Geranium Essential Oil

Often used in perfumes and skin care products, Young Living Geranium comes to you from Egypt. Geranium has a beautiful floral scent when diffused. From YL: Geranium essential oil was used by the Egyptians to promote beautiful, radiant-looking skin when applied topically. Today this potent oil is often used in high-end perfumes and skin care products. Cultivated from the fragrant flower native to South Africa and obtained through a careful distillation process, Geranium’s sweet, floral scent can be used topically and aromatically. Add Geranium to lotion, body wash, and hair care to enhance the aroma of your personal care products. Because Geranium has versatile benefits, you can also diffuse it to invite a peaceful, spiritual feeling in your living room or meditative space.

Today we are going to focus not on its beauty, but instead the health benefits of Geranium. Geranium is one of our most practical healing oils. Please ensure that you always consult with your doctor first about any medical condition. Essential oils can and should be used to support your health care journey.

As we begin learning more about Geranium, we were amazed at the diversity of this oil. Young Living Geranium is 100% pure, and you can be confident in that knowledge when looking to apply topically to your skin. In studies Geranium has been shown to be an anti inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal. While essential oils should never be used to replace consulting medical professionals, it can be a beneficial tool for those individuals looking for more natural and safe remedies.

Topical Skin Care

ACNE: Add 5 drops of Geranium to a teaspoon of Coconut Oil and apply to effected area. 

Wrinkle Reducer: Add 2 drops of Geranium to your facial moisturizer and apply twice a day.  You should see a reduction in wrinkles within 2 to 3 weeks.

Shingles: Combine a tablespoon with coconut oil with 3 drops of Geranium Oil and apply to area of nerve pain. 

Athletes Foot: Add two drops of Geranium Oil and with Epsom Salt and soak in a foot bath with warm water two times a day. 

Muscle Relaxer: Add 5 drops of Geranium with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and massage on impacted muscle. 

Diffusing:

Diffuse with Lavender, Ylang Ylang, or German Chamomile to create a relaxing atmosphere.

Anxiety: Combined with these complimentary oils may create a calming and relaxing enviroment to aide in reducing stress and inducing sleep.

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, ALS: The anti-inflammatory properties of Geranium Oil may compliment the health care programs of patients suffering from conditions related to brain inflammation and degeneration.

Menopause & Perimenopause: Diffusing Geranium has been shown to help stimulate the secretion of salivary estrogen.  This may help women suffering from the effects of these conditions. 

Labor: Doula’s are reported to use with women during labor and delivery.  It’s been reported that inhaling geranium during labor helps relax and calm the laboring mother. 

Insect Repellent: Mix Geranium with water spray and spray liberally. 

For the Bath

We recommend combining with Lavender, Ylang Ylang, or German Chamomile for a relaxing bath.  Mix with bath salts for a spa like experience.

Edema: Shown to assist with foot and leg swelling.

We invite you to order your geranium today. Then let us know how you have used geranium, and what kind of benefits you have enjoyed from this amazing oil.

Please let us know how we can support your essential oil needs.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Let’s talk about peppermint! Most everyone is familiar with the wonderful smell of peppermint, and we promise it’s about way more than candy canes and mints. Our Young Living peppermint comes to you from the beautiful state of Utah. It’s a stimulating and familiar scent that fills you with warm emotions and happy memories.

We are not morning people at all, and often need a little extra encouragement in the morning. We often start our day by adding a couple of drops of peppermint combined with a couple of drops of eucalyptus, and putting them on a washcloth in the bottom of the shower. The peppermint helps wake you up, and the eucalyptus is great for clearing the morning sniffles that many people wake up with. It is like suddenly being transported to a day spa, and it’s the perfect way to wake up in the morning. If the entire family has a hard time waking up, you can diffuse peppermint throughout your home. Put a small amount in a kitchen diffuser to get the kids going before school in the morning, or to help everyone wake up if you have an early morning trip on the agenda. A more extreme trick if you’re really not a morning person, is to add a drop to your shampoo. That’s sure to get you moving in the morning, plus it gives your scalp a nice little tingle.

One of our favorite uses for peppermint is for nausea and other stomach concerns. Adding a couple of drops of peppermint to a diffuser piece of jewelry will help those of you that suffer from car sickness or morning sickness. It’s a nice natural remedy for travel. If someone in your home is nauseous diffuse a little in the room that they are in. This may help them overcome those unpleasant feelings. Peppermint is also an oil that you can apply topically, however it is considered a hot oil. You do not want to apply it directly to your skin, and always want to use a carrier oil. We recommend 4 drops carrier oil to one drop of peppermint. Once you’ve blended your peppermint and carrier oil you are ready to apply topically. Rub the blend directly on your stomach, and it can help with nausea, menstrual cramps, abdominal pains, and symptoms associated with IBS and other intestinal disorders.

Are you or your kids athletic? Do you recognize the smell of a used gym back, dirty locker, or athletic clothes? Peppermint can be used to help with that. Add a few drops of peppermint to your water bottle and spray in that gym bag, locker, or clothes basked. It will help to kill those smells that horrify you. Peppermint oil has a wide range of uses from cleaning out musky orders, to refreshing your carpet.

We promise this is one oil that you always want to have on hand. To convince you we are including a couple of our favorite peppermint “recipes” below.

Let us know what you think, and until next time enjoy!

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

This romantic oil comes to you from the flowers of Ecuador and Madagascar. Affectionately known as the love oil, it is a romantic blend that is often found in many perfumes. Besides just being romantic, it also has an abundance of practical applications also.

Ylang Ylang

YL: Ylang Ylang essential oil has a sweet, romantic aroma and moisturizing properties, making it a key ingredient in many luxury skin and hair products. Ylang Ylang is often classified as a heart note because it emerges just as the top notes begin to dissipate.

Everyone in your home will benefit from diffusing Ylang Ylang with its positive impacts on boosting your mood and reducing feelings of depression and anxiety. Even the happiest amongst us has a bad day every once in a while. The oil is also been shown to decrease heart rate and lower blood pressure, two things that are often associated with high anxiety.

Before the advent of modern medicine, history shows this oil being used to treat asthma and pneumonia. Indicating that people have always found uses for this pleasing and therapeutic oil. Records also show people using this oil to treat stomach ailments, headaches, and even gout. We know that throughout history individuals have found ways to treat the ailments of their people, and often those came from the flowers and plants in their immediate area.

Add Ylang Ylang to your essential oil collection, and begin adding a drop or two to your favorite lotions and moisturizers. Enjoy it’s healing and moisturizing properties, along with the therapeutic benefits to your mind and spirit. Add a drop or more to your diffuser, and create a relaxing and romantic atmosphere to your home.

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