breath. It can also be used to relieve fatigue and anxiety, rheumatic aches, asthma, pertussis, psoriasis, vaginal yeast infections, and bronchitis.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Notes


Earth Scent™*

175

Earth Scent™* Earth Scent™ is used to balance brain function and give mental support in cases of aging or slowing down of the mind. It helps the brain organize thoughts, have a clearer focus, and reduces overall stress levels. Earth Scent™ works best at the end of the day when it helps reduce mental chatter and supports a good night’s rest. It works well as a companion with the Heaven Scent™ blend, which is best used during morning hours.

Key Emotions: Centered, Rooted, Constructive, Connective, Focus, Stable

Key Body Systems: Nervous, circulatory, and urinary

Ingredients:

Amyris, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Juniper Leaf, Patchouli, Vetiver

Safety Note  Not recommended for pregnant women.  Recommend dilution for children under 3 years.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY

RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 8 to 10 drops per 1 ounce filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. For deodorant, add 15 drops per 1 ounce Youngevity®’s Plant Derived Minerals™ in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet, or on temples and back of neck. For face moisturizer, put 2 to 3 drops with ¼ teaspoon carrier oil.

Ingredient Descriptions Amyris was historically used to clean wounds as well as used for recovery after giving birth. Now it ishelpful for ailments such as the flu, diarrhea, stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Amyris is used in soap and other cosmetics. Its anti-aging properties makes it popular in lotions and creams because when used on the skin over time, it reduces the appearance of *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


176

Foundational Aromatherapy

lines and leaves the skin looking renewed. Amyris is also used as a perfume, sometimes called a "mood" perfume as it is said to give a feeling of well-being and reduced anxiety. It has a woodsy aroma, so it tends to be used in a lot of masculine fragrances. It is also said to be an aphrodisiac. Cedarwood often times has references to a number of oils from various plants. This one is the “atlantica” species, known to be mild, gentle, and calming to the nerves. This is an oil for most issues related to the skin, including fungal infections of the scalp and hair related needs. It is also effective for most testosterone hormone related needs as well as masculine emotional challenges. Do not use if pregnant. Clary Sage Beneficial for women from puberty through menopause. Concerns for both men and women such as depression, anxiety, colic, abdominal cramps, indigestion, impotence and frigidity are easily managed with this essential oil. The euphoric and uplifting action make nervous tension, irritability, Calming and balancing—two words I fatigue and migraines a thing of the past. use to describe Earth Scent™. This is a Used in some hair and skin care products good oil blend for migraine, emotional for its toning properties, and can help stop upset, relaxation, and tension. My personal favorite is using it for a hair loss. Avoid when pregnant. relaxing bath at the end of a long day. Ginger is a widely used oil for most I also use Earth Scent™ daily, diluted in challenges related to the stomach. Like its coconut oil as a face moisturizer and donor plant, Ginger has proven to be an deodorant. effective oil for most nutritional support —M. Field programs. Ginger tends to be warm and stimulating to the cardiovascular system. Juniper Berry is traditionally used for kidney and urinary tract related issues. However, some of its other known benefits are purifying the blood, lymphatic stimulation, and weight loss. On the emotional side, it is effective in helping with stress, anxiety and various nervous disorders. Juniper Leaf has been used effectively with pain associated with joints and muscles along with cough suppression and respiratory issues. A great analgesic and anti-inflammatory with calming properties. Juniper leaf is great to add to blends for arthritis, joints and sinus headaches caused from sinus congestion. Patchouli has a varied range of uses. A favorite choice as an aphrodisiac, yet it is also used for fungal infections, skin issues, weight control, some types of acne, and tissue regeneration. Patchouli is effective against poisonous plants, relief from bee and insect bites, and as an anti-parasite treatment against certain classes of parasites. Vetiver is frequently used as a fixative in oriental-type perfumes for its grounding, earthy aroma. To many, it is known as the oil of tranquility for its calming, tonic effect on the nervous system. Vetiver can be used in baths and massages to relieve issues from nervous tension, debility, insomnia, and depression. For the skin it can aid to eliminate acne, eczema, oily skin, stretch marks, and quicken the process of healing wounds. Vetiver has the ability to strengthen connective tissues and is widely used to ease weak joints, aches, and muscle pains. Some may use it to stimulate appetite or enhance the libido by mixing it with a beverage. Sun stroke, dehydration, and fevers can also be relieved by its cooling effect.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Frankincense & Lavender™*

177

Frankincense & Lavender™* This blend stimulates healing, lessens scar tissue formation, and is excellent for emotional support when dealing with anxiety, trauma, depression, and grief. It is also used it for its anti-aging properties.

Key Emotions: Confident, Comforting, Strength, Hopeful, Supportive Key Body Systems: Nervous and skin

Safety Note 

Non-toxic and non-irritating; safe for all ages.

Ingredients: Frankincense, French Lavender Vera

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT PUT IT ON

For healing, grounding, and regenerating; mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes. For depression, anxiety, and grief; diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. For relieving joint inflammation, apply 1 to 2 drops on joints. For anti-aging nighttime facial oil with cellular renewing benefits, mix 1 to 2 drops with 1 teaspoon carrier oil.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


178

Foundational Aromatherapy

Ingredient Definitions Frankincense is highly desired by most people. Any of the qualities of this oil are; strengthening the respiratory system, rejuvenating the skin, and being anti-tumoral. It has the unique ability to pass the blood brain barrier, adding the in both physical and emo-tional. Frankincense is hugely beneficial for strengthen the immune system. French Lavender Vera is grown at higher altitudes and distilled at lower temperatures than other lavenders. It is also called True or Fine Lavender. It has a slightly higher ester content, making it an excellent choice for skin and hair care. Of all Lavender species, Lavender Vera has the highest linalool content. Linalool provides its sweet, fresh aroma and stress reducing effect. A recent study in Japan noted that there were changes in expression of over 100 genes related to stress response after inhalation of this oil. It has also been the subject of anti-cancer studies.

I was diagnosed with skin cancer on my face. My doctor said for me to anticipate bruising, and I was concerned about the scars that would remain after the surgeon removed the cancer. Leiann King suggested that I apply Frankincense & Lavender™ both before and after the surgery, which I did. It took my doctor three surgeries before the cancer was completely removed. Three weeks after the last surgery, there was no bruising, and no evidence of swelling or SCARRING! The nurse, who examined me, could not even determine which side of my face the doctor performed the surgery on. I was so happy that Frankincense & Lavender Blend™ enabled me to be scar free. —Liz U. We used Frankincense & Lavender Blend™ on my daughter’s scars after she fell 35 feet and required several surgeries. We also used it on her face, arms, and hands that were scraped up pretty badly. The scars faded quickly. She has only one tiny scar left on one finger. —Valerie N.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


GI Purify™*

179

GI Purify™* This blend is used to purify, detoxify, and strengthen the digestive system. For sufferers from digestive issues, GI Purify™ can be used without the risks and side effects, especially respiratory complications, which result from the use of antacids or other gastrointestinal medications. It both relieves discomfort and eliminates root problems relating to digestion while helping stimulate healing and long-term wellness. It can quickly ease symptoms of stomach cramps, nausea, and the effects of food poisoning. It can also aid in the absorption of essential nutrients by slowing down the digestive process.

Key Emotions: Fortified, Willpower, Protective, Patriarchal, Sensitivity Key Body Systems: Digestive, Immune, and Urinary

Safety Note  

Ingredients: Cinnamon Bark,

Not recommended for children under 3 years Not recommended for individuals with high blood pressure.

Cypress, Ginger, Peppermint, Rosemary 1.8 cineol, Tea Tree, Thyme Linalool

How Do I Use It? BREATH IN, BREATH OUT RUB IT IN

PUT IT ON

For general nausea or to alleviate air sickness: Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, and rub clockwise on the abdomen. To strengthen the effects, also use a warm compress. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. Rub 2 to 3 drops mixed in 10 drops carrier oil clockwise on the abdomen.

Ingredient Descriptions Cinnamon Bark one of the most universal oils because of its wide range of uses. This oil is one of the few oils indicated for circulation and heart stimulation. Other uses: the flu in general, digestive issues, blood sugar issues, impotence in men, childbirth in women and even tropical fevers and a wide range of infections. When highly diluted, it has been used effectively as an anti-parasitic oil against scabies. Avoid when pregnant. Don’t use undiluted on children under 12. Not for pets. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


180

Foundational Aromatherapy

Cypress is used in improving circulation, respiratory related needs ranging from asthma and whooping cough to bronchitis and general congestion. Cypress oil is sometimes considered a "poor man’s Helichrysum oil" in that it serves many similar needs. This oil also helps with issues related to perspiration. Ginger is a widely used oil for most challenges related to the stomach. Like its donor plant, Ginger has proven to be an effective oil for most nutritional support programs. Ginger tends to be warm and stimulating to the cardiovascular system. Peppermint is best known for aiding digestion. It generally helps to reduce gas, bloating, and relieve an upset stomach. It is excellent for relieving headaches and stress. A mental and physical stimulant, it can help you stay alert during long working hours or while driving. It can help reduce fevers, and give immediate relief for minor injuries, such as a smashed finger. Avoid with high blood pressure. Not for children 2 and under. Avoid if a sufferer of atrial fibrillation. Rosemary is indicated for a wide range of brain issues. Known as “the oil of remembrance” because it can improve mental clarity. When inhaled, it is beneficial for respiratory ailments such as coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and sinusitis. It is a good pain reliever for the joints. It strengthens the immune system as well as the liver and gall bladder. It helps balance the endocrine system and supports adrenal function. It is a tonic for the heart and varicose veins. Caution when pregnant.

I have used GI Purify™ with good results for my husband’s upset stomach after straying from good foods list. Just 4 or 5 drops on the lower abdomen and the upset feeling dissipated in about 10 minutes. —Lauretta J Through testing, the doctors eliminated liver and kidney failure as a possible explanation for my illness and are now attributing my symptoms to small intestines. Using GI Purify™ morning and night has helped me so much. —Don Verba

Tea Tree is sometimes called a “Medicine Chest in a Bottle.” It has been proven to be a powerful immune stimulant and effective in defending against all three infection types—bacterial, viral, and fungal. Tea Tree is safe for all ages. Most people are familiar with this oil and many times it is the only oil they have ever used.

Thyme Linalool may suppress coughing fits caused by bronchitis or whooping cough. Good for cold, flu, and bronco-pulmonary infections. Being mild and delicate and it is very beneficial for children and the elderly. This particular type of Thyme has a wide range of uses in working with emotional issues typically associated with children.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Heaven Scent™*

181

Heaven Scent™* This blend supports overall body balancing, both physically and emotionally. Heaven Scent™ will generally promote an uplifting mood and support the mental energy and brain function needed for a positive and appreciative attitude. It has proven beneficial in cases of brain injury. It is best to use Heaven Scent™ at the beginning of the day. It works well as a companion with the Earth Scent™ blend, which is best used at night. Safety Note

Key Emotions: Intuitive, Thankful, Uplifting, Humbleness, Welcoming

Key Body Systems: Total body Balancer

Not recommended for pregnant women.  Recommend dilution for children under 5 years. 

Ingredients: Amyris, Bergamot, Black Spruce, Cedarwood, Clementine, Geranium, White Grapefruit, Lavender, Neroli, Orange Sweet, Osmanthus, Rosewood, Scotch Pine, Ylang Ylang

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY PUT IT ON

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day, or as needed. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. In spray bottle, add 6 to 8 drops per 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water. Shake well before each use. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet, or on temples and back of neck.

Ingredient Descriptions Amyris was historically used to clean wounds as well as used for recovery after giving birth. Now it is used for the healing of ailments such as the flu, diarrhea, stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Amyris is used in soap and other cosmetics. Its anti-aging properties makes it popular in lotions and creams because when used on the skin over time, it reduces the appearance of lines and leaves the skin looking renewed. Amyris is also used as a perfume, *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


182

Foundational Aromatherapy

sometimes called a "mood" perfume as it is said to give a feeling of well-being and reduced anxiety. It has a woodsy aroma, so it tends to be used in a lot of masculine fragrances. It is also said to be an aphrodisiac. Bergamot carries a light citrus scent. Many times this oil is used as a stand-alone oil, or as an ingredient in various teas, for a wide range of digestive issues, urinary tract related infections, cuts and scars, spasms, and for stimulation of various internal organs. Many people consider this oil as one of their favorite oils to use for emotional support in issues such as; anxiety, depression, PMS and various female/male mental related needs. Phototoxic. Black Spruce is very much like most of the evergreen oils in that it serves to work effectively with the physical aspects of fatigue, pain in bones and muscles, and most challenges to the respiratory system. Also, this oil is effective in giving a person a fresh emotional uplift yet calming of the nerves. Black Spruce is sometimes used in recipes for bug and mosquito repellents. Cedarwood often times has references to a number of oils from various plants. This one is the “atlantica” species, known to be mild, gentle, and calming to the nerves. This is an oil for most issues related to the skin, including fungal infections of the scalp and hair related needs. It is also effective for most testosterone hormone related needs as well as masculine emotional challenges. Do not use if pregnant. Clementine is known for its ability to relieve fatigue and insomnia. It is also valued for its antioxidant properties. It is antifungal, which makes it beneficial as an air freshener for spaces that need revitalizing. It is extracted from the peel by being cold compressed.

Heaven Scent™ is probably one of the best smelling oil blends I have ever come in contact with! Just breathing it lifts my spirits. This oil has been particularly effective for me when things feel dark and sad. —M. Field Love the new Heaven Scent™ for morning and Earth Scent™ for at night. —Kimberly Armatys I had a serious bicycle accident that resulted in a brain injury. I was unconscious for 3 days. Leiann sent me some of the Heaven Scent™ essential oil blend, and I began using it every day. It helps me feel so much better mentally. It also makes me happier and puts me in a good mood every day. I will not stop using this essential oil blend for the rest of my life! —Harvey Wehde

Geranium, like its cousin Rose Geranium, has the ability to aid in the healing of wounds and scar prevention and removal; however, it has a heavier earth scent, making it preferable in many blends for its healing qualities without an overpowering rosy aroma. Geranium slows down bleeding in serious wounds and in menstruating women. It is also an antidepressant, may aid anxiety, and is a powerful insecticide. Other unique qualities include helping the body in cases of water retention or diabetes. It is a middle note and found in Egypt, Spain, France and Italy.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Heaven Scent™*

183

White Grapefruit is great for relieving muscle aches, fatigue, and stiffness. It purifies congested skin and is more astringent than Pink Grapefruit, making it excellent for cellulite reduction. Its bitterness lends itself for emotional balancing and a grounding effect. It can aid in cases of nervous exhaustion. Like Pink Grapefruit, it assists the kidneys by cleansing, detoxifying, and removing blockages. It also benefits the liver and stimulates the digestive and lymphatic systems. It can detoxify many systems of the body and has gentle toning and astringent qualities and can help clear acne and balance oily skin. Lavender is a first choice for skin care due to its quick healing abilities and powerful yet gentle action. It is one of the more effective oils for use on burns and sunburns. It also works to prevent swelling and scarring from burns. Lavender is among the most widely used essential oils for emotional support. Many people say that if they were allowed to have only one oil, they would choose Lavender, Mailette. Neroli is from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, there is nothing bitter about this sweet and calming scent. Neroli has a tendency to help balance the emotions as well as the heart. Some of the other qualities of Neroli oil are that it helps balance the nervous system as well as to tone the skin. Orange, Sweet helps balance the thyroid and lymphatic system, making it beneficial for weight loss, treating water retention, and cellulite issues. Orange oil is an effective emotional aid oil. More Orange oil is produced worldwide, volume wise, than any other oil. Slightly phototoxic. Osmanthus can be used for its hormone balancing properties. It also is an aphrodisiac, antidepressant, and stimulant. It is said to have an aroma that can bring an enlightened feeling. It may also improve digestion or increase appetite after illness. It is also used to improve the clarity and beauty of the skin. Rosewood is known for its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic, and antiviral properties that can aid with various issues in the body and many illnesses. It also has a calming effect on the nervous system, can lower anxiety levels, soothe inflammation and spasms, and boost the immune system. Rosewood can relieve mild depression and help strengthen focus. Scotch Pine can be used to stay mentally alert as its effects to the brain are similar to Peppermint. Scotch pine has a warming effect in the body; it can warm cold hands and feet and ease the pain of sore or strained muscles after participating in exercise or sports. Native Americans used it to avert scurvy and keep fleas and ticks away. It has proven to be especially useful to the pulmonary and respiratory systems. Its expectorant qualities provide fast relief from bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, and flu symptoms. Ylang Ylang is normally considered to primarily be an aphrodisiac oil. However, it has a wide range of properties that help with heart related challenges, relaxing of muscles, and working to encourage the body to produce pain reducing hormones. This oil generally promotes a state of happiness and wellbeing.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


184

Foundational Aromatherapy

Lavender & Chamomile™* This blend is used with scarring and restoration of tissue. It is soothing and antiinflammatory. For children and adults alike, it is sweet, nurturing, and calming for stress, tension, and insomnia. Relieves spasms, cramps, muscular pain, migraines, and teething pain. Excellent for hair and skin care, including cradle cap, burns, dermatitis, ulcers, and wounds. It relieves digestive upsets and colic.

Key Emotions: Soothing, Capable, Determined, Faithful, Wonderment

Key Body Systems: Nervous, Skin, and Endocrine

Ingredients: Roman Chamomile, French

Safety Note  

Do not use if pregnant. Use caution for individuals with ragweed allergies

Lavender Vera

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

For relaxing and healing bath, mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every hour during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. For relaxing massage, Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier. For digestive upsets, apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet or on abdomen. For relieving joint inflammation, apply 1 to 2 drops on joints. For overall body moisturizer, mix 1 to 2 drops with 1 teaspoon carrier oil. For hair and scalp care, add 2 to 3 drops per single application of shampoo.

Ingredient Definitions French Lavender Vera is grown at higher altitudes and distilled at lower Whenever my grandbabies are temperatures than other lavenders. It is teething, the first thing I say is “We need Lavender & Chamomile™.” It also called True or Fine Lavender. It has works like a charm. a slightly higher ester content, making it —Leiann King an excellent choice for skin and hair care. Of all Lavender species, Lavender Vera has the highest linalool content Linalool provides its sweet, fresh aroma and stress reducing effect. A recent study in Japan noted that there were changes in expression of *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Lavender & Chamomile™*

185

over 100 genes related to stress response after inhalation of this oil. It has also been the subject of anti-cancer studies. Roman Chamomile a digestive stimulant, easing stomach pains and intestinal spasms, popular in teas. Reduces fevers, with teething babies and young children. It aids gingivitis, and abscesses. It aids in healing the muscular, skin, digestive, hormonal, and emotional systems. Can relieve the symptoms of arthritis, inflamed muscles and joints, sprains, rheumatism, and gout. It is beneficial for migraine, low backache, muscular spasms, or menstrual cramps. Helps to ease frustration or anger. It relieves anxiety and depression.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


186

Foundational Aromatherapy

Oregano & Lavender™* This blend provides the benefits of Oregano without the concerns of irritation or burning of tissues normally associated with it. This blend can aid in respiratory problems and strengthen the immune system. It can also be used to ease aching or sore muscles. It is antibiotic, antispasmodic, and antiviral. It can also be used for boils, sores, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. This blend is useful in treating antibiotic-resistant fungus and nail fungus. It is antiseptic and can be used for animal and insect bites, and scratches.

Key Emotions: Strength,

Safety Note

Gentleness, Simplicity, Humor Key Body Systems: Immune

Ingredients: French Lavender

Vera, Wild Turkish Oregano.

Undiluted use not recommended for children under the age of 10, very elderly, pregnant or nursing women, or those with liver disease. Avoid contact with mucous membranes and eyes.

How Do I Use It? PUT IT ON

Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet or on sore or painful areas, or on nail beds to kill fungus, or on shallow cuts and scratches.

Ingredient Descriptions French Lavender Vera is grown at higher altitudes and distilled at lower temperatures than other lavenders. It is also called True or Fine Lavender. It has a slightly higher ester content, making it an excellent choice for skin and hair care. Of all Lavender species, Lavender Vera has the highest linalool content Linalool provides its sweet, fresh aroma and stress reducing effect. A recent study in Japan noted that there were changes in expression of over 100 genes related to stress response after inhalation of this I was in the hospital because of a oil. It has also been the subject of antistaph infection on my leg from a cancer studies. scratch. It spread so quickly the doctors talked about amputation. Wild Turkish Oregano has a long history Someone suggested Oregano & of being used to control infections. Lavender™. When alone, I applied it as Some may consider it one of the often as I could. Within two days, the strongest oils to fight bacterial and infection was gone, and I was able go fungal infections. It has antihistamine home, leg intact! —P. S. and decongestant qualities that make it useful to the respiratory system to clear out colds and other ailments. Its anti-inflammatory properties can aid rheumatism and muscle aches and pains. It is also considered an antispasmodic and can aid in strengthening the immune system. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Notes

187

Notes

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


188

Foundational Aromatherapy

Organ Master™* Organ Master™ is a blend specifically designed to provide complete, overall organ support and help with organ regeneration. It also assists with weight loss and helps lessen food cravings. This blend offers an added bonus—it benefits the respiratory system for issues such as asthma and bronchitis.

Key Emotions: Capability, Passionate, Courageous, Analytical

Key Body Systems: Endocrine and Digestive

Ingredients: Basil Sweet, Geranium, White Grapefruit, Lemon, Marjoram Sweet, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Rosemary 1.8 cineol, Spearmint

  

Safety Note Undiluted use not recommended for children under age 5. Not recommended for pregnant women in cases of high blood pressure, use with caution

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 3-5 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. For lung issues, Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet.

Ingredient Descriptions Basil, Sweet can help with digestive issues, circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, bladder infections, lung congestion, muscle spasms, travel sickness and a wide range of infections. Basil is effective in eliminating thread-worms (pinworms); repelling flies and mosquitoes; and treating insect bites. Basil oil has been widely used to help with many emotional struggles such as anxiety, insomnia and depression. Geranium, like its cousin Rose Geranium, has the ability to aid in the healing of wounds and scar prevention and removal; however, it has a heavier earth scent, making it preferable in many blends for its healing qualities without an overpowering rosy aroma. Geranium slows down bleeding in serious wounds and in menstruating women. It is also an antidepressant, may aid anxiety, and is a powerful insecticide. Other unique qualities include helping the body in cases of water retention or diabetes. It is a middle note and found in Egypt, Spain, France and Italy.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Organ Master™*

189

White Grapefruit is great for relieving muscle aches, fatigue, and stiffness. It purifies congested skin and is more astringent than Pink Grapefruit, making it excellent for cellulite reduction. Its bitterness lends itself for emotional balancing and a grounding effect. It can aid in cases of nervous exhaustion. Like Pink Grapefruit, it assists the kidneys by cleansing, detoxifying, and removing blockages. It also benefits the liver and stimulates the digestive and lymphatic systems. It can detoxify many systems of the body and has gentle toning and astringent qualities and can help clear acne and balance oily skin. Lemon simply think, cleanser, freshener, purifier, stimulant, disinfectant. Beneficial for infections, weight loss, mental clarity, breathing, cleansing inside and outside of the body as well as the whole household. Phototoxic. Marjoram, Sweet is often over looked, however it does have a wide spectrum of qualities that range from use on sore muscles, joints, bones and respiratory issues. Other general uses include depression, anxiety, general mood enhancement and insomnia. Marjoram was known as the “herb of happiness” to the Romans and the “joy of the mountains” to the Greeks. Avoid during first trimester. Nutmeg is not only used as a spice for food, it is useful medically and emotionally as well. It is used for stimulating digestion and fighting infections in the digestive tract and has been widely known for its ability to ease diarrhea, vomiting, and increase appetite. It has antiinflammatory, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, and anticoagulant properties.

I had problems with my gallbladder a couple of years ago and I felt some pain in that area. I decided to try the oil, Organ Master™. I found that after a few days of using it I felt much better. I stayed with it for a few weeks and then because I felt better I forgot to keep using it. I began having problems again. I remembered the oil blend and started using it again. I am doing better. I put it on my feet each morning as I get ready for the day. Sometimes I even smell it 3 or 4 times, each time taking a deep breath, and that helps too. These oils are such a blessing for us to be able to use. —Karen H. I love Organ Master™. I use it first thing in the morning with lemon juice to help keep my liver and other organs working well and to clean out toxins. When I start feeling allergies coming on or some other ailment, I ramp it up and take it during the day also and before I go to bed. It really helps keep me well. —Marie C.

Peppermint is best known for aiding digestion. It generally helps to reduce gas, bloating, and relieve an upset stomach. It is excellent for relieving headaches and stress. A mental and physical stimulant, it can help you stay alert during long working hours or while driving. It can help reduce fevers, and give immediate relief for minor injuries, such as a smashed finger. Avoid with high blood pressure. Not for children 2 and under. Avoid if suffering of atrial fibrillation. Rosemary is indicated for a wide range of brain issues. Known as “the oil of remembrance” because it can improve mental clarity. When inhaled, it is beneficial for respiratory ailments such as coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and sinusitis. It is a good pain reliever for the joints. It strengthens the immune system as well as the liver and gall bladder. It helps *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


190

Foundational Aromatherapy

balance the endocrine system and supports adrenal function. It is a tonic for the heart and varicose veins. Caution when pregnant. Spearmint is a very popular oil in food products. While Spearmint and Peppermint are often used for similar purposes, Spearmint is far gentler, cooling, and sweeter, and is a favorite among children. It helps to lower blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea, muscle cramps, and headaches. It keeps away moths, ants, flies, and mosquitoes.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Physical Care™*

191

Physical Care™* Physical Care™ blend is targeted toward supporting bone and joint health and alleviating physical aches and pains associated with everyday living or with chronic or nagging pain due to old conditions or injuries.

Key Emotions: Uplifting, Bravery, Reliability, Steadfastness, Tenacity Key Body Systems: Skeletal, Muscular

Ingredients: Basil Sweet, Birch

Safety Note Not recommended for  Undiluted use Children under age 5  Pregnant women  Individuals taking blood thinners  In cases of high blood pressure use with caution.

Sweet, Black Pepper, Blue Tansy, Cajeput, Clove Bud, Cypress, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary 1.8 cineol, Rosewood, Scotch Pine, Black Spruce

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm footbath. Soak feet for fifteen minutes or until water cools. For pain relief, Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. In spray bottle, add 8 to 10 drops per 1 ounce filtered or distilled water. Shake well before each use. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet.

Ingredient Descriptions Basil, Sweet can help with digestive issues, circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, bladder infections, lung congestion, muscle spasms, travel sickness and a wide range of infections. Basil is effective in eliminating thread-worms (pinworms); repelling flies and mosquitoes; and treating insect bites. Basil oil has been widely used to help with many emotional struggles such as anxiety, insomnia and depression. Birch, Sweet people like to use this oil to rebuild bone structure and in general all things “bone.” Birch oil has some properties similar to aspirin such as having anti-inflammatory, fever reducing, and/or pain relieving properties. Birch is sometimes used for skin issues, such as dandruff and flaky skin. Many times this oil is indicated for detoxifying and weight loss, water retention, kidney and urinary tract related needs.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


192

Foundational Aromatherapy

Black Pepper A favorite to lessen the withdrawal symptoms normally associated with smoking and drugs. Black Pepper is widely used and effective for muscle pain, stiffness, toxin removal, digestion, mental concentration and memory, and even arthritis and rheumatism. This is a common oil that is indicated for use against several bacteria and virus related issues. I have used essential oils for several years and love them. The blend I use Blue Tansy is a natural antihistamine and most and can't live without is Physical relieves pain, itching, and allergy Care™. When I started using Physical symptoms. It can be used to reduce Care™ for arthritis in my knees, hands, inflammation as well as act as an hips and back, it amazed me how it analgesic, anesthetic, and a relaxant. It can helped with pain. After using it, my pain lessens to the point that I hardly also relieve pain from radiation burns on notice and can get around without any cancer patients. problem at all. When I get ready for Cajeput can be used to relieve asthma, the day, I apply a drop or two on the bronchitis, coughs, muscle aches, soles of my feet, and that is usually all I need. If I keep having pain or rheumatism, and sore throat. Cajeput is stiffness, I then put a drop on the area used to help with concentration as it can that is giving me problems. Smelling stimulate the mind, helping with clarity, the oil by taking deep breaths also and organization of thoughts. It is also a helps. I have a 6-year-old mood elevator, giving a sense of wellgranddaughter who has growing pains being. It can also help those suffering from in her legs. We just rub a drop or two anxiety and stress. on each leg, and she feels better quickly. I am so thankful for this oil Clove Bud is generally associated with and hope never to be without it. mouth-related challenges, such as —Karen H. toothaches and bad breath. However, Clove Bud is becoming more popular as it is used for pain relief, against various infections and infectious diseases, and as a stimulant for the as a heart/nervous system and the respiratory system. Clove Bud’s warming abilities contribute to its aid to the digestive system. Do not use when pregnant, or on a blood thinner, or under 2. NOT A TEETHING OIL. Cypress is used in improving circulation, respiratory related needs ranging from asthma and whooping cough to bronchitis and general congestion. Cypress oil is sometimes considered a "poor man’s Helichrysum oil" in that it serves many similar needs. This oil also helps with issues related to perspiration. Fennel is beneficial for settling the stomach, cleansing the pancreas, and balancing blood sugar levels. Fennel is generally used in various skin-strengthening formulas, and for general circulation. It is used to help balance hormones in older adults. Fennel is used in specific anti-parasitic protocols, and has a slight black licorice scent. Avoid with epilepsy or pregnancy, or estrogenic cancers. Frankincense is highly desired by most people. Any of the qualities of this oil are; strengthening the respiratory system, rejuvenating the skin, and being anti-tumoral. It has the unique ability to pass the blood brain barrier, adding the in both physical and emotional. Frankincense is hugely beneficial for strengthen the immune system.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Physical Care™*

193

Geranium, like its cousin Rose Geranium, has the ability to aid in the healing of wounds and scar prevention and removal; however, it has a heavier earth scent, making it preferable in many blends for its healing qualities without an overpowering rosy aroma. Geranium slows down bleeding in serious wounds and in menstruating women. It is also an antidepressant, may aid anxiety, and is a powerful insecticide. Other unique qualities include helping the body in cases of water retention or diabetes. It is a middle note and found in Egypt, Spain, France and Italy. Lavender is a first choice for skin care due to its quick healing abilities and powerful yet gentle action. It is one of the more effective oils for use on burns and sunburns. It also works to prevent swelling and scarring from burns. Lavender is among the most I am in my sixties, and I am retired. I widely used essential oils for emotional am constantly doing yard work every support. Many people say that if they day. Last week, I was outside and were allowed to have only one oil, they pulled a muscle in my lower back. The would choose Lavender. injury was quite painful. My wife gave me a blend of Physical Care™ and Lemongrass The light, fresh scent makes carrier oil, which I rubbed on my sore Lemongrass popular to diffuse and mist, muscles. Within three days, the pain and works well in food recipes. The ability was completely gone and I was to clean oily skin, get rid of blackheads and back outside working again." tighten pores are a few of its qualities. It —Gary U. appears to be effective with cellulite, reducing wrinkles, fluid retention, sport injuries, and excessive perspiration. Peppermint is best known for aiding digestion. It generally helps to reduce gas, bloating, and relieve an upset stomach. It is excellent for relieving headaches and stress. A mental and physical stimulant, it can help you stay alert during long working hours or while driving. It can help reduce fevers, and give immediate relief for minor injuries, such as a smashed finger. Avoid with high blood pressure. Not for children 2 and under. Avoid if a sufferer of atrial fibrillation. Rosemary is indicated for a wide range of brain issues. Known as “the oil of remembrance” because it can improve mental clarity. When inhaled, it is beneficial for respiratory ailments such as coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and sinusitis. It is a good pain reliever for the joints. It strengthens the immune system as well as the liver and gall bladder. It helps balance the endocrine system and supports adrenal function. It is a tonic for the heart and varicose veins. Caution when pregnant. Rosewood is known for its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic, and antiviral properties that can aid with various issues in the body and many illnesses. It also has a calming effect on the nervous system, can lower anxiety levels, soothe inflammation and spasms, and boost the immune system. Rosewood can relieve mild depression and help strengthen focus. Scotch Pine can be used to stay mentally alert, as its mental effects are similar to Peppermint. Scotch Pine has a warming effect in the body. Native Americans used it to avert scurvy and keep fleas and ticks away. It has proven to be especially useful to the pulmonary and respiratory system. Its expectorant qualities provide fast relief from bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, and flu symptoms. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


194

Foundational Aromatherapy

Black Spruce is very much like most of the evergreen oils in that it serves to work effectively with the physical aspects of fatigue, pain in bones and muscles, and most challenges to the respiratory system. Also, this oil is effective in giving a person a fresh emotional uplift yet calming of the nerves. Black Spruce is sometimes used in recipes for bug and mosquito repellents.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Notes

195

Notes

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


196

Foundational Aromatherapy

Prosperity™* Prosperity™ energizes the mind and enhances overall health and well-being. When diffused, or sprayed in a mist, it can help clear the mind, heighten focus, and augment easier generation of positive thoughts.

Key Emotions: Abundance, Credibility, Safety Note

Successful, Satisfying, Clarity

Key Body Systems: Endocrine, Digestive

Ingredients: Cinnamon Bark, Ginger,

Nutmeg, Orange, Sweet, Patchouli, Black Spruce

Undiluted use not recommended for children under age 5 Not recommended for pregnant women.

How Do I Use It? IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY PUT IT ON

Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every hour during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. To clear mind, heighten focus, and generate positive energy, add 5 to 6 drops per 2 ounce filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use, spraying lightly. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on sole of each foot. To strengthen the mind and prepare for creativity, apply 1 drop to bottoms of each big toe, the reflex point for the brain.

Ingredient Descriptions Cinnamon Bark one of the most universal oils because of its wide range of uses. This oil is one of the few oils indicated for circulation and heart stimulation. Other uses: the flu in general, digestive issues, blood sugar issues, impotence in men, childbirth in women and even tropical fevers and a wide range of infections. When highly diluted, it has been used effectively as an anti-parasitic oil against scabies. Avoid when pregnant. Don’t use undiluted on children under 12. Not for pets. Ginger is a widely used oil for most challenges related to the stomach. Like its donor plant, Ginger has proven to be an effective oil for most nutritional support programs. Ginger tends to be warm and stimulating to the cardiovascular system. Nutmeg is not only used as a spice for food, it is useful medically and emotionally as well. It is used for stimulating digestion and fighting infections in the digestive tract and *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Prosperity™*

197

has been widely known for its ability to ease diarrhea, vomiting, and increase I diffuse Prosperity™ almost daily in appetite. It has antiseptic, antimy home and sometimes use it in a inflammatory, anti-parasitic, and mister or as a perfume. My mom anticoagulant properties. sprayed a shirt that smelled musty; Orange, Sweet helps balance the thyroid that same day she found a $10 bill in her drive way—a real surprise because and lymphatic system, making it she had only ever found coins before. beneficial for weight loss, treating water Two months ago my husband, who retention, and cellulite issues. Orange oil had been with the same company for is an effective emotional aid oil. More over 11 years with no raise, began Orange oil is produced worldwide, looking for a new job. He started applying online. Within a week, he had volume wise, than any other oil. Slightly three job interviews, and days later he phototoxic. got two job offers, one that was $4 Patchouli has a varied range of uses. A more an hour than he was currently making. With his new job, he is much favorite choice as an aphrodisiac, yet it happier now and not stressed out, is also used for fungal infections, skin which has helped relieve some health issues, weight control, some types of issues. I truly believe this oil works acne, and tissue regeneration. Patchouli wonders! is effective against poisonous plants, —V. Dunfee relief from bee and insect bites, and as an anti-parasite treatment against I use Prosperity™ before every event, business opportunity, and certain classes of parasites. presentation. Black Spruce is very much like most of the evergreen oils—Jenni in that it serves to work Smith effectively with the physical aspects of fatigue, pain in bones and muscles, and most challenges to the respiratory system. Also, this oil is effective in giving a person a fresh emotional uplift yet calming of the nerves. Black Spruce is sometimes used in recipes for bug and mosquito repellents. .

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


198

Foundational Aromatherapy

Relief™* Relief™ was formulated specifically to relieve aches and pains associated with sports or heavy work activity. Relief also works well to avert aches and pains when applied just before warm-up activities as well as after workouts or other physical activity. Key Emotions: Determination, Relieved, Encouraged, Follow through, Toughness Key Body Systems: Muscular, and Skeletal

Ingredients: Basil Sweet, Black Pine,

Clove Bud, Corn Mint, Cypress, Fir Needle, Scotch Pine, Spike Lavender

Safety Note 

Undiluted use not recommended for children under age 5 Not recommended for pregnant women, Not recommended for individuals taking blood thinners.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish into warm footbath water. Soak feet for fifteen minutes or until water cools. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. In spray bottle, add 10 to 12 drops per 1 ounce filtered or distilled water. Shake well before each use. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet.

Ingredient Descriptions

This is my go-to oil for pain and

Basil, Sweet can help with digestive inflammation. I gave Relief™ to my issues, circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, girls for monthly pain, and it worked bladder infections, lung congestion, like a charm. When I sustained knee muscle spasms, travel sickness and a injury, Relief™ helped with pain and wide range of infections. Basil is inflammation. Our young adult boys effective in eliminating thread-worms have lots of aches, pains, bumps, and (pinworms); repelling flies and bruises. Relief™ never lets us down! —M. Field mosquitoes; and treating insect bites. Basil oil has been widely used to help with many emotional struggles such as anxiety, insomnia and depression. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Relief™*

199

Clove Bud is generally associated with mouth-related challenges, such as toothaches and bad breath. However, Clove Bud is becoming more popular as it is used for pain relief, against various infections and infectious diseases, and as a stimulant for the as a heart/nervous system and the respiratory system. Clove Bud’s warming I have been using Relief™ for several abilities contribute to its aid to the weeks now. I am a female 67 years old digestive system. Do not use when and have been helping to finish a new pregnant, or on a blood thinner, or garage apartment. Installing under 2 years of age. NOT A TEETHING insulation, hanging dry wall, and OIL. painting entire rooms from ceiling to floor made my joints and muscles Corn Mint is great for reducing painful complain—and complain loudly. I itching and beneficial for spasms, began to apply a couple drops of especially in the intestines and for Relief™ at the first sign of stiffness or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It has been soreness, especially on my knees and useful for the immune systems and used shoulders. I felt almost instant relief that lasted for several hours. I now in the treatment of colds, flu, and keep my bottle in my pocket and infections. Corn mint is a type of reapply as needed. At the end of the peppermint. day, I am still flexible and pain free. Cypress is used in improving circulation, The scent is another nice thing about Relief™. It has a fresh smell that is not respiratory related needs ranging from offensive. I will definitely keep this oil asthma and whooping cough to on hand. bronchitis and general congestion. —Aletha Dennis Cypress oil is sometimes considered a "poor man’s Helichrysum oil" in that it The doctor told me, “You are going serves many similar needs. This oil also to need ankle surgery…and there will helps with issues related to perspiration. be a six-week recovery time.” And, oh Fir Needle It can aid in relieving arthritis, yeah, they were going to use a cadaver ligament to repair mine. I was scared bronchitis, colds, coughs, flu, muscle to have surgery, and I couldn’t afford aches, rheumatism, and sinusitis. Fir to take six weeks off work. I used Needle has antiseptic, astringent, and Relief™ topically on the injury pain-relieving properties. Some have whenever it started to hurt. It took less used it as a natural deodorant. than 6 weeks to heal! Relief™ and nutrition handled the pain. I had a full Scotch Pine can be used to stay mentally recovery with NO drugs and NO alert, as its mental effects are similar to surgery! I love essential oils!!  Peppermint. Scotch pine has a warming —Kim Witt effect in the body; it can warm cold hands and feet and ease the pain of sore or strained muscles after participating in exercise or sports. Native Americans used it to avert scurvy and keep fleas and ticks away. It has proven to be especially useful to the pulmonary and respiratory system. Its expectorant qualities provide fast relief from bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, and flu symptoms. Spike Lavender is great for muscles, pain, inflammation, headaches, and the respiratory system. Spike Lavender offers great circulatory and mucolytic properties. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


200

Foundational Aromatherapy

Sacred Place™* Formulated with high-frequency/energy oils and designed to generate similar high frequencies in any environment. It can be diffused, misted, or used for a refreshing scent to aid and uplift in times of stress, emotional sadness, or grief.

Key Emotions: Tranquility, Peacefulness, Solitude, Contemplative

Key Body Systems: Endocrine, Nervous, and Urinary

Ingredients: Sweet Birch, Cedarwood, Clove Bud, Fennel, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Myrrh, Neroli, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood

Safety note   

Undiluted use not recommended for children under age 5 Not recommended for pregnant women, Not recommended for individuals taking blood thinners.

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT IT’S IN THE AIR SPRITZ & SPRAY PUT IT ON

For soothing and nurturing soak, Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. For lifting mood, add 7 to 10 drops per 1 ounce filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. For perfume, apply 1 to 2 drops to pulse points as needed.

Ingredient Descriptions Birch, Sweet people like to use this oil to rebuild bone structure and in general all things “bone.” Birch oil has some properties similar to aspirin such as having anti-inflammatory, fever reducing, and/or pain relieving properties. Birch is sometimes used for skin issues, such as dandruff and flaky skin. Many times this oil is indicated for detoxifying and weight loss, water retention, kidney and urinary tract related needs. Cedarwood often times has references to a number of oils from various plants. This one is the “atlantica” species, known to be mild, gentle, and calming to the nerves. This is an oil for most issues related to the skin, including fungal infections of the scalp and hair related needs. It is also effective for most testosterone hormone related needs as well as masculine emotional challenges. Do not use if pregnant. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Sacred Place™*

201

Clove Bud is generally associated with mouth-related challenges, such as toothaches and bad breath. However, Clove Bud is becoming more popular as it is used for pain relief, against various infections and infectious diseases, and as a stimulant for the as a heart/nervous system and the respiratory system. Clove Bud’s warming abilities contribute to its aid to the digestive system. Do not use when pregnant, or on a blood thinner, or under 2. NOT A TEETHING OIL. Fennel is beneficial for settling the stomach, cleansing the pancreas, and balancing blood sugar levels. Fennel is generally used in various skin-strengthening formulas, and for general circulation. It is used to help balance hormones in older adults. Fennel is used in specific anti-parasitic protocols, and has a slight black licorice scent. Avoid with epilepsy or pregnancy, or estrogenic cancers. Grapefruit, Pink is an effective emotional oil for a wide range of needs, but it is an equally effective physical needs oil as well. Grapefruit is often used for kidney related needs, as well as a stimulant to the digestive and lymphatic systems and various internal organs. This oil has also shown to be effective in balancing oily skin and helping to clear up acne issues. Is phototoxic. Jasmine is generally known first and foremost as an aphrodisiac oil. However, as with most oils, they have many uses and Jasmine is no different. Some of its known uses have been for muscle spasms, easing the struggles of childbirth, apathy, depression and as a general mood enhancer. Not recommended for pregnancy and breast feeding. Never take internally. Juniper Berry is traditionally used for kidney and urinary tract related issues. However, some of its other known benefits are purifying the blood, lymphatic stimulation, and weight loss. On the emotional side, it is effective in helping with stress, anxiety and various nervous disorders. Myrrh has been well known since ancient times, like Frankincense, for its healing, antiseptic properties. However, in modern times this oil is widely used in mouth washes, toothpastes, skin ointments, and for thyroid issues. Emotional uses indicate for strengthening the ability to deal with stress and worry in a fast paced world. Not recommended during pregnancy. Neroli is from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, there is nothing bitter about this sweet and calming scent. Neroli has a tendency to help balance the emotions as well as the heart. Some of the other qualities of Neroli oil are that it helps balance the nervous system as well as to tone the skin. Palmarosa has a slight rose aroma. One of the outstanding qualities of this oil is its use for most skin care needs. Palmarosa has many properties that are similar to Tea Tree in its use, yet tends to be gentler on the skin than Tea Tree. Rose is said to be the ultimate oil because of its ability to encourage the production and release of dopamine. Rose and Rose Geranium should not be confused, they are not related at all. Rose has been used in perfumes for its lovely scent for hundreds of years. Rosewood is known for its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic, and antiviral properties that can aid with various issues in the body and many illnesses. It also has a calming effect on the nervous system, can lower anxiety levels, soothe inflammation and spasms, and boost the immune system. Rosewood can relieve mild depression and help strengthen focus. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


202

Foundational Aromatherapy

Sweet Soothe™* Sweet Soothe™ is generally used for support with blood sugar challenges and has been reported to help lessen sugar cravings. It also is used to assist with digestion-related issues.

Key Emotions: Directness, Clearing, Ability, Enabling, Assertiveness

Key Body Systems: Endocrine, and Digestive

Safety note  

Undiluted use not recommended for children under age 5 Not recommended for pregnant women

Ingredients: Anise, Cinnamon Bark, Coriander, Dill Seed, Dill Weed, Fennel

How Do I Use It? BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. In spray bottle, add 8 to 10 drops per 1 ounce of filtered or distilled water. Shake well before each use. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, rub over abdomen area. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet.

Ingredient Descriptions Anise is known to promote digestion and have an antispasmodic effect, including for digestive pains. A combination of Anise and Peppermint may aid in reducing nausea but is not recommended for pregnant women. Found to be highly useful for the digestive and respiratory systems, Anise can help relieve a spasmodic cough due to a cold or the flu. Cinnamon Bark one of the most universal oils because of its wide range of uses. This oil is one of the few oils indicated for circulation and heart stimulation. Other uses: the flu in general, digestive issues, blood sugar issues, impotence in men, childbirth in women and even tropical fevers and a wide range of infections. When highly diluted, it has been used effectively as an anti-parasitic oil against scabies. Avoid when pregnant. Don’t use undiluted on children under 12. Not for pets.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Sweet Soothe™*

203

Coriander The uplifting, refreshing scent of Coriander has been used throughout Sweet Soothe™ has been perfectly history to stimulate the appetite by crafted to deal with all things creating a unique flavor in foods. This oil digestive. For our large family of has been known to help in circulation mostly young adults, who love to eat stimulation and lymphatic drainage. things that aren’t the best for them, it Coriander is also used in balancing blood has proven invaluable. This oil blend has relieved issues from gas, bloating, sugar, helping with digestive issues and stomach cramping, constipation, and relieving muscular pains. Avoid during diarrhea. I always keep some in my pregnancy. purse, and if we end up eating at a place that seems questionable, we Dill Seed has been known to aid know what to use to head off any digestive problems in adults. Many have unwanted stomach visitors! found it useful to reduce oral —M. Field inflammation as well. Dill Seed has been used to fight off urinary infections and I have spent a lot of time traveling relieve painful urination. It can also and currently live in Panama. My relieve hiccups and constipation digestive system is constantly problems as well as cold, fever, coughs, challenged with all the different foods nerve pain, bronchitis, and spasms. It is and stresses of travel. Whenever I feel antifungal, especially for environmental indigestion or discomfort, I rub a little of the essential oil blend Sweet black mold. Soothe™ on my stomach and take a Dill Weed can relieve flatulence, colic, small lick of it, and all discomfort vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, and disappears. This is a "never leave home without it" oil. hiccups. It benefits the digestive, —Kathy Jones respiratory, and endocrine systems and is excellent for balancing blood sugar. It has a calming effect on the autonomic nervous system, making it a useful aid for hyperactivity in children. It promotes lactation for breastfeeding mothers. Teens in puberty can use it to balance hormones and clear acne breakouts. Dill Weed is among the earliest and well-known medicinal herbs. Dill Weed contains antispasmodic, decongestive, and diuretic properties. It is antifungal and helps eliminate parasites. Fennel is beneficial for settling the stomach, cleansing the pancreas, and balancing blood sugar levels. Fennel is generally used in various skin-strengthening formulas, and for general circulation. It is used to help balance hormones in older adults. Fennel is used in specific anti-parasitic protocols, and has a slight black licorice scent. Avoid with epilepsy or pregnancy, or estrogenic cancers.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


204

Foundational Aromatherapy

To Be At Peace™* To Be At Peace™ supports the nervous system, promotes restful sleep, and helps reduce or eliminate addictions. It promotes calm and peace for both children and pets. The aroma alone can aid in soothing the nerves, provide emotional support, and strengthen the ability to stay focused. With massage, it can ease aching, over-used muscles, relieve the over-stimulated mind, and make falling asleep easier. The anti-inflammatory properties of this blend relax the muscles around the spine to allow it to realign itself. A nickname for this oil is “Chiropractor in a Bottle.”

Key Emotions: Serenity, Balanced,

Safety Note

Structured, Organized, Directed

Key Body Systems: Nervous, Muscular, Skeletal, and Endocrine

Not recommended for pregnant women

Ingredients: Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annum), Grapefruit Pink, Orange Sweet, Rose, Rosewood, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY PUT IT ON

For a relaxing soak, Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. To create a calm, peaceful environment, Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. To relieve anxiety and overstimulation; Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. To create a calming effect, add 7 to 10 drops to 1 ounce filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray as needed. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. Apply 1 to 2 drops to the pulse points and the neck around the hairline.

Ingredient Descriptions Blue Tansy is a natural antihistamine and relieves pain, itching, and allergy symptoms. It can be used to reduce inflammation as well as act as an analgesic, anesthetic, and a relaxant. It can also relieve pain from radiation burns on cancer patients. Grapefruit, Pink is an effective emotional oil for a wide range of needs, but it is an equally effective physical needs oil as well. Grapefruit is often used for kidney related needs, as well as a stimulant to the digestive and lymphatic systems and various *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


To Be At Peace™*

205

internal organs. This oil has also shown to be effective in balancing oily skin and helping to clear up acne issues. Is phototoxic. Orange, Sweet helps balance the thyroid and lymphatic system, making it beneficial for weight loss, treating water I've been using the To Be at Peace™ retention, and cellulite issues. Orange oil since the beginning of June. Have not is an effective emotional aid oil. More had to take 1 sleeping pill since (I used Orange oil is produced worldwide, to take them every night)! —Beth T. volume wise, than any other oil. Slightly phototoxic. Our 5-year-old was very hyper at Rose is said to be the ultimate oil night and didn't fall asleep very easily. because of its ability to encourage the I put 1 drop To Be at Peace™ on a production and release of dopamine. tissue placed in his pillowcase and he Rose and Rose Geranium should not be began falling asleep in minutes and confused, they are not related at all. now asks for it every night. Rose has been used in perfumes for its —Priscilla Wayman lovely scent for hundreds of years. Rosewood is known for its antibacterial, I have been putting Lavender on my antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic, 4 year old son, and a mister of To Be and antiviral properties that can aid with at Peace™. I’ve noticed his behavior has been calmer, and he’s been various issues in the body and many settling down easier. Now, when I pull illnesses. It also has a calming effect on out my mister, he asks me if I am the nervous system, can lower anxiety putting To Be at Peace™ on him!! levels, soothe inflammation and spasms, —Suzette E. and boost the immune system. Rosewood can relieve mild depression and help strengthen focus. Tangerine can ease tension, fear, sadness, irritability, and even insomnia. Its hypnotic aroma can be used before bed time to aid in relaxation and calming nervous tension. It is well known for being one of the safest oils to use on children, pregnant women, and the elderly. It can help skin issues by increasing capillary actions and promoting the growth of new skin. Tangerine can aid in digestive support as well as gall bladder, liver, and lymph functions. It is widely used in cooking to add delicious flavors to food and drink. Ylang Ylang is normally considered to primarily be an aphrodisiac oil. However, it has a wide range of properties that help with heart related challenges, relaxing of muscles, and working to encourage the body to produce pain reducing hormones. This oil generally promotes a state of happiness and wellbeing.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


206

Foundational Aromatherapy

To Be Happy™* To Be Happy™ blend promotes a happy state of mind, especially for children. It is useful to create a light mood and can help generate fun and joy in daily living. To access its qualities, use it as a personal fragrance, diffuse it, or spray as a mist. Use it any time of day to bring out the “child” in everyone.

Key Emotions: Joy, Carefree, Happiness, Relief, Contemplative, Encouraged

Key Body Systems: Nervous, Endocrine

Safety Note  

Safe for all ages Phototoxic—avoid direct exposure to the sun or tanning booths for 12 hours after use on skin.

Ingredients: Grapefruit Pink, Green Mandarin, Orange Sweet, Rose, Spearmint, Tangerine

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT IT’S IN THE AIR SPRITZ & SPRAY PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. To lighten mood, mix 10 to 20 drops per 1 ounce filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet.

Ingredient Descriptions Grapefruit, Pink is an effective emotional oil for a wide range of needs, but it is an equally effective physical needs oil as well. Grapefruit is often used for kidney related needs, as well as a stimulant to the digestive and lymphatic systems and various internal organs. This oil has also shown to be effective in balancing oily skin and helping to clear up acne issues. Is phototoxic.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


To Be Happy™*

207

Green Mandarin is a safe oil for adults and children. Generally this oil is used for issues such as constipation, cramps of the stomach and digestive tract. This oil is also used for nervous tension and insomnia. Many times it is effectively administered in teas. Orange, Sweet helps balance the thyroid and lymphatic system, making it beneficial for weight loss, treating water retention, and cellulite issues. Orange oil is an effective emotional aid oil. More Orange oil is produced worldwide, volume wise, than any other oil. Slightly phototoxic. Rose is said to be the ultimate oil because of its ability to encourage I diffuse To Be Happy™ in my Dad's assisted living apartment, and he finds the production and release of it energizing and it seems to elevate dopamine. Rose and Rose Geranium his scary low blood pressure! should not be confused, they are not —Katherine M. related at all. Rose has been used in perfumes for its lovely scent for hundreds of years. Spearmint is a very popular oil in food products. While Spearmint and Peppermint are often used for similar purposes, Spearmint is far gentler, cooling, and sweeter, and is a favorite among children. It helps to lower blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea, muscle cramps, and headaches. It keeps away moths, ants, flies, and mosquitoes. Tangerine can ease tension, fear, sadness, irritability, and even insomnia. Its hypnotic aroma can be used before bed time to aid in relaxation and calming nervous tension. It is well known for being one of the safest oils to use on children, pregnant women, and the elderly. It can help skin issues by increasing capillary actions and promoting the growth of new skin. Tangerine can aid in digestive support as well as gall bladder, liver, and lymph functions. It is widely used in cooking to add delicious flavors to food and drink.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


208

Foundational Aromatherapy

To Be Loved™* To Be Loved™ blend helps promote and strengthen emotional balance and being emotionally open with others. Adults and children of any age can benefit from its use. By using it during pregnancy, an unborn baby can become familiar with this oil and associate its scent with the mother; after birth, the scent will calm the newborn, especially at times of separation from the mother, such as when leaving the child with a sitter.

Key Emotions: Cherished, Devoted, Accountability, Refreshed, Nurtured

Key Body Systems: Nervous,

Safety Note 

Endocrine

Use only as a mister for pregnant women or infants.

Ingredients: Rose Geranium, Monoi, Patchouli, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT SPRITZ & SPRAY PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 7 to 10 drops to 1 ounce filtered or distilled water in spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray personal area as needed or desired. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. For a perfume, apply 1 to 2 drops to the pulse points or over the heart.

Ingredient Descriptions Rose Geranium is a great oil for easing anxiety and depression. Balancing and uplifting, its sweet rosy smell makes it useful in perfumes and provides an energizing effect to the mind. Women use it as a balancing oil to help with infertility, PMS, hot flashes, and to balance adrenals. In a misting spray, it can be used for a highly effective insect repellent; including head lice. Monoi is used to rehydrate and soften the skin and provide protection from the sun, wind, sea, and pool water. Monoi can encourage relaxation and energize a weak body *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


To Be Loved™*

209

by being used in a massage. It relieves the pain of sunburn and can be used in a We diffuse To Be Loved™ in my 11tanning oil. year-old son's room. He loves the Patchouli has a varied range of uses. A scent, and it makes him feel safe at favorite choice as an aphrodisiac, yet it night. It's definitely a night-time routine for him. The diffuser I got for is also used for fungal infections, skin my birthday seems to be his now! issues, weight control, some types of —Kathy Van Winkle acne, and tissue regeneration. Patchouli Knudsen is effective against poisonous plants, relief from bee and insect bites, and as I had a friend in the end stages of an anti-parasite treatment against brain cancer. To Be Loved™ was one of certain classes of parasites. the only things that allowed her to Rosewood is known for its antibacterial, cope with the horrors of her last few weeks. She diffused it in her room as antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic, well as put it all over her body. She and antiviral properties that can aid in also held the bottle in her hand and various issues in the body and many smelled it all day long. She said it illnesses. It also has a calming effect on made her feel like she still mattered the nervous system, can lower anxiety and gave her a lot of comfort. —Priscilla Wayman levels, soothe inflammation and spasms, and boost the immune system. Rosewood can relieve mild depression and help strengthen focus. Sandalwood is a true masculine oil; highly effective as an aphrodisiac oil for men. Sandalwood is an effective oil for short term mental stress, as well as an oil used in many skin care related products. Ylang Ylang is normally considered to primarily be an aphrodisiac oil. However, it has a wide range of properties that help with heart related challenges, relaxing of muscles, and working to encourage the body to produce pain reducing hormones. This oil generally promotes a state of happiness and wellbeing. .

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


210

Foundational Aromatherapy

To Be Well™* To Be Well™ blend is specifically designed to support the immune system and kill bacteria and viruses. Many find it one of the best blends to use on children and use it instead of 1st Defense™, which is only for adults. During cold and flu season it gives the body added immune support to defend against sickness. Besides just being preventative, it is highly effective if illness has already set in. With antiviral and antibacterial oils it targets all sorts of bacterial, viral, or respiratory illness. It helps with spasmodic cough, congestion, sore throat, fever, and fatigue.

Key Emotions: Uplifted, Encouraged, At Ease, Hopeful, Unrestrained Key Body Systems: Immune, Respiratory

Safety note 

Safe for all ages.

Ingredients: Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, Ravensara, Tea Tree, Thyme Linalool How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT IT’S IN THE AIR PUT IT ON

Mix 2-4 drops in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. To strengthen immunity and inhibit infection, apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on sole of each foot at morning and at night. For fighting an infection, rub 1 to 2 drops mixed with 3 to 5 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet once every hour for three to five hours, then once every four hours while awake.

Ingredient Descriptions Eucalyptus Radiata, also known as narrow-leaf Peppermint, is a gentle but powerful respiratory oil. Milder than other eucalyptus oils, it is an excellent choice for use with children. It has exceptional anti-infectious abilities and is particularly useful in clearing the upper lungs. It can be used to help reduce fevers and alleviate chronic fatigue or immune deficiencies. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


To Be Well™*

211

Lemon simply think, cleanser, freshener, purifier, stimulant, disinfectant. Beneficial for infections, weight loss, mental clarity, breathing, cleansing inside and outside of the body as well as the whole household. Phototoxic. Ravensara is wonderful as a tonic for the nervous system, and effective for physical fatigue. It is anti-infectious, antiviral, and antibacterial; making it good for the respiratory system. It is particularly beneficial for combating flu, colds, and even pneumonia by reducing fevers and increasing oxygen absorption. It is safe for use by anyone—from the newborn to the elderly. Ravensara is referred to as the To Be Well™ is not just for kids! After “oil that heals.” many late nights and getting up early to work on a project, I wore my body Tea Tree is sometimes called a down until finally it gave way to a “Medicine Chest in a Bottle.” It has been virus. A bad cold I did not have time proven to be a powerful immune for! I was all out of 1st Defense™, so I stimulant and effective in defending used my To Be Well™, putting a drop against all three infection types— on my feet every hour or so and bacterial, viral, and fungal. Tea Tree is breathing it in from the oil left on my hands. The next day, I felt great! safe for all ages. Most people are —Leiann King familiar with this oil and many times it is the only oil they have ever used. Thyme Linalool may suppress coughing fits caused by bronchitis or whooping cough. Good for cold, flu, and bronco-pulmonary infections. Being mild and delicate and it is very beneficial for children and the elderly. This particular type of Thyme has a wide range of uses in working with emotional issues typically associated with children.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


212

Foundational Aromatherapy

Trauma™* A blend considered to be a great healing balm, Trauma™ soothes, stabilizes, supports, and revives the muscles and bones. It can provide relief for common minor injuries, such as a finger slammed in the door or a bump on the head. Even for severe injuries, it has been known to inhibit bruising, reduce swelling, and relieve pain. Some users have said Trauma™ enables a wider range of motion or that with its use they no longer need other pain medications. Key Emotions: Released, Forgiven, Healed, Supported Key Body Systems: Muscular, Skeletal, and Nervous

Ingredients: Birch Sweet, Calophilium, Clove Bud, Helichrysum, Marjoram Sweet, Rosemary 1.8 cineol

Safety Note   

Undiluted use not recommended for children under age 5 Not recommended for pregnant women, Not recommended for individuals taking blood thinners

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB BREATH IN, BREATH OUT RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 4-6 drops ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak twenty minutes. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. For joint or muscle pain or to inhibit or reduce inflammation Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. A warm compress may be added to increase effects. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 2 to 3 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet. To relieve weariness or aches and pains, apply 2 to 3 drops with 3 to 5 drops carrier oil to affected area.

Ingredient Descriptions Birch, Sweet people like to use this oil to rebuild bone structure and in general all things “bone.” Birch oil has some properties similar to aspirin such as having antiinflammatory, fever reducing, and/or pain relieving properties. Birch is sometimes used for skin issues, such as dandruff and flaky skin. Many times this oil is indicated for detoxifying and weight loss, water retention, kidney and urinary tract related needs. Calophilium can be used for many skin ailments such as acne, eczema, boils, cuts, burns and insect bites. It can also be used to ease muscle and joint pain and the effects of scarring on the body. Cold sores, herpes, and shingles have also been known to be *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


Trauma™*

213

relieved by this oil. It has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-aging, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. It can also be used as a deodorant as well. Clove Bud is generally associated with mouth-related challenges, such as toothaches and bad breath. However, Clove Bud is becoming more popular as it is used for pain relief, against various infections and infectious diseases, and as a stimulant for the as a heart/nervous system and the respiratory system. Clove Bud’s warming abilities contribute to its aid to the digestive system. Do not use when pregnant, or on a blood thinner, or under 2. NOT A TEETHING OIL. Helichrysum is a first choice oil for nerve regeneration and circulation. Recent studies show a possible link to heart attack prevention. Other virtues include: reducing the effect of insect bites; the development and appearance of scars/ stretch marks. Many studies have shown it to be effective in treating emotional issues such as stress My son’s girlfriend brought her son and mental fatigue. Helichrysum is over to have me look at some injuries found in Trauma™ blend. Avoid after he got after taking a fall during surgery. football practice—he was very badly Marjoram, Sweet is often over looked, scraped, and some deeper cuts were stinging. I used Trauma™ oil on him, however it does have a wide spectrum and the pain was relieved after just a of qualities that range from use on sore few minutes. By the next morning, the muscles, joints, bones and respiratory cuts were healing and the scrapes issues. Other general uses were gone! Now, just a couple of days include depression, anxiety, general later, no pain and healing nicely—with only 1 drop of Trauma™! mood enhancement and insomnia. —Deb J. Marjoram was known as the “herb of happiness” to the Romans and the “joy of the mountains” to the Greeks. Avoid during first trimester. Rosemary is indicated for a wide range of brain issues. Known as “the oil of remembrance” because it can improve mental clarity. When inhaled, it is beneficial for respiratory ailments such as coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and sinusitis. It is a good pain reliever for the joints. It strengthens the immune system as well as the liver and gall bladder. It helps balance the endocrine system and supports adrenal function. It is a tonic for the heart and varicose veins. Caution when pregnant.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


214

Foundational Aromatherapy

XY Blend™* The primary use of XY Blend™ is to promote hormonal balance in both genders. Many individuals struggle with hormone challenges in one form or another, and studies have shown that in many cases, hormone balance is very delicate. Due to this constant need for balancing, the XY Blend™ contains essential oils historically used to assist with maintaining that balance.

Key Emotions: Defectiveness, Balanced, Clarity, Faithful, Strengthened Key Body Systems: Nervous, Endocrine, and Reproductive

Safety Note  

Not recommended for children under age 5 Not recommended for pregnant women.

Ingredients: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Lavender, Orange Sweet, Patchouli, Petitgrain

How Do I Use It? SOAK IN THE TUB IT’S IN THE AIR BREATH IN, BREATH OUT RUB IT IN PUT IT ON

Mix 3 to 5 in ¼ cup unscented Dead Sea Salts, milk, powdered milk, or coconut milk. Swish in warm water; soak for twenty minutes. Diffuse 10-12 drops for fifteen minute intervals every two hours during the day. Inhale 3-4 times a day from bottle lid. Or put 1-2 drops on tissue or cotton ball inhale directly or put in pillow case. Or 1-2 drops in palm of hands, rub together, cup hands over mouth and nose without touching face, and inhale. Add 2-4 drops in 1 Tablespoon carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity® CM Cream™, massage into areas needing relief. Apply 1 to 2 drops with 3 to 5 drops carrier oil on bottom of feet, or insides of ankles.

Ingredient Descriptions Bergamot carries a light citrus scent. Many times this oil is used as a stand-alone oil, or as an ingredient in various teas, for a wide range of digestive issues, urinary tract related infections, cuts and scars, spasms, and for stimulation of various internal organs. Many people consider this oil as one of their favorite oils to use for emotional support in issues such as; anxiety, depression, PMS and various female/male mental related needs. Phototoxic. *DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.


XY Blend™*

215

Cedarwood has references to a number of oils from various plants. This one is One of my favorite essential oil the “atlantica” species, known to be blends is XY Blend™. It is amazing for mild, gentle, and calming to the nerves. balancing out hormones. I have a 14 This is an oil for most issues related to year-old daughter who has been using the skin, including fungal infections of the XY Blend™ for around a year and it the scalp and hair related needs. It is definitely helps to level out her also effective for most testosterone emotional teen-age roller coaster. We hormone related needs as well as have also used XY Blend™ successfully masculine emotional challenges. Do not for my 9 year-old son, who is sensitive to environmental toxins, which affect use if pregnant. his moods and behavior. Without XY Clary Sage is beneficial for women from Blend™, I think we would be living in puberty through menopause. Concerns an emotional war-zone all the time!! for both men and women such as We are all exposed hormone depression, anxiety, colic, abdominal disruptors that, everyone could benefit from using XY Blend™! cramps, indigestion, impotence and —Kim Witt frigidity are easily managed with this essential oil. The euphoric and uplifting action make nervous tension, irritability, fatigue and migraines a thing of the past. Used in some hair and skin care products for its toning properties, and can help stop hair loss. Avoid when pregnant. Lavender is a first choice for skin care due to its quick healing abilities and powerful yet gentle action. It is one of the more effective oils for use on burns and sunburns. It also works to prevent swelling and scarring from burns. Lavender is among the most widely used essential oils for emotional support. Many people say that if they were allowed to have only one oil, they would choose Lavender. Orange, Sweet helps balance the thyroid and lymphatic system, making it beneficial for weight loss, treating water retention, and cellulite issues. Orange oil is an effective emotional aid oil. More Orange oil is produced worldwide, volume wise, than any other oil. Slightly phototoxic. Patchouli has a varied range of uses. A favorite choice as an aphrodisiac, yet it is also used for fungal infections, skin issues, weight control, some types of acne, and tissue regeneration. Patchouli is effective against poisonous plants, relief from bee and insect bites, and as an anti-parasite treatment against certain classes of parasites. Petitgrain is a nervine with the ability to soothe panic attacks, anxiety, and depression. Many find it useful in relieving insomnia and slowing a rapid heartbeat, as well as for strengthening in recovery from an illness. Its antispasmodic properties are used to calm excessive coughing, cramping, and spasms. It also can aid the respiratory and digestive systems. It is strongly effective for oily skin and hair. It is also used in fragrances in soaps, cosmetics, and detergents. It is one of three oils produced from the bitter orange tree, distilled from its leaves and twigs.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only, not to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, or prescribe in any way. The data presented here may not be complete or fully accurate. As with all essential oils, do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. *SAFETY WARNING: If applying an essential oil to skin, always perform a small patch test by properly diluting the oil in an appropriate carrier oil and applying to an insensitive part of the body, such as inside of elbow. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.

Essential Oils- Singles and Blends Guide  
Essential Oils- Singles and Blends Guide  
Advertisement