Today, I want to share with you a few of my favorite things – some of my favorite essential oils. Young Living Essential Oils produces over 70 individual oils and over 60 oil blends. I haven’t tried them all (yet!), but these are some of my absolute favorites.
Cedarwood is woodsy and warm, with a balsamic aroma. Its powerful aroma creates a relaxing, calming and comforting atmosphere when diffused (I love diffusing it at night). The aroma allows you to enjoy the outdoors annoyance-free. It may be added to your favorite skin care products and applied topically, or massaged into the scalp for the appearance of healthy-looking hair.
Cedarwood contains more sesquiterpenes (98%) than any other essential oil. Sesquiterpenes are compounds that deliver oxygen molecules to cells. They can also erase or deprogram miswritten code in cellular memory.
Cedarwood is a Biblical oil, being mentioned in the Bible five times as an oil and over 65 times as an aromatic lumber/living trees. Cedarwood may have been the first oil obtained by distillation. The Egyptians and the Sumerians were distilling cedarwood over 5,000 years ago, using it for medicinal and embalming purposes. King Solomon built his temple and palace out of cedars of Lebanon. This wisest of all men was constantly surrounded by the aromatic oils of cedarwood.
Thieves® essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals they used while robbing the dead and dying. Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves® blend, crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, can be found in all of our Thieves® products. When taken internally, Thieves supports healthy immune function, and it includes Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil, which may help maintain a healthy respiratory system. When taken as a dietary supplement, Thieves® is an ideal complement to a daily wellness regimen. I like to add 1 drop to a cup of warm water as part of a wellness regimen or put a drop under my tongue.
1. Supports gastrointestinal system comfort.
2. Promotes healthy bowel function.
3. Enhances healthy gut function.
4. Maintains efficiency of the digestive tract.
5. Supports normal digestion.
6. May support performance during exercise.
7. Is a key ingredient in DiGize™.
Peppermint is fabulous in drinking water! Be sure to use very little (dip a toothpick into the oil, then add it to the water) because Young Living’s peppermint essential oil is so potent, one drop equals 28 cups of peppermint tea!
Frankincense is probably most familiar to people as one of the gifts presented to the Christ child by the Magi. It is considered, both in ancient and modern times, to be a holy anointing oil, used to enhance meditation and elevate spiritual consciousness. It is mentioned 81 times in the Bible.
I add frankincense to my daily beauty treatments, as it may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin. It contains up to 90% monoterpenes, compounds which can reprogram miswritten information in the cellular memory (DNA). I also enjoy diffusing it with cedarwood.
Research has/is being conducted on frankincense for the treatment of many diseases.
I use these four favorite oils on an almost daily basis. Learn more in my new book, Be in Health: Bible-Based Health Restoration: Living in Harmony with God’s Ways Regarding Health. Available now.