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12 Days of Essential Oils – Day 8: Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

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Oh tea tree oil. The amazing skin oil. This oil is so good for so many different things. Spot treatments for pesky pimples, restoring your skin to prevent scarring. I’ve been using it on my hands when they tear from doing too many pullups at CrossFit. It really seems to help. There are so many uses for this wonderful oil. You can use it on your scalp for dandruff and overall scalp health.

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To use Melaleuca Oil:
Topical – Dilute 1 part essential oil with 1 part carrier oil. Apply 2-4 drops on location or apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex Points.
Diffuse or inhale directly
Internally – can be taken as a dietary supplement. Dilute in 1tsp honey or 4oz of beverage (soy/rice milk).
Blends well with – all citrus oils, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, and thyme.
Other products containing melaleuca – Animal Scents Ointment, AromaGuard Meadow Mist Deodorant, ClaraDerm, Melaleuca-Geranium Moisturizing bar soap, Melrose, ParaFree, Purification, Rehemogen, Rose Ointment

Do not use for children under 6 years of age, and in greater dilution for children 6 years and over. Always keep in mind that essential oils are extremely powerful and a little goes a long way. Also, taking essential oils internally should be a personal decision that should be made with lots of thought and research.

I choose Young Living Essential Oils for their quality and Seed to Seal Process. If you are interested in signing up please do so under me, Skyler Cozzens, Young Living Distributor ID #1702931 (enroller/sponsor). Sign up in December 2014 and receive a free gift from me!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

12 Days of Essential Oils – Day 7: PanAway

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PanAway was actually the first oil I ever bought, before I became an Independent Distributor for Young Living. This was the oil that convinced met hat I needed to be a part of this great company. The story starts with me starting CrossFit, and being sore ALL THE TIME! My friend then suggested that I try these oils and let me tell you, I was a skeptic. A serious skeptic! All I could think was there is no way these oils will help my muscles! Boy, I couldn’t have been more wrong. It’s pretty crazy. Here are some great uses for the oils, it is also a part of my sore muscle buster as well!

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A pain relief blend of Wintergreen (Gaultheria proumbens), Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum). This blend will ease discomforts of an active lifestyle or those everyday twinges with a warming and soothing effect.

Inflammation or Bruising – apply PanAway topically on an injured area to reduce inflammation and bruising.

Sore Muscles – Use PanAway as a muscle rub and massage into sore muscles after exercise.

Headache – Rub a drop of PanAway on temples, forehead and back of neck to relieve headache.

Growing Pains – Mix PanAway with carrier oil and massage into legs for growing pains.

Arthritis Pain – Massage 1-2 drops over arthritic hands to lessen pain and inflammation.

Sciatic Pain – Rub 2-3 drops at base of spine to reduce and relieve sciatic pain.

Fibromyalgia – Massage into areas with fibromyalgia. Massage – Get a back massage with PanAway. It is invigorating and relaxing at the same time!

Can be used on pets too! Use for pain of acute injury, arthritis pain, dental extraction pain, post-surgery pain.

I choose Young Living Essential Oils for their quality and Seed to Seal Process. If you are interested in signing up please do so under me, Skyler Cozzens, Young Living Distributor ID #1702931 (enroller/sponsor). Sign up in December 2014 and receive a free gift from me!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

12 Days of Essential Oils – Day 6: Peppermint

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Peppermint is my go-to oil for when I’m having tummy problems! It is sooo soothing when your stomach is out of control upset. I love that about peppermint. I also love the smell! It is a piece of the common allergy combo of LLP lavender, lemon and peppermint! You can use peppermint oil for so many different things! Check it out.

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(Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Scientists have researched its effect on the liver and respiratory, improving concentration and mental accuracy. This plant is grown and distilled at the Young Living Farms.

Peppermint essential oil has unique weight loss benefits. It is great for reducing appetite and helps suppress cravings. We feel full because of a special mechanism in our brain and peppermint works on that part of the brain which triggers the feeling of fullness when you eat. It is found to be more effective than any other scent in creating serotonin in the brain that is linked with cravings for sweets. A study on the effects of peppermint scent on appetite control confirms that participants inhaling peppermint essential oil were less likely to feel hungry and had fewer cravings than the ones who didn’t inhale peppermint essential oil.

Plus, it is great for huge array of digestive issues that can sooth stomach upset. It also helps with candida that often influences weight management and weight gain. Peppermint essential oil is packed with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and minerals like potassium, iron and magnesium. So it helps not only in weight loss maintenance but also nourishes the body and promotes the feeling of well being.

Indigestion / Flatulence / Diarrhea – Rub 4-6 drops if Peppermint oil in the palm and rub over the stomach and around the naval to relieve indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.

Heartburn~ Add a drop of Peppermint oil to herbal tea to aid in digestion and relieve heartburn.

Inflammation (unbroken skin) – Massage several drops of Peppermint oil on an area of injury or chronic inflammation.

Injuries Bruise (unbroken skin) – Apply Peppermint oil immediately to an injured area (not broken skin) to relieve pain. If there is a cut, apply the Peppermint oil around but not on the open wound.

Fever – Rub several drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet to reduce fever slowly so the body can fight infection or place a drop at the navel.

Itching – Apply a drop of Peppermint oil topically on unbroken skin to stop itching.

Poison Ivy / Poison Oak – Apply Peppermint oil on location or dilute with vegetable mixing oil.

Exercising – Inhale Peppermint oil before and during a workout to boost your mood and reduce fatigue.

Nausea – Massage several drops of Peppermint oil on the abdomen to relieve nausea.

Headache – To relieve a headache, rub a drop of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (stay away from the eyes) and on the back of the neck.

Hiccups – To stop hiccups, apply a drop of Peppermint oil on each side of the fifth cervical vertebra (up three notches from the large vertebra at the base of the neck).

Alertness/Concentration – Place 2 drops of Peppermint oil on the tongue and rub another drop under the nose to improve alertness and concentration.

Concentration / Recall – Diffuse Peppermint oil in the room while studying to improve concentration and accuracy. Inhale Peppermint oil while taking a test to improve recall.

Travel Sickness – Rub 4 drops of Peppermint oil on the chest and stomach to relieve travel sickness.

Congestion – Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue and inhale into the nose and sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold.

Flavoring / Preservative – Add Peppermint oil to food as a flavoring and preservative.

Rodents / Ants / Cockroaches / Spiders – To deter rodents, ants or cockroaches, place two drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place along the path or point of entry for these pests.

Paint Fumes – Mix a 15 ml. bottle of Peppermint oil into a 5 gallon can of paint to dispel the fumes.

Tea as Coffee Substitute – Place a drop of Peppermint oil in a cup of hot water and enjoy in place of coffee.

Aphids – Add 4-5 drops of Peppermint oil to 4 oz. of water and spray plants to kill aphids.

Summer Refresher – Drink a drop of Peppermint oil mixed in a glass of cold water to cool off on a hot day.

Arthritis / Tendonitis – Rub Peppermint oil on joints to relieve arthritis or tendonitis pain.

Bad Breath – Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue to stop bad breath.

Curb Appetite – Inhale the fragrance of Peppermint oil to curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat.

Ticks – Remove tick by applying a drop of Peppermint oil on a cotton swab and swabbing the tick. Wait for it to withdraw its head from the skin and remove it.

Sore Feet – Mix Peppermint oil in a footbath to relieve sore feet. Keep water agitated while soaking feet.

Appetite Reducer – Peppermint essential oil smells refreshing. You can diffuse few drops of oils before meals to reduce the appetite.
Appetite Reducing Drink – Peppermint tastes great and gives an extra little energy as an added benefit so you can even add 1 to 2 drops of oil to your glass of water and drink before the meals to have the same effect of reducing appetite.
Appetite Reducing Bath – You can also add few drops to your warm bath in the morning to suppress cravings and have energizing start of the day.

Mental Clarity – Diffuse or rub a drop under your nose to help concentration, mental focus, and motivation.

Dandruff – Add some to your shampoo to help fight dandruff.

Hot Flashes – Apply to the back of the neck when you are feeling too hot.

Household Cleaner – Combine vinegar, water and peppermint for an all-purpose cleaner.

I choose Young Living Essential Oils for their quality and Seed to Seal Process. If you are interested in signing up please do so under me, Skyler Cozzens, Young Living Distributor ID #1702931 (enroller/sponsor). Sign up in December 2014 and receive a free gift from me!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

12 Days of Essential Oils – Day 5: Frankincense

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Frankincense is an amazing oil. It is so versatile, but is most commonly used for skin issues. I’ve used it on my tore up hands from CrossFit, and it has done wonders to make them not quite so rough and helps to heal them quicker without having to use Neosporin or those kinds of things. It’s kind of a lifesaver! The uses do not end there though! They are really truly endless! It is such a great part of the Premium Starter Kit!

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Boswellia carteri was considered more valuable than gold in ancient times and used to treat every known ill to man. It’s known for its antitumor, immunostimulant, antidepressant, & muscle relaxing benefits, as well as stimulating to the limbic system of the brain and the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands.

Frankincense is a favorite oil to keep on hand. When in doubt, use Frankincense.

Concentration – Use 1-2 drops Frankincense oil on temples and back of neck to improve concentration.

Wrinkles/Face Care - Add 1 -2 drops Frankincense oil to moisturizer or directly on face to smooth wrinkles and give your skin a healthy glow.

Immune System – Apply 1-3 drops Frankincense oil on each foot to strengthen the immune system.

Blisters – Dilute Frankincense oil 50/50 with V-6 mixing oil or vegetable oil and apply to a blistered area 3-5 times daily.

Insect Bites – Put a drop of Frankincense oil on an insect bite to help reduce swelling and speed healing.

Depression – Diffuse or inhale from the bottle to help with mood elevation.

Brittle Nails – Apply 1-3 drops Frankincense on nails and at base of nails, 3 times per week.

Stretch Marks – Rub a few drops on stretch marks 2 times a day.

Cysts – Apply 1-2 drops on cyst 2 times a day until it disappears.

Skin Health – Apply 1-2 drops Frankincense oil on sun damaged skin spots 2 times a day until it disappears.

Warts – Put 2 drops on wart 2 times a day until disappears completely.

Breast Health – Rub 2-3 drops on breasts and lower abdomen every day.

Health Maintenance – Dilute 1 drop Frankincense oil in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz. rice milk and ingest daily for health maintenance.

Kidney Stones - Take 15 drops in a capsule and 15 drops of lemon in a capsule when experiencing a kidney stone attack.

Eye Health - Rub a drop or two on brow bone and cheek bone to improve vision over several months. A feeling of eye dilation may occur. Do not get in eyes.

Calming – Massage 2-3 drops of Frankincense into your temples and on the back of your neck to relieve tension and anxiety.

Blisters – Apply a drop of Frankincense 3-5 times daily to speed healing.

Coughing – Ease coughing by applying a few drops of Frankincense to the chest.

Boost Your Mood – Feeling low or overwhelmed? Apply 1-2 drops of Frankincense essential oil to the wrists and back of the neck to lift your spirits and reduce stress.

Acne - Apply a drop of Frankincense to acne to speed healing.

I choose Young Living Essential Oils for their quality and Seed to Seal Process. If you are interested in signing up please do so under me, Skyler Cozzens, Young Living Distributor ID #1702931 (enroller/sponsor). Sign up in December 2014 and receive a free gift from me!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

12 Days of Essential Oils – Day 4: Stress Away

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Stress Away was one of the first oils I tried when I first got my Premium Starter Kit! I LOVE this oil. I have used it when I’m having trouble sleeping or having really troubling dreams. It has really helped. I have mainly used the inhalation method for using Stress Away, either by running the bottle under my nose and taking a few deep breaths or diffusing it in the bedroom about a half hour before I plan to go to sleep. That works for me because I usually lay in bed for a while before I actually want to go to sleep.

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I choose Young Living Essential Oils for their quality and Seed to Seal Process. If you are interested in signing up please do so under me, Skyler Cozzens, Young Living Distributor ID #1702931 (enroller/sponsor). Sign up in December 2014 and receive a free gift from me!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

12 Days of Oils – Day 3: Thieves

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Today’s very special oil is Thieves! The holy grail of oils when it comes to sickness and it smells great. I am currently slathering myself in this oil due to being around someone sick this weekend! I’m really hoping to not get sick or at least not have it as bad as he does. There are some great uses for Thieves oil! Here are some ideas.

12DoC Thieves

A highly antibacterial blend of Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), Lemon (Citrus limon), Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Radiata), and Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol). Thieves Oil is highly effective against germs. Named after 15th century Thieves who rubbed these oils on themselves during the plague so they would not contract the disease while robbing the dead, Thieves has a 99.96 % kill rate against airborne microorganisms.

Prevention - Rub a few drops on feet before to prevent colds or flu.

Cold & Flu – Diffuse Thieves Oil (in 20 minute increments) in room. Rub a drop on the bottom of feet. Put 1 drop of Thieves in a glass of water and drink.

Strep Throat – Drop 2-4 drops in water and gargle as needed. Dilute 50/50 with V-6 oil and apply to throat and back of neck apply a warm compress.

Bee Stings – Apply to bee stings to kill toxins and reduce pain.

Household Germs – 2-6 drops of Thieves oil in a small spray bottle and fill with water. Spray counter tops, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, & door knobs, etc.

Clean Air – Put in vacuum cleaner filter or on cotton ball to cleanse air.

Household Cleaning - Add to dishwasher, laundry, mop water.

Infection – Put a drop on a cut to cleanse and prevent infection.

Acne – Take internally in a capsule/water and apply to face (dilute)

Sinuses – Breathe in to relieve congestion.

Air Purifier – Put a few drops into the heat/air to kill airborne germs.

Poison Ivy/Poison Oak – Apply to rash (may need to dilute) to relieve itching.

Gingivitis/Bleeding gums – Rub a drop or two of Thieves oil all over gums 2 times a day until gone.

Mold – Diffuse Thieves (20 minute increments) in basement to kill mold or wherever mold is present.

Bronchitis – Dilute 50/50 2-6 drops of Thieves with V-6 mixing oil and rub on chest and upper back apply a warm compress. Diffuse.

Cold Sores & Fever Blisters – 1 Drop on cold sore or blister 3 times a day or as needed until it’s gone.

Fungal skin & Toe Infections – 1 drop of Thieves on the infection 2 to 3 times a day until gone.

Gum Treatment – Apply to gums a couple times a day for healthier gums.

Coughs - I like to dilute Thieves Oil with a carrier oil and massage over my chest and lower back when I have a cough.  Adding a warn compress over the chest for a few minutes will amplify the effect.  I diffuse Thieves Oil as well.

Personal roll-on blend – I carry a personal roll-on blend with a mix of carrier oil and thieves oil in my purse.  I apply liberally to the back of my neck and feet if I’m in crowded places or around sick people.  This is great while traveling.  I made one for my oldest daughter who just took off traveling for 3 months.

I choose Young Living Essential Oils for their quality and Seed to Seal Process. If you are interested in signing up please do so under me, Skyler Cozzens, Young Living Distributor ID #1702931 (enroller/sponsor). Sign up in December 2014 and receive a free gift from me!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

12 Days of Essential Oils – Day 2: Lemon

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And we’re back for Day 2 of essential oils! So exciting. Today is lemon essential oil. This one is a pretty good miracle oil as well. It’s my go-to oil for when I’m looking to freshen up the house, but the uses are endless! Just keep in mind when using citrus essential oils that they cause sun sensitivity and you should use precautions.

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(Citrus limon) has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function.

CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours. 

Air Freshener – Put 6 drops of Lemon oil and 6 drops of Purification oil (see below) in a spray bottle mixed with distilled water to use in bathroom as an air freshener.

Refreshing Drink - Add 1-2 drops to glass of water and enjoy. Alkalizes water and boosts immune system.

Gum, Oil, Grease Spots and Crayons – Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.

Varicose Veins – Rub several drops of Lemon oil on varicose veins to improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.

Lemonade – For homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 Tbls. of honey and 2 cups of pure water. Adjust to your own taste.

Callouses / Bunions / Warts – Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a corn, callous, bunion or wart mornings and evenings until it disappears.

Prolong Life of Fresh Fruit – To clean and increase shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop cleaned fruit into the water and stir.

Counter Tops – Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray counter to sterilize.

Dishcloths – Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs.

Dryer Sheets - Add a few drops to a damp washcloth or damp sock as you transfer clothes to dryer to freshen clothes.

Public Bathrooms – Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.

Room Freshener- Add several drops to vacuum cleaner filter or on cotton ball to refresh room.

Sanitize - Rub a drop or two of Lemon oil over cutting boards to sanitize.

Warts - Put a drop of oil on a wart morning and night.

Athlete’s Foot - Put a few drops of Lemon oil to help athlete’s foot.

Mouthwash – Add a couple of drops to water and gargle. Kills germs and freshens breath.

Dishes – Add several drops to your dishwasher for spot free dishes.

Surface Sanitizer – Combine 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.

Oily Skin/Blemish Reducer – Place a drop of lemon essential oil on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.

Corns/Calluses/Bunions – Soothe corns, calluses, or bunions by rubbing lemon essential oil on the affected area morning and evening.

Cellulite – Massage lemon essential oil into cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste from cells.

Detox Drink – Add lemon essential oil to a cup of water in the morning for a detoxifying drink.

Uplift Mood – Inhale lemon essential oil or place a few drops on a cotton ball to replenish your mind, body, and spirit.

Carpet Cleaning Solution – Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.

Weight Management/Loss – Lemon essential oil is great for addressing intestinal parasites that are often a secret cause of weight gain. It helps in weight loss by dealing with various digestive ailments, balancing your metabolism and increasing energy levels. It helps the body to carry less toxins which it stores in the fat cells for no good reason.

Appetite Control – The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Institute of Chicago found that inhaling lemon and peppermint essential oil scent is more natural and effective way to control appetite to help with weight loss.

Cellulite – Daily rubbing and massaging lemon essential oil to the cellulite areas helps to eliminate toxins and waste that are stored in the fat cells. Ridding the body of these toxins will make it thinner and healthier as well.

Animals – Can be used on animals too! Use for cognitive issues, to increase awareness, skin and subcutaneous conditions, as an anti-parasitic.

I choose Young Living Essential Oils for their quality and Seed to Seal Process. If you are interested in signing up please do so under me, Skyler Cozzens, Young Living Distributor ID #1702931 (enroller/sponsor). Sign up in December 2014 and receive a free gift from me!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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