Howdy Oily Thursday!
I know I’m not the only one who doesn’t like any type of lotion out there. I’ve tried various things over the years where they say it a mix of lotion and oil but to me it’s just like make-up, I don’t want that feeling of something on me. Well I think I have finally found something I like the most and along with my add in, it makes it even better and me more likely to use it.
Oily Spray and Go
As I said before I’m really not a lotion person. I am however, a Vaseline person and love Vaseline’s Spray and Go. The stuff to me, soaks in a lot better and quicker than regular lotion. I use the stuff after I get out of the shower everyday. I also use it after finishing my at home laser hair removal treatment.
The Oily Portion
Okay so I don’t really use the quick ‘spray and go’ portion of the can stuff. I like to add various Young Living Essential Oils to each spray into my hand and then rub it in. Depending on the time of day, depends on which oil I will use.
For the mornings, I use either my Peppermint Essential Oil, Wintergreen Essential Oil, or Lemon Essential Oil and Joy Essential Oil. If I use my ‘spray and go’ at night, I use either my Lavender Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, or Valor Essential Oil.
Below are descriptions of each essential oil I use based on their uses and fragrant influences are based on the Sixth Edition of “Essential Oils pocket reference” (Life Science Publishing, 2014).
Peppermint Essential Oil: Used for multiple things which include “[a]rthritis, respiratory infections, fugal infections/Candida, digestive problems, headaches, and scoliosis/lumbago/back problems.” “Fragrant influence(s)” include “purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind.”
According to Barker et al., 2003, “[r]esearch indicates that peppermint aroma, inhaled during mental tasks, may help attention, performance, and focus.” It “may also be an effective appetite suppressant when inhaled” according to Hirsch and Gomez’s research in 1995.
Wintergreen Essential Oil: Used for “Arthritis/rheumatism, muscle/nerve pain, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, hepatitis/fatty liver.” “Fragrant Influence(s)” include stimulating and increasing “awareness in all levels of the sensory system.”
Lemon Essential Oil: Used for but not limited to “circulatory problems, arteriosclerosis, obesity, parasites, urinary tract infections, varicose veins, anxiety, hypertension, digestive problems, and acne.” “Fragrant Influence(s)” include “promot[ing] clarity of thought and purpose with a fragrance that is invigorating, enhancing, and warming. A Mie University study found that citrus fragrances boosted immunity, induced relaxation and reduced depression (Komori, et al., 1995).”
Within this blend includes Bergamot Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Coriander Essential Oil, Tangerine Essential Oil, Jasmine Essential Oil, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil, Palmarosa Essential Oil, and Rose Essential Oil.
Lavender Essential Oil: Uses for Lavender Essential Oil include “[r]espiratory infections, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, menstrual problems/PMS, skin conditions, burns, hair loss, insomnia, nervous tension” and much more. It is known as the ‘swiss army knife’ of essential oils.
“Fragrant Influence(s) include “calming, relaxing, and balancing, both physically and emotionally. Lavender has been documented to improve concentration and mental acuity. University of Miami researchers found that inhalation of lavender oil increased beta waves in the brain, suggesting heightened relaxation.
Lavender essential oil “also reduced depression and improved cognitive performance (Diego MA, et al., 1998).” During a 2001 study based at the Osaka Kyoiku University “study found that lavender reduced mental stress and increased alertness (Motomura, 2001).”
Cedarwood Essential Oil: Cedarwood is used for but not limited to “hair loss, arteriosclerosis, ADHD, and skin problems. “Fragrant Influence(s)” include [s]timulates the limbic region of the brain,” which is “the center of emotions,” and “stimulates the pineal gland, which releases melatonin. It is [also] recognized for its calming, purifying properties.”
Valor II Essential Oil: I added Valor II because according to the reference book, it “was formulated to balance energies and instill courage, confidence, and self-esteem.” Last year due to shortage of I believe Blue Tansy Essential Oil, Young Living created a new blend for the same purpose to substitute the original Valor.
There you go, my version of Vaseline’s Spray and Go turned into an “Oily Spray and Go.” Hope you enjoyed and have fun playing around which oils work best for you.
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**As with any over the counter medicines or prescription, a specific essential oil may work great for me, but not so much for you. I am not a doctor, just someone who uses essential oils on a daily basis and loves them. These are recommendations, as it is a trial and error type process to find what works best for you. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.**