about Peppermint

about Peppermint

Did you know that PEPPERMINT essential oil comes from one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion?Its botanical name is Mentha piperita and the family is Lamiacceae or Labiatae. Its plants originate in North America, Great Britain and the Mediterranean area. [side note: It seems as though our modern {I say modern, but it’s several hundred years old} Peppermint plant is actually a hybrid of 2 other mints {Mentha spicata and Mentha aquatica}. Their families being those listed above.] Several studies into the effects of Peppermint include: Jean Valnet, M.D., studied peppermint’s effect on the liver and respiratory systems.  Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint’s ability to improve concentration and mental accuracy.  Alan Hirsch, M.D., studied peppermint’s ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sense of fullness after meals. It is steam distilled from the leaves and stem of the plant. Peppermint should always be diluted. I prefer to dilute to a 1% solution it so a single drop will spread further over the skin. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I would love to help you get started learning more about Young Living Essential Oils… Comment here or visit me on FACEBOOK! ** I am not a doctor . All recommendations on this site are for personal information only and cannot diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Legally, I must recommend that you consult a trusted physician or other medical professional before using any alternatives to pharmaceutical medication or making any drastic changes in your diet. Live smart! Do your own research. Know & trust your doctor.**...
about Lemon

about Lemon

LEMON essential oil is a very useful oil. It’s botanical name is Citrus limon and the family is Rutacceae. Its plants originate in California and Italy.Something that amazed me when I read about Lemon essential oil was its ability to kill bacteria and viruses, without harming humans. “Research by Jean Valnet, MD, showed that vaporized lemon oil can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2% solution of lemon oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis bacteria.” {Essential Oil Desk Reference 5th Edition} It is cold pressed from the rind. It takes 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilo of oil. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I would love to help you get started learning more about Young Living Essential Oils… Comment here or visit me on FACEBOOK! ** I am not a doctor . All recommendations on this site are for personal information only and cannot diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Legally, I must recommend that you consult a trusted physician or other medical professional before using any alternatives to pharmaceutical medication or making any drastic changes in your diet. Live smart! Do your own research. Know & trust your...
about Lavender

about Lavender

Did you know that LAVENDER essential oil is probably the most versatile of all essential oils?It’s botanical name is Lavandula angustifolia and the family is Lamiacceae or Labiatae. Its plant originates in France. Truly pure lavender has been highly regarded for centuries for it’s ability to nourish the skin. Lavender has also been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects. It is steam distilled from the flowering top. It has been called the “Swiss-army knife of essential oils.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I would love to help you get started learning more about Young Living Essential Oils… Comment here or visit me on FACEBOOK! ** I am not a doctor . All recommendations on this site are for personal information only and cannot diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Legally, I must recommend that you consult a trusted physician or other medical professional before using any alternatives to pharmaceutical medication or making any drastic changes in your diet. Live smart! Do your own research. Know & trust your...
about Frankincense

about Frankincense

Did you know that FRANKINCENSE essential oil is very versatile?It’s botanical name is Burseraceae, and its plant originates in Somolia.It is steam distilled from the resin of the plant. In ancient times it was thought to be able to “treat every conceivable ill known to man.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I would love to help you get started learning more about Young Living Essential Oils… Comment here or visit me on FACEBOOK! ** I am not a doctor . All recommendations on this site are for personal information only and cannot diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Legally, I must recommend that you consult a trusted physician or other medical professional before using any alternatives to pharmaceutical medication or making any drastic changes in your diet. Live smart! Do your own research. Know & trust your...
so, what ARE essential oils anyway?

so, what ARE essential oils anyway?

WELCOME to my series on ESSENTIAL OILS and what they are, how they are extracted and why Young Living is the leader in this industry, including their process that guarantees the oils are the highest, purest quality on the market. Have you just simply wondered what in the world “ESSENTIAL OILS” are? well… Essential Oils are “volatile liquids created by aromatic plants that help the plants sustain it’s life.” {??}   Essential oils are literally the “life blood” of a plant. They are an ‘oil-soluble substance’ that can be extracted from a plant that helps that plant defend itself from insects and environmental conditions as well as fight against disease. The oils of a plant are over 50 times more powerful than the herb, and their molecules are small enough to enter the blood stream through the skin. Inhaling oils can cause them to penetrate the blood/brain barrier, which is causing some revolutionary research into autism and developmental delays, as well as helping many families naturally control a child with attention issues. Use of essential oils for healing dates back to Biblical times. There have been essential oils found in Egyptian tombs that still posses the same compounds as oils distilled properly today–meaning a PURE Essential Oil will not have an expiration date… but diluted or adulterated ones will. I wrote about why I prefer to learn about natural methods of healing to try before heading to a medical practitioner… but I must caution anyone who also wishes to do so to consult their doctor before trying alternatives to Rx, especially if you are currently taking an Rx for a specific...