This is a photo form the YL farm in Mona, Utah. The Roman Chamomile was ready for harvest, smelled wonderful and was just so beautiful to see. We all had a such great time at convention. It was so amazing to be in a place where there were over 5000 people who knew the value and appreciate the oils as much as I do. That in and of itself was such a treat. I have trusted YL oils from the beginning because I can feel the difference -I had pain, I would use an oil, I would feel better-that is what I knew and trusted and I believe that only a unadulterated oil could produce the results I was getting. After coming to convention and seeing and hearing the dedication and commitment not only from Gary Young but from all of the employees that spoke, I know that YL standards are the best. It is a company wide agenda and if it doesn’t meet YL standards it does not get bottled and shipped. It is so easy for a company to say its’ oil is 100% essential oil, some even use therapeutic grade on the label, but I feel very comfortable in saying that there is not another essential oil company that goes to the lengths that YL does to ensure that it is what they say it is, 100% therapeutic grade essential oil. If any wants some CD’s on YL standards please let me know and I will be happy to send them to you.
What did I learn at convention? Ohhhhh, lots of things! Here are a few tips that I thought I would pass along in no particular order.
Frankincense – you want this oil. Why? Because it is a very grounding oil that has shown a remarkable ability to repair DNA and has anti-cancer effects. Oman is a country of about 2 million people and cancer is rare there. Dr. Suhail, who spoke at the convention, mentioned that he sees 1-2 cases of cancer every few years. There are no cancer wings at the hospitals in Oman. I’m sure diet & lifestyle plays a major cause in the lack of cancer, Dr. Suhail also mentioned that the cases he sees are people who have left Oman and then returned, but I also think the way the Omanis use Frankincense could also play a factor. They chew on the resin, they burn it, they ingest it.
Oils & Kids – I heard Peter Minke, Ph.D, speak a couple of times over the week. He is the father of three, with the fourth on its way, and he and his wife give classes on how to use the oils with kids. Here are a few tips from his talk. First and foremost – Use what you have on hand! Simple, I know, but always keep in mind the oils have many different functions. Of course it is great to have an array of oils but if you don’t have your first choice try one you do have and don’t stop until you find the oil that works for you.
Valor for big bumps and bruises. I have used Lavender and have been amazed at how quickly the inflammation recedes. Valor tends to drip out slowly so either pound it out or take off the top and pour. Speed is key, the faster you get the oil on the faster it will help with swelling. In the case of a major trauma like a broken leg, on your way to medical treatment (or while you are waiting in the waiting room) you could use valor & PanAway for the swelling and the pain but don’t forget to use a calming oil for the trauma like Peace & Calming or lavender. Again, use what you have.
Lemon makes a body feel good. If you are feeling run down try some lemon oil. Lemon oil is also safe for infants for fevers and it’s ok to use in repeated doses. He likes to put the oil on the inside of the elbow, right on the crease of the inner arm. There are lots of nice big veins that the oils can get into and get right to work. If you are concerned about an oil being photosensitive then put it “where the sun don’t shine”! The feet are a good choice if you are going to be out in the sun.
Myrtle is good for respiratory problems and immune support and is a good choice for younger children. Babies and menthol do not mix. Don’t use peppermint & wintergreen on babies under three.
Lavender & Aloe Vera juice as a sunburn spray. Mix 4 ounces of Aloe Vera juice and 20 drops of Lavender. Spray as needed.
Morning water – after 7 or so hours of sleep your body needs water. Most people are waking up dehydrated then adding coffee to their bodies which is also dehydrating. So, upon waking have at least a glass or two of water (the more the better) before you reach for your morning joe. Then, of course, have lots of water throughout the day.
Boswellic Acid – highest concentration is found in Frankincense resin. A smaller amount is found in YL Frankincense oil. It is a potent anti-inflammatory and its traditional uses include – colitis, asthma (Germany & Austria are considering using Frankincense as a main, non-emergency treatment),arthritis. I also found articles mentioning Boswellic Acid causing cancer cell death in brain tumors and cells affected by leukemia and colon cancer. Then I found this on the Memorial Sloan Kettering website - “Boswellic acid seems to have fewer adverse effects than steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.”. YL oil and resins come from either Boswellia Sacra tree from Oman or Boswellia Carterii tree from Somalia.
Blue Gum Eucalyptus – Young Living is the only company that offers this type of eucalyptus. For anyone that has a reaction to the usual eucalyptus oil, like Radiata, they might want to give this oil a try. It is a non allergen eucalyptus oil that is grown and distilled at the YL farm in Ecuador.
RutaVaLa – I know some people who use this roll on as a sleep aid and that it works very well for that. I also learned at convention that it can also be used as an anti-depressant. Here’s to a happy sleep!
If you use any of these tips please let me know if they worked for you (or not). I would love feedback either way.