Monday, April 20, 2015

Many Uses of Lemon Essential Oil

Many Awesome Uses of Lemon Essential Oil for Home and Health

Lemon is part of the Premium Starter Kit
You can also purchase the single oil  [ here ]. 


Make your own bath oil: Simply add a few drops to  your bath and enjoy! (this is for Kristy!)

Health & Healing


1.  Soothe Sore Throat:  Add 2-3 drops of lemon oil to  hot tea, or drink it with warm water and honey to help soothe a sore throat.

2.  Coughs, Colds & General Congestion:  Rub a few drops of lemon oil on your chest and/or throat when you feel congested. Repeat several times daily. (You can also diffuse lemon oil into the air for help with respiratory problems.

3.  Stop a Runny Nose:  Use a little carrier oil and a drop of lemon oil in the palm of your hand.  Get your fingertip wet and swipe each side of your nose.  This really works!

4.  Treat Allergies & Hay Fever:  Apply a drop of lemon oil behind the ear or under the nose 2-3 times a day to help fight seasonal allergies. Alternately apply to the bottoms of your feet.

5.  Energy Booster:  Add a couple of drops of both lemon and peppermint essential oils to water for an instant boost in energy.

6.  Sanitize Your Toothbrush:  Put a  drop of lemon oil on your toothbrush then swish it around in a bit of water to immediately clean and sanitize it.

7.  Bad Breath:  Place 4 drops of lemon oil in 4 ounces of warm water and gargle to get rid of bad breath.

8.  Treat Acne: Apply three drops of lemon essential oil to a cotton ball and swipe onto the affected area, repeating up to three times a day.

9.  Fight Fatigue:  Moisten a cloth with five drops of lemon essential oil and hold directly underneath your nose. Breathe in the scent for at least two minutes.

10. Stress Relief:  Add ten to fifteen drops of essential lemon oil to your bath water and soak for at least fifteen minutes.

11. Treat Minor Wounds: Essential lemon oil is a natural antiseptic. Place five drops of lemon essential oil in a bowl of three ounces of water. Wipe the wound with a sterilized cloth or pad that has been dipped into the mixture. Continue this process until the wound appears clean.

12. Remove Callouses, Corns and Warts:  Apply a drop of Lemon undiluted, twice a day until they go away.

13. Heal Canker Sores:  Add a drop of Lemon to a shot glass of water and swish around the mouth for several minutes to alleviate canker sores.

14. Relieve Cold Sores & Fever Blisters:  Dab a drop of lemon oil on the cold sore 2 to 3 times daily.  If the lemon oil stings, dilute first with a bit of coconut oil or olive oil.

15. Control Psoriasis:  Using a roller ball, apply lemon oil to the affected area 2 to 3 times a day.  For an extra boost, top with DIY Miracle Healing Salve, rubbing it in lightly.

16. Clear Up Nail Fungus: Apply a few drops of lemon oil to the affected nail several times a day. Continue until the nail fungus clears up.  Note:  This may take a few months.

17. Skin Brightener:  Brighten a dull  complexion by adding a drop of lemon oil to your daily moisturizer.  Be sure to follow-up with a sunscreen since lemon oil (and all citrus oils) increase photosensitivity.

18. Improve Mental Clarity:  Diffuse lemon in your work or study space to improve mental accuracy and concentration.

Household - Lemon is part of the Premium Starter Kit

19. Glass Cleaner:  Add lemon oil to a spray bottle filled with water and use as a glass cleaner.  This will even clean the hard water spots and soap scum off of a glass shower door!

20. Clean and Sanitize Toilet Bowls:  Add a few drops of lemon oil along with baking soda to clean and sanitize your toilet bowl.

21. Disinfect Cutting Boards and Kitchen Surfaces:  Rub a few drops of lemon oil on cutting boards and other kitchen surfaces to disinfect and sanitize.

22. Kill Germs:  To kill germs, soak kitchen cloths and household rags overnight in a bowl of water with a drop or two of lemon oil.

23. Air Freshener:  A few drops of lemon essential oil added to a spray bottle filled with water makes an all-natural air freshener.  Better yet, add 8 drops to a diffuser and let the wonderful smell clean and freshen the air.

24. Remove Odors:  A drop or two will remove odors.  For example, you can put lemon oil on a cotton ball and stuff into stinky shoes or add a few drops to a diaper pail.

25. Freshen Laundry:  Add a few drops to your DIY homemade laundry soap or add a drop to the final rinse cycle to freshen up your laundry.  This will also leave your washer smelling nice.

26. Degreaser:  Lemon oil will remove grease and grime from yours hands, as well as tools, dishes,  and household items.  It will also remove tree sap and the residue left behind from glues and labels.

27. Wood Cleaner:  A few drops of lemon oil added to some olive oil creates a non-toxic wood cleaner and furniture polish.

Outdoors - Lemon is part of the Premium Starter Kit


28. Mosquito Repellent:  Mix lemon oil with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) and run over your skin to repel mosquitos who hate the smell.

29. Heal Insect Bites:  Apply two drops directly to the bite and lightly rub.  Do this two to three times during the day.

30. Hand Sanitizer:  Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom to sanitize your hands.

Food & Water


31. Improve the Taste of Water:  A a drop or two of lemon oil to your glass of water to improve the taste.

32. Flavor Enhancer:  A a drop or two of lemon essential oil to bland food to liven it up.  Make sure you are using therapeutic grade lemon oil.  You will know this by the supplement information on the label.

33. Prolong Shelf-Life of Fresh Produce:  Fill a bowl with cold water, add 2–3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop cleaned fruit into the water, coating all surfaces.  This will  extend the shelf life of fresh produce.

Precautions - Lemon is part of the Premium Starter Kit

You can also purchase the single oil  [ here ]. 

Lemon oil can make your skin more sensitive to the sunlight. So, if you apply lemon oil directly to your skin, stay out of direct sunlight for at least 8 hours and use a sunscreen before venturing outdoors.

Also note that although lemon essential oil is non-toxic, some individuals will find that it can cause skin irritation. This is true of any essential oil.  If that happens, or if you are concerned, dilute the lemon oil in a carrier oil such as coconut oil, Plain Ole’ Salve, or another carrier oil of choice.

Food For Thought - Lemon is part of the Premium Starter Kit

                  You can also purchase the single oil  [ here ]. 

The nice thing about essential oils is that a little goes a long way.  Not only that, if kept cool, dark place and they will keep for years.  I say this because at first, the cost for a small bottle may seen pricey but the reality is that when compared with over-the-counter remedies and toxic household cleaners, the cost is nominal.

It goes without saying that not all essential oils are created equal.  You want to purchase a pure, 100% essential oil and not an oil that is premixed with artificial or chemical derivatives.

For healing purposes, I use essential oils from Spark Naturals because they deliver a high quality, therapeutic grade essential oil at reasonable price. Plus, they can be used both topically and internally, if that is your choice.   That said, there are many fine brands and the nice thing about lemon essential oil is that is eminently affordable.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Wrinkle Release Spray - DIY

DIY Recipe with "Purification"

Wrinkle Release Spray Recipe: (For Clothing)

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup distilled or filtered water 
  • 1 cup white distilled vinegar 
  • 6-8 drops essential oils (I love Purification for this)

Read on Purification below, it is so versatile!!


Product Tips

  • Add Purification essential oil blend to your washing machine to freshen laundry.
  • Add a couple drops of Purification essential oil blend to shoes to help neutralize odors.
  • Add a few drops of Purification essential oil blend to a cotton ball to help eliminate stale air in the office or your child’s room.
  • Diffuse Purification essential oil blend to dispel unpleasant odors and clear the air of impurities.
  • Diffuse Purification essential oil blend to eliminate odors after the dog returns from playing outdoors in the rain.


Purification® Essential Oil Blend helps freshen the air and eliminate odors with its unique combination of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Myrtle essential oils, and includes naturally occurring compounds cineol, neral, and geranial. Add Purification oil to Animal Scents™ products to moisturize skin and improve the appearance for healthy looking skin or apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free.

Ingredients

Cymbopogon nardus† (Citronella) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis† (Rosemary) leaf oil, Cymbopogon flexuosus† (Lemongrass) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia† (Tea tree) leaf oil, Lavandula hybrida† (Lavandin) oil, Myrtus communis† (Myrtle) oil

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil


Sunday, April 12, 2015

How to Use Lavender Essential Oil


Tips from Young Living:
  • Soothe minor burns by applying 2–3 drops to the affected area
  • Rub on dry or chapped skin to moisturize the affected area
  • Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place it in closets and drawers to scent linens and repel moths and insects
  • Place a few drops on a wet cloth or dryer sheet to deodorize and freshen your laundry
  • Rub a few drops onto your hand and spread over a pillow
  • Diffuse Lavender essential oil to set the mood for a baby shower or social gathering
  • Diffuse or inhale Lavender essential oil to calm your mind, body, and spirit after a hard day’s work

Lavender is the most versatile of all essential oils and has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender is also great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet also has balancing properties.



Tips from Young Living Customers:

“I keep a 2-oz. spray bottle with 11-13 drops Lavender/purified water mix next to my bed and spritz pillow and linens nightly!” —Virginia C., Star

“You can add a drop or two to hot water to make Lavender tea.” —Charles H., Distributor

“I put it right on my neck. I love how it relaxes me.” —Wendy M., Distributor

“I diffuse Lavender every night for a great night’s rest.” —Eric H., Distributor

“We use it all the time! I put it on the kids after their shower to get ready for bed.” —Victoria B., Distributor

“I put it on a cotton ball and slip it between my pillow case and pillow.” – Patt F., Distributor

“I love putting a couple of drops on wool dryer balls to scent our clothes while they’re drying!” —Laura W., Star

“I put a few drops of Lavender essential oil in my bath water.” —Ede H., Distributor


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Thieves - Method of Mold Remover

Mold expert stumbles upon an amazingly powerful and method of mold removal...in his wife's aromatherapy kit

In 2005, Edward Close, PhD, a mold remediation consultant with 30 years experience in the environmental industry, was asked to do third-party sampling for mold in an apartment complex that had been flooded, evacuated, and later put up for sale. The buyer who was renovating the apartments had paid a company which had used the strongest products available to remediation professional. Yet Dr Close's sampling showed that either the product had not killed the mold or that the mold had already re-established itself.

After much urging by his wife, he diffused Thieves oil in the apartments for a 24-hour period. The research project yielded astonishing results! And two weeks later they were even more astonishing!

In another instance, 10,667 stachybotrys mold spores were identified in a per cubic meter area. After diffusing Thieves essential oil for 48 hours, Dr Close retested. Only thirteen stachybotrys remained. Similarly, 75,000 stachybotrys mold spores were identified in a sample of sheetrock. After 72 hours of diffusing, no stachybotrys mold spores remained.

Disappearing Mold Spores
10,667 to 13 in 48 hours
75,000 to 0 in 72 hours

Most remarkable to mold remediation experts is that three factors about Thieves oil merge to create a perfect storm against mold...
  1. It's powerful.
  2. It's safe. There may be many substances to help resolve mold issues, but often they are very unhealthy. So you exchange one set of less-than-optimal substances with another set and the building remains uninhabitable. In contrast, Thieves oil has an FDA supplement facts panel on the label. People often purchase it to diffuser specifically so that it will be part of the atmoshpere they breath in their healthy home.
  3. It's long-lasting. While mold may be reduced immediately by standard remediation products, it often makes a fast comeback. Yet, in Close's study, the spore count continued to decrease for weeks afterward.

Waterless operation is best choice for mold


The AromaLux Atomizing Diffuser functions as an aroma diffuser, air purifier, and atomizer in one simple-to-use product. Its atomizing technology transforms essential oils into a vapor of millions of microparticles, dispersing them into the air and releasing the powerful plant constituents found in Thieves Oil.
The AromaLux incorporates proprietary design principles, technology and features to simplify and enhance the aromatherapy experience.
The AromaLux utilizes a robust array of settings, including a master timer control off switch with 1–10 hours of diffusion; vapor volume control; diffusion run timer (1–20 minutes); diffusion pause timer (1–20 minutes); and 5 different LED display light settings. Accommodates 5–ml and 15–ml Thieves Oil bottles.
The AromaLux can transform any space into an inviting, aroma–filled atmosphere.
Dimensions: 13cm Wide x 13cm Deep x 14.7cm Tall.
Suggested Use
  1. Remove the AromaLux atomizer top from the diffuser base.
  2. Attach a Young Living 5-ml or 15-ml essential oil bottle to the AromaLux atomizer top.
  3. Place the AromaLux top with the essential oil bottle attached back into the diffuser base.
  4. Adjust settings for vapor volume, master timer, diffusion run timer, diffusion pause timer, and turn on the power switch.
  5. Adjust the LED display light setting and enjoy the benefits of 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Primary Benefits
  • Helps reduce harmful household chemicals by using effective, all-natural essential oils
  • Diffusing essential oils is a perfect way to relax, dispel odors, and create an atmosphere of peace and harmony
  • Transforms any space into an inviting, aroma-filled atmosphere
  • Atomizes a microfine essential oil vapor
  • Quick and easy bottle replacement system
  • Master timer off switch with 1-10 hours of diffusion
  • Adjustable diffusion run and pause timers (1-20 minutes)
  • Vapor volume output control
  • Five different LED display settings
  • Compatible with 5-ml and 15-ml Young Living Essential Oil bottles
Cleaning
  • For optimal performance, periodically run the unit with a clean bottle filled with 5 ml to 10 ml of rubbing alcohol until the bottle is empty.
  • To clean the atomizer top, periodically remove it from the diffuser base, remove the dip tube, and attach a 15-ml bottle containing rubbing alcohol. Cover the oil vapor exit port with your finger, and shake vigorously to force alcohol into the upper chamber.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the unit, unplug the unit and gently wipe off using a soft cloth and a mild cleanser.
Why Use the AromaLux?
  • High Output: The AromaLux generates a high vapor volume output of 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil for maximum aromatherapy benefits.
  • Customizable: Adjustable volume, run time (with automatic shut off), and pause settings make the AromaLux Young Living's most customizable diffuser yet.
  • Quiet: The only noise from the AromaLux is a soft hum of the motor generating the essential oil vapor.



Benefits of Diffusing Essential Oils:
  • Diffusing is one of the most effective and convenient ways to experience the many effects of essential oils.
  • Diffusing is a perfect way to improve you home, work, or study environment.
  • Diffuse oils to purify the air and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke, or other disagreeable odors.
  • Diffuse oils for their calming and emotionally balancing effects.
  • Diffuse oils for their stimulating, invigorating effects. (Essential oils in classrooms have been widely researched for their ability to improve accuracy and memory).

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances such as essential oils for serious health conditions that require professional attention.

Thieves is a registered trademark of Young Living Essential Oils
for its proprietary essential oil blend, and is used by permission.




Get Rid Of Your Toxic Cleaners


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Product Tips
  • Put a few drops of Thieves essential oil blend in a capsule and swallow with water to support your immune system
  • Put in a few drops of Thieves essential oil blend in your dishwater or dishwasher to thoroughly clean dishes and eliminate odor
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Thieves® was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. This proprietary essential oil blend was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.*
Thieves® oil blend is an integral ingredient in Thieves® Household Cleaner, Thieves® Spray, Thieves® Wipes, Thieves® Lozenges, Thieves® Dentarome Plus™ and Thieves® Dentarome Ultra™ toothpastes, and Thieves® Fresh Essence Plus™ Mouthwash.

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Product Tips

  • Use 1–2 drops of lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.
  • Combine 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.
  • Place a drop of lemon essential oil on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.
  • Soothe corns, calluses, or bunions by rubbing lemon essential oil on the affected area morning and evening.
  • Massage lemon essential oil into cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste from cells.
  • Add lemon essential oil to your morning tea or breakfast shake for a refreshing pick-me-up.
  • Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball to replenish your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.
  • Add several drops of lemon essential oil to a chicken marinade for a delicious dinner.
  • Place a few drops of your favorite citrus essential oil on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator to help eliminate odors.
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) has a refreshing, invigorating aroma. First investigated by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, pine is soothing for stressed muscles and joints when used in massage. It shares many of the same properties as Eucalyptus globulus, and the action of both oils is enhanced when they are blended.


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Young Living’s new Home Diffuser, with its rose-inspired design, combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one simple-to-use product that safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors and create a relaxing atmosphere. Its ultrasonic technology breaks any mixture of essential oils and water into millions of microparticles, disperses them into the air, and activates the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. Custom designed with ambient light control, and alternating 30-second on/off and continuous run settings, Young Living’s Home Diffuser can transform any space into a spa-like atmosphere. The Home Diffuser comes with free 5-ml bottles of Peppermint and Tangerine essential oils. Dimensions: 13.5cm Diameter x 17cm Tall