Poor Air Quality Abroad? Get R. C.

Sometimes the air conditioning units in hotels just make my nose stuffy. That is when I reach for RC, Young Living essential oil. RC is a blend of oils known to help with allergies, sinus issues, and colds. Basically, RC stands for Respiratory Conditions. This blend of eucalyptus, myrtle, marjoram, and pine (among others) isContinue reading “Poor Air Quality Abroad? Get R. C.”

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 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”

Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can! F. Scott Fitzgerald

And we do – often. Every time we allow our past experiences to creep into our present lives, we are arrested from living freely. This is not to say that past experiences haven’t a place in our lives. Some are useful. We learn many skills that help us to keep our hands away from aContinue reading “Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can! F. Scott Fitzgerald”