Essential Oils

Introduction to Young Living Essential Oils Summer Workshops with Carol Layton.  I have been using essential oils for over 20 years and Young Living for almost two years.  There is no going back for me, I love these products, and will be using them in my daily routines … for ever!  Last month I was privileged to beable to go to their yearly convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.  And I have even more to share … WOW!!!  So let me introduce you to why you would want to add these high therapeutic grade oils into you life, how they can and do boost health, and they are just “enjoyable”.  Win win.  Here at Nan’s Rock, we offer holistic, natural healing  and spiritual choices.  These products blend in so perfectly and enhance ALL that I already offer. My signature oils is geranium, let me help you find yours!

 

History: Young Living Essential Oils is the Leading Essential Oil Company in the world. Developed and Organized by D. Gary Young who grew up in poverty in the mountains of Idaho. His life story is of a life threatening accident, debilitating pain and also being diagnosed to be confined to a wheel chair. He refused to give in, always searching for things that would help him on the road to recovery. To summarize Gary’s 40 year journey, he was introduced to essential oils, experienced relief and healing, inspiring him into extensive research, and the creating of his first distiller which has all led to this successful world-wide known and respected company of today.

What Are Essential Oils? Essential Oils are the “plant oil” extracted usually through the distillation process: the roots, leaves, flowers, resin, bark or even peel from the fruit. These concentrated liquids (the essence of the plant) are easily absorbed by human cells. Healthy cells – healthy body. Young Living prides themselves in the “Seed to Seal” process where they grow, harvest and produce, being involved in the whole manufacturing process; producing pure, therapeutic quality, unaltered and the highest possible grade. Gifts from Mother Earth in a bottle.

Choices of How to start!

  1. Nan’s Rock Shop sells Young Living Essential Oil Products!
  2. FREE Carol’s Introduction to Young Living Essential Oil Workshop
  3. Save 24% off all products by purchasing a starter kit. Bonus: receive $300.00 worth of product for the price of $195.00. To maintain this discount, you need to purchase approx. $125.00 per year. I encourage you to sign up with me in person, by phone OR if we are unable to get together – sign up on line by going on their website (please use my member ID 10112331 (so you can work with me and my team). Bonus: When you sign up under me and join my team, I will gift to you “The Essential Guide to Essential Oils” by Roberta Wilson. This comprehensive guide is my favourite resource book; it will give you a start into what essential oils can bring into your life (correct applications and recipes).
  4. Like me, you can upgrade and join the Essential Rewards Program by committing to a monthly order, receive “lots” of free products, share the benefits, receive commissions; with the added opportunity to develop a working team under you, and create a home business.

I believe and trust in this product. I look forward to sharing with you my knowledge and my experiences.  When you decide to join my team I have a Rock and Oilers Facebook page and a monthly Rock and Oilers Sharing Circle. Let me help you get started.  I look forward to sharing my Young Living story and experiences with you.

Helping you to help yourself!

Research: www.youngliving.com

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My experience with Essential Oils

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I have been using essential oils for over 20 years.

I was first introduced to essential oils in a workshop called Energy-ssage (a relaxation massage, very similar to Raindrop Therapy). This is a pampering and nurturing therapy that uses a set of eight specific essential oils along the spine of your back. Also as a practitioner offering Reiki and Reflexology, I always finish a session with what I call “dessert” using one essential oil to massage into the feet.  It is a way for my client to have recovering time after their session, it offers them additional relaxation, adds another therapeutic value, helps to ground them before they get off the massage table, and gives us a bit of time to talk before out time together is finished. To summarize: essential oils  give “more” to my private practice.

Personally I use essential oils every day in my bath, regularly apply it onto my skin topically with a carrier oil and also use it in my diffuser to improve air quality and aromatherapy value. They can offer so many practical, healthy and healing properties. I use the healing properties of herbs to ingest as natures vitamins & medicines and I use essential oils as aromatherapy or topically that gets absorbed into my blood stream. I am learning all the time.  Plant therapies: nature, natural, and easily accepted by my body’s systems.

As a business opportunity I have joined young Living Essential Oils www.youngliving.com. Through synchronistic events I believe that I was given this wonderful business opportunity to share and add a high grade product to my merchandise here at Nan’s Rock Shop.

So whether you come to my workshop, buy product from my shop, or accept the young living business opportunity … I feel this is a product worth a bit of your time.  On your next visit to the shop ask me how to receive a 24% discount on all Young Living products.

Helping you to help yourself!

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Essential Oils Influence on Human Cells

A simple comparison of the plant and the human body show us that the oil and the blood are very similar and both transport the valuable nutrients available to feed and nurture cells. Furthermore, essential oils are so microscopic that they can easily penetrate the fatty layers of our skin.  They have the ability in their chemical structure to penetrate the cell wall of a human cell and transport oxygen and nutrients inside that cell.  They are metabolized like nutrients in the cells.  This includes the blood – brain barrier (compare it to a protective force field around our brain).  The blood – brain barrier is the barrier membrane between the circulating blood and brain that prevents certain damaging substances from reaching the brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid. This membrane is extra sensitive and protective of the actual brain, yet still allows the passage of essential oil molecules. It recognizes that pure essential oils are natural, beneficial, and a healthy cell food substance. In summary: the oil is the lifeblood of a plant; it carries the oxygen and nutrients, fights its illnesses, and protects the plant. When distilled correctly and kept in its pure form it will do the same for the human body. Giving your body “more” to be able to maintain, prevent and repair itself.

Essential oils have been recognized for their ability to decrease the viscosity (thickness) of our blood while increasing the velocity or movement. The improved circulation increases the oxygenation of our tissues.  When cells walls thicken, oxygen cannot get in.  Cells divide and make two duplicate cells.  If a cell is diseased, two new diseased cells will be made.  When we stop the mutation of unhealthy cells, by creating healthy cells, we assist our body in preventing and stopping disease.  Pure essential oils have the ability to penetrate and carry nutrients through the cell wall (including oxygen) to the nucleus and improve the health of the cell.  Essential oils will also bond to metallic and chemicals (pollutants, poisons), and carry them out of the cell and out of our body.

Essential oils are powerful antioxidants.  Antioxidants create an unfriendly environment for free radicals, prevent all mutations, work as free radical scavengers, prevent fungal, prevent oxidation in mutated cells and help to oxidate (bring in oxygen).  One of the main causes of disease in both plant and the human body is the inability of nutrients to penetrate the cell wall.  This causes cell deterioration, leads to cell mutation – which in turn creates a host for bacteria and disease.  It has been said that anyone who uses essential oils on a continuous basis has a stronger immune system.  This is true whether they are inhaled, or are rubbed on the body topically.  Even those who contact a cold or flu can recover 70% faster when using pure essential oils. Healthy cells, healthy tissues, healthy body!

After applying essential oils into our body system, it gets into our bloodstream and affects every cell, including the hair, within minutes. They may have a lasting effect for as long as five months from one application. This science is thousands of years old, and was one of man’s first medicines. Wonderfully soothing, nurturing, and relaxing, yet also physically effective. Written Carol Layton January 2017

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My Favorite Oils 

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Below find my summarized research on these chosen essential oils (sourced from Gary Young’s Young Living resources and The Essential Guide to Essential Oils by Roberta Wilson.)   Please do a more thorough research yourself for more information on applications and safety when adding oils to health conditions, pregnancy, children or illnesses for any possible contra-indications.  Otherwise: enjoy, sample, experience, preventive medicines, and natural healing.  A powerful gift from natural and nature.  Know that we have oil testers in the shop along with Young Living products to sell and books from several different authors.

Cedarwood has been around since biblical times (it is mentioned in history in the times of Noah, the early Tibetan temples, Greek mythology, Native American natural medicines and the ancient Egyptians used it for embalming the dead. For centuries, people have lined closets and chests with cedar wood to protect valuables from moths and insects. Cedarwood has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma; its scent stimulates the feeling of grounding, connecting to community, feelings of strength, empowering and protection. MOODS: helps to overcome anxiety; releases painful memories (also helpful in clearing the trigger of the past that led to possible addictions in the present); diffuses aggression, anger and fears, and brings in the nourishing balance of clarity, reinforces resolve, independence, self esteem, confidence, establishing proper perspective and faith. BEAUTY: clears blemishes, controls dandruff, reduces cellulite, and minimizes hair loss to actually stimulating new growth. HEALTH: too many to count! SPECIALITIES: it especially helps with insomnia, promotes a deep sleep, and stimulates melatonin. AND is a great insect repellent! A wise, ancient, nourishing and grounding oil. A great oil to add to your diffusers, apply a couple drops to your feet and back of the ears for general preventive and maintenance. Helping you to be SOLID in your life! Sold at Nan’s Rock Shop $19.00 15ml.

 

Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus oil comes from the leaves of an eucalyptus tree, the tallest deciduous tree on earth. There are over a dozen types of eucalyptus, globulus is the most common. Young Living produces three types: Euc Blue (more potent), Euc Radiata (a gentler strength preferred for children) and Euc Globulus (the most common). It has a refreshing and stimulating camphor-like aroma and when it enters the respiratory tract is able to open sinus and clear congestion. It fights bacteria and virus infections that can cause colds and flues. It is also beneficial for other respiratory ailments such as: asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis. It also offers a fresh vitality to the body, mind and spirit. Emotionally if helps overcome sluggishness, improves concentration, can cool emotions of anger; plus encourages spirituality and purity of thought and purpose. Many topical medications rely on Eucalyptus oil to relieve joint pain, muscle aches, arthritis, rheumatism and sprains. It also offers support to lower blood sugars, cool down fevers or burns, and is an insect repellent! Often used in an oil diffuser to clean up & improve air quality and inhibit the spread of infections. Eucalyptus: bring in prevention, comfort and relief; a great winter oil to add to your collection. Sold at Nan’s Rock Shop $24.00 for 15 ml.

Frankincense is known for its sweet, warm, balsamic aroma with calming properties that can increase spirituality and inner strength. The ancient Egyptians used this oil found in the wild-crafted resin of Boswellia carteri trees in Kenya to promote younger, fresher looking skin. Frankincense is now used for visualizing, improving one’s spiritual connection, centering, and it has the comforting properties that help focus the mind to overcome stress and despair. Frankincense is considered to be the anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. More recently it has been used in European and American hospitals and is the subject of substantial research. It has been said that Frankincense can heal anything from gout to a broken head. Conditions it has been know to ease and heal include: colds, acne, fibroids, infections, cysts, age spots, anxiety, cancer , tumours, poison ivy, skin tags, fibromyalgia, eczema, warts, shingles, allergies, headaches, depression, hormonal imbalances, breast health, add & adhd, and it is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. Actually Frankincense is a good oil to use any time during illness or insecurity. It is of a very high frequency which revitalizes both body and the mind and is associated with spirituality, uplifting, scared and freedom. Sold at Nan’s Rock shop 5ml $40.00, 15 ml $119.00

Geranium essential oil carries a delightful uplifting floral fragrance along with many therapeutic properties. Both the showy flowers, stalks and leaves of these perennial plants are harvested. MOODS: helps to overcome anxiety, stress or anger and fosters peace, well-being and hope.  EMOTIONS: helps heal grief, loss or trauma; brings in confidence, positive self-expression, spontaneity, relationship balance and sensuality.  WOMAN’S HEALTH: menstruation issues, stabilizes hormones including menopause, mood swings and hot flashes.  SKIN CARE: helps almost and skin type or skin conditions, including the tender skin of your face.  Aids in skin conditions such as eczema, acne, anti-aging, sun damaged, promotes healthy and shiny hair, reduces cellulite, and mosquito repellant – when applied to the skin directly or with carrier oil. Health: offers respiratory support, liver support, diabetes (lowers blood sugars), also aids in the treatments or prevention  of urinary tract infections, diarrhea, sore throats and more.  Allow yourself to receive the natural healing gifts from geranium; it is my favourite essential oil.  Add flower to your day! …… Sold in Nan’s Rock Shop $68.00 15 ml.

Grapefruit Essential Oil is cold pressed from the fresh fruit peel of grapefruits grown in the United States, grapefruit’s sweet, zesty scent is uplifting and revitalizing. This sweet, invigorating aroma encourages feelings of joy, satisfaction, and playfulness. Not only is Grapefruit oil perfect for diffusing, but it’s also a great addition to DIY skin care products from lotions to bath salts, inhale directly from the bottle or take internally. The oils in this fruit are incredibly beneficial to the metabolism, appetite suppressant, help to dissolve cellulite, deters cravings; thus making it a good oil to support weight loss and management. Put one drop in water before every meal to calm your appetite. It is also a good liver and kidney tonic, boosts the immune system, and emotionally is uplifting, relaxing, refreshing, and cheerful.

Lavender has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. It is highly versatile, it is used in many beauty products (shampoos, body lotion, baths), soothes the skin (burns, acne, sunburn, psoriasis, relieves itchy and inflammation), settles physical ailments (digestion disorders, earaches, respiratory, sore throats, muscle aches, bruises, insect bites, injuries, and migraines), and emotional (eases depression, burn-out, insomnia, hysteria, reduces hyperactivity especially in children, nervousness, minimizes anger, reduces worry and neutralizes sensory over load). Create a spa-like retreat by combining 1 cup Epsom salt and 4 drops oil and adding to a hot bath. Unwind with a Lavender-infused neck or back massage. Use Lavender as part of your evening routine. Rub oil on the bottom of your feet before bed or spritz your pillow with distilled water and Lavender mixed in a spray bottle to help relax and prepare for a good night’s sleep. Create a DIY room freshener with Lavender or diffuse it to banish stale odors. Lavender oil can treat many common childhood maladies. Its mildness makes it safe for infants and children. Lavender: Love, peace and balance! WHEN IN DOUBT … USE LAVENDER! …..  Sold in Nan’s ROck Shop $39.00 15 ml

Lemon Essential Oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, giving its aroma all the brightness of the freshly picked fruit. Cheerful, sweet, and nostalgic; great to add to your bath, skin care, diffuser, and cleaning supplies. Lemon oil can eliminate odors and infuse your whole home with its clean, lemon-drop scent. Lemon offers a wide range of health and household benefits including: cleanses toxins from any part of the body, stimulates lymph drainage, offers immune support, promotes fat-loss, rejuvenates energy, improves mood, teeth whitener, natural disinfectant, removes sticky glue & gum, wood and silver polish, and act as a bug repellant. Studies have also proven that lemon is a powerful cancer fighting antioxidant.  Because it is cleansing to the mind and spirit, it will release patterning and open the heart centers. The result is joy and hopefulness with clear thought. A must for your essential oil collection! …. Sold at Nan’s Rock Shop $19.00 15 ml

Lemongrass Essential Oil has a light, fresh, citrus aroma with earthy undertones. Refreshing, rejuvenating, stimulating, and balancing, it is an inspiring oil. Some of its signature uses are: 1. Insect repellent. Mix a few drops of lemon grass (alone or combine with cedarwood, peppermint, and eucalyptus) with 2 oz of water or coconut oil to make a very effective bug repellent (even repells ticks). 2. Helps prevent bladder infections. 3. Helps lower cholesterol. 4. Helps the body to eliminate parasites (apply to the bottom of your feet). Physically can help relieve joint or muscle pain, arthritis, headaches, apply on varicose veins, digestive disorders, relieves pain, and helps to reduce blood pressure. Aromatherapy: helps heighten spirituality, physic awareness, helps purify the mind, helps heal and release resentment & regrets. Chakra: Solar Plexus. A great multi-purpose oil to add to your medicine cabinet or first aid kit for travelling. A great oil to research! Sold here at Nan’s Rock Shop 15 ml for $19.00.

Northern Lights Black Spruce Oil   comes from Young Living’s new Northern Lights farm in BC. Throughout history, spruce has contributed to folk remedies for a wide array of ailments. Spruce saved many a sailor and pioneer from scurvy. It was often used to treat colds, digestive distress, diarrhea and even in the treatment of tuberculosis. Today this woodsy and invigorating scent can be used in your diffuser to bring in the essence and calmness of nature into your home. It helps to moisturize and maintain healthy skin, including dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or athlete’s foot. Apply anywhere including the bottoms of your feet, along your spine, or back of the neck. Aromatherapy: it helps promote happiness, revives weary emotions and gives a fresher outlook. It is uplifting, improves memory, liberating and aids in meditation and spiritual practices. Applied topically: it improves circulation, relieves inflammation, eases joint pain and muscle problems such as arthritis, backache, bursitis, carpel tunnel syndrome, rheumatism, and sciatica. Along with fighting fatigue it supports kidneys and adrenals. Connect to the wisdom of old traditions. Key words: strength, spiritual, emotional, grounding and resilience …..  Sold at Nan’s Rock Shop  $40.00 for 15 ml

Orange Essential Oil is cold pressed from fresh fruit peel, its sweet citrus fragrance balances positive emotions either relaxing or stimulating as  needed. Its oil has a warm, happy, light influence that prevents extreme seriousness. Seek help with orange oil to calm: perfectionism, anxiety, depression, insomnia, eases fear of the unknown, sadness, grief, especially beneficial in wintertime with seasonal affective disorder. From early times, oranges have been associated with generosity, gratitude, prosperity and good luck. Once called “golden apples”, oranges symbolize innocence and fertility. Today it is often used to boost immunity (aids in the absorption of vitamin C), helps prevent and alleviate colds, bronchitis and flu, digestive ailments (including constipation or diarrhea), good for women issues of PMS, period pain, proven to be beneficial in holistic approaches to treating cancers. I consider Orange essential oil to be liquid sunshine. I apply it regularly topically on my skin, in my bath, and in my essential oil diffuser. Known as the oil of pleasure, happiness and optimism  …….  Sold at Nan’s Rock Shop  $18.00 for 15 ml

Peppermint has a cooling, pungent aroma with a sharp, clean and even sweet uplifting after tone. It has revitalizing, energizing and refreshing qualities. It has been used as medicine as early as the 1800’s.  It is able to calm and sooth muscles, particularly those of the digestive tract including: nausea, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, stomach ulcers, motion sickness, jet lag etc. Also relaxes tense muscles and muscle spasms such as headaches & migraines, painful menstrual cramps, muscle aches/pains/sprains/strains. It is one of the few that stimulates, counteracts drowsiness, and promotes clear thinking; revives depleted energy.  Other: stress relief, asthma, allergies, fever, hot flashes, poison ivy, itchy skin and even is an insect & rodent repellent! Emotionally peppermint is uplifting, energizes and relieves mental fatigue, diminishe depression, increases joy, inspires confidence and esteem.  It clears the brain and thought process, improves memory, increases insight and inspires new thoughts and ideas. Let peppermint REFRESH your mind and your soul so you can walk forward with an assertive confidence to be present and at your full potential!  Sold at Nan’s Rock Shop $39.00 for 15 ml.

Pine: Majestic Scotch pine trees tower above the forest, reaching heights of 65 to 115 feet. Pine has a refreshing, invigorating aroma. It has a revitalizing effect on the entire body and helps fight fatigue, purify thoughts and promote positive attitudes. Medicinally it fights any kind of respiratory infection including: asthma, bronchitis, colds, the flu, laryngitis, sore throats, and promotes healthy breathing. It blends well with Eucalyptus and is also found in Young Living’s RC blend for Respiratory Congestion. It can arm or chill a fever, depending on what the body needs. It soothes muscle pains and stiffness in joints, treats injuries, provides relief for arthritis, backaches, carpel tunnel syndrome, gout, rheumatism, and sciatica. It stimulates circulation, raises blood pressure, and activates the adrenals. It acts as a kidney and liver cleanser and can help with cystitis and prostate problems. It soothes itchy and inflammation disorders of the skin and helps heal cuts and sores. It is often added to baths and saunas. Pine can also increase metabolism, boost energy, and improves eye health. Pine tree energy is believed to be the bridge between mind and body, physical and spirit, earth and heaven. If you decide to not be in a hurry you can grow slowly with the wisdom of this elder in the tree realm that will help you understand a higher state of being. Revitalizing, empowering, strength and grounding. Add some pine to your winter days!

Rosemary has a fresh, herbaceous, strong aromatic scent of herbs and wood. An energizing oil, it is also a popular ingredient in skin and hair care products. It helps relieve minor skin irritation; helps relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis; reduces the symptoms of cold & cough; and is a digestion aid. Emotionally Rosemary Essential Oil promotes clarity & direction and enhances memory, is uplifting and stimulating. Its Spiritual Influence is: “Walking in your truth by being faithful to yourself and your own destiny or purpose”. Even the Greeks and Romans used it to understand loyalty: loyalty to self before others. It opens the heart chakra by promoting circulation of Qi energy and blood. Avoid if have high blood pressure, seizures, children under 4, pregnant or breastfeeding. I like to smell or diffuse it when I am mentally need of a pick up when I am tired and still have a bit of work to do. Especially computer work!   

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