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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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Pass the Pepper to Pass on the Cigarettes

Since I have a friend who regularly tries to quit smoking, the abstract below caught my eye. I have read many experiences of people who used clove essential oil and Thieves to reduce or eliminate cravings for cigarettes.

It seems the common denominator seems to be hot, spicy oils, doesn’t it?!

Inhalation of vapor from black pepper extract reduces smoking withdrawal symptoms.

Rose JE, Behm FM.

Nicotine Research Laboratory (151-S), V.A. Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705.

Previous studies have suggested that sensory cues associated with cigarette smoking can suppress certain smoking withdrawal symptoms, including craving for cigarettes. In this study we investigated the subjective effects of a cigarette substitute delivering a vapor of black pepper essential oil. Forty-eight cigarette smokers participated in a 3-h session conducted after overnight deprivation from smoking. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: one group of smokers puffed on a device that delivered a vapor from essential oil of black pepper; a second group puffed on the device with a mint/menthol cartridge, and a third group used a device containing an empty cartridge. Subjects puffed and inhaled ad libitum from the device throughout the session during which no smoking was allowed. Reported craving for cigarettes was significantly reduced in the pepper condition relative to each of the two control conditions. In addition, negative affect and somatic symptoms of anxiety were alleviated in the pepper condition relative to the unflavored placebo. The intensity of sensations in the chest was also significantly higher for the pepper condition. These results support the view that respiratory tract sensations are important in alleviating smoking withdrawal symptoms. Cigarette substitutes delivering pepper constituents may prove useful in smoking cessation treatment.

 PMID: 8033760 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

It is interesting that the black pepper oil reduced anxiety and also positively impacted the respiratory system when inhaled in this study.  While using the nasal inhalers is a great idea, especially since it can be held and “snorted” when under stress, I also think running an essential oil diffuser with specific oils would provide excellent background support.

Here are the suggestions under “Smoking Cessation” found in the Essential Oils Desk Reference, Fifth Edition:

Singles:  Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, peppermint, Roman chamomile, clary sage

Blends:  Thieves, Harmony, Juva Cleanse, Peace & Calming, GLF

Supplements:  ICP, ComforTone, Essentialzyme, Life5, JuvaTone, JuvaPower, JuvaSpice (for salads and cooking)

Application and Usage


  • Inhale the oils that work best for you whenever the urge for a cigarette arises.
  • Diffuse oils for 30 minutes 4-5 times a day as needed.

Ingestion and Oral:

  • Cleanse colon and liver with ICP, ComforTone, Essentialzyme, and JuvaTone.
  • Put 1 drop of Thieves on the tongue every time you have the urge to smoke.
  • JuvaTone, JuvaPower, and JuvaSpice (for salads and cooking) detoxify the liver, which in turn help to reduce cravings for nicotine and caffeine.  Take 3 tablets of JuvaTone 3 times daily and 2 Tbsp. of JuvaPower or JuvaSpice daily.
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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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Clary Sage

Clary SageBeautiful Clary Sage: Healthy plants cultivated with love and distilled with integrity.

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oil contains natural phytoestrogens.  It has a mellow, warm, herbal scent that is uplifting and relaxing, making it a perfect choice for hormonal support.  It is especially useful for those who suffer from PMS and those who are going through menopause.clary sage

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