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Show You Care With Raindrop Technique

Last summer I went to a 3 day CARE Intensive where I learned how to do the Raindrop Technique, VitaFlex, as well as a little about essential oil chemistry, the Bible oils, and emotional release with essential oils.  It was a fun, education packed three days!

My purpose in learning the Raindrop Technique was to have the know-how to help my friends and family with the oils when they need a little TLC or have a health challenge.  Do you have anyone you would like to help in that way?

3137 Raindrop CollectionWhile going to the CARE class was great, everything you really need is right in Young Living’s Raindrop Technique Essential Oil Collection. (#3137) It includes the nine oils used in the protocol, Ortho Ease massage oil, V-6 carrier oil, and the ever important instructional DVD.

So order your kit, invite your friends over to watch the DVD and practice on each other.  It is one of the best gifts you can give to someone you love!

Here’s a description of what the Raindrop Technique is and a little about the oils in the Raindrop Kit:

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A Dozen Ways to Use Citrus Fresh

1.  Diffuse while studying for a test to enhance concentration and memory recall.

2.  Diffuse Citrus Fresh for 20-30 minutes twice a day to support emotional balance both in your home & workplace.

3.  Apply a couple of drops to the ears, heart or wrists and wear as a cologne or perfume.*

4.  Make drinking your daily requirement of water (1/2 your body weight in ounces) a pleasure by adding a few drops of Citrus Fresh to your GLASS of water. (Don’t use plastic…essential oils etch or even dissolve petrochemical based products like plastic and styrofoam!)

5. Some have found that drinking Citrus Fresh enhanced water helps them manage their weight.

6.  Relieve fluid retention by applying Citrus Fresh (diluted with V6) to legs, feet and hands.*  Also add several drops to drinking water.

7. Mix several drops of Citrus Fresh in V6 mixing oil for a full body massage to support the lymphatic system.*

8.  Blend 11 – 20 drops with bath gel base and add to bath water for a relaxing bath.

9. Freshen your carpet:  Combine 16 to 20 drops of essential oils with 1 cup of baking soda or borax powder. Mix well and place in a covered container overnight so that the oil can be absorbed by the powder. Sprinkle over your carpet and vacuum up the powder immediately to infuse a rejuvenating fragrance into the room.

10.  A few drops of EO on a cotton ball hidden in inconspicuous places around the bathroom will scent it as well.  This method may also be used for cupboards, drawers, and any place else you might need/want a refreshing scent.

11.  Get rid of bad odors in the laundry:  As the machine is filling up with water, add soap and a few drops of the Citrus Fresh.

12.  Remove sticky residue from stickers and bandages with a drop of Citrus Fresh.

Citrus Fresh 15 ml
Item No. 3318

*Citrus Oils are phototoxic so don’t apply them topically for 12 hours before going into the sun, before a radiation treatment, or a tanning bed.

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Keep Calm with Lavender & Bergamot

Are you like most of us who experience the everyday stresses of life on a regular basis?

3575 LavenderYou will want to read the abstract below.  The study bergamotmeasures the effectiveness of a blend of lavender and bergamot essential oils when applied topically to the abdomen.

Once again, researchers are proving the power of essential oils!

This blend would be great applied to the heart VitaFlex points on the hands and feet, over the heart, or diffused for a wonderfully relaxing environment.

Therapeutic-grade (the highest quality) lavender and bergamot are available from Young Living Essential Oils.  Order some today! 

Aroma-therapeutic effects of massage blended essential oils on humans.

Abstract

Although blended essential oils are increasingly being used for the improvement of the quality of life and for the relief of various symptoms in patients, the scientific evaluation of the aroma-therapeutic effects of blended essential oils in humans is rather scarce. In this study, we hypothesized that applying blended essential oil would provide a synergistic effect that would have a chance for success in treating depression or anxiety. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to investigate the effects of the blended essential oil on autonomic parameters and on emotional responses in humans following transdermal absorption. The blended essential oil consisted of lavender and bergamot oils. Human autonomic parameters, i.e. blood pressure, pulse rate, breathing rate, and skin temperature, were recorded as indicators of the arousal level of the autonomic nervous system. In addition, subjects had to rate their emotional condition in terms of relaxation, vigor, calmness, attentiveness, mood, and alertness in order to assess subjective behavioral arousal. Forty healthy volunteers participated in the experiments. Blended essential oil was applied topically to the skin of the abdomen of each subject. Compared with placebo, blended essential oil caused significant decreases of pulse rate, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure, which indicated a decrease of autonomic arousal. At the emotional level, subjects in the blended essential oil group rated themselves as ‘more calm’ and ‘more relaxed’ than subjects in the control group. This finding suggests a decrease of subjective behavioral arousal.

Hongratanaworakit T.
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Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Srinakharinwirot University, Rangsit-Ongkharak Road, Nakhonnayok 26120, Thailand. tapanee@swu.ac.th
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What is Myrrh?

I used to wonder that, too!

Most people hear the phrase “frankincense and myrrh” and think of Matthew’s gospel account of the magi that presented gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the young child Jesus.  Interestingly, those expensive gifts may have come at just the right time, since Jesus’ family—evidently of little means—were soon forced to flee to Egypt.  (Matthew 2:1-15)

These gifts were very practical:

Gold:  When traveling, having money is a necessity and a protection because you don’t know what kinds of situations will come up.

Frankincense:  This resin and the oil that was produced from it was well known for its healing properties. In fact, it was reportedly used for everything from “gout to a broken head”.

Myrrh:  a very powerful resin and oil from ancient times. It was used for many skin conditions, such as chapped skin and wrinkles.  The burned resin served as an insect repellant and promoted physical and emotional well-being.  The resin was also finely ground and made into ointments and added to wine as a preservative.

No doubt, the gold, frankincense and myrrh were provided at exactly the right time.

Here are some more facts on myrrh:

A relative of frankincense, myrrh is a short thorny tree found in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and in the Arabian peninsula.  When the bark is cut, it produces a reddish oily resin which hardens into nuggets which are harvested.

It was one of the ingredients in the divinely formulated holy anointing oil used by priests ancient Israel.  Myrrh was considered a highly spiritual oil/resin and was a prized commodity throughout the Middle East.

Egyptians carried cones of fat on their heads containing myrrh that would melt in the desert heat and keep their bodies bathed in myrrh and other oils.  Nowadays, many have found that myrrh oil is an excellent sunscreen when added to a good carrier oil like avocado, sesame seed oil, or Young Living’s V-6 oil.

Myrrh is also prized for its skin regenerative properties.  Today, many add it to their skin care routine by gently smoothing their wrinkles and dry areas with myrrh before proceeding with their chosen skincare protocol.

When combined with other essential oils, myrrh prolongs the scent of the other oils, making it a favorite among perfumers. In fact, it was blended with so many perfumes and ointments in Biblical times that in the Gospels the Greek word for myrrh, “muron,” was sometimes translated as “ointment” without revealing that its content included myrrh.

Down through history, myrrh has been used by women during their childbearing years.  It promotes skin elasticity when applied topically.  It is often diffused and inhaled during labor to facilitate calmness.

Personally, myrrh is my oil of choice when “doctoring” the wounds that my cat Mama comes home with after defending her territory.  Its cleansing properties, combined with the thicker nature of the essential oil make it an excellent option for treating wounds of all sorts.  Part of the oil goes on her wounds, the rest she licks off as she grooms herself.  The ingested myrrh oil supports her immune system, eases the discomfort of the wound, and speeds healing.

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