Uses for Young Living Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves is a highly antibacterial blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary.  Thieves got its name from the 15th century thieves who rubbed these oils on themselves during the plague so as not to contract the disease while robbing the dead and dying.  When they were caught, they exchanged their recipe for a lesser sentence.  Thieves has a 99.96% kill rate against airborne microorganisms.

Caution: Thieves is a “hot” oil so take caution when using it anywhere other than the feet. Apply with a carrier oil especially on children. If the oil starts to “burn” apply a carrier oil right away. Do NOT use water!

Uses of Thieves EO

  1. Cold & Flu – Diffuse Thieves in a room. Rub a drop on the bottom of feet. Place 1 drop in a glass of water and drink. (Breathe, apply, drink!)
  2. Strep Throat – Drop 2-4 drops of Thieves in water and gargle as needed. Dilute 50/50 with carrier oil and apply to throat and back of neck.
  3. Household Germs – 2-6 drops in a small spray bottle with water can be used to spray and clean countertops, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, and door knobs.
  4. Washing Dishes – Put a few drops of Thieves in the detergent receptacle of your dishwasher for a germ-killing cleaning cycle.
  5. Cleaning – Add several drops to your mop water.
  6. Gingivitis & Bleeding Gums – Rub a drop or two of Thieves all over the gums twice a day until gone. May dilute with carrier oil if it feels too “hot.”
  7. Mold – Diffuse Thieves to kill mold wherever it is present.
  8. Bronchitis – Dilute 50/50 2-6 drops of Thieves with carrier oil and rub on chest and upper back. Apply a warm compress. Diffuse.
  9. Cold Sores & Canker Sores – Apply 1 drop (or less) directly on cold sore, fever blister, or canker sore 3 times a day or as needed until healed.
  10. Fungal Skin & Toenail Infections – Drop or rub 1 drop of Thieves on the infection or n ail bed 2-3 times a day until gone.
  11. Sore Throat – Mix with a tablespoon of water, gargle & swallow.
  12. Splinters – Apply directly to the splinter and the splinter will wiggle it’s way to the surface. May fall out completely or might need to be removed with tweezers.
  13. Longevity – Put 10-12 drops in a 00 capsule undiluted and swallow daily.
  14. Acne – Take internally and apply to the skin diluted with a carrier oil .
  15. Headache – Put a drop on your thumb and apply to the roof of your mouth.
  16. Congestion – Breathe in the vapors during symptoms.
  17. Toothache – Apply 1-2 drops to gums and teeth.
  18. Pain Relief – Apply to broken bones or joints with carrier oil.
  19. Stop Smoking – Put on the tip of your tongue to help you stop smoking.

 

Statements made on An Oil A Day have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. I share these experiences with you because of the results I’ve had. The statements I make here are in regards to Young Living essential oils only.

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Uses for Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestive issues.  Scientists have researched its affect on the liver and respiratory system as it improves concentration and mental accuracy.  Peppermint is anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulant, pain relieving, curbs appetite, and more.

Caution: Peppermint is a “hot” oil and can cause temporary discomfort if used topically without diluting or used close to the nose or eyes (trust me I know). Use caution on the face and always dilute on children or use on the feet. If oils get into the eyes, do not use water which will cause the oil to spread. Use a fatty oil such as olive or coconut and put a few drops into the eye. It will bring quick relief. The oils will not damage the eye, but can cause pain, so use caution in the eye area.

Uses of Peppermint EO

  1. Indigestion/Flatulence/Diarrhea – Rub 4-6 drops of Peppermint in the palm and rub over the stomach and around the navel to relieve discomfort.
  2. Heartburn – Add a drop of Peppermint to herbal tea to aid in digestion and relieve heartburn.
  3. Inflammation (unbroken skin) – Massage several drops of Peppermint on an area of injury or chronic inflammation.
  4. Bruise – Apply peppermint immediately to an injured area (unbroken skin) to relieve pain and lessen bruising. If there is a cut, apply peppermint around – but no on – the open wound.
  5. Fever – Rub several drops of Peppermint on the bottoms of the feet to reduce fever.
  6. Itching – Apply a drop of Peppermint topically on unbroken skin to stop itching.
  7. Poison Ivy & Poison Oak – Apply Peppermint on location “neat” or dilute it with a carrier oil.
  8. Workout – Inhale Peppermint before and during a workout to boost your mood and reduce fatigue.
  9. Nausea – Massage several drops of Peppermint on the abdomen.
  10. Hiccups – To stop hiccups, apply a drop of Peppermint on each side of the fifth cervical vertebra (Up three notches from the large vertabra at the base of the neck).
  11. Headache – To relieve a headache, rub a drop of peppermint on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (avoid the eyes!!), and on the back of the neck.
  12. Alertness & Concentration – Place 2 drops of Peppermint on the tongue and rub another drop under the nose to improve alertness and concentration.
  13. Studying & Mental Recall – Diffuse Peppermint in the room while studying to improve concentration and accuracy. Inhale Peppermint while taking a test to improve recall.
  14. Travel Sickness – Rub 4 drops of Peppermint on the chest and stomach to relieve motion or travel sickness.
  15. Congestion – Place a drop of Peppermint on the tongue and inhale into the nose and sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold.
  16. Flavoring & Preservative – Add peppermint to flavor food or use as a preservative.
  17. Household Pests – To deter rodents, ants, or cockroaches, place 2 drops of Peppermint on a cotton ball and place along the path or point of entry for these pests.
  18. Paint Fumes – Mix a 15ml bottle of Peppermint  into a 5 gallon can of paint to dispel the fumes.
  19. Coffee Replacement – Place a drop of Peppermint in a cup of hot water for tea and enjoy instead of coffee.
  20. Summer Cooler – Drink water with a drop of Peppermint added to refresh yourself on a hot day.
  21. Aphids – Add 4-5 drops of Peppermint to 4 ounces of water and spray plants to kill aphids.
  22. Arthritis or Tendonitis – Rub Peppermint on joints to relive arthritic or tendon pain.
  23. Bad Breath – Place a drop of Peppermint on the tongue as a breath freshener.
  24. Curb Appetite – Inhale the fragrance of Peppermint on the tongue as a breath freshener.
  25. Ticks – Remove a tick by applying a drop of Peppermint on a cotton swab and swabbing the tick. Wait for it to withdraw its head from the skin and remove it with tweezers.
  26. Sore Feet – Mix peppermint in a foot-bath to relive sore feet. Swish feet around to agitate the water while soaking for maximum benefit.
  27. Energizing Hand Soap – Mix several drops of Peppermint with 1/4 cup of Castile soap and fill foaming soap dispense with mixture plus water.

 

Statements made on An Oil A Day have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. I share these experiences with you because of the results I’ve had. The statements I make here are in regards to Young Living essential oils only.

Uses for Young Living Valor Essential Oil

Valor is an energy balancing blend of Rosewood, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, and Spruce in a base of pure almond oil.  Valor works with the body’s electrical and nervous system, bringing alignment and balance throughout the whole body.  Valor is often called ‘chiropractor in a bottle’.

Uses of Valor EO

 

  1. Emotional Strength – Rub a few drops of Valor over the heart, neck, wrists, and on the bottom of each foot to relieve fear and anxiety.
  2. Back Pain & Injury – Apply Valor to bottoms of feet and spine to help alignment.
  3. Joint Pain & Injury – Add a few drops of Valor too a carrier oil and apply to the joints where needed.
  4. TMJ – Rub Valor on the jaw before bed and in the morning until pain is relieved.
  5. Sciatica – Apply 2 drops of Valor to the heels of your feet using massage pressure.
  6. Anxiety – Rub a few drops on feet, neck, and chest. Breathe deeply.
  7. Sleep Apnea – Apply Valor to the bottoms of your feet before bed.
  8. Stiff Neck – Massage 2 drops of Valor on your neck
  9. Spinal Adjustment – Rub several drops of Valor up and down the spine and the bottom arches of the feet.

 

Statements made on An Oil A Day have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. I share these experiences with you because of the results I’ve had. The statements I make here are in regards to Young Living essential oils only.

Uses for Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense was known as more valuable than gold in ancient times and can still be used to treat every known illness to man.  It is known for its anti-tumoral, immunostimulant, antidepressant, and muscle relaxing benefits.  It also stimulates the limbic system of the brain, and the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands.  Frankincense heals cells.

Uses of Frankincense EO

  1. Concentration – Use 1-2 drops of Frankincense on temples and back of neck to improve concentration.
  2. Immune System – Apply 1-3 drops of Frankincense on each foot to strengthen the immune system.
  3. Blisters – Dilute Frankincense with a carrier oil and apply to blistered area 3-5 times daily.
  4. Insect Bites – Put a drop of Frankincense  on an insect bite to help reduce swelling and speed healing.
  5. Depression – Diffuse or inhale Frankincense from the bottle to help elevate your mood.
  6. Brittle Fingernails – Apply 1-3 drops of Frankincense on fingernails and at the base of the nails 3 times per week.
  7. Stretch Marks – Rub a few drops on stretch marks morning and night to lessen the visibility of stretch marks and heal the skin.
  8. Cysts & Warts – Apply 1-2 drops on cyst or wart 2 times a day until it disappears completely.
  9. Skin Spots & Sun Spots – Apply 1-2 drops of Frankincense on sun-damaged skin spots 2 times a day until it fades.
  10. Breast Health – Rub 2-3 drops of Frankincense on breasts and lower abdomen every day.
  11. Healthy Maintenance – Dilute 1 drop of Frankincense in 1 tsp of honey or 4 oz. rice or coconut milk and ingest daily for maintenance.

 

Statements made by An Oil A Day have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. I share these experiences with you because of the results I’ve had. The statements I make here are in regards to Young Living essential oils only.

Uses of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil has actually been nicknamed the swiss army knife of essential oils thanks to it’s many issues . With over 200 chemical components, there are hundreds of uses for lavender. Lavender is antiseptic, antifungal, antitumoral, anti-inflammatory, is great for your skin and is known as a numbing agent.

 

Uses of Lavender EO

 

  1. Calming – Rub Lavender on the feet for a calming effect on the body.
  2. Sleep Aid – Rub a drop of Lavender on your palms and smooth on your pillow to help you sleep.
  3. Bee Sting & Insect Bites – Put a drop of lavender on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling.
  4. Minor Burn – Put 2-3 drops of Lavender on a minor burn to decrease the pain once the wound has cooled.
  5. Cuts – Drop lavender on the cut to stop bleeding, cleanse wound and kill bacteria.
  6. Eczema & Dermatitis – Mix several drops of Lavender with a carrier oil and use topically on affected area.
  7. Motion Sickness – To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender on the end of the tongue, behind the ears, or around the navel.
  8. Nosebleed – To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Lavender on a tissue and wrap it around a small piece of ice. Push the tissue-covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold for as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops.
  9. Tear Ducts – Rub a drop of Lavender over the bridge of the nose to unblock tear ducts.
  10. Dry or Chapped Skin & Lips – Rub a drop of Lavender on dry or chapped skin and lips.
  11. Scar Tissue – To reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender on and around the affected area.
  12. Deodorant – Rub 2-4 drops of Lavender over armpit area to act as a natural and non-toxic deodorant.
  13. Allergies & Hay Fever – Rub a drop of Lavender between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever. Swipe a touch of Lavender on the upper lip right under the nose and in the nose. Diffuse Lavender in your home to help with symptoms.
  14. Dandruff – Rub several drop of Lavender into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.
  15. Moths & Insects – Place a few drops of Lavender on a cotton ball and place in your linen closet to scent linens and repel moths & insects.
  16. Water Fountains – Drop a little lavender on a wet cloth and throw into the dryer to freshen and deodorize laundry.
  17. Sweeten Laundry – Place a few drops of Lavender on a wet cloth and throw into the dryer to freshen and deodorize laundry.
  18. Cold Sores – Put a drop of Lavender on a cold sore throughout the day.
  19. Sunburn – Spritz several drops of Lavender mixed with water on a sunburn – after it has cooled – to decrease the burn pain.
  20. Rashes – Apply 2-3 drops of Lavender to a rash to stop the itching and heal the skin.

Warning: Do not take Lavender with your blood pressure medication.

 

Statements made on An Oil A Day have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. I share these experiences with you because of the results I’ve had. The statements I make here are in regards to Young Living essential oils only.