Everyday Uses for Everyday Essential Oils

A guide for everyday uses of Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Copaiba, Frankincense, Thieves, Purification, R.C., DiGize, and PanAway.

Reference to the use of essential oils speaks SOLELY to Young Living Essential Oils and products. 

The IMPORTANCE of using PURE, unadulterated essential oils cannot be stressed enough.

Essential oils have enriched lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use.

Extracted through careful steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come.

You can access the power of essential oils in many ways, but the most common practices include aromatic diffusion, topical application, and dietary consumption. These methods bring the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals to your home, family, and life.
Guidelines for the Safe Use of Young Living's Essential Oils
Guidelines are important to follow when using essential oils, especially if you are unfamiliar with the oils and their benefits. Many guidelines are listed below. However, no list of do's and don'ts can ever replace common sense. It is foolish to dive headlong into a pond when you do not know the depth of the water. The same is true when using essential oils. Start gradually and patiently find what works best for you and your family members. Remember, you can always test an essential oil before using it. Each person's body is different so apply oils to a small area first.

  • Always keep a bottle of pure carrier oil such as V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex by Young Living, olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, or more fragrant massage oils such as Sensation, Relaxation, Ortho Ease, or Ortho Sport handy when using essential oils. Carrier oils will dilute essential oils if the essential oils feel hot to the skin or skin irritation.
  • Keep bottles of essential oils tightly closed and store them in a cool location away from light. If stored properly, essential oils will maintain their potency for many years.
  • Keep essential oils out of reach of children. Treat the oils as you would any product for therapeutic use.
  • Essential oils rich in menthol (such as Peppermint) should not be used on the throat or neck area of children under 18 months of age. This is where applying to the feet is very beneficial. Put on sleepers or socks after applying the oil. 
  • Angelica, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Tangerine, and other citrus oils can be photosensitive and may cause a rash or dark pigmentation on skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays within 1-2 days after application. Not all people have this reaction, so you will want to test a spot.
  • Keep essential oils away from the eyes and never put them directly into the ears. They will cause irritation for a few minutes but are not going to cause long-term damage. If the oils should get into your eyes or ears, soothe them with a drop of carrier oil or milk with a high cream content. NEVER WATER.
  • Water and oil do not mix. Water can be great when you want to speed up the absorption of the oil when dealing with a specific issue. A warm compress can be used when applying oil to the stomach for digestion issues.  
  • Oils have been used safely for many years by pregnant women. We have a class to teach you how to safely use YL essential oil for things like morning sickness, colds and flu, aches and pains, and even labour and delivery. 
  • People with allergies should test a small amount of oil on an area of sensitive skin, such as the inside of the upper arm, for 30 minutes before applying the oil and other areas of the body. 
  • The bottoms of the feet are safe locations to apply essential oils when you are unsure.
  • Direct inhalation of essential oils can be a deep and intensive application method, particularly for respiratory congestion and illness. 
  • Epileptics and those with high blood pressure should consult their healthcare professionals before using some essential oils. Use extra caution with high ketone oils such as Basil, Rosemary, Sage, and Idaho Tansy oils.
  • Before taking GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe by the FDA) essential oils internally, test your reaction by diluting 1 drop of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of an oil-soluble liquid like Blue Agave, Yacon Syrup, honey, olive oil, coconut oil, rice milk or soy milk. 
  • Add essential oils Epsom salts or a bath gel base before adding to the bathwater.

The Many Uses of Thieves
The Many Uses of Thieves
There’s even an entire line of products, from dish soap and laundry soap to toothpaste, that contains this powerful combination of oils; it’s THAT good. Thieves is a sweet and spicy combination of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary, and Lemon essential oils.

Did you know? The name ‘Thieves’ was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated and wore a special aromatic combination of clove, rosemary, vinegar, and other botanicals that they believed provided protection while they were stealing the dead during the plaque. The story goes on to say that when the thieves were caught they were offered a lesser punishment if they would divulge to the king the secret to their immunity, despite being exposed to a highly infectious, deadly disease. Pretty interesting, huh??

What’s so great about Thieves?
● Is cleansing when applied topically
● Neutralizes and purifies the air from strong odours when diffused
● Freshens any atmosphere when diffused
● Helps relieve symptoms of cough and cold

Common everyday uses:
  1. Diffuse Thieves in the room to help cleans the air.
  2. Rub a drop or two on the bottom of the feet. Or make a roller to have handy and apply it often.
  3. Add a drop to some carrier oil and rub on the outside of a sore throat.
  4. Dilute 50/50 2-6 drops of Thieves with V-6 mixing oil and rub on the chest and upper back, then apply a warm compress to the chest.
  5. 2-6 drops of Thieves oil in a small spray bottle and fill with water. Spray countertops, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, & doorknobs to cleanse those surfaces.
  6. Place 1 drop of Thieves oil in a tall shot glass and fill it halfway with water. Place your toothbrush in the shot glass between brushing to help keep it clean. Similar to what hairdressers do with their combs.
  7. Apply 1 drop on cold sore or blister 3 times a day or as needed. Apply carrier oil over top as needed.
  8. Place 1 drop of Thieves in your palm, rub together to warm the molecules, and inhale deeply 4-5 times for its fresh cleansing scent.
  9. Add 1 drop under your tongue when starting to feel like something is taking hold. Continue to repeat every hour as needed. You can also do this proactively during cold and flu season.
  10. Add to a detox bath. This is my secret weapon to staying above the wellness line or supporting the body through illness.
  11. Refresh musty carpets by adding 5 drops of Thieves to a cup of baking soda; combine well and let sit overnight until the oil is absorbed. Sprinkle over carpets and vacuum thoroughly.
  12. Customize your Thieves experience by adding a few drops of Orange, Tangerine, or Nutmeg.
  13. Add a few drops to your Thieves Dish Soap or Thieve Automatic Dishwasher Powder to eliminate odours and boost cleaning.
The Many Uses of Lavender
The Many Uses of Lavender
First up… Lavender, which is probably one of the most well-known essential oils. They call this one the “swiss army knife” of oils because it is extremely versatile and can be used for so many things!

Did you know that lavender is part of the mint family and is one of our most popular oils? Young Living has three farms that grow lavender, located in Utah, Idaho, and France. Lavender is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plant, and it takes 27 square feet of lavender plants to make one 15-ml bottle of Lavender essential oil. And did you know there is substantially more Lavender essential oil sold than is distilled? In ancient Greece, Pedanius Dioscorides, a physician pharmacologist, and botanist praised the many qualities and uses of lavender. You can find Lavender essential oil in many Young Living blends, including Stress Away™, Tranquil™, RutaVaLa™, Forgiveness™, and Harmony™.

What’s so great about Lavender?
  • Promotes feelings of calm and fights occasional nervous tension
  • Has balancing properties that calm the mind and body
  • Helps to support digestive discomfort
  • Reduces the symptoms of cough and cold
  • Can be soothing to the skin after a day in the sun
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes
  • Helps to relieve headaches
  • Supports aging skin
  • Includes the naturally occurring constituents linalyl acetate, linalool, and ocimene
  • Helps to relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains, and rheumatoid arthritis
Some everyday uses:
  1. Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth or dryer balls and throw them into the dryer to freshen your laundry
  2. Diffuse Lavender oil to help with the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Try adding peppermint and lemon essential oil to create a powerful blend of essential oils.
  3. Add a few drops to lotions, shampoos, and skincare products for a classic aroma and a more youthful complexion.
  4. Add 4 drops of Lavender and 1 cup of Epsom salt to a bath to create a relaxing environment.
  5. Unwind in the evening with a calming, Lavender-infused neck or back massage.
  6. Use Lavender as part of a bedtime routine by rubbing it on the bottoms of your feet or diffusing it next to your bed. 
  7. Linen Spray – Mix 10 drops with 4oz distilled water in a spritz bottle. Spritz pillow and linens at bedtime.
  8. Add it to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply topically to soothe the skin after a day in the sun.
  9. Make a skin-soothing spray by adding several drops of Lavender to witch hazel and spritz irritated skin to decrease discomfort. You can also wet a cotton pad with witch hazel and add 1-2 drops of Lavender and rub over the affected area. 
  10. Rub Lavender oil on the feet for a calming effect on the body. Or inhale to help with occasional nervous tension.
  11. Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling.
  12. Drop Lavender oil on cuts to help with bleeding, and cleanse and soothe the wound.
  13. Mix several drops of Lavender oil with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.
  14. To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil in your palm and inhale deeply, behind the ears, or around the navel.
  15. To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue-covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum).
  16. Rub a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose to unblock tear ducts.
  17. Rub Lavender oil on dry or chapped skin or a cold sore. Use V-6 carrier oil as needed.
  18. Rub a drop of Lavender oil with V-6 or coconut oil on chapped or burned lips.
  19. To reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender oil on and around the affected area.
  20. Rub 2-4 drops of Lavender oil over the armpit area to act as a deodorant. If you recently shaved, use a carrier oil.
  21. Rub several drops of Lavender oil into the scalp to help with dandruff.
  22. Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball or rice bag and place in your linen closet to scent linens and repel moths and insects.
Did you know? Lavender also comes in a Plus (+) version (same oil, different label).
  • Make homemade fruit jams infused with Lavender Plus essential oil. Try mixing it with blueberry, apricot, raspberry, or peach jams and jellies.
  • Combine Lavender Plus’ earthy, low notes with bright citrus flavours. Experiment with lavender lemonade or a citrus sorbet.
  • Complement dairy with Lavender Plus in shortbread, pound cake, ice cream, meringue, or whipped cream recipes.
  • Balance Lavender Plus in savory dishes with herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and oregano.
Be sure to check out the Young Living Blog, The Lavender Life, for more DIY tips and recipes.

NOTE: we only recommend using Young Living Essential Oil products because we trust the quality. What you put on and in your body matters. 

The Many Uses of Panaway

The Many Uses of PanAway
This oil… ahhhhhhhh. That’s what I say every time I use it. It just makes that _____ go away. It has the smell of good ol’ fashioned root beer and feels like heaven when applied. I wait while you go find your bottle to see if it smells like Root beer …….

What’s so great about PanAway?
● With Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint essential oils, PanAway has a refreshing, cooling sensation when applied to the skin - shoulders, neck, and scalp.
● It offers a refreshing, stimulating aroma when inhaled.
● It includes the naturally occurring constituents methyl salicylate, gamma-curcumene, menthol, and eugenol.
● It cools the skin after physical activity.

Some everyday uses:
  1. Combine PanAway with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and use it with massage after physical activity for a cool, stimulating sensation.
  2. Apply it to your neck and shoulders in the morning with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for an uplifting, refreshing aroma.
  3. Apply it to the bottoms of your feet for a relaxing foot massage.
  4. Make your own bath salt by adding 10 drops of PanAway to 1 cup of Epsom salt. Add the mixture to warm bath water and relax in a spa-like atmosphere.
  5. Rub 1 drop of PanAway with 4 drops of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex into temples for an invigorating aroma.
  6. Add an AromaGlide Roller Fitment and use it on the go at the gym or during sports activities.
  7. Rub a drop of PanAway oil on the temples, forehead, and back of the neck to soothe tired muscles and tension headaches.
  8. Mix PanAway oil with massage oil and massage on legs to soothe growing pains, and muscle cramps. or injuries.
Did you know? PanAway contains Wintergreen, which is high in a constituent called Methyl salicylate. Search PubMed for this ingredient and studies on it. Methyl salicylate is used as the active ingredient in many sports creams, but usually from a synthetic source. Young Living uses the real deal.
The Many Uses of Frankincense
The Many Uses of Frankincense
You guys! This oil is like the MAC DADDY of oils and it comes in the starter kit! That’s insane!! Remember in the Bible how the wise men brought Jesus some Frankincense? Yep… this is it - REAL Frankincense - and it is oh so wonderful.

What’s so great about Frankincense?
Promotes the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
May help reduce the appearance of uneven skin tones.
Has a sweet, honey-like, and woody fragrance that’s very uplifting.
Can create a safe and comforting environment when diffused.
Can enhance your spiritual and meditative practice.
It is perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness.

Some everyday Uses:
  1. Use 1-2 drops of Frankincense oil on the temples and back of the neck to improve concentration.
  2. Diffuse to refine your sense of purpose.
  3. Apply 1-3 drops of Frankincense oil on each foot to strengthen the immune system.
  4. Dilute Frankincense oil 50/50 with V-6 mixing oil and apply to a blistered area 3-5 times daily.
  5. Put a drop of Frankincense oil on an insect bite to reduce swelling and speed healing.
  6. Diffuse or inhale from the bottle to help elevate your mood.
  7. Apply 1-3 drops of Frankincense on nails and at the base of nails, 3 times per week.
  8. Rub a few drops on the stretch mark 2 times a day.
  9. Apply 1-2 drops on a cyst 2 times a day until it disappears.
  10. Apply 1-2 drops of Frankincense oil on sun-damaged skin spots 2 times a day until it disappears. Add to lotion to smooth the look of damaged skin.
  11. Put 2 drops on a growth 2 times a day until disappears completely. You can also try oregano oil.
  12. Rub 2-3 drops on breasts and lower abdomen every day.
  13. Add to homemade deodorant to improve lymph function and breast health.
The Many Uses of Purification
The Many Uses of Purification
This blend is so amazing at ridding your house of bad odours! Diffuse it after you cook fish or make a spray by mixing a few drops with water and spraying down stinky shoes, sports equipment, linens, and more. You can also add a few drops to wool dryer balls to freshen your laundry without the use of harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances!

I feel myrtle essential oil does not get enough credit in this blend. Myrtle’s chemistry is remarkably close to frankincense essential oil, which is why it also has many uses! This is why this oil is an important ingredient in both Purification and R.C. blends.

Myrtle is great at supporting symptoms of cough and cold. We love this in roll-on blends to use on the kids when they start to show signs of cough and cold! Search ‘Cough’ on our member support FB page to see that recipe.

Myrtle has been researched by Dr. Daniel Penoel for normalizing the hormonal imbalance of the thyroid and ovaries, as well as balancing the hypothyroid. It has also been researched for its soothing effects on the respiratory system. Search PubMed for studies showing these and other benefits of myrtle.

What’s so great about Purification?
  • Produces a clean, invigorating aroma
  • Clears the air of unwanted odours
  • Freshens musty and stale areas with its lively scent
  • Soothes skin when applied topically
  • Contains Lavandin, an ingredient that helps clean and purifies the air
Common everyday uses:
  • Add a few drops to laundry to give your wash a great-smelling boost.
  • Place a few drops on cotton balls and stash them wherever necessary: the car, closets and drawers, air vents, or shoes.
  • Use in the car with a car diffuser to eliminate lingering scents of fast food trips or the soccer carpool.
  • Refresh linens with a spritz of Purification, diluted with distilled water.
  • Create an on-the-go air freshener with a spray bottle, distilled water, and Purification. Keep it in your bag to freshen up offices, public restrooms, hotel rooms, and cars.
  • Diffuse Purification oil in the kitchen to neutralize foul or stale odors.
  • Put a drop of Purification oil on insect bites to soothe itchy skin.
  • Apply a drop of Purification oil on blemishes or add to your favourite facial toner.
  • Rub a drop of Purification oil on a blister to soothe irritated skin.
  • Place a drop of Purification oil on each end of a cotton swab and place on top of your cold-water humidifier to clean the air.
  • Spritz several drops of Purification oil mixed with water to ward off those flying pests.
  • Use 1-2 drops on each armpit area with V-6 to act as a deodorant.
  • Add 1 drop of Purification to a warm body area or add 2-3 drops into a 1oz spritz bottle and add watch hazel to make a perfume spray

The Many Uses of R.C.
The Many Uses of R.C.
“If I just breathe… everything is alright if I just breathe.” Remember that song? Ya, this oil will make you do just that - breathe and breathe well. R.C. is a cool, refreshing combination of Cypress, Spruce, and three varieties of eucalyptus.

R.C. = Respiratory Care

What’s so great about R.C.?
  • It creates a cooling sensation and provides a comforting aroma when applied topically to the chest and throat
  • It provides a refreshing aromatic experience when diffused or inhaled directly.
  • It may be used as part of your exercise routine to help promote the sensation of deeper breathing.
  • It helps relieve the symptoms of a cough or cold.

Common Everyday Uses:
  1. Diffuse in any stuffy environment for a fresh, crisp atmosphere.
  2. Add a few drops to Young Living’s V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex to create a relaxing massage oil.
  3. Add a few drops to some coconut oil and stir for a quick chest rub. DIY Chest Rub:5 Tbsp Coconut Oil, 11/2 Tbsp Beeswax and 30 drops EO. R.C. is especially beneficial when combined with Thieves, Wintergreen or Raven Essential Oils.
  4. Add to a bowl of hot steaming water, then place a towel over the head and inhale directly from the bowl. Add a drop of Peppermint oil for added benefits.
  5. Rub 3 drops on feet where the toes meet the foot (sinus vita flex point) just before bedtime.
  6. Apply 2 drops to a warm wet towel to use as a hot compress.
  7. Rub 1 -2 drops EO between the shoulder blades to relieve coughing.
  8. Apply topically on the sinus cavities to relieve sinus congestion and coughing. When the sinuses are draining down the back of the throat it causes us to cough.
  9. Apply 1-2 drops on the palms, rub in a circular motion to warm oil, cup hands over the nose, and breath deeply 3-4 times to refresh and energize you
  10. Massage on feet or chest before exercising to uplift and inspire. Also to open airways to bring oxygen to the muscles.
  11. Add a few drops to a wet washcloth and set it outside the stream of water during a hot shower for an invigorating spa experience.
The Many Uses of Digize
The Many Uses of DiGize
This oil is a powerhouse for the digestive system. Seriously - it works in seconds flat (at least for me it does). DiGize is a blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils. Put your googling fingers to work and do a little research to find out how amazing those oils are for your body! You’ll be amazed.

What’s so great about DiGize?
  • Helps relieve digestive discomfort
  • It’s a great companion to Essentialzymes-4 when taken with meals to support your wellness regimen.
  • Apply it topically after meals to enjoy the crisp, comforting aroma.
  • Add it to V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex for a soothing abdominal massage.
  • Use DiGize in a wellness regimen.

Common everyday uses:
  1. Apply 2-4 drops of DiGize in the palm and rub over the stomach and around the navel to relieve indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea, or constipation. Beneficial for all things digestion and bowels.
  2. Inhale for nausea.
  3. Apply a few drops to a handkerchief or tissue and inhale for a refreshing, calming aroma.
  4. Add a few drops to Thieves Laundry Soap to eliminate diesel and oil smells from clothing.
  5. Add a few drops to your laundry stripping recipe to break down chemicals from other detergents.

The Many Uses of Lemon
The Many Uses of Lemon
The fresh, invigorating aroma of Lemon is an instant pick-me-up and a great way to start your day. You can diffuse it in the morning with some Peppermint for a kick start, or add it to your cleaning routine for a fresh, non-toxic alternative to harsh cleaners.

Lemon contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function so it is great to diffuse in the home, office, or classroom.

What’s so great about Lemon?
  • Keep Lemon on hand for its clean, energizing, and invigorating aroma.
  • Diffuse it to create a more focused environment. Use its aroma to create an uplifting atmosphere.
  • Add Lemon to skincare products to help reduce the appearance of aging.
  • Use it to help remove adhesives. Inhale or apply topically to reduce the symptoms of cough and cold.

Cool Fact: Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rind of the fruit so it doesn't contain the high acid content that the inside of the fruit does. Therefore, it’s not hard on your tooth enamel. #WinWin
One more thing, this one comes in a white label (+) bottle too. That means it can be ingested as well. Remember - same oil, different label.

Common everyday uses:
  1. Put 6 drops of Lemon oil and 6 drops of Purification oil in a squirt bottle mixed with distilled water to use as an air freshener.
  2. Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, or crayon.
  3. Rub 1 drop of Lemon and 1 drop of Cypress on varicose veins to support circulation.
  4. Add 1-2 drops of Lemon + oil to a small glass of water and drink upon rising to kick start digestion.
  5. For homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon+ oil, 2 Tbsp. of honey, and 2 cups of pure water. Adjust to suit your own taste. Add 1 drop to a glass or stainless-steel water bottle. Add 2-3 drops to your morning smoothie.
  6. Add a drop of Lemon+ to warmed organic, grass-fed butter & drizzle over bread, pasta, or seafood.
  7. Add 1 drop of Lemon+ to plain or vanilla yogurt and top w/ fresh berries.
  8. Add 2-3 drops of Lemon+ to your favorite salad oil recipe.
  9. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous, bunion, or wart mornings and evenings to soften the skin.
  10. To clean and increase the shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop cleaned fruit into the water and stir. 
  11. Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counters.
  12. Combine 1-3 drops of Lemon oil with 1 tbsp of rock salt, and rub into a wooden butcher's block or another cutting surface to freshen.
  13. Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon oil to clean.
  14. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.
  15. Season changes got you down. No big deal. Add 4 drops each of Lemon+, Lavender+, and Peppermint+ Essential Oil to a vegetable capsule. You can also place 2 drops each of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint Oil into a diffuser, or onto a cotton ball and place it in your vents.
The Many Uses of Northern Lights Black Spruce
The Many Uses of Northern Lights Black Spruce
Oh Canada, this is your oil! Farmed and distilled in the true north, this oil is truly unique. I am so proud that we have a Seed to Seal farm in Fort Nelson, British Columbia. Sustainable tree farming is something all Canadians should be cheering about. The trees are bathed in the energy of the aurora borealis or northern lights, which is believed by many cultures to contain spiritual renewal and clarity.

This oil has an amazing, rich, woodsy scent. I cannot get enough of the smell of this guy; I mean it’s basically like camping in a bottle!

What’s so great about Northern Lights Black Spruce?
● Use as part of your daily skincare regime by adding a few drops to your favourite product
● Helps to promote a good night’s rest
● Replace synthetic fragrance by using this oil as a safe, non-toxic cologne for men
● Spruce essential oil is often used to soothe muscle discomfort and in massages after exercise. Dilute with V-6 for an invigorating massage

Common everyday uses:
  1. Add 6-10 drops of black spruce to 2 cups Epsom salts and sprinkle in a hot bath.
  2. My favourite use for black spruce personally is to ease anxious feelings. I love to blend it with orange and apply it as a roll onto my wrists and neck throughout the day to stay calm, grounded, and focused.
  3. Diffuse it at bedtime, and add oils such as lavender, cedarwood, orange, frankincense, or eucalyptus!
  4. Apply topically for some tension relief or just to energize your mind and body.
  5. Diffuse during prayer or mediation.
The Many Uses of Peppermint
The Many Uses of Peppermint
Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Scientists have researched its effect on the liver and respiratory, improving concentration and mental accuracy. PubMed is a great resource to find all the scientific papers on essential oils. 

 What’s so great about Peppermint?
  • Cools fatigued muscles after physical activity
  • Relieves joint and muscle pain associated with strains, sprains, and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Produces a focused environment when diffused
  • Acts as a carminative and antispasmodic for digestive discomfort
  • Promotes feelings of calm and fights occasional nervous tension
  • Provides a refreshing experience when mixed with your favourite shampoo or when applied to the skin after a warm day in the sun
  • Reduces the symptoms of cough and cold when inhaled
  • Creates an invigorating and refreshing experience when inhaled
Common everyday uses:
  1. Rub 4-6 drops of Peppermint oil in the palm and rub around the navel to relieve indigestion, flatulence, and diarrhea.
  2. Place 1 drop on the location of discomfort when experiencing the symptoms of heartburn or acid reflux.
  3. Apply Peppermint oil to the injured area to relieve pain. If there is a cut, apply the Peppermint oil around but not on the open wound.
  4. Rub several drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet to help soothe someone with a fever. Apply every 20 minutes until the fever breaks. Adding Thieves is beneficial.
  5. Inhale Peppermint oil before and during a workout to boost your mood, open airways for greater oxygenation, and improve alertness.
  6. Massage several drops of Peppermint oil on the abdomen to relieve nausea.
  7. To relieve a headache, rub a drop of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (stay away from the eyes), and on the back of the neck.
  8. Inhale to stop hiccups in their tracks.
  9. Inhale and rub another drop on the back of the neck to improve alertness and concentration when focusing on a task or driving.
  10. Diffuse Peppermint oil in the room while studying. 
  11. To deter rodents, ants, or cockroaches, place two drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place them along the path or point of entry for these pests.
  12. Add 4-5 drops of Peppermint oil to 4 oz. of water and spray plants when you have aphids.
  13. Make a cooling mist - 1 tbsp witch hazel, 6 drops lavender, 4 drops peppermint, 4 drops eucalyptus to a 2oz spray bottle. Mist your skin.
  14. Rub Peppermint oil on those joints to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis.
  15. Inhale the fragrance of Peppermint oil to curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat.
  16. Remove ticks by applying a drop of Peppermint oil on a cotton swab and swabbing the tick. Wait for it to withdraw its head from the skin and remove it.
  17. Mix Peppermint oil with Epsom salts in a footbath to relieve sore feet.
  18. Add a drop of peppermint to the toilet bowl to encourage someone to empty their bowels.
Peppermint +
  • Include a drop in a tall glass of cool water for a refreshing start to your morning.
  • Blend with your pre-workout drink for an energizing start or wind down after your workout with a mint-infused chocolate or vanilla protein shake.
  • Add to hot chocolate to give it a refreshing flavour.
  • Use in baking and in a wide variety of desserts.
How awesome is that?! Peppermint is SO much more than a fragrance - when you get the real deal. One more thing, this one comes in a white-label (+) bottle too. That means it can be ingested as well. Remember - same oil, different label.

NOTE: Essential oils rich in menthol (such as Peppermint) should not be used on the throat or neck area of children under 18 months of age. Apply topically to the chest, back, or feet then cover with clothing.
The Many Uses of Copaiba
The Many Uses of Copaiba
Copaiba is a powerful essential oil from South Africa that has traditionally been used to aid digestion and support the body's natural response to injury or irritation. Predominantly, copaiba is used in reducing pain anywhere on or in the body. But I believe it is one of the most underappreciated oils of them all.

Did you know? Copaiba has the highest amounts of beta-caryophyllene (55 percent) of any known essential oil!

What’s so great about Copaiba?
● Provides a calming aroma
● Can be diffused to create a warm, inviting environment
● Reduces the appearance of blemishes
● Can be massaged into fatigued areas after activity
● Includes the naturally occurring constituent beta-caryophyllene
● Can be applied to the skin to promote the appearance of a youthful, radiant glow

Some everyday uses:
  1. DIY Pain cream: mix 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, 15 drops Copaiba, and 15 drops PanAway.
  2. Add Copaiba to a moisturizer or skin cream to help enhance the appearance of a youthful, radiant glow and to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
  3. Dilute with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage it on fatigued areas after exercise for a relaxing cooldown. To add a cooling sensation, combine Copaiba with Peppermint or Wintergreen essential oils.
  4. Diffuse it to create a warm, inviting space. Create a custom blend by adding oils such as Cedarwood or Cinnamon Bark.
  5. Create a natural beard oil with Copaiba, a lightweight carrier oil, and a complementary oil such as Northern Lights Black Spruce or Peppermint.
Vita Flex Technique

Vita Flex Technique means "Vitality through the reflexes". It is a specialized form of hand and foot massage that is exceptionally effective in delivering the benefits of essential oils throughout the body. It is based on a complete network of reflex points that stimulate all the internal body systems.

Essential oils are applied to contact points, and energy is released through electrical impulses created by contact between the fingertips and reflex points. This electrical charge follows the nerve pathways to a break or clog in the electrical circuit usually caused by toxins, damaged tissues, or loss of oxygen.

Applying oils to the feet is very effective and a safe way to apply oils to little ones, those who are very sick, or the elderly.

Why Young Living?
Young Living sets the standard for essential oil purity and authenticity, worldwide. How? Young Living owns its own farms or partners with co-op farms to produce the best quality plants. From the seed that goes into the ground, the farming practices, and time exact time and method of harvest. As well as carefully monitoring the distillation of their essential oils through their unique Seed to Seal® process. From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, Young Living applies the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving essential oils of the purest quality. With Young Living essential oils, you’ll experience the full power that nature intended.

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Information courtesy of Sp'Oil Yourself Wellness