Get your lemon on!

Lemon! One of my most favorite essential oils is lemon. It’s so versatile. Because it tastes so fresh, it helps me get my daily recommended quota of water everyday. I don’t know about you, but there are days I just struggle to swallow 64 oz of the stuff. It can be outright bland. Lemon, makesContinue reading “Get your lemon on!”

Travel with Frank

Travel with Frank – Frankincense, that is. Frankincense (Olibanum) is one of the most widely known essential oils, and for good reason. Used as currency and trade for centuries, as early as 500BC, its original form was resin which was burned as incense in many rituals and ceremonies, and during embalming to cover the scent ofContinue reading “Travel with Frank”

Stressed out? Need a mini vacation from stress?

Longing for a break?  Stress Away Essential oil to the rescue! The stress that comes with the demands of the classroom and life can wreak havoc on the immune system. Chronic stress, the flight or fight response present without an actual physical threat, does more damage to the sympathetic nervous system than we think. PerhapsContinue reading “Stressed out? Need a mini vacation from stress?”

Travel with Panaway Essential Oil

Today’s post will also focus on an essential oil you should not be without, Young Living’s Panaway. The main ingredients in Panaway are wintergreen,  helichrysum, clove, and peppermint. If you enjoy sports or outdoor activities,  don’t leave home without this essential oil blend. Its aspirin-like properties work well for muscle and joint pain. My motherContinue reading “Travel with Panaway Essential Oil”

Travel with Copaiba essential oil

Traveling without the benefits of Copaiba essential oil would be a great mistake. Its smell is light and balsamic, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not a powerful oil. Though this is a lesser known oil, copaiba is in the YL Premium Starter kit as an everyday oil because of its versatility.Continue reading “Travel with Copaiba essential oil”

Lovely Lavender

Lavender is one of those oils one cannot live without. Its scent is floral, sweet, herbaceous, balsamic and woody, and packs so much punch it has been used since the medieval times. The French suggest that lavender is an equalizer in which its properties are used by the body wherever needed the most. This essentialContinue reading “Lovely Lavender”

Mosquito kamikaze repellent

If you’re susceptible to Mosquito bites, the first thing you might grab is some commercial product. Please don’t. Each claims it does not contain harmful chemicals, such as Deet, and is just as effective against pests, but it feels oily or sticky. Now, of course, you could wear long pants with socks and longer sleevedContinue reading “Mosquito kamikaze repellent”

Traveling with essential oils

Hello all, I decided to start a new series of ‘how to’ blogs based on essential oils and their everyday uses. Today I want to share how to make good use of the oils in the Premium Starter kit by Young Living. This kit comes with ten oils, plus a bonus oil and roller ballContinue reading “Traveling with essential oils”