Orange

I love the taste of a sweet juicy orange. The only fruit named after it’s color (or is the color named after the fruit), orange is definitely a favorite fruit of young and old alike. Oranges make us think of sunshine, vitamin c, and happiness. So it’s no surprise that Orange in an oil can also radiate such happy emotions.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Diffuse and let the power of citrus eliminate the smelly little odors that creep into your home.
  • Diffuse in the morning to provide your family with the feeling of sunshine and happiness.
  • Add a few drops to the bath, and pretend your off in a tropical paradise.
  • Diffuse with Cinnamon Bark an Clove to celebrate the holiday season.
  • Diffuse with Lime, Lemon, or Tangerine and dream of that tropical paradise.

Topical Usage: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6 or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.

Diffuse: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.

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Did you know?

  • Orange essential oil contains the naturally occurring constituents limonene and alpha-pinene and is a key ingredient in blends such as Citrus Fresh™, Abundance™, Christmas Spirit™, and Peace & Calming®.
  • Orange trees are native from Asia! They are found in Brazil, USA, South Africa, Italy, and China.
  • Most our our Young Living Orange Oils come from Brazil.
  • The essential oil comes from the rind.
  • Citrus oils can make you sensitive to the sun, so you should be extra careful for 24-48 hours after applying them to your skin.
  • There is an Orange Vitality Oil made specifically for digesting? What?!

Just like a sweet juicy orange, Orange Vitality was designed to incorporate into your personal wellness journey.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Create your own supplement by adding 1-2 drops into a vegetarian gel capsule.
  • Add a drop or two to a dish that needs just a little something more.
  • Add it to your water bottle to add a splash of citrus flavor. Personally I recommend you start with one drop to find your personal flavor zone. Most prefer 2-3 drops.
  • Your green tea seem a little too green? Add a drop or two of orange to tone down the taste.

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Frankincense

Last week my joker of a husband asked me if Frankincense would turn him into Frankenstein for Halloween. No funny man it will not, however it is definitely an oil that a manly man might use. This is an oil that both men and women can appreciate. Guys first, but don’t worry gals, this one is for you too.

DIY Beard Oil

  • Start with a 2 ounce glass bottle (always store oils in glass)
  • Fill the bottle 3/4 full of coconut oil, jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil (carrier oil of your choice).
  • Add 30-40 drops of Frankincense
Place 2-3 drops in the palm of the hand, and rub it through the beard. This will smooth the hairs, and give it a shine.

You might not have a beard, but that doesn’t mean this oil isn’t for you. The clean and earthy scent of Frankincense makes it a popular option to use when mediatation, or during a yoga session. In addition it is often used as part of a skincare routine.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Apply 2-4 drops to your moisturizer to add shine and highlight healthy looking skin.
  • Add a few drops to a carrier oil to create a sensual massage oil.
  • Diffuse for 30 minutes in areas of your home for prayer, mediation, or yoga.
  • Apply directly to acne outbreaks.
  • Apply directly to areas on skin with sun spots for help in diminishing their intensity.
Learn more at Young Living: https://www.youngliving.com/blog/australia/15-reasons-to-love-frankincense-oil/

Topical Usage: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.

Diffuse: Diffuse up to one hour 3 times daily.

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Diffuse It

Are you new to essential oils, and trying to decide if you make the leap into diffusing? Or are you a diffusing expert with a diffuser in every room of your house? If your the expert email me, because I’d love some of your favorite recipes! There are hundreds of diffusers out there, so how do you know what diffuser to buy?

Desert Mist Diffuser

The Desert Mist Diffuser is the most used diffuser in my home. I keep it in my master bathroom, and it is the perfect night and bath diffuser. I enjoy this particular diffuser because it has high, low, and intermittent settings, as well as multiple color choices. If I’m taking a bath its great to turn off the lights and relax to the glow, and it gives a soft glow to the bathroom that makes a perfect nightlight. The funny thing is, this diffuser would probably drive me crazy in any other room of my house, but my daughter loves the light changing option to go with all of the other string lights in her bedroom. Diffusers are a personal choice, so don’t ever pick a diffuser because someone else tells you that you need it.

Diffuser Love from Amazon

My second favorite diffuser is in my home office. This little gem came from Amazon, and I don’t even think I paid $20 for it. I diffuse DiGize when I’m working, and that particular oil you are not supposed to diffuse all day. I love the remote option with this diffuser. I turn it on the intermittent setting and let it run for about 10 minutes several times through the day. It’s my favorite de-stress oil for work, and the small little diffuser is perfect for the size of my office. Also with the remote I can be on a stressful work call, hit the button for just a few recharging boosts, and turn it off without ever moving from my laptop.

When I decided to write this blog I wanted to research the most recommended diffusers available. Every article I found linked the diffusers, and since that means the writer probably was receiving a commission, I wasn’t sure who to trust. If you have a favorite diffuser I’d love if you emailed me the information, so as a community we can begin an inventory of our favorites. The one common theme in all the articles I read was that you can get a good diffuser from just about anywhere. Amazon has a huge selection of diffusers, and I always recommend you start your search with the 4 star options only. Even Walmart and Target have diffusers, and of course there are companies that have some very fancy diffusers online if you want to spend hundreds of dollars.

As you can see there are great diffusers everywhere. It’s all about personal preference. If you are ever interested in being a Young Living Member you can pick out a Young Living Diffuser when you enroll. Note, there is not purchasing requirements for being a YL Member, but you do get discounts on your purchases. Membership doesn’t mean distributorship. To learn more click the shop now button on the top of the blog, and look for the enroll with me link at the top of the YL page.

Below are the things I would consider when picking out your personal diffuser.

  • What oils are you going to be diffusing? A small diffuser is good for oils you run for a short time, however larger capacity is needed if running for hours.
  • How big is the room where your diffuser will be? There are large space diffusers and small space diffusers so make sure you keep that in mind.
  • What look are you going for? Just as I like a glowing diffuser for my bathroom, but a simple diffuser for my office, decide where your going to put your diffuser and what vibe your going for.
  • Remember that a diffuser is only as good as the oils you put in it. If you have bad oils your going to have a bad diffusing experience.

If your just making the leap to diffusing I hope you have gained a little more information. If your a diffusing expert share your tips and tricks with the rest of us. Either way be sure to follow the blog, and until next time thank you for following!