The increasing demand for processed foods, detection of microorganisms in some of these products, and consumer preference for “natural” over synthetic preservatives have driven research in essential oils (EOs) known for decades to have antimicrobial properties. In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that lemongrass EO and its volatiles can inhibit a range of bacteria and fungi known to be the major causative organisms for several storage and food-borne pathogens.
April, 4 2017
By Young Living
For centuries many cultures have looked to essential oils to enhance their daily lives, perform religious rites, support wellness, and wear as perfumes. Not only are essential oils extremely versatile but many also contain naturally occurring constituents that are practically made for one particular usage: beautifying the skin.
Unlike skin care products that rely on harsh and synthetic ingredients, essential oils use their natural properties to brighten, smooth, and moisturize the appearance of skin in a way that leaves you feeling perfectly pampered.
The best part? You can easily add essential oil goodness to your regimen with our Essential Oils for Skin Care Set. This post includes Lavender, Tea Tree, and Frankincense essential oils, so it’s a great way to get started with skin care oils or share them with a friend! Here are our ideas for using these and other skincare favorites to get your glow on!
April 18, 2017
Acute or chronic back problems can make everyday life a misery. Acute pain may be caused by a pulled muscle or problems with tendons, ligaments or bone. Incorrect posture, lack of exercise and/or obesity are factors that can take their toll on the back muscles. Aromatherapy using essential oils can relieve back pain naturally.
Many people seek relief for back pain by taking over-the-counter pain medications or prescription drugs which often have negative side effects, decreasing overall well-being. Obviously, not all cases of back pain can be relieved by aromatherapy and it is always wise to seek the advice of a medical professional to discuss treatment options, especially in the event of chronic back pain.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils that are extracted from different plants. These essential oils have medicinal properties, which work on the physical and mental levels to address the ailment at hand and to promote healing.
The best form of aromatherapy for back pain is a massage using essential oils. Simply mix a couple of drops of your chosen oil with a carrier oil and arrange to have a professional massage therapist massage your back for you. This serves to increase circulation and to relieve the aching and tightness. Massage therapy also helps to relieve stress and promotes the circulation of blood to the area, while the aroma of the essential oils works through the olfactory system.
April 2, 2017
Australian Blue™ was originally formulated with only 5 oils in it. It was re-formulated a few years ago and is now a formula containing 16 essential oils. The most important ingredient is Blue Cypress. The Aboriginal Tiwi people in Northern Australia used this thick oil to help with multiple physical problems. It was a sort of “go-to” oil for these people. Next we have the strong floral note of Ylang Ylang that promotes relaxation and balances male and female energies and restores confidence and equilibrium. Next we have Cedarwood, an oil high in sesquiterpenes which stimulate the limbic part of the brain, the center of emotions and memory. White fir supports the body and creates a feeling of grounding, anchoring, and empowering. Geranium is an oil to release negative memories and ease nervous tension. It is balancing for the emotions, lifts the spirit, and fosters peace and well-being.
March 24, 2017
The use of hyssop essential oil dates back to ancient times. In fact, this Mediterranean herb is mentioned in the Bible as being sacred or holy largely because of the numerous health benefits it provides. Its powerful properties are the result of its constituents, including two of its most active ingredients, isopinocamphone and myrcene. Several of hyssop oil’s top benefits that can be attributed to these two constituents are discussed below.