For the past few months (if you’ve been reading here that long) you’ll remember a few of my reviews and giveaways being about Young Living Essential Oils. I was introduced to these products by my hairdresser a few months ago and have been intrigued to learn more about them. I listened to the “Missing Link” informational CD that explains why these natural products have healing properties and have purchased a few oils to try for myself. One kit that I have purchased was the The Everyday Oils Kit which contains the following oils and oil mixtures in 5 ml bottles– Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Frankincense, Pan Away, Peace and Calming, Purification, Thieves, Valor.
For the next 4 months, I’m going to focus on one of the oils listed above, write a post on its benefits, and give my personal feedback after I’ve tried it. Then one of my lucky readers will also have the chance the win the oil and try it for themselves. I’ll also include a copy of “The Missing Link” so they too can have some more information of how and why these work.
October is Purification Month
Here are some benefits that the Young Living Website says about Purification Oil:
|An antiseptic blend formulated for diffusing to purify and cleanse the air and neutralize mildew, cigarette smoke, and disagreeable odors. When applied directly to the skin, Purification may be used to cleanse and soothe insect bites, cuts, and scrapes.|
How to Use
Diffuse, apply topically, or put on cotton balls to place in air vents of home, car, hotel room, and office. Diffuse and rub on feet during cleansing.
Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia), lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida), and myrtle (Myrtus communis).
**I also have a reference Guide for Essential Oils compiled by Connie and Alan Higley that gives some more details about the oils and here is what is says Purification can be used for:
“The individual oils in this blend have some powerful antispetic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and sanitizing properties. This blend is therefore useful for killing odors and their bacteria, molds and fungus. It kills anaerobic bacteria. It purifies and cleanses bacteria in the air, neutralizes mildew, cigarette smoke, and other noxious odors. It repels bugs, insects, and mice that like to live in homes, offices, and other confined areas. It has also been beneficial in neutralizing poison from insect bites; such as spiders, bees, hornets, and wasps. It is good for first-aid in sterilizing wounds and cuts.”
My experience with the oil: My 14 month old daughter had a great habit of tipping her bottle upside down for fun – especially when I gave it to her to drink in the car. This means that there have been many spills of formula/milk in the back seat. I’ve scrubbed the seats and floors a couple of times, but the car still has an unfriendly odor that is still probably looming from the days of spilled milk. When I read about how well Purification neutralizes odors, I wanted to use it in the car. It is suggested to put it on a cotton ball and place in an air vent to freshen the car. So now I keep my bottle of it in the car and use it to help neutralize odors and not just cover them up with a synthetic smell like other air fresheners do. Another great place to use this to combat odors – the diaper pail! I also got a vaporizer for $.41 cents tonight, so I’m adding some of the oil to the water. My daughter started having a runny nose this morning, just after getting over another cold – yuck! Maybe this humidity/oil combo will speed up healing and/or kill germs in her room.
On to the Giveaway:
1. Mandatory Entry: If you want to have a chance to try Purification Oil for FREE, then head over here to the Young Living website and skim through the product catalog. Pick one of the categories to research, either essential Oils, Kits, Cleansing, Nutrition, Personal Care, Children, or Accessories. Pick one product (other than Purification) that intrigues your interest and write a comment telling us what it is.
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*This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on October 13th at 9pm.
**I have a “Boo Hoo to the Flu” oil class coming up this weekend that I can’t wait to blog about! Stay tuned to learn how these oils can boost your immune system!
*If after you’ve browsed the Young Living site and decide that you want to purchase an oil, you’ll need this distributor # to set up an account: 1135717
Happy essential oiling!!