Wednesday, June 17, 2015

My the Moment

When I first started with Young Living Essential Oils there were some oils in the Premium Starter Kit that, honestly, I did not like the smell of.  I’ve never been someone who buys the scented candles or the pretty smelling soaps.  I’ve never even liked the smells of cleaners.

With the Kit comes samples of Peace & Calming which, at the time, I could not ever imagine giving to anyone.  To my nose, it was horrible.

Now, I use it almost everyday to help calm my children…and myself!  Once in a while I get a bit anxious and start freaking out inside of my mind.  Two drops of Peace & Calming under each foot helps to bring me back to this side of “that line” in my head.  

On the other hand, I could not stop smelling Purification!  I NEEDED it.  I would take up to 10 long, slow, deep breaths, holding Purification just under my nose.  Could. Not. Get. Enough.

As my body (chemistry) changes throughout the day, the week and the month, I am drawn to different oils and their smells.  Some days I still want Purification.  I love it in my diffuser, but lately I am using more Stress Away…especially in the morning.  Thieves in the afternoon and Ylang Ylang in the evening.
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Thieves, I find, I use in the diffuser when I have work to do that I don’t really want to do.  I feel home-y and determined.  I like to mix a few drops of Lemon or Grapefruit to get a bit of a mood lift as well.  Determined, happy homemaker!

My new favourite oil?  Ylang Ylang.  I can not ever see myself without Ylang Ylang in my oil collection…if not on my body!  Whenever I use it, I feel instantly grounded and focused.  Relaxed and…balanced, might be the right word.  Ready to tackle my day.

If you are wondering what it smells like, in the book, “Reference Guide for Essential Oils,” by Connie and Alan Higley, they say the scent of Ylang Ylang is sweet, heavy, narcotic (I don’t know what they mean by that!) cloying, tropical floral, with spic-balsamic undertones.  

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Ylang Ylang Body Scent 

1/2 cup Coconut Oil
30 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil from Young Living
10 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil from Young Living 
4 drops Balsam Fir Essential Oil from Young Living

Melt the coconut oil in a double boiler.  The easiest way I have found is to heat water to almost boiling in my kettle.  Pour about an inch of the hot water into a pot.  Place a jar with your coconut oil in it, into the pot of hot water.  Stir the coconut oil a couple of times until it has melted.  It’s quick and it won’t get your coconut oil too hot.

Remove the jar from the pot.

Add the drops of Essential Oils and mix well. 

I keep mine in my room or bathroom.  It is sometimes almost a liquid and sometimes almost solid depending on the temperature of my home on a given day.  

I apply it in the morning or after a shower.  I like it on my tummy and hips…I don’t know why I apply it there…just feels right.  

Let me know if you try this mix.  Do you like it?  What would you change?  What are your favourite blends?

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