Stress Away: On a Tropical Island

Just thinking about the ingredients of Stress Away has me singing Jake’s song from Adventure Time in my head: “On a tropical island, on a tropical island…” (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just nod and smile, or watch this video.) This blend contains a unique combination of Lime essential oil and Vanilla extract, as well as Copaiba, Lavender, Cedarwood and Ocotea. All of these come together in a soothing and perfectly balanced aroma of tropical and citrus notes.

Stress Away is easily my favorite and most diffused oil. Daily stress and tension just melt away when I diffuse this blend. I use it in the car, at work and at home to improve my mental attitude and to relax so I can do my best. It makes a great perfume, too! Just dab it on your wrists.

Young Living’s instructions:

Topical: Shake well and apply generously on wrists or back of neck as desired.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.

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RC: Respiratory Comfort

This refreshing and powerful blend combines Spruce, Cypress and three types of Eucalyptus oils. When diffused, the aroma encourages motivation and supports the respiratory system. Keep going even when the sniffles attack with an inhalation or application of R.C.

Young Living suggests combining R.C. with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex for an invigorating massage. A few drops in a hot bath or shower combine with the steam for an invigorating and powerful experience. Yes, I repeated invigorating–there’s no other word to describe it!

Young Living’s instructions for R.C.:

Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6 or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.

Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes three times daily.

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Purification: Does What It Says–and More

Purification is a blend of six essential oils: Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree. Together, the effect is greater than the sum of their parts. Once you start using it, you’ll reach for Purification again and again to freshen the air wherever you are. Use in your car USB diffuser to get rid of stale fast food smells, or in your home to disperse cooking and pet odors.

Young Living’s instructions:

Topical: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.

Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.

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PanAway: One Letter Missing

PanAway is a blend of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove and Peppermint, so you can imagine it has a spicy smell and a cooling feel. This essential oil blend is a popular choice for soothing aching and inflamed muscles, as well as supporting discomfort and swelling associated with bruises, sprains and cramps.

Young Living lists these suggested uses:

  • Combine PanAway with a carrier oil and massage it into your shoulders and neck for a cool, stimulating aroma.
  • Rub a single drop of diluted PanAway essential oil into your temples when you are in heavy traffic or crowded, loud spaces such as an airport.
  • Apply diluted oil onto the bottoms of your feet for a relaxing foot massage.
  • Make your own soothing bath salt by adding about 10 drops of PanAway essential oil to a cup of Epsom salt. Add a scoop of the bath salt to warm bath water and relax in a spa-like atmosphere.

Its only suggested method is:

Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6™ or olive oil. Test on small area of skin on the underside of arm and apply to desired area as needed. Not intended for children under the age of 6 without the advice of a health care professional.

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Lemon: Ally of Thoughtful Pirates

I made a wild claim in yesterday’s post that everyone’s heard of lavender, but the same is even more true of lemon. The juice of the lemon has been used for centuries to treat and prevent scurvy (hence the reference in the title), but did you know that lemon essential oil supports memory and relaxation? If those pirates diffused the essential oil of lemons, cold pressed from the rind in California and Italy, they would experience clarity of thought and purpose.

Pirate mice would be happy to know (and all of us, by extension) of a 2006 article in Behavioural Brain Research indicating that lemon oil vapor causes an anti-stress effect in mice. And doesn’t it make you feel less stressed to know about this article published just yesterday in the journal Reviews on Environmental Health discussed studies of the efficacy of lemon, among other oils, as having antifungal properties for the improvement of indoor air quality?

A quick note, though–pirates using lemon essential oil should be aware that it can cause possible sun sensitivity, and should avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

Here’s Young Living’s instructions for use of Lemon and Lemon Vitality:

Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Internally: Put 2 drops in a capsule. Take 3 times daily.

Fun fact: It takes 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilo of oil! That’s 35.274 ounces to you and me!

And just in time for Halloween, here’s a scrumptious recipe from Young Living using Lemon:

Young Living Healthy Halloween Treat with Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Nutmeg Essential Oils

 

Young Living Healthy Halloween Treat with Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Nutmeg Essential Oils

 

  • Combine apple cider, orange slices, and essential oils in a large pot and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or more.
  • Discard orange slices.
  • Serve warm. Add 1–2 cinnamon sticks to individual cups when serving.

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