Friends are amazed (and slightly puzzled) when we tell them that we apply most of our oils to the bottoms of our feet. Here is why we do that. In each foot, there are over 7,000 nerve endings (reflex points) that correlate to every organ and system in our bodies. The science of Reflexology is one way to “activate” sluggish or blocked channels in the nervous system. Likewise, the large pores in the soles of our feet are effective portals for applying essential oils. Our bodies are amazing – and we rely on this method to move the benefits of the oils to the spot that needs attention. For instance, we apply Valor to our big toes before bedtime – the points on the big toes correspond to the head and neck. Interestingly, we have both experienced a dramatic improvement in the “noise of sleep” (aka snoring). Most nights, there are no noises – on occasion, only a soft “purring” in place of the former “roof rattling”! We also apply Cedarwood to the bottoms of our feet, resulting in a deep, peaceful sleep (usually full of interesting dreams). Thieves applied to the soles of our feet is a good way to protect us from various germs that are readily shared by others this time of year. We also use Thieves hand cleaner and spray, and we diffuse the oil most days to provide an additional defense. We love the aroma of Thieves, so it’s a pleasant oil to sniff when we’re at home. So, tickle our feet! We’re loving the benefits!
Someone asked a couple of days ago about a shampoo that might assist with easing an itchy scalp. Here is our suggestion. Use an organic shampoo of your choice, adding 10 drops of Lavender and 10 drops of Peppermint. Shake well before each use and leave shampoo in hair for the duration of your shower, rinse well.
Oftentimes, when purchasing essential oils, a person can never be 100% certain where the actual plant used to produce the oil originated. With Young Living Essential Oils, we have the assurance that we always know, without exception, where the plant originated. Young Living owns several farms around the world, and works in partnership with other farms that meet Young Living’s high standards. Do you know where your essential oil came from?
As we move into the cooler, and then colder months, it appears that a lot of advertising and media coverage focuses on the common cold and flu.
With that in mind, we are focused on regular hand washing, fist bumps instead of handshakes, and the regular use of our Young Living Thieves products. We use the Thieves essential oil in our diffuser, Thieves foaming hand soap, Thieves hand cleanser in our car, and overall, feel a lot better for doing so.
So, take a look at the Young Living Thieves range of products, and use them, and common sense, as we move through this part of the year. Any questions? Please feel free to contact us.
This morning we are using Young Living’s “Joy” in our diffuser. It contains a blend of different oils (see picture for further details,) and literally infuses our home with an aroma that is hard to ignore. Our plants love it, and we love it. Contact us to find out how to order some Joy at wholesale prices.
Yesterday, I arrived home from a two day business trip, and was greeted with the wonderful smell of peppermint when I walked through the door! Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most effective herbs for digestion issues. For me, the diffused oil is uplifting and helps me feel more alert. I took a sample bottle with me on my trip and sniffed it several times during a meeting that lasted several hours. Peppermint is used in a number of Young Living products because of its varied properties. When I find myself in the midst of a food craving episode, sniffing peppermint will often put me in my place and get me past that craving! A few weeks ago, I had acid reflux after going to bed. I got up and added a couple of drops to a little jojoba oil and applied it to my esophagus and upper chest areas, and experienced very rapid relief! (Much better than chewing chalky tablets, huh?) If you have a favorite use for peppermint, post it in our comments!