The benefits and value of essential oils continues to this day for health and wellness, or to regain and maintain vitality and robust health.  The therapeutic quality of the Young Living oils and the rigorous third party testing affords all the opportunity to feel confident in the single and blends of oils at our fingertips daily.

People are concerned more than ever about nurturing and respecting our earth, global warming, building green homes and recycling.  There was a time when only the hippies from the 60’s were concerned with “eco-friendly” products and the government’s policy’s toward them.  Now many are choosing personal health care and cleaning products that support, instead of detract from our health.

Backed by scientific testing and confirmation from 25 U.S. hospitals using them daily, therapeutic grade essential oils are nature’s ultimate answer to endless present day health challenges.  Essential oils have strong anti-viral effects,  and even when diluted kill bacteria that antibiotics do not.  They have been used for centuries as antiseptics, and are still used today in oral antiseptics.  A mouth rinse with essential oils of thyme, peppermint, wintergreen, and eucalyptus is more effective in improving oral health than a fluoride-based one according to the 1999 Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

Visiting historical applications of essential oils takes us to Europe during the bubonic plague and the Legend of the Four Thieves.  When this plague struck, more than 25 million people died in 5 years.  During this time, four thieves (somehow resistant to infection) circulated among the dead and dying to loot and rob their homes.   When finally apprehended, and by threat of death, they were forced to reveal the recipe that kept them immunized.  A copy is in the museum of Old Marseille in France of the “four thieves vinegar” recipe.  It consisted of white wine, vinegar, wormwood, meadowsweet, wild marjoram, 50 cloves, rosemary, horehound and camphor.  After 15 days, they would rub it on their hands, ears, and temples when approaching the plague victims.

More recently, Dr. Diane Horne of Weber State University confirms the above historical references through her research mentioned in the Journal of Essential Oil Research.  She found that the longer the essential oil blend was diffused into the air, the great the reduction in microbes.  This blend was clove, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary, which killed over 99% of Staphylococcus (Staph) bacteria in only 12 minutes of diffusion.  As antibiotic resistant Staph (MRSA) moves from hospitals to the general community, we can remain hopeful that essential oils, in hand wipes, mouthwashes, toothpastes and household cleaning products offer a safe, simple delivery system for promoting and sustaining health in the home and office.

There is now a clear link between childhood asthma and household cleaning products such as bleach, window cleaners, aerosols, carpet cleaners, chlorine, pesticides and insecticides.  In this day of indoor allergies, when pet dander, mold, dust and cleaning chemicals routinely affect our health, our awareness to the causative effects over time will undoubtedly empower us to change.  Health affirming, environmentally sustainable choices for ourselves, our families, our work spaces and our earth will not only benefit us now, but enhance life for many generations to come.

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In my massage therapy practice, I can daily see clients with chronic and acute pain, many who have tried all traditional medicines to try to find pain relief.  Once I learned of the swift action of Young Living’s PanAway for clients, it has been a main stay for any joint, muscle, injury, trauma, bruising, or muscle tension.  It is a therapeutic blend of Wintergreen, which has an active constituent like cortisone, Clove, which contains eugenol, used by dentists for numbing, Peppermint, which is great for pain, and Helichrysum, which is soothing for localized pain.  This blend was created by Gary Young following an injury that severely tore the ligaments in his legs.  The benefits are remarkable, when a client can’t take a firm step with her knee due to pain, and after some PanAway, and possibly some ice to reduce inflammation, she is able to walk much easier, with less pain.  What follows is from the Message Scent Newsletter on Pan Away to be used topically either diluted, or straight or neat onto the skin.


1.  Apply PanAway oil topically on  injured areas to soothe the tissues

2. Apply PanAway oil topically to help soothe sore muscles after exercising

3. Rub a drop of PanAway oil on your temples, forehead and the back of your neck to help with pressure or headaches

4. Mix PanAway oil with massage oil or olive oil and massage on location to help ease growing pains

5. Rub 1-2 drops of PanAway oil on your joints to lessen pressure and pain of osteo-arthritis

6. Rub 2-3 drops of PanAway oil at the base of your spine and on the sacrum to help soothe back pressure or pain

7. Massage PanAway oil diluted with V-6 (Young Living massage oil blend) on your pet for joint pain or discomfort

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Tweet   The Young Living blend of Joy essential oil offers so much hope, and clarity for many who may have mental health imbalances, mood disorders, depression and find a need sooth their central nervous system naturally with no ill side effects.  I personally have this at all times for my massage therapy clients to […]

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