Sunday, December 12, 2010

Part 4: Pure Essential Oils—How Do You Know?

Gary, Marcel & Jean-Noel at Mona Farm 2002
Over the next several years, I returned to Europe many times to study at several universities. Whenever there was a class or seminar on essential oils, I was sure to be there. I attended courses at the University of Paris, Warwick University in London, the University of Geneva, and the University of Vienna. I spent 200 class hours with Dr. Farag at the University of Cairo.
At the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, one of my most rewarding studies was that of biblical archaeology and the possible relationship Christ had with essential oils. During this time, from 1986 to 1995, I spent up to four weeks every summer working in France and Egypt with the farmers, learning how to grow plants. Only through the study of growing the plants can you understand what is needed in the soil and what type of climate and geographic location are necessary to create the optimal chemistry in the plant.
I began another phase of my journey in 1992 when my long-time friend and business associate Jean-Noel Landel introduced me to Henri Viaud, a physicist, chemist, and distiller of essential oils, who lived in the high mountains of Province, France. Mr. Viaud had a laboratory and a small 2,000-3,000 liter distiller. He was 82 years old when he took me under his wing as his final student and taught me the fine art of distillation.
In 1992 Mr. Viaud began training me on how to become a “nose.” In 1993 while studying and working with Mr. Viaud, Jean-Noel introduced me to yet another person who would become an important part of my learning process.
Marcel Espieu was the president of the Lavender Growers Association and had been for 27 years. Lavender farming and distillation had been the principal trade in his family for eight generations. However, his sons went off to the city to receive an education in computers and medical engineering, with no interest in returning to run the farm. When Marcel and Henri saw my interest in learning the art of distillation and saw my knowledge of farming, they adopted me like their son and continued to mentor me until their passing.
In fact, Marcel visited both the St. Maries, Idaho, and Mona, Utah, farms and spoke at the Young Living Convention in 2002. These great men were the most knowledgeable people in the world about growing and harvesting of herbs and plants for the distillation of essential oils. I feel blessed that my early knowledge and education about the plants and oil extraction came from them.
To be continued . . .

SOURCE: D. Gary Young Blog
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Part 5: Pure Essential Oils—How Do You Know?

Gary & Dr. Baser (far right) at UNIDO
About this same time, from 1992 until 1994, yet another door opened to me when I met Dr. Hervé Casabianca, the most reputable essential oil and plant molecular analytical chemist in the world. Dr. Casabianca started teaching me gas chromatography analysis. He also taught me what goes on in the world of oil adulteration and how to recognize it.
As I continued my search for knowledge, I was able to study at the Albert Vieille Laboratory in Vallauris, France, to further my chemistry education in gas chromatography. In 1995, while presenting at a UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) conference at the Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey, I was invited by Professor Husnu Baser to attend classes in gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. I accepted the offer, and in 1997 I was enrolled in 120 class hours of practical training in essential oils, plant compounds, and analysis.
 In 1989 I began my first farming project near Spokane, Washington, on a quarter acre of ground behind my office. In this little piece of ground, I planted various herbs and plants to see how they would grow. In May of 1992, I bought 160 acres in St. Maries, Idaho, and moved all of the plants and herbs there, where I had the acreage to grow them and really start farming. This became my first Young Living Essential Oils farm.
Also in 1992 I leased my second farm in the central region of Provence, France. Here I was able to learn much more, as I was able to work with other lavender growers and visit their farms and distilleries, which helped me determine what I liked and felt was the best way to extract the oil and maintain the highest quality. It was here that many ideas came to me about how I wanted to grow and develop my own techniques for better distilling.
To be continued . . .

SOURCE: D. Gary Young Blog
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Highest Potential™

Highest Potential™ is an exotic blend of Highest Potential™therapeutic-grade essential oils designed to increase your capacity to achieve your highest potential. It combines the uplifting and inspirational qualities of Australian Blue™, with the power of Gathering™, to help bring greater unity of purpose. Jasmine is added to enhance self-confidence, while ylang ylang calms, soothes, and helps release feelings that might otherwise get in the way. (10 ml)
How to use: For topical or aromatic use.
Source: Highest Potential™

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Fresh Essence Plus™ Mouthwash

Fresh Essence Plus™ MouthwashWith a special new formulation of essential oils will give you even fresher breath with its powerful germ-killing action. The unique liposmoe technology (using soy-derived lecithin) binds the essential oils to the mucous membrane inside the mouth.
How to use: Gargle thoroughly morning and night.
Source: Fresh Essence Plus™ Mouthwash

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) has a fresh, earthy, herbaceous scent that lifts the spirit. Helichrysum flowers are commonly called Everlasting or Immortelle.
While the reference to “long life” made by these names may have come about because the flowers dry without losing their color and beauty, it could just as well refer to the amazing properties of the oil, which has a wide range of applications. It supports healthy skin, nerves, and circulation.
Helichrysum scores 17,430 on the antioxidant ORAC scale.
Source: Helichrysum

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2010 Holiday Catalog is Here!

If you haven’t already, take a look at our new Seasonal Essentials 2010 holiday catalog, which is dropping in all orders now. It’s a great way to get a head start on the holiday season, and has all the new products and exclusive holiday gift packs you’ve been waiting for.
It won’t be hard to find a gift for everyone on your list this year—including yourself! From Gary Young’s favorite—Sacred Frankincense—to the latest diffusers and new and improved body creams, you’ll find everything you need to make this a season of wellness, purpose, and abundance.
Click on our virtual catalog to get your first look at our latest holiday offerings, and be sure to share the link with your friends.

SOURCE: D. Gary Young Blog
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Essential Oils vs. Mold

In November and December 2005, I completed the first field tests using Young Living essential oils to combat mold. I then developed a detailed protocol and discovered how effective essential oils—especially the Thieves® blend—could be. Since that time, I have presented my results at Rice University, Young Living conventions, and a number of regional meetings. Take a look at some of my findings:
What I found was truly a breakthrough in eliminating the problems associated with exposure to mold because no other mold remediation method available is as effective and inexpensive. I have since continued my research and have completed more than 100 additional case studies. As a speaker at Rice University, I presented new data and answered questions raised by people attempting to use my protocol. You can view my PowerPoint presentation on the Rice University website and on our website,
Dr. Ed Close

SOURCE: D. Gary Young Blog
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Eucalyptus Globulus

Eucalyptus GlobulusEucalyptus globulus has a fresh, penetrating scent. It contains a high percentage of the compound eucalyptol, a key ingredient in many mouth rinses.
Often used for the respiratory system, eucalyptus has also been investigated for its effect on insects. It is comforting during the cold season and wonderful in massages designed to soothe muscles after exercise.
Source: Eucalyptus Globulus

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Evergreen Essence™

Evergreen Essence™ takes you back to nature by combining the scents of a variety of aromatic pine, cedar, and spruce trees. Crisp and invigorating, it refreshes your senses. This blend changes slightly from season to season. Evergreen Essence™ is a seasonal item that is not available year round.
Source: Evergreen Essence™

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Essential Oils

Used aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally, Young Living's essential oils, such as lavender, can calm, energize, balance, purify, and rejuvenate the mind and body.
Young Living's line of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and unique essential oil blends are sourced from the world's finest plants. Our oils are not diluted with chemical and synthetic additives and are carefully prepared to maintain plant integrity.
This commitment to purity makes Young Living essential oils the world's highest-quality essential oil line.

Visit the Young Living website here!

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Ganz ohne Stress auf die Festtage vorfreuen ...

Hier sind ein paar Tipps wie wir uns ganz ohne Stress auf die Festtage vorfreuen können:
Zerstäube Christmas Spirit - es ist mein Lieblings-Weihnachtsöl:
Kindheitserinnerungen werden wach, Düfte von Zimt, Tannenreisig, Orangen und Gewürznelken ... eine erhebende Duftnote, die das Herz warm stimmt und auf Stress ganz vergessen lässt.
Kein Diffuser? Kein Problem! Vor dem Ausgehen einen tiefen Zug aus dem Fläschchen Christmas Spirit nehmen, und hinaus geht's in die frische Winterluft. Wenn der Wind um die Nase weht, und die Leute mit grimmen Gesichtern und hektischen Schritten durch die Welt eilen, steht ein glückliches Lächeln auf Deinen Lippen. Düfte, so weihnachtlich - man glaubt man ist im Himmel - Und nur Du kannst sie riechen! (Christmas Spirit - solange der Vorrat reicht)
Weihnachtliche Stimmung statt Hektik und Stress!
Der Young Living Ultrasonic Diffuser macht es leicht, weihnachtliche Stimmung in Büro und zu Hause zu verbreiten. Vergiß nicht den Diffuser in ein Krankenzimmer mitzunehmen. Der Kranke wird sich über Weihnachtsdüfte sehr freuen. Wählen Sie Christmas Spirit, Balsamtanne, oder Orange um den Zauber der Weihnacht in die Stube zu bringen!
Einfach 1/4l Wasser in den Behälter des Ultrasonic Diffusers gießen, 5-15 Tropfen eines hoch wirksamen ätherischen Öls der Firma Young Living dazu geben, einschalten. Augenblicklich verbreitet sich ein wohliger Duft im ganzen Raum. Der Duft erfüllt die Sinne und erhebt das Herz!
Wir haben ein tolles Weihnachtsangebot für Sie!
Der Weihnachtsdiffuser, mit einem Fläschchen Christmas Spirit GRATIS dazu!
Mir ist aufgefallen, dass jeder der heuer einen Diffuser kauft, gleich drei (3) bestellt: Einen für sich selbst, und zwei als Weihnachtsgeschenke.
Der Weihnachtsdiffuser ist wirklich DAS ideale Weihnachtsgeschenk für jedermann:
Für die Kinder um den wunderschönen Weihnachtstraum im Kinderherzen durch Düfte zu verankern, die sie durchs ganze Leben begleiten werden.Für die Hausfrau die es liebt, Ihre Wohnung rein und frei von unliebsamen Mitbewohnern (Viren, Milben, Schimmelpilzen) zu haben.Für den Herrn des Hauses, der technische Dinge liebt - der Ultrasonic Diffuser sieht wie eine kleinen Raumstation aus.Für den Heilpraktiker, der seine Praxis mit wohltuenden Düften zu einer Oase des Heilens verwandelt.Für den Unternehmer, der durch angenehme, erhebende Düfte seine Kunden zum Einkaufen einlädt, wie etwa im Geschäft, beim Weihnachtsbazaar, oder beim Fundraiser Event.Viel Freude mit dem neuen Bestseller der Firma Young Living:
Der Weihnachtsdiffuser!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Domino magazine features Young Living Essential Oils

Lehi, Utah—Young Living Essential Oils, a Utah-based company specializing in therapeutic-grade essential oils and all-natural health products, has been mentioned in the December/January 2008 issue of Domino magazine. In this current issue, Joshua Onysko, founder and alchemist of Pangea Organics body-care, mentions Young Living's geranium essential oil as “one of the top eco-centric ways to look and feel fabulous in 2008.”
When used as a calming scrub, Onysko says, “The best essential oil by far is geranium. The scent, sweet and pungent, goes right to the frontal lobe, relieving tension and anxiety. The oil also helps speed up the reproduction of skin cells—a few drops mixed into a cup of sea salt and jojoba oil is a rejuvenating body polish.”
Domino is a style magazine centered on the home. Edited for busy women, readers can shop right from its pages.
Young Living Essential Oils is world-renowned for its essential oils and oil blends, oil-enhanced nutritional supplements, bath and body products, skincare solutions, and natural preparations for the home. For more information about Young Living and to get your Geranium Oil at a 10% Discount today, please visit us.

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Christmas Gifts - Wellness - The gift that keeps on giving!

Santa won't be disappointed to try the new NingXia Red Holiday Collection this season. With the NingXia wolfberry's unparalleled source of antioxidants and nutrients, it's the best way to fortify and replenish your health during the holidays.
And when you combine the naturally delicious, long lasting energy of NingXia Red with the protein-packed nutrition of Wolfberry Crisp Bars, you have the perfect way to give Santa - or anyone else on your list - a little something extra this Christmas.
This collection contains one liter of Ningxia Red®, a limited edition gift box, and one package of Wolfberry Crisp™ Bars.
Enjoy! Available at your personal Young Living consultant Maria Schasteen.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Muscle Aches and Pain

With springtime comes activity … gardening, biking, canoeing, all sorts of sports activities.
A couple of days ago, I began my serious gardening – after having been pretty sedentary during a very cold winter. After the first day of digging, stretching, lifting, and using muscles that had been “asleep” for a while, I hurt so much, I could barely move.
Our wonderful friend Jennifer T. offered, that if one takes 2 BLM tablets before going out to do such physical work, and two when you are finished, you will wake up the next morning not knowing you did such heavy exercise!
If only I had known ahead of time! Don't let this happen to you. Check out the trusted Young Living supplement BLM.
BLM Tablets, 90 Caps, Code 3234
BLM Powder, Code 3258
Muscle Aches and Pain

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China here we come ...

NingXia Red is Young Living's most popular product. Its unbelievably potent antioxidant properties make it the world's #1 Antioxidant Drink.
Learn how you can use NingXia Red to reach new levels of financial abundance. Don't miss out on this chance of a lifetime.
Taste the exquisite and unique flavor your body will love. Learn how this treasured berry from China holds the keys to our modern health dilemma.
Join us today and ride the NingXia wave!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010


Exodus™ is a supercharged antioxidant formula containing echinacea and other herbs designed to support immune function.* Echinacea is one of the most studied immune supporters and the subject of several books, including Echinacea: The Immune Herb, by Christopher Hobbs.
Exodus™ also contains Uncaria tomentosa, known as cat’s claw, another highly regarded immune supporter. Cat’s claw was discussed in a book by Kenneth Jones and in an article by Julian Whitaker, M.D., entitled, “Take U?a de Gato for All-Around immunity.” Exodus maintains and supports healthy immune function. [60 capsules]
How to use: Use periodically as needed. Take 2 capsules three to four times daily. Keep in a cool dry place. Do not expose to excessive heat or direct sunlight. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Source: Exodus™

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Fir, Dougls

Fir, DouglsDouglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) has a crisp, invigorating, woodland pine aroma that is spiritually realigning. Used in massage, it helps relieve muscles after exercise.*
How to use: For aromatic use.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Source: Fir, Dougls

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) has a sweet, earthy, anise-like aroma that is energizing, vitalizing, and balancing. It is stimulating to the circulatory, glandular, pancreas, respiratory, and digestive systems. It also may support feelings of well-being during the menstrual cycle[...]
Source: Fennel

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Evergreen Essence™

Evergreen Essence™ takes you back to nature by combining the scents of a variety of aromatic pine, cedar, and spruce trees. Crisp and invigorating, it refreshes your senses. This blend changes slightly from season to season. Evergreen Essence™ is a seasonal item that is not available year round.
Source: Evergreen Essence™

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Essential Oils for Winter

During the frigid winter months, there is always the potential for several unique health concerns that are common during this time of year to come about. The inclement weather tends to keep people indoors in crowded areas, where they are more susceptible to sharing viruses and bacteria. The cold, dry air can often lead to dry skin and chapped lips.
For each of the many wintertime problems, there are several common essential oil recommendations that can help prevent or ease the symptoms of these common wintertime maladies.
"Lavender oil is great for all around wellness. I use it on my face for winter wind burns."
—Jeanette Jolley, California, USA
"Dry and cracked hands in the wintertime are a problem, so mixing a few drops of Lavender with hand lotion really helps keep them from cracking open and bleeding."
—Karen Thomas, Pennsylvania, USA
For the highest quality therapeutic-grade lavender oil visit
More information on cold and flu remedies visit

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Monday, November 29, 2010


Estro Estro™ is an herbal tincture containing plant-derived phytoestrogens, including black and blue cohosh, that are used extensively in Europe. Phytoestrogens have been researched for their ability to support a woman’s body.
Source: Estro™

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Explore the Dream

Are you looking for a rewarding and lucrative business opportunity?
Join me in business. I now live my dreams. Let me show you how you, too, can design your life around your talents and your dreams. Live a life of Freedom, Abundance and Health!
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cel-Lite Magic™ - Do you mean Cellulite?

Yes, the Young Living product Cel-Lite Magic™ does sound like cellulite. It gives the skin a wonderful sheen and smells intriguingly delicious. With the therapeutic-grade essential oils of grapefruit, juniper and cedarwood, you've a massage oil that is exquisite.
Once Dr. Mercola said that he improved his eyesight dramatically with the oils that are just found in Cel-Lite Magic™. So I began to massage this oil in a wide circle around my eyes. (Be careful not to get it in the eye!)
I love the feeling, the smell, the effects. Now I apply the oil around my eyes often before going to bed, especially in times when my eyes are burning and weak from a long day of computer work. When I awake in the morning, my eyes are strong again and the redness is gone.

The wonderful ingredients of this magical product Cel-Lite Magic™ massage oil combine the healthful benefits of specially selected vegetable oils with vitamin E and therapeutic-grade essential oils to tone and nourish the skin.
Grapefruit essential oil is beneficial for improving skin texture, and juniper oil may work as a detoxifier and cleanser that is also beneficial to the skin.
How to use: Massage on locations where firming and toning is desired. Shake well before using. Store in a cool, dry place.
WARNING: Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, flush area with vegetable oil.
Ingredients: Fractionated Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Citrus Paradisi+ (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens† Oil, Cedrus Atlantica+ (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Juniperus Osteosperma+ Aerial Parts Oil, Juniperus Scopulorum+ Aerial Parts Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Salvia Sclarea+ (Clary) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, and Olea Europaea++ (Olive) Fruit Oil.
+ 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oil
++ Organically grown in accordance with the California Organic Foods Act of 1990.
Want to get your own Cel-Lite Magic™?
Go here and click on PRODUCTS.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Exodus 2™

Exodus 2™ is a timeless blend of essential oils believed by researchers to have been used by Moses in protecting the Israelites from a plague. It contains aromatics that support the immune and other vital body systems. Exodus 2™ complements the Exodus™ dietary supplement in supporting the body’s natural defenses[...]
Source: Exodus 2™

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How I make money from home

I cordially invite you to take a close look at one of the most rewarding business opportunities around. It's not everyday that you have the fortune to come across such a unique, innovative and future oriented company like Young Living.
Be sure to learn how we make money. Take comfort in knowing that we work with you as a team. You won’t be on your own wondering what steps to take to make some money. We have a step-by-step plan of action that shows you exactly how to make $1,000 residual income in your very first three months in business.
Your team is eager to help you. We have an exclusive team system to help you succeed. Remember, we won’t be successful if you are not successful. Young Living rewards team effort in a big way! I think you will find that you can make a substantial income on a part-time basis with us... our history definitely proves it.
I love my Young Living business! Having been with Young Living since 1997, I built an organization of thousands of people – all from the comfort of my own home. I feel, there is no business as rewarding as Young Living with its philosophy of “helping people help themselves to be happy and healthy.” We earn a living by helping others find the lifestyle of their dreams.
If this thought moves your heart; if you feel – maybe for the first time – that this company could be the answer to your hopes and dreams; if you love people and want to show mankind an alternative leading from suffering to freedom - Join us in our global mission! We are here to support you.
We have a proven track to run on with our team system. So whether you are looking to supplement your income working a few hours a week from home or wanting to eventually replace and even surpass what you are currently earning, please take a very close look. I look forward to personally work with you. To your success! May all your dreams come true.

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Aqua Essence for Your Bath

Adding undiluted essential oils directly to bathwater is not recommended. Aqua Essence packets are the perfect addition to a warm bath.
Aqua Essence bath packets are designed so you can diffuse a restorative blend of essential oils in water, creating a comforting, rejuvenating, and soothing bath experience.
Oils may also be mixed with Epsom salts or a bath gel base as an alternative.
Maria Schasteen is editor of - Nature's Most Trusted Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils Store

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Friday, November 26, 2010


Forgiveness™ contains a synergistic blend of soothing and uplifting essential oils that may enhance the ability to release negative memories and move beyond emotional barriers. The process of growth can only proceed when we have the ability to forgive and let go.
Source: Forgiveness™

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Get Ready for Back to School With MightyVites!

Have you tried Young Living's MightyVites for kids? Much like its older brother TrueSource™, MightyVites are made with whole–food ingredients. They're the natural source of vitamins your kids need to get ready for school.

Available in delicious Orange Cream and Mixed Berry chewable flavors, MightyVites contain superfruits, plants, and veggies that deliver the full–spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients for children's developing bodies.

SOURCE: D. Gary Young Blog
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Air Purification

With an increase in burning of wood, coal, and heating oil to keep warm, and cold air keeping air pollution closer to the ground, there is typically a higher amount of air pollution in the air than normal during the winter months. This increased pollution can lead to several different respiratory problems.
According to Connie and Alan Higley, authors of the Reference Guide for Essential Oils, "Diffusing essential oils in the home or work place is one of the best ways to purify our environment. The anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic properties of the oils, along with the negative ions and oxygenating molecules that are released when essential oils are diffused all help to reduce chemicals, bacteria, and metallics in the air." (page 311)
Several oils they recommend for air purification include cypress, eucalyptus, fir, grapefruit, lavender, lemon (to sterilize the air), lime and rosemary.
Peppermint oil is a favorite which I…diffuse to kill bacteria and freshen the air—especially during wintertime when doors and windows cannot be opened.
—Karen Thomas, Pennsylvania
More information visit

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Breathe Again™

Holiday Roll-ons
The newest member to the essential oil roll-on family is just in time for the winter cold and flu season. Breathe Again™ provides respiratory relief and soothes discomfort associated with the sniffles. Available in a convenient roll-on application, Breathe Again is a combination of four eucalyptus essential oils plus peppermint, myrtle, and copal essential oils. Purchase Breathe Again in our Holiday Roll-On Collection with Valor® and Tranquil™ roll-ons, now available!

SOURCE: D. Gary Young Blog
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Diffusers Create an Inviting Holiday Atmosphere

Young Living Diffusers
With the recent additions to our diffuser line, you now have even more ways to create a peaceful atmosphere, relieve tension, and eliminate odors.

Our new Ultrasonic Diffuser and Travel Fan Diffuser join the classic Essential Oil Diffuser to offer you even more choices for diffusing Young Living essential oils.

Introduce friends and family to the benefits of essential oils and create the ideal holiday setting. Plus, each diffuser comes with a 5 ml Christmas Spirit™ essential oil blend and a 5 ml orange essential oil—free!
Ultrasonic Diffuser
The Ultrasonic Diffuser is an essential oil atomizer that can diffuse any essential oil from lavender to sandalwood. Using an optimal frequency, Young Living's Ultrasonic Diffuser atomizes cold water and essential oils, breaking up molecules into microscopic mist. This new model also offers a deeper well, enabling longer, more continuous diffusing with less frequent refilling.
Item No. 4456 - 5 ml oils
Travel Fan Diffuser
The Travel Fan Diffuser is capable of diffusing any essential oil. It uses a quiet but powerful mini fan and all-natural high-density essential oil pads, and is capable of filling a room as large as 1,000 square feet.
Item No. 4457 - 5 ml oils
Essential Oil Diffuser
The Essential Oil Diffuser disperses essential oils without heating them so they retain their therapeutic benefits. With Young Living's complete diffuser, oils are dispersed in a microfine vapor, allowing them to remain suspended in the air for extended periods of time. The Essential Oil Diffuser is available in bronze, silver, green, and limited-edition red versions.

SOURCE: D. Gary Young Blog
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


H2Oils™ are specially designed packets of essential oils that diffuse slowly into water, transforming plain tap water into a refreshing drink. The citrus oils are rich in d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. Peppermint is renowned for facilitating digestion.
Source: H2Oils™

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Harmony™ is an exquisite blend that promotes physical and emotional well-being by bringing harmonic balance to the energy centers of the body. This allows energy to flow more efficiently.
Emotional blockages are the source of many problems. The liberating, balancing, and calming essential oils in this blend open us to new possibilities while contributing to an overall feeling of well-being. As a bonus, they are also beneficial for reducing stress.*
How to use: For topical or aromatic use. Diffuse or wear on ears, forehead, bottoms of the feet, over the heart, at the base of the neck, at the back of the head, and on areas of poor circulation.
Source: Harmony™

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Gratitude™ is a soothing blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils designed to elevate the spirit, calm emotions, and bring relief to the body. It helps to foster a grateful attitude and allows you to be open to the blessings and bounty already in your life, which is crucial to emotional and spiritual progress.
Source: Gratitude™

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Monday, November 22, 2010


Grounding™ is a relaxing and balancing blend of essential oils that provides a stabilizing influence. Emotional chaos can lead to poor decisions. Grounding™ helps you cope with reality in a positive manner.
How to use: For aromatic or topical use. Diffuse or wear on the back of the neck and on the temples.
Source: Grounding™

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Part Seven – The Journey to Sacred Frankincense

I met with Sheikh Hamdan, head of one of the largest corporations in Salalah, with businesses in construction, financing, general trade, etc. The Hamdan Group also owns a private hospital. Sheikh Hamdan and his son, Mr. Abdullah, are very interested in Young Living’s frankincense venture in Oman and want to help us.
Sheikh Hamdan has worked as an overseer and coordinator of the people who harvest the frankincense resin in the Dhofar region. He also confirmed that he has not had any other American or anyone from Utah come to do research, start a new business, nor investigate the Omani frankincense.
When I visited with the Minister of Agriculture, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Trade, and the Minister of Business Trade and Export, they confirmed that they had never met with any American, nor had an export permit been requested, irrespective of the fact that no codes existed for exportation of frankincense resin or oil.
It is sad that there is so much deception in the world of essential oils. Very few people have had enough experience to know what questions to ask, what to look for, or have paid the price to know the difference between the resin species and to determine which of the five different grades they are and their quality. Why must the talk about this sacred oil be marred with the negative side of the essential oil industry that is about money and power? Only those who are a part of that deception can answer that question.
For me, its name bears that meaning, and I feel blessed and privileged to be in the country of Oman to be a part of bringing God’s sacred frankincense to the world. Since March of 2010, Young Living has built two distilleries that are in operation six days a week in Salalah, Oman, and we are preparing to install a third one by 2011.
It is noteworthy that the cancer rate in Oman is much lower than in other countries of the world. Mahmoud Suhail, M.D., our partner in the Omani frankincense venture, recently shared with me the latest disease statistics for Oman. Out of a population of almost three million, the total number of malignancies in Oman in 2008 was 1,992, with total deaths of 194. The population of the United States is 305 million, and in 2009 there were 1,479,350 cases of cancer with 562,000 deaths.
Dr. Suhail wrote, “This means during 2008 and per every 10,000 population, 7 got cancer in Oman, while 48.5 got cancer in the United States.” That’s 6.9 times more cancer in the U.S. than in Oman! Because the cancer rate is so low in Oman, there are no oncology wards in the Omani hospitals in the Dhofar region.
Interestingly enough, the Omani people, unfortunately, have many factors that favor or promote cancer such as smoking, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, low exercise levels, and bad food habits. But they’re doing something right. Could it be that their use of frankincense has had its impact in the prevention of cancer? Some Omanis believe that their cancer-free life is a result of burning the frankincense resin and chewing it daily.

The Boswellia sacra frankincense that was taken to the Christ Child–the holy anointing oil–the sacred frankincense–has been found to carry very high if not the highest sesquiterpene levels, highest boswellic acids, highest (D.R.C.) DNA-repair capacity, and highest anti-cancer properties in the world. After 15 years of planning and preparation, this highly prized, ancient oil is now available only from Young Living, the World Leader in Essential Oils. I am proud that we have the two finest species of frankincense in Young Living–Boswellia carterii and now, our new addition, Boswellia sacra.
With respect and admiration for those who seek the truth, I offer my best wishes for a day of discovery and learning, a day of truth.

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Part Six: The Journey to Sacred Frankincense

After 15 years of traveling to and from Oman, building relationships with the people there, and acquiring their trust, I was able to fulfill a 15-year-old dream–to build a distillery in Oman and be the first in hundreds of years to distill the sacred frankincense.  After months of paperwork and waiting for the country of Oman to write the code, we were finally able to obtain permits to export Boswellia sacra to the U.S. and Ecuador. For that, we have to thank the wonderful people of Oman and our partner and manager, Mahmoud Suhail, M.D.

Boswellic acids are some of the main compounds found in the frankincense species of sacra and carterii that science is claiming to be anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory. Boswellia sacra has the highest amount of boswellic acids, at 42 percent; and carterii has almost as high an amount, with 40 percent.
It is most interesting that frereana found outside the U.S. shows an extremely low percentage of boswellic acids, ranging from perhaps 2 to 3 percent, but the frereana marketed in the U.S. has been analyzed by an independent U.S. laboratory and shown to have virtually no boswellic acid in its chemical structure.
In all of my travels while filming the documentary of the Frankincense Trail titled The One Gift and during the 15 years of research that I used in writing my book, a companion to the film, which was published in June 2010, also called The One Gift, never did I see other Americans, and certainly no one from Utah, doing research in Oman.
To be continued . . .

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Part Five – The Journey to Sacred Frankincense

I was excited to find Boswellia frereana in the marketplace in Cairo. This species was known as “The King of Frankincense” because ancient royalty desired to possess it because of its sweet perfume fragrance. However, when Dr. Farag and his students analyzed it, they found that the main compounds responsible for healing and regeneration were not present.
It was most interesting that the frankincense taken out of King Tutankhamun’s tomb resembled the frankincense species of sacra or carterii, not frereana. All the legends from ancient prophets indicate that sacra or carterii were the only species used to anoint and heal. Frereana was never used.
The frankincense from the Hadhramaut was the most desired, because the crystal-like resin drops called hojari come from there, which is the highest grade of frankincense known to exist. In the studies of the ancient world, it is accepted knowledge that the frankincense taken to the Christ Child came from present-day Oman–the Boswellia sacra hojari–the Sacred Frankincense. This is history! These are the facts!
It is amazing to me how people can make claims out of thin air with absolutely no knowledge or experience to back them up. People who have never traveled or conducted research pretend to be experts by copying and parroting other people’s research and literature, or they simply make up their own story.
When frereana came on the market about two years ago, distributors asked me over and over again why Young Living didn’t have frereana from Oman. My answer has always been the same. First, frereana does not come from Oman. Second, frereana is double the price of carterii because the perfume companies have a monopoly on it. Third, it is inferior in that it is not meant for healing but for perfume. To be sold for a lower price, it cannot be of a pure and natural origin, as has been verified by a gas chromatogram analysis (GC) perform by the Central Service Analytical Laboratories in Lyons, France, the number one analytical laboratory for essential oils in the world.
Study Shows Powerful Boswellic Acids Lacking in Boswellia frereana
Although the LC/LC/ESI-MS analysis of frankincense from B. frereana revealed peaks corresponding to the retention times of the boswellic acids (1–6; Fig. 3E), this gum-resin obviously does not contain appreciable amounts of the boswellic acids (1–6) which is in accordance with the results obtained by Mathe et al. They did not find any of the boswellic acids (1–6) in a botanically certified gum-resin of B. frereana with HPLC/UV at 210 nm. (Emphasis added.)
Frank A, Unger M, “Analysis of frankincense from various Boswellia species with inhibitory activity on human drug metabolising cytochrome P450 enzymes using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry after automated on-line extraction,” J. Chromatogr. A., 1112 (2006) 255-262.
To be continued . . .

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Part Four – The Journey to Sacred Frankincense

I had no idea how or why this was happening and wondered if this was to be my demise. However, my curiosity completely overshadowed any fear that I had, and at the specified time, I went downstairs. No one seemed to pay any attention to me, and as I cautiously walked towards the door, the black car pulled up, the door opened, and I quickly went outside. The man inside the car reached out and took my suitcase and made room for me as I climbed inside. I definitely had an unnerving feeling as I closed the door and the car sped away.
A man with the same voice that I had heard on the phone introduced himself to me and said that he had come to help me. He took me to a small shop in Giza Square where I met Khadija, an angelic-looking American lady. She was dressed in a white, flowing gown, and with the sun reflecting off the glass behind her, she looked like an angel who had just come from heaven.
She said she had been told about me and my work and wanted to help. She was engaged to the Minister of Antiquities and said that her fiancée would give me written permission to visit all the places that I wanted to go, which opened up Egypt to me in a way I never dreamed possible.
It was one of the most rewarding times of my life in my research and quest to learn about frankincense. Since then I have returned to Egypt many times and made 15 trips into the Middle East, which includes Yemen and Socotra Island. I asked many questions as I studied the history that kept me following different leads, stories, and legends to so many different places. The desert, the mountains, the ruins, the villages, and the old people all gave me clues, besides what I found in the libraries, museums, and universities.
I thoroughly enjoyed studying biblical archaeology at the Hebrew University and being able to travel and see so many historical sites in Israel. I was so grateful for the time that I was able to spend with Dr. Farag at the Cairo University, from whom I learned much about the possibilities of essential oils and their chemical constituents.
To be continued . . .

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Part Three – The Journey to Sacred Frankincense

As I sat in my hotel room feeling deeply disappointed, I remembered a message that I had received from my friends Eldon and Nancy Knittle a week earlier when I was in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, giving an interview on a television talk show. At the same time, they were in Dallas, Texas, giving a Young Living meeting in a health food store. Although it was late when I returned to my room after the interview, I quickly called them.
When I talked with Nancy on the phone, she told me that after their meeting, a stranger who was in the audience came up to her and handed her a piece of paper with a phone number on it. He said he was an Egyptian and hoped that she could reach me before I left for Egypt. He said it would be important for me to have the number when I arrived and for me to please call if I needed any help. Then without further explanation, he turned and disappeared out the door.
I remember that as I hung up the phone, a strange feeling came over me. Was this a new mystery? After all, I was going to Egypt. But how did the stranger know I was going there? It was rather intriguing. I scribbled the number on a piece of paper, stuffed it into my wallet, and then turned to my unpacked suitcase that was waiting for me. I had to hurry and finish packing as my flight left early in the morning. With all that I had to do, I never gave our “stranger” another thought until now.
I pulled my wallet out of my pocket to quickly look through all the little pieces of paper I had accumulated. If the number was for real, this was the moment to find out. To my relief, I found the paper still there and quickly dialed the number. When the voice on the other end said hello, I introduced myself and started to explain my situation. He carefully interrupted and said, “Yes, I have been waiting for your call.” He gave me a very specific time to go down to the front of the hotel with my things. I was not to speak to anyone, and when a black car pulled up, I was to get in quickly; and then he hung up.
To be continued . . .

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Part Two – The Journey to Sacred Frankincense

My head was spinning, trying to figure out what this was all about and what I was going to do, since it appeared that my first opportunity to be in Egypt looked like it was headed for disaster. I so wanted to know why Christ, as a child, fled to Egypt, since I’m sure there were other places he could have gone. What was the frankincense story all about? I had hoped to discover why frankincense was found in Tutankhamun’s tomb when it was opened by Howard Carter in 1922.
Why was Christ the only child recorded in historical writings to receive frankincense, myrrh, and gold at his birth? Yet, even that was shrouded with mystery as the definition in the Sabaic Dictionary, published by the University of Sana’a in 1982, states: “Gold, a type of incense.” That was a clue to something new that really piqued my interest.
Historically, at that time, incense was far more prized than gold. If frankincense and myrrh were given as precious gifts, why would gold, a much lesser commodity, be given as well? How did frankincense and myrrh equate to gold? As I started putting together what I had learned with what had been written, it just didn’t make sense.
Through my research and in asking questions in that part of the world, I learned that balsam oil was anciently called “liquid gold.” That seemed to be common knowledge in the Arabian world. So then I had to ask myself, “Did the translator leave out the word liquid because it didn’t seem important, or was it simply not understood?”  I was fascinated with it all and was driven to find the truth.
To be continued . . .

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Part One – The Journey to Sacred Frankincense

My journey began 18 years ago when I traveled to Egypt in search of the answers to many questions about the mysteries of essential oils hidden in the ancient ruins and hieroglyphics of Egyptian history. I was excited to study essential oil chemistry with Dr. Radwan Farag, PhD, dean of the Biochemistry Department at Cairo University, who at that time was the most published authority on essential oils in the world.
Tourism had already been greatly restricted in Egypt when I heard the announcement in the London airport requesting that all passengers traveling to Egypt report to the Customer Service Counter of Egypt Air immediately. All nonresidents were being advised not to travel there because there was tremendous tension and upheaval in the country, and it was extremely dangerous. Tickets were being changed and refunded for all foreigners except one. I knew I had to go, and I just couldn’t let this stand in my way of what I felt was to be a great adventure into the discovery of the unknown.
As I boarded the Egypt Air flight to Cairo, all eyes of the 38 Egyptian citizens were on me as I placed my camera bag in the overhead compartment. As the plane lifted off the ground, I had a strange feeling of anticipation, wondering what would happen to this lone American. When the jet landed and came to a stop, the stairs were rolled up to the door, but as I moved towards the exit, the head flight attendant asked me to let all the Egyptian citizens off first.
As the last passenger to leave the plane and walk down the stairs, I saw why I was detained. A military escort was waiting on the tarmac to go with me to pick up my luggage and take me through immigration, customs, and then into a black car waiting in the taxi lane. The military police drove me to a downtown hotel where I was checked in and told not leave the premises until my departure two weeks later.
To be continued…

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Essential Oils and Physical Abuse

Golden Touch 1 KitGolden Touch 1™ is an excellent Young Living essential oil kit to use for those healing from the trauma of physical abuse. Many times the visual effects of abuse heal, but the emotional damage remains. Negative emotions, if left unchecked, can move into the stomach, kidneys, liver, heart, or other vital systems in the form of anger, pain, and fear. If overlooked, these negative emotions can be locked in the body, reeking havoc on emotional and physical health. Some ignore the negative energy, making the emotions dig deeper into the body.
The Golden Touch 1 kit from Young Living can help release deep, negative emotions to help the healing process. Try these simple ideas:
If experiencing ongoing digestive issues, take a few drops of Di-Gize and rub some on your abdomen to help unwind emotions stored in the stomach.
Apply a few drops of EndoFlex over the kidney area to help release anger.
Apply JuvaFlex to the bottom of the feet to discharge any toxins and help release emotional discomfort out of the tissues.
Abuse can be taxing to your system. By applying a few drops of Melrose to your solar plexus (upper stomach area), you can help reduce mental fatigue.
Apply a few drops of Raven to the chest to release tension in your body that is hard to process.
The lungs and circulatory system can also be affected by physical abuse. Diffuse R.C. (or smell it right from the bottle) to process negative emotions stored in these important areas.
Apply Thieves to the feet to support your body’s immune system while creating a feeling of protection and courage.
Peace be with you,
Kaye Lynne

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Starting Your Day with Yoga, Peppermint, and Lavender

I can’t think of a better way to start the day than with a few basic yoga techniques and two very opposite, yet balancing oils: peppermint and lavender.
The yoga sun salutations can be done just about anywhere and doing them regularly helps with flexibility of the spine and warms up and loosens the muscles of the shoulders, back, neck, and arms. The following is a modified step-by-step sun salutation to help you open physically, mentally, and energetically to each new day.
First, get your Young Living peppermint and lavender essential oils.  Place one drop of peppermint and two to three drops of lavender onto your left palm. Gently rub your right palm over your left to mix the oils together.
Stand up straight and tall with your feet together, cupping your hands together over your nose, and gently inhale the blend of peppermint and lavender deeply for three to five breaths, setting your intentions for your day. Ground your feet into the floor by lifting and spreading all ten toes, then placing them firmly back onto the floor. Lift the inner arches of your feet, lift your inner anklebones up, and lift your kneecaps, so that your thigh muscles engage. Lengthen your tailbone down towards the floor, making sure you are not tilting your pelvis forward, nor arching at your lower back. Soften your ribs, and with each breath, lift your breastbone, widened your collarbones, and bring your shoulder blades down your back. Keep lifting your head towards the ceiling.
Notice how the peppermint essential oil helps stimulate your awareness, while the lavender oil soothes and calms. After inhaling the oils, you may rub the back of your neck to administer the remaining oils that are on your hands.
To begin the sun salutation, stand with your hands in prayer position in front of your heart.
1) Inhale and bring your arms out to your sides and then up over your head and pressing your palms together, arching your back as far as feels safe for you.
2) Exhale, lowering your arms back down to your sides and bend forward, until your hands touch your knees, shins, feet, or the floor.  If you are just beginning your yoga practice, or not feeling very flexible, simply stand with your feet hip-distance apart and slightly bend your knees as you fold forward.
3) On your next inhale, with your arms remaining down, lift your head, shoulders, and chest half way up with a flat back, looking towards the wall in front of you.
4) Exhale, and come back to the forward fold.
5) Inhale your arms down, back out to your sides and up over your head.  Press your palms together and then bring your hands back down to prayer position, pausing for a moment at your forehead, mentally stating your intention for positive, healthy thoughts for the day. Then bring your prayer hands to your lips, stating your intention for speaking truth with kindness and compassion. As you pass your hands from your forehead to your lips, take a moment to inhale the aroma of the peppermint and lavender. Finally, bring your prayer hands back to your heart, breathing into a felt sense of the manifestations of your intentions for the day.
Repeat this entire sequence three to ten times slowly and purposefully.
One of the greatest benefits of practicing yoga is to have a calmer and clearer mind, so that we do not identify with negative thoughts that create a false identity and cause us to operate from limiting beliefs. Using essential oils with yoga is a great way to create more peace of mind within.
Tracy Griffiths, RPP, RPE, CMT
Author of Aroma Yoga ® A Guide For Using Essential Oils In Your Yoga Practice

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Frankincense Paper

Even if you haven’t been with Young Living for long, you’ve probably already seen how passionate we are about frankincense essential oil.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Countless studies have demonstrated the amazing health benefits of this unique gift, but some still question which species offer the most therapeutic value.
We invite you to read our paper—Young Living Frankincense: An Ancient Gift Supported by Modern Science—that attempts to answer many of the questions regarding the most therapeutic frankincense species. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it and post your comments on the blog.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Combating Emotional Abuse with Everyday Oils

everday-oilsFew things are as mentally challenging as emotional abuse. Emotional abuse is constant exposure to insults, destructive criticisms, berating, and belittling. Personal abuse of words, actions, and ideas can come from virtually anyone: a spouse, coworkers, family members, or even from your own mind.
Emotional abuse degrades self-esteem, creating a negative cycle of self-doubt and depression. Keeping negative feelings locked inside is very damaging both to the mind and body. Emotional darkness locked inside stifles creativity and personal progression. Negative emotions can be stored in muscles, joints, liver, and digestive organs, causing physical symptoms such as pain, decreased mobility, and indigestion.
There are ways to overcome the patterns of emotional abuse. With proper help you can effectively process negative emotions and break the downward spiral of low self-esteem.
First, it’s important to distance yourself from the emotional abuse. After the source has been resolved, use essential oils to start healing from the trauma. If you have Young Living’s Everyday Oils collection, you have what you need to begin to combat negative emotions and the symptoms of emotional abuse.
Apply a few drops on the shoulders. It can help the body receive a feeling of empowerment to give courage to the mind and soul and improve self-esteem. This is a key oil to aid in overcoming emotional abuse because of the lifting effect on the body, mind, and soul.
Use a drop over the heart to relieve any pain or discomfort that might be held in the heart from emotional abuse. It may also be applied topically over any aches or pains to relieve the negative memory stored in the body.
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Peace be with you,
Kaye Lynne

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Part 2: Pure Essential Oils—How Do You Know?

Annemarie had come to my clinic with her sister, who was diagnosed with cancer. After I reviewed her sister’s medical records and performed an initial examination, we sat down to discuss her sister’s options. Just before the close of the conversation and much to my surprise, Annemarie asked me what I knew about essential oils. I responded, “You must mean aromatherapy oils, and if so, I don’t think much of them.” I explained to her my experiments of the previous years and that I had found the oils to have no real benefit.
She seemed a little offended as she asked me another question, “Do you believe all herbs sold on the market are of equal value?”
The answer was obvious, “Of course not.”
She proceeded to explain to me that the same is true of essential oils. I told her that over the past few years, I had yet to see an essential oil of any real value. I didn’t realize that I had only been exposed to perfume oils and synthetic oils and had not come across any real essential oils that would provoke a positive change in the human body.
Reaching into her briefcase, she pulled out a manila envelope, handed it to me, and told me that it had some research on essential oils that she had translated, if I was interested.  She went on to explain that this detailed information was about research that had been conducted on essential oils and respiratory infection at a research center in Paris, France. Annemarie finished by telling me that her telephone number was on the last page and that if I had questions or wanted more information, I was welcome to call her at any time.
To be continued . . .
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Part 1: Pure Essential Oils—How Do You Know?

Gary Young at his clinic in Mexico
Every company and individual selling essential oils in the marketplace today claim to have the very best and most pure oils available. How does someone without any background or knowledge of essential oils know which oils are the best?
When I entered the essential oil business in 1980, the only essential oils I could find were a few in New Age stores that were selling scented candles, incense sticks, and scented oils for massage. It was not until 1981 that I started to see lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, pine, rosemary, and oregano oils; however, these oils were sold in carrier oils. The lavender wasn’t even real lavender; it was lavandin, although I didn’t discover this until 1985, which is when my education began.
During the four years leading up to this time, I tried all of the so-called “aromatherapy oils” on many clients who had conditions such as headaches; neck, back, and shoulder pain; gastro internal stress; nausea; vomiting; and fever. After four years of trial and error, I determined that certainly these oils were nothing more than a New Age fad and had little to no value, so I gave away all of my “aromatherapy oils.”
On a quiet October day in 1985, a little lady from Zurich, Switzerland, who was living in Southern California, walked into my clinic in Mexico, bringing information with her that would start me on a new path and change my life forever.
To be continued . . .
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Part 3: Pure Essential Oils—How Do You Know?

Herbal pharmacy at clinic
At home that night, I began reading and did not stop until 3 a.m. I could not sleep from the excitement I felt about this new discovery! The study was made by several researchers who found certain essential oils to have anti-infectious properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and immune-supporting actions. In fact, the study described how the essential oils could increase the uptake of oxygen and the delivery of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) to the cells.
I reread and highlighted the research until 6 a.m. As soon as I felt it wasn’t too early, I picked up the phone and dialed the number Annemarie had left on the back page. She answered the phone on the first ring and said, “Dr. Young, I was expecting you to call. What did you think?”
I told her that I found the information fascinating and that it made a lot of sense. I then asked the million dollar question, “Where can I learn more?”
Just seven days later, I was sitting in a classroom in the medical department at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, attending a 40-hour seminar on the chemistry of essential oils and their function and action against infection and immune support. The course was taught by Jean Claude Lapraz, M.D., and Paul Duraffourd, M.D.
Following the conference, I traveled to Paris to spend a week with Dr. Lapraz to learn even more about essential oils. Before returning to the U.S., I purchased 1 liter each of 13 different essential oils: frankincense, myrrh, lavender, thyme, oregano, peppermint, lemon, rosemary, marjoram, basil, mountain savory, ravensara, and hyssop. And so began my journey into a new frontier: the study of real plant medicine.
To be continued . . .
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Aroma Siez™

Aroma Siez™ is a relaxing blend designed for massaging away muscle and body discomfort associated with exercise. It also provides soothing comfort for head, neck, and tired feet.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Golden Touch 1™ Kit

The Golden Touch 1™ Kit provides immune protection all throughout the year. The oil blend formulas in this kit have been specifically created to take advantage of essential oil constituents that support many functions of the body. A growing number of todays professionals consider essential oils to be the missing link in health care. Golden Touch 1™ Oil Kit
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Aromatherapy Blog Carnival – October 31, 2010

Welcome to the October 31, 2010 edition of aromatherapy.
Paul Hench presents 50 Homeopathy Blogs Worth Reading posted at Masters In Public Health, saying, “Homeopathy is a form of popular alternative medicine first developed in Germany. It then spread to the Eastern world and is just landing in the United States. Many of the treatments for homeopathy involve the simple diluting and mixing of common household items.”
Julia Wells presents Top 20 Most Influential Obesity Experts posted at MPH Degree, saying, “Obesity has become a serious public health issue. These 20 experts have done wonders to help solve the problem.”
Baily Hayden presents The Ultimate Guide to Nursing Careers & BSN Degree Programs | Online BSN posted at Nurseblogger, saying, “Those interested in a career in nursing have a significant amount of options. This guide serves to help list these options for prospective nurses.”
Delmy Martin presents Top 20 Most Influential AIDS Researchers posted at Health Sherpa, saying, “The following 20 individuals are but a few of many researchers who have contributed work with varying results, although every researcher on this list has influenced many people.”
Pregnancy Hut presents Pregnancy Yoga Resources posted at Pregnancy Calendar, saying, “Yoga taken during pregnancy is thought to have some considerable health benefits for mother and child.”
Maureen Denard presents 10 Surprising Places You?re Being Overexposed to Radiation posted at MSN Degree, saying, “Radiation. The word alone scares us, but we’re exposed to it on a daily basis in some unlikely places. While there’s no reason to dictate where you go based on radiation, know that extreme exposure to certain types of radiation can be hazardous to your health.”
Eadwine Walter presents Public Health Internships: The Ultimate Guide | Online Accounting Colleges posted at MPH Degree, saying, “One of the best ways to learn about an area of healthcare is by participating in an internship. This guide aims to discuss the ins and outs of public health internships.”
Anthony Dominick presents 50 Free Online Videos About Careers in Nursing posted at Health-O-Rama, saying, “If you are interested in a nursing career, or simply like learning more about healthcare, here are 50 videos that can help you learn more about the field.”
Mary Anne presents 50 Best Blogs for Baby Planning posted at RN to MSN Online, saying, “Planning for a baby can take a lot out of a new mom, whether she’s done the dance before or it’s her first time. From baby proofing to revving up your schedule to fit around a newborn, there’s plenty of information on the web to help you prepare for your new arrival.”
Tony Bennett presents Top 50 Health and Medical Blogs by Graduate Students posted at Comments on: The Ultimate Guide to the Nurse Practitioner Career, saying, “Many students decide to start blogging about their experiences. Here’s a list of 50 graduate students in medicine sharing their knowledge.”
Milton Berlinger55 presents Top 50 Health Insurance Blogs posted at The Health Express, saying, “Health insurance is a vast and complicated field. Luckily there are many excellent blogs available to shed light on the field.”
Israel Baline presents Radiology Technician Schools posted at Online Radiology Technician Schools, saying, “Twitter is now being used by people across a wide variety of industries, including scientists. Here is a list of 25 fantastic twitter apps for scientists.”
Herbert Aitken presents Family Nurse Practitioner Programs posted at e-Med News, saying, “If you are interested in learning more about nurse practitioners, you can watch these 50 great videos that contain insight on the career.”
Julia Wells presents 33 Essential Tips to Take Control of Your Medical Records posted at Comments on: Nursing Informatics vs. Medical Informatics: What’s the Difference?, saying, “Information really is power, and with the availability of information on all manner of subjects, it only makes sense that you should have access to the information that relates to you and your health. After all, health professionals can access you medical records and see the most intimate workings of your body. Shouldn’t you be able to?”
Canika Jackson presents Top 10 Most Influential Public Health Professors posted at Master of Public Health, saying, “The following top 10 influential public health professors already have made their marks in collegiate and public environments. Their experiences and other degrees have led to their passion for healthy environments.”
Eadwine Walter presents Top 25 Social Sites for Weight Loss and Maintenance posted at Nursetini, saying, “In this list, weight-loss-focused sites are followed by fitness/maintenance-focused sites, and listed in alphabetical order within those two categories.”
Leslie Yoelson presents Top 50 Medical Research News Sites posted at Online Surgical Technician Courses, saying, “When you are working in a health care career, it helps to have access to a number of resources related to medical research.”
Anna Miller presents 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Bedbugs posted at Online
Rona Burstein presents Top 20 Myths & Facts About High Fructose Corn Syrup posted at Master of Public Health, saying, “High fructose corn syrup, corn sugar, corn syrup, or any other name you may have for it, is highly controversial. However, there are a lot of myths about this weetener, listed here.”
Mike Vogt presents 50 Blogs for First-Time Parents posted at Christian Colleges Online.
Engelbert Hudson presents 52 Eye-Opening Global Health Videos on YouTube posted at Health Sherpa, saying, “One of the biggest issues right now is health. Global health appears to be in the news regularly, as we find out more about health conditions around the world — and compare these conditions to health in the U.S. Public health professionals are always trying to figure out ways to improve the health of citizens at home, and in other countries.”
Aaliyah Williams presents Top 10 Open Source Software Apps for Hospitals posted at Online MHA, saying, “Open source software applications designed for hospitals and in worldwide medical projects are gaining traction in some of the best facilities the world over as hospital administrators seek low-cost solutions for better healthcare.”
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of aromatherapy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Bar Soap AromaSilk™

A bar soap like AromaSilk™ can make bathing a true aromatherapy experience. It not only adds a sublime fragrance to your bath, but offers vegetable-based moisturizers combined with the unique antiseptic properties of therapeutic-grade essential oils.
The AromaSilk™ soaps are created through a proprietary soap-making process that minimizes skin-drying alkali salts. Trapped alkali salts are a major cause of skin dryness and irritation. In Young Living’s AromaSilk™ soaps, the vegetable base is more than 50 percent moisturizers.
Bar Soap AromaSilk™
The soaps are hand-poured and cured for 30 days. They are made in a remarkable process that combines traditional soapmaking, modern technology, and a proprietary blend of ingredients. The soaps are made of saponified oils of palm, coconut, and olive. (Saponified means the process of combining sodium hydroxide with fatty acids like olive or coconut resulting in soap.)
Other ingredients include organic oatmeal, coconut, wolfberry seed, and olive oils, liquid aloe vera extract, rosemary extract (as an antioxidant), and essential oils unique to each soap.
Source: Bar Soap AromaSilk™

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Young Living, NingXia Red Equal Running Bliss

I have to say, heading to San Francisco to hang out with the women of Team NingXia Red® is one of the highlights of my year. Toss in a couple Young Living Essential Oil products, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon, plus a killer course, and you have the perfect recipe for making any girl’s head spin!
2010 marked the seventh annual Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco. This is my fifth year participating, and the incredible energy around this event always makes me feel like it is my first time. In the days leading up to the race, Nike set up shop in the heart of downtown San Francisco at Union Square. Our group of ladies showed up early Friday to pick up our registration packets and to participate in the Expotique. It was amazing! Women gearing up for both the full and half marathons were treated to foot massages, smoothies, and even some power songs to get us ready for race day. The only possible thing missing was not having enough NingXia Red to pass around!
Young Living product users and employee Rebekah Nixon re-energize after the race with NingXia Red Young Living product users and employee Rebekah Nixon re-energize after the race with NingXia Red
Race day was absolutely crazy—and this is honestly the only time in my life when I am excited to hear my alarm go off at 4:30 a.m. Outfitted in our “Run NingXia Run” shirts, we arrived at the starting line early, which was already buzzing with excitement. It’s safe to say that nobody living above Union Square was getting much sleep! Thousands of women—some running the distance for the first time—descended upon the square to get loose for their big run, and when seven o’clock hit the party was on. Being part of the excitement and seeing the beautiful faces of everyone running for a great cause made it hard to stop smiling.
In the end we were all drenched, but thrilled to finish. The challenging course was picturesque, and we took many photos to capture our experience. As quickly as our tired legs could carry us, we escaped back to our hotel rooms for a warm shower, a little NingXia Red post-race cocktail, and of course some Deep Relief™ for our aching muscles.
Thanks to Young Living Essential Oils, the NingXia Red Team was geared up and had the perfect products to enhance our running experience. See you next year!
Rebekah Nixon
Young Living Recognition & Events Manager

Tags: Deep Relief Essential Oil Roll-On, Essential Oils, Nike Women's Marathon, NingXia Red, San Francisco, Young Living Essential Oils

SOURCE: D. Gary Young Blog
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Caramel Apple Sandwiches, Cinnamon Chocolate Butter

Young Living CinnamonWhat is the perfect October treat? Throughout my childhood years, apples dipped into a pot of melted caramel squares were the choice fall delight. I remember the anticipation as my mother stirred the thick goo on the stove while I speared sticks into the tops of crisp apples. It is the one treat that I missed the most when I changed to a healthier diet. For the longest time, my eyes lingered over the seasonal caramel apple display in the fresh produce department of the grocery store. I wondered how I could introduce this special treat to my children and leave out the sugar and dairy.
One day, I made a fall fruit plate with my children. I encouraged them to experiment with flavors and textures by assembling the varied ingredients of fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds in imaginative ways. One of my girls shouted, “Look, Mom…Caramel Apple Sandwiches!” Sure enough, one of my little raw food chefs in the making created a masterpiece by smashing one half of a pitted date between two thinly sliced apples. The best part is she proudly shares the recipe with her friends having made it up herself. I enjoy eating these even more than the unhealthy and messy dipped apples.
Since then, I have added a chocolate butter spread in which to dip the apples. I hope this is a special delight for your seasonal autumn gatherings.
Until next post….Nutmeg Pumpkin Pie!
Happy Eating!
Chef Mandy
Caramel Apple Sandwiches
1.         Crispy fall apple varieties, thinly sliced
2.         Medjool dates, pitted
Place an apple upright onto a cutting board. Make thin slices from one side towards the core. Repeat on the opposite side to create identical round cuts.  Pair the slices together. The two remaining sides can be cut into apple wedges, discarding the core. Smash a pitted date between two slices of apple rounds to make a caramel apple sandwich. Arrange on a platter and dip into the Cinnamon Chocolate Butter.
Cinnamon Chocolate Butter
Makes 2 cups
1.         1/2  cup raw almond butter
2.         3/4 Tablespoons grade B pure maple syrup
3.         1/3 Tablespoon raw cacao powder
4.         2 drops Young Living Cinnamon Bark essential oil
5.         Pinch Himalayan salt
Blend ingredients in a Vita-Mix blender until creamy. Place into a small dip bowl and serve with the Caramel Apple Sandwiches. Bonus recipe: Blend 8 ounces of hot filtered water or chocolate rice milk per 2 tablespoons of Cinnamon Chocolate Butter in a high speed blender until creamy for one serving of hot chocolate.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Frankincense Paper

Even if you haven’t been with Young Living for long, you’ve probably already seen how passionate we are about frankincense essential oil.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Countless studies have demonstrated the amazing health benefits of this unique gift, but some still question which species offer the most therapeutic value.
We invite you to read our paper—Young Living Frankincense: An Ancient Gift Supported by Modern Science—that attempts to answer many of the questions regarding the most therapeutic frankincense species. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it and post your comments on the blog.
Tags: Essential Oils, frankincense essential oil, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils, Young Living Essential Oils

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