Ways to Use Basil Essential Oil

Put several drops on location to relieve tired aching muscles or to relieve a muscle spasm.

To relieve tension and pain along the spine, use several drops on the muscles on each side of the spine and along the Vitaflex spinal points on the feet.

To relieve neck pain, blend 2 drops helichrysum, 10 drops wintergreen, 8 drops cypress, 15 drops basil, 4 drops peppermint, in 1 tsp V6 mixing oil. Apply several drops to neck area several times a day. Vitaflex at the base of the big toe.

Put several drops in the palm of the hand, rub hand together and breathe deeply to relieve nervous tension.

When diffused it helps to overcome anxiety.

Basil is the number one oil to stimulate, sharpen and aid in the restoration of the sense of smell.

Diffuse to increase mental clarity.

To help heal varicose veins and spider veins use 3-4 drops basil, 1 drop wintergreen, 1 drop cypress, 1 drop helichrysum – apply on vein and stoke gently towards the heart until oil is absorbed.

3 drops each of basil and Aroma Siez is helpful for varicose veins to gently rub above the vein towards the heart.

To improve circulation use one of the following blends, diluted in 1 tsp V6 oil and massaged on location 1-3 times a day:

  • Blend #1: 5 drops basil, 8 drops marjoram, 10 drops cypress, 3 drops peppermint
  • Blend #2: 3 drops basil, 4 drops cypress, 8 drops marjoram, 10 drops wintergreen

Place 1 or 2 drops of basil in the palm of the hand, rub hands together, apply to the brain stem and inhale deeply to relieve symptoms of mental fatigue.

Basil is especially relaxing to smooth muscles, those not subject to voluntary control, such as the heart and digestive system. Apply several drops topically on location.

For stress relief and relaxation, place a couple drops of basil & lavender between hands, cup over nose & mouth, breathe deeply.

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Cold or Flu vs. Inner Defense & Thieves

It’s mid-January and throughout the States we are in the middle of a widespread influenza outbreak. At times like this, I am very grateful that I have access to therapeutic grade essential oils that are available through Young Living.  It is good to know that in case the flu strikes near home, I have resources that will, at the very least, shorten its duration, if not prevent it altogether.

Here are a few Young Living products I always have on hand, just in case. It is best to start taking these items as soon as possible after noticing the first symptoms of a cold or flu. Take them often and liberally. It beats the alternative.

INNER DEFENSE: Easy to use gel caps filled with Thieves oil blend, oregano, thyme, and lemongrass. I take 2 capsules at least twice a day for the first day or two of any symptoms. Usually that nips any illness in the bud. After that I will take 1 capsule 2 or 3 times a day.

THIEVES Oil Blend: Thieves is a “must have” for everyone, especially during the cold and flu season. It is a proprietary blend of pure essential oils tested at Weber State University for its potent germ killing properties. It’s very important, not only to rub oils on your body, because it increases the oxygen and increases the immune defense system, but to diffuse the oils in your home so the oils will kill airborne viruses and bacteria. Researchers at Weber State University found Thieves to have a 99.96 percent kill rate against airborne bacteria. Since the oils that comprise Thieves also have ANTIVIRAL properties, diffusing this oil blend is always on the agenda during cold & flu season, at least in MY home.

Be sure to use Thieves for prevention! It is absolutely essential that people who are in contact with the public use Thieves on the bottom of their feet daily. Doctors, teachers, clerks, children in day care or attending school need this protection.

Reminder: Most people have discovered that they can use Thieves, undiluted on their feet because the skin is thicker and less sensitive. It would be wise to dilute this blend with a good quality carrier oil if you are going to apply Thieves elsewhere, at least until you know how your skin reacts to “hot” oils. Any time an essential oil gets too “hot”, simply rub on a good quality vegetable or carrier oil to slow down the absorption of the essential oils.

Other essential oils I always keep on hand are RC, Raven, Exodus II, ImmuPower, oregano, eucalyptus radiata, peppermint, and clove.

NingXia Red is a great immune system booster and assists in liver detoxification. I make it a practice to drink 3 or 4 ounces a couple times a week all year long. If I am starting to feel bad, I drink it more often.

If you do not have any of these oils on hand, order some today! The cost to you will be less than missed wages and time wasted feeling bad.

Here’s a chart I found floating around in my files. Many thanks to whoever put this information together!

Symptoms Cold Flu Young Living Recommendation:
Fever SometimesUsually Mild Usual; High 100-102 F;Lasts 3 to 4 days Peppermint, Eucalyptus Blue, nutmeg, Idaho Balsam fir, Melrose, Raven, Clarity, M-Grain, Super C, ImmuPro, Longevity, Inner Defense
Headache Occasionally Common Peppermint, Thieves, Lavender, Brain Power, M-Grain, Stress Away Roll on, Deep Relieve Roll on, RC, Raven, Tranquil Roll on, NingXia Red, Mineral Essence,
General Aches, Pains Slight Usual; often severe Deep Relief Roll On, Wintergreen, Idaho balsam fir, frankincense, black pepper, nutmeg, peppermint, spearmint, envision, Valor, Motivation, EndoFlex, En-R-Gee, Clarity, Common Sense, Power Meal, MultiGreens, EndoGize, Mineral Essence, Longevity, NingXia Red, Ultra Young,  Thyromin
Fatigue, Weakness Sometimes Usual; Can last 2 to 3 weeks
Extreme Exhaustion Never Usual; At the beginning of the illness
Stuffy Nose Common Sometimes Cypress, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Dorado azul, Peppermint, Myrrh, RC, Breathe Again, Raven, Thieves, Melrose, Exodus II, Thieves Hard Lozenges, Thieves Soft Lozenges, NingXia Red, Omega Gize, Inner Defense, Mineral Essence,     Super C, Longevity, MultiGreens
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Sore Throat Common Sometimes
Chest Discomfort, Cough Mild to Moderate; Hacking Cough Common; Can become severe.
Complications Sinus Congestion; Middle Ear Infection Sinusitis, bronchitis, ear infection, pneumonia; can be life-threatening Oregano, Thyme, rosemary, lemongrass, palo santo, ocotea, frankincense, purification, Melrose, RC ImmuPower, Exodus II, Thieves, Rain Drop Treatment, Inner Defense, Super C NingXia Red, Longevity, MultiGreens, OmegaGize, Life 5
Prevention Drink ½ your weight in ounces of water every day, NingXia Red, Omega Gize, Inner Defense, Mineral Essence, Super C, Longevity, MultiGreens, Thieves Spray, diffuse essential oils in your work place & home, wash your hands often & apply oils several times a day
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Genuine, Therapeutic-Grade

One thing that has changed my life for the BETTER is using genuine, therapeutic-grade essential oils. I use the word “genuine” because the term “therapeutic-grade” essential oils is thrown about loosely.

Many companies market their essential oils as therapeutic-grade, but the reality is they do not have a clue what quality their oils are or the conditions the plant material was grown in and distilled under. It is rare occasion when representatives of an oil company actually travel to where the oil is actually being distilled.

Oil brokers have gone so far as to inquire about the specific levels of oil constituents Young Living standards require. They are willing to supply oils with whatever levels of the constituents Young Living wants.  Hmm. Seems like they are mixing up a batch of perfume in a lab, doesn’t it?  When Young Living purchases essential oils from outside sources, they make sure the plants were grown in optimal conditions, distilled to Young Living’s high standards, and then held in quarantine until it is thoroughly tested to ensure its therapeutic quality.

Gary Young, the founder of Young Living Essential Oils, coined the term therapeutic-grade over 20 years ago. Since then, many essential oil companies have started to use the term to describe their essential oils, attempting to put their oils in the same class as Young Living’s.

From Seed to Seal, Young Living is directly involved with the whole process of creating essential oils. From choosing healthy seedlings and using organic growing practices, to harvesting at just the right time and distilling at the optimum temperatures, Young Living knows what they are doing when it comes to producing truly therapeutic quality essential oils.

As with any successful company, Young Living’s 20 year success story is founded on unswerving commitment to providing the highest grade essential oils on the market today.

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Spice Up Your Family’s Health With Cinnamon Oil

Written by guest author Melodie Kantner

Cinnamon is one of the oils in this month’s monthly promotion. It is one oil I have been impressed with since I took aromatherapy certification training 15 years ago.

Here is one powerful thing I learned about cinnamon in my class:
One drop of therapeutic grade cinnamon oil diluted 800 times is still 10,000 times stronger than penicillin.

Be very careful when using cinnamon oil. It is a very HOT oil and should be diluted. If you notice a burning feeling, do NOT add water. That makes it worse. Just dilute with any carrier oil. Even an oil from your kitchen will do. Layer the carrier oil over the area that is burning to tone down the heat.

Cinnamon oil is anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, antiviral, and anti-fungal. Cinnamon oil was regarded by the emperors of China and India to have great value; their wealth was measured by the amount of oil they possessed. Traditionally, it was thought to have a frequency that attracted wealth and abundance. Physically, it has many attributes; it is a powerful purifier, it is a powerful oxygenator, and it enhances the action and the activity of other oils. Researchers, including J.C. Lapraz, M.D., found that viruses could not live in the presence of cinnamon oil.

Cinnamon is one of the powerful oils in Thieves oil. No wonder Thieves is such a good oil blend to have on hand for cold and flu season.

Cinnamon is also a very mood uplifting oil. It is one if the ingredients in Young Living’s Christmas Spirit oil blend. I love that one for diffusing. It is great for keeping germs down but it is mood uplifting and smells wonderful.

Here is a bit about cinnamon from Marcy Foley’s book………..

Sri Lanka has been producing this oil for over 2,000 years.  It has been used in the Middle East and the Orient for fighting viruses and infectious disease.  Dr. J. C. Lapraz found that viruses could not live in the presence of Cinnamon oil.

“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon”.      Proverbs 7:17

French Medical Usage:  Powerful antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, immunostimulant, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, typhoid, tropical infections, vaginitis, sexual stimulant.

Precautions:  Cinnamon oil is very caustic.  Do NOT put directly on skin. Always mix or dilute.  Do NOT diffuse, since cinnamon can irritate mucus membranes.

Cinnamon oil is high in phenols, so it can produce a burn-like welt on the skin.  If this happens, treat with Lavender oil or 98% mink oil + 2% Jasmine oil.  The activities of phenols are caustic and irritating to the skin, can cause stings and burns as well as possibly causing toxicity to the liver. THIS IS ONLY POSSIBLE WHEN THE PHENOL IS ISOLATED FROM THE OIL, OR WHEN USED IN LARGE AMOUNTS, CONSTANTLY.
Since essential oils that contain phenols, contain them in varying levels….. it is best and safest to use  diluted in carrier or mixing oil.

A blend with a calming oil, such as Lavender, which is high in aldehyde and linalol is also good.  A ratio of 20/1 makes a blend suitable for direct application on the skin. For example 20 parts Lavender or more to 1 part Cinnamon.  This oil can be put neat on the hands, palms, and on the bottom of the feet.

Always make Cinnamon the least amount in a blend.  One drop in a blend containing 40-50 drops can still be overpowering to the blend.  Do not use over 5 drops of Cinnamon in 1 oz. of carrier oil or mixing oil for massage application.

My opinion on having that oil in my home is that if I am aware of the value and precautions of this oil——that is my choice.  As with many other things that we may have in our homes—–we need to take personal responsibility.

As to using oils and toxicity……….many use chemical laden oils which may very well be toxic.  Young Living Oils are Grade A therapeutic oils…..no chemicals here!  They can help the body remove toxins which would be a good thing.   If  that concerns you—you might try muscle testing to see how you are reacting.

A Few Ways To Use Cinnamon Oil

  • Add a couple drops to an empty capsule for immune support
  • Add a drop or two in a cup of tea when you feel illness coming on
  • Add a drop or two to a glass of NingXia Red

Antiviral Blend:
10 drops lemon
6-8 drops cinnamon leaf (3-4 cinnamon bark)
3-4 drops eucalyptus
4 drops rosemary
3-4 drops clove
Take this mixture 3 times a day in a gel cap

Antimicrobial Blend:
30 drops rosemary
25 drops lemongrass
10 drops thyme
3 drops cinnamon bark
Take this mixture 3 times a day in a gel cap

Natural  Antibiotic:
10 drops Lemon
8 drops Mountain Savory
3 drops Oregano
1 drop Cinnamon Bark

NOTE: From the Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide, page 169 Cinnamon Bark, last sentence on page. It is also a powerful purifier and oxygenator and it enhances the action and activity of other oils.

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Easing Flu Symptoms with Oils and Vita Flex

Since cold and flu season will be here before you know it…
Did you know you can use a simple technique called Vita Flex along with essential oils to maximize the benefits of essential oil application?

(For description of and a short video on Vita Flex, read the November 2012 issue of NEAT Oil News.)

Here’s what you do:

Simply apply oils to your fingertips and then Vita Flex points on feet and/or on any place where the flu has settled.  For example, for respiratory symptoms, Vita Flex oils on lung reflex areas on the feet and on bronchial reflexes (between the bones and ligaments on top of the feet).

Respiratory System support:  RC, Raven, Thieves, eucalyptus globulus, peppermint, fir, myrtle, Breathe Again, rosemary, pine, ravintsara

Viral Infection:  Thieves, Immupower, oregano, thyme, clove, ravintsara or whatever therapeutic-grade anti-viral essential oils you have on hand.  Use Raindrop Technique oils! Remember, viruses hibernate along the spine, so make sure to include the spine points on each foot.

Lung congestion:   RC, Breathe Again, eucalyptus globulus, lavender, and hyssop.  Myrtle thins mucus.

Coughs:  Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, peppermint, RC, Raven, Thieves, oregano

Sinus congestion: Peppermint,  Eucalyptus radiata, RC, Raven, Breathe Again, Thieves, rosemary, pine, myrtle, lavender, ravintsara

Aches & pains:  Deep Relief, PanAway, Blue cypress, lavender, balsam fir, eucalyptus, wintergreen, clove

Give yourself a Raindrop on your own feet!  Vita Flexing the Raindrop Technique oils on the spinal reflex points on the feet will deliver immune boosting, anti-viral benefits throughout the whole body.

raindrop technique oils 2The sequence is: Valor, oregano, thyme, basil, wintergreen, cypress, marjoram, peppermint, Aroma Siez, and Ortho Ease.

Balance with Valor, then Vita Flex about 2 drops of oregano and thyme, and about 3 – 4 drops of each of the other oils, on each foot.

To order the Raindrop Technique Collection or any of the essential oils listed in this post, simply click on the Order Oils tab to the right or call Young Living @ 800-371-3515 and use sponsor #35468 when asked.

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