Late last week my husband did a number on his upper back and one shoulder. To say that he works hard is an understatement. Pretty much every day is a study in new ways to contort himself and lift things much to heavy to be lifted. He is a rock-star! But it does take a toll on his body at times.
He is a pretty good patient, so he was willing to let me try different essential oil options until we found the “sweet spot”. His shoulder was hurting badly enough that just the weigh of letting it naturally hang down at his side caused radiating nerve pain, pain the shoulder joint, and muscle pain in the mid back.
After much experimenting I stumbled across an over the counter muscle rub cream that we had hanging around from our “‘pre-oil” days and took a look at the ingredients. The active ingredients were synthetic versions of methyl salicylate, menthol, and camphor.
A more natural alternative
Now that I am back from the 20th Anniversary Young Living Convention, I think it is time to get back in the swing of things and move along with our spotlighting of the next essential oil in our Everyday Oils: Valor Blend!
Valor Blend Essential Oil is hands down my favorite oil of all time because of what it does for me. It smells amazing. I really mean it, AMAZING. But it has proven to be a must have oil in my natural medicine cabinet for a lot of reasons. I’ll share just a few uses I’ve found:
Every Friday I’ll be sharing the Young Living products that I am actually using AND loving right now. I’ll also share how I am using them, so make sure you check back each Friday!
Also, please comment and share what YOUR favorites are right now!
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*The Information given in this video is a personal testimony.
Ok, if you are anything like me, there are just some essential oils that WON’T. COME. OUT. OF. THE. BOTTLE
And if you are anything like me, you may have bumped, tapped, smacked or banged the bottle in an attempt to get that oil out. All with no success.
Well, if you haven’t done that, or even if you have, I am here to share a simple tip that will save you wasted oil, and wasted time. It is MUCH easier to get essential oils out of the bottle than I previously thought. So check out this brief video!
We’ve used essential oils with our kids for several years now, and now there are oils that take the guess work out of what oil to use with the youngest members of the family. KidScents Essential Oil blends are pre-diluted and formulated to be safe straight from the bottle for the kids among us!
Check out Dmitri as he tells all about his experience with these new oils!
The KidScents Blends are:
GeneYus Designed to help with focus and mental support. I can see this blend coming in VERY handy come school time!
Owie Got a boo boo? Grab Owie! Puts a smile back on my kids face right away.
TummyGize Tummy troubles are no trouble with this digestive support blend. We’ve used it for anything from nausea from sickness to nausea from nerves and seen great success.
SniffleEase Need respiratory support? Grab SniffleEase! Designed to help when the latest cold is going around!
SleepyIze Little (or not so little) one fighting sleep? SleepyIze to the rescue!
Bite Buster Outdoors is fun, but bug bites are not! Try Bite Buster when the bugs are bugging!
The set of 6 KidScents Oil Blends also comes with two AromaGlide roller ball fitments that can transform any of the bottles into a roller top bottle. Since the oils are already pre-diluted to a safe level for kids between the ages of 2-12 you can simply roll on any of the oils when desired. They do recommend, though, that Owie and TummyGize will likely be the ones that you would want to use the roller fitments for.
Can these oils be used for children under two? The source I heard from said yes, you just may want to dilute a little bit more than the blends are already. When in doubt, always follow reliable guidelines for children.
Would you like to get your own set of KidScents Oils?
Obligatory Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
I get to work with WONDERFUL people. It is so gratifying to hear the stories of people who have been introduced to Young Living’s essential oils and have seen very real change in their lives. I also have a special place in my heart for converted skeptics, because I started out as a skeptic too.
Rebecca graciously offered to let me re-post her story here for you to enjoy. She was at my very first Intro to Essential Oils class, and I just now got to hear the “story behind the story.” It is originally posted on her blog Oil of Gladness: Better Living through Young Living Essential Oils. She is adding new information regularly, so I encourage you to follow her!
So without further ado, here is Rebecca’s story!
“I used to spend a lot of nights on the couch. It wasn’t because my husband and I had a fight or because our bed was small. I hiked myself out to the couch with my pillow and a spare blanket almost every night because my husband snored. Not just snored, mind you, but produced such an irregular variety of noises, beats and tempos, at such volume, that it would wake me out of a sound sleep. The snoring wasn’t all, though. He also kicked. His legs would kick and twitch violently enough to shake the whole bed, despite a solid bed frame. In the morning, he would wake exhausted, and I wasn’t in too good a mood either. The couch wasn’t that comfortable.
How should essential oils be stored?
As you start to accumulate essential oils, you may start to wonder, what should I do to store them? If you comb the internet, you will find conflicting advice about how to properly store essential oils so that they do not lose effectiveness and freshness. Some things are pretty standard, for instance, essential oils should be stored in dark glass, as light can damage the delicate properties of the essential oils, and some essential oils can digest plastics when stored in them long-term.
Where we start to run into some conflict is over temperature and preservation. The most conservative among essential oil resources suggest storing essential oils in refrigeration and replacing them every six months because of potential loss of effectiveness. It is worth knowing that a genuine essential oil cannot spoil or lose effectiveness when stored at a moderate room temperature. In other words, if your home is comfortable enough for you to live in it, you can store your essential oils in it without special accomodations.
Genuine Essential Oils Don’t Expire
Did you know that genuine essential oils do not expire? In an oil where there is nothing but the pure botanical extract there is no water to invite bacterial growth, nor is there any materials that can go rancid or oxidize. If you see an expiration date on a bottle of oil, you can rest assured, it is not because of the oil, so you should wonder what in the bottle may spoil?
Gary Young, founder and CEO of Young Living, isn’t just a guy sitting in an office, and he certainly isn’t just a figurehead. In fact, he spends just as much time in the fields (maybe even more) as he does behind a desk. In fact, just last week he was scouting out new possibilities for a TENTH Young Living farm.
Check out this video of Gary running the tractor at Young Living’s France Lavender farm:
And check out this video of the recent Tansy Harvest! You’ll see Gary in a vest and trucker cap driving a truck!
This is just the first thing that sets Young Living apart from their competitors! Stay tuned for future posts!