Hello wonderful peeps,
I'm starting a new hashtag: #TGFO Thank God for Oils!
Evidently I am still able to be up at all hours of the night, laugh and have fun with my friends, but recovering the next day... NOT SO MUCH! I got to put this to the test in September. This month I have had 3 trips practically back-to-back. I went to an oils conference Labor Day weekend at National Harbor. Then I flew to Salt Lake City to enjoy the Silver Retreat with other Young Living leaders (which I told you all about last week in my email.) But last weekend my BFF from high school and I made a crazy fast trip UP to and BACK from Connecticut for our 30th High School Reunion! It was fabulous and I was thrilled to see so many faces that I hadn't seen in 10, 20, even 30 years.... But my feet were barking like dogs after I got back to our room!
What I found was that although I brought my NingXia Red and had my Stress Away as well as Peppermint for travel needs, my feet were NOT cooperating. I am so grateful to have been able to come back and come up with some oily combos that I applied repeatedly and found ways to support my circulatory system! Want to hear what I used?
Tangerine - which helps support your lymph system and can help to reduce occasional fluid buildup
Cypress - which is excellent with supporting the circulatory system which gets fluid moving! (I have a roller filament attachment on my Cypress which was very handy)
Juniper or Lemon - As the scent of Juniper is not my favorite, I quickly chose Lemon. Lemon is an excellent and well-priced oil which is fabulous for cleansing.
We are friends... can I be REAL with you?
PRO OIL TIP #1: If you have shaved your legs, however, be careful with the Tangerine or Lemon. Let's just say that I would not recommend that. And, on the same theme... I also need to give you a PRO OIL TIP#2: Don't use Thieves wipes or Thieves hand purifier under your arms to freshen up if you have recently shaved. Although it is *excellent* for awakening all of your senses, it is not recommended. I needed to find my Lavender Lip Balm that is coconut oil based to start feeling like I wasn't in Dante's ring of inferno.
But I digress... Let me get back to the point:
I love that there are so many great places to find out exactly what oil or supplement you might need...
What are YOUR favorite reference materials? I love Life Science Publishing's EOPR (Essential Oil "Pocket" Reference) or I love checking out Oil-Testimonials.com
and once I see the word picture, I will Google the words Young Living Cypress Oil
for example to see what a particular oil does and I can save a graphic to my phone! I am constantly blown away by all the MULTIPLE USES that one oil can have!
So whereas I needed blood pumping around my leg to help promote better circulation, Cypress can be used in other areas of the body to promote better circulation... Well, let me just have Lucy LiBido explain:
"The reason I love Cypress so very much is because Cypress stimulates blood flow in the body. It supports diuresis and helps to remove water and salt that can lead to fluid retention. It also strengthens veins and improves circulation. All of this leads to smoother looking skin and smaller looking veins. This is why Cypress is one of the main ingredients of Cell-lite massage oil. It helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite and dark veins by strengthening the tissue around fat cells and improving blood flow so veins don't pool and raise to the surface.
The OTHER reason I love Cypress (besides the fact that it makes my butt look smoother and my spider veins are lighter) stems from its magical ability to improve blood flow and circulation. I'll let you in on a little secret.....Super sturdy Soldiers for him depends a LOT on blood flow. And super DUPER O-My-WOW explosions for her depend a lot on blood flow too.
This oil is perfect for men AND women. At our house, we usually use Cypress for her, and either Hong Kuai or Hinoki for him. (More on that coming up) Apply it on your inner thighs. Apply it on his inner thighs. Mix it with your other favorites. But DON'T forget the circulation Cypress. For the love of Lucy's favorite... Don't forget the Cypress."
Phew, okay, now I'm blushing.
Let's talk about DIFFUSING CYPRESS. Another way to use it to help replace a candle, plug-in, or any other toxin that is trying to sneak into your home:
3 drops Cypress
3 drops Bergamot
3 drops Lemon
3 drops Cypress
3 drops Frankincense
3 drops Lavender
5 drops Cypress
3 drops Cedarwood
1 drop Tea Tree
PLUS: it's good for your skin! Imagine that!
So next time you have something you'd like to address with oils, get out a recipe, find out what else that one oil does, and have some FUN!
Stay oily, my friends!
Suzi Sloan Hersey
Young Living Essential Oils
Gold Team Leader
Independent Distributor #1532611