Seasonal Issues

It’s Oily Thursday!

Hope everyone is having a great week!  Thursday is what some people call “Little Friday,” I’m calling it Oily Thursday! 🙂  I thought I could incorporate my crafty side with my Young Living Consultant side.  Here a little about me and my essential oils.

In July 2014, I lived in Dallas and worked for my two cousins while living with my aunt (their mom).  Though my cousin was paying me enough for the experience I had had at the time, I still wanted to make a little more money; so after doing some research I found Young Living where I could be a consultant selling essential oils.

I have actually been using essential oils for over 10 years.  I mainly used Peppermint and Lavender, but also dabbled in a few of the other ones I would find in our health food stores here at home.  For school and alertness purposes I used the Peppermint and used the Lavender for sleeping.

It wasn’t until 2013 of what I started using a diffuser thanks to my Seasonal Issues while in (ironically) Houston to drop my sister and now brother in law at the airport, my mom got my a diffuser and a few oils from Whole Foods Market so I could sleep since I hadn’t been able to sleep and everything I had tried (over the counter medicines, breathe right strips, hot washrag over nose, etc) didn’t work; she thought the oils would at least help until I could get to a doctor when we got home. Well guess what….

They WORKED!!  I sleep all night long using the diffuser next to the bed I was sleeping in with Lavender, Peppermint and I believe Lemon.  So from then on I knew essential oils worked for more than just school, alertness, and sleeping with no Seasonal Issues.

For today’s “Oily Thursday,” “Seasonal Issues” I have the five different oils I use throughout the day and how I use them.  No fear as I’ll try not to make it too long but long enough for the understanding.  Please keep in mind I will be using words to keep compliant since FDA doesn’t exactly approve of essential oils despite the fact they have been used for thousands of years and can be found in the Bible.

Seasonal Issues

“Seasonal Issues” for me is when I can’t breathe due to a stuffy or runny nose along with a cough.  Though I don’t go to the doctors very often anymore since I’ve started using my oils, I had to make sure I didn’t have something contagious since my sister is home and having a lot of tests done where she is unable to get sick.  My doctor informed me I had a sinus infection aka here Seasonal Issues and more.

Though she gave me some prescriptions, I started my own regimen using the following oils:

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  •  Lavender
    • good for sleep, seasonal issues, boo boos, lavender lemonade and many more
  • Peppermint
    • good for school (studying and test taking), alertness, seasonal issues, water add-in and many more
  • Lemon
    • good for lemon sugar cookies, seasonal issues, water add-inn, lemon flavored yogurt, and many more
  • R.C.
    • good for seasonal issues
  • Raven
    • good for seasonal issues

Option 1:

Capsules — Yes! You can take Young Living Essential Oils orally.  This brand is the only brand I would ever take orally.  When I first started I wasn’t so sure able taking them orally but after talking to so many other consultants I decided I would give it a try.

 

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To make “Seasonal Issues” capsules you use the Lavender, Peppermint, and Lemon oils.  To add each oil to a vegetable capsule you tilt the bottle to its side but not all the way upside – down.  Allow 5 drops to fall into the capsule.  Be careful as some oils come out faster than others.  When I’m really bad off I take one in the morning, one at lunch, and one before bed.  When I’m not so much and just want to stay ‘stabilized,’ I take one in the morning and one at night.

Option 2:

IMG_1428-s(1)IMG_1430-s(1)Roller or Roll-on — I love rollers now!  They can be SOO convenient.  On any given day you will find me with my small zipper clutch I got from J.Crew a few years ago with all my rollers.  I keep my “seasonal issues” one with me at all times in case I come across where I have ran out of capsules.

To make a roller, I also use the Lavender, Peppermint, and Lemon oils.  Though once the one I am using now runs out and it’s time to make another one, I will be adding in the R.C. and Raven.  Depending on what size roller you have depends on how many drops of each oil will be used.  A lot of consultants suggest exact numbers of what they put in but I like more Lavender in mine especially since I mainly put it on at night.

I have two different size rollers — 5ml and 15 ml.  I use the 5ml to make trial runs of my “formulas” so I can see if they work or not and then if they do, I make the “formulas” in a 15ml roller.  I also use the 5ml to give samples to family members and then if they decide that “formula” works for them, they can purchase the oils I used from me. 😛

So, to make a 15ml roller of the “Seasonal Issues” “formula,” I put about 15-20 drops of Lavender, 10 drops of Peppermint, and 15 drops of Lemon.  On top of the three oils I add my carrier oil.  I use Young Living’s V-6 carrier oil which contains six carriers — sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut oil, sesame seed oil, grape seed oil, wheat germ oil, sunflower seed oil, and olive oil, but if you are allergic to, places such as Whole Foods Market have where you get purchase bottles of the carrier oils individually in the essential oil section.

Adding a carrier oil is important as it can help make the oils last longer where not as many drops are required and if you use a “hot oil” such as Thieves, Clove, and Cinnamon.  For easy traveling I have my V-6 in a travel size spray bottle I got from Target’s travel section — cheap and convenient 🙂 I just spray into the roller until it’s almost to the top leaving room for the roller ball on top (and yes I over filled it when I first started causing a spill and sadly wasting my oils).

Now that you know how to make a roller, I’ll tell you when I use my “Seasonal Issues” roller.  Like with the capsules, I use it based on how bad my nose is at the time.  So, if its super bad, I apply morning, around lunch, and before bed.  I swipe across my forehead, down my nose and onto the side of my nose, across my cheeks, and dots directly behind my ear lobes.  And there you go, your own “Seasonal Issues” roller for you to carry everywhere you go! 🙂

Option 3:

YLDiffuserDiffusing: I use my diffuser EVERY SINGLE NIGHT! If I’m traveling it goes with me, I even got one for my sister’s birthday last year (but she doesn’t use it much) so when I go to visit I have one there too! 🙂

In my diffuser as I am typing this at 10pm, I have Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, R.C., Raven, Thieves, and Cedarwood. I’ll have another post on Thieves and Cedarwood in the coming weeks.

For my bedroom diffuser, I add 5-6 drops of each oil usually on Sunday nights before bed.  Each night for that week after adding the water, I check the smell.  (I know sounds weird right?!)  Well because I only use these oils in this particular diffuser I figured if I can still smell the oils, there is no need to add more.  If there is a particular oil I can’t smell I’ll add 1-2 drops more but in most cases there’s no need.  I usually turn my diffuser one around 930pm and it turns itself off around 1am.  On some nights when I’m just having a bad night, I’ll add more water and turn it back on to help me go back to sleep.

There you go… three ways to use the “Seasonal Issues” essential oils.  I truly hope you learn a lot and enjoyed this post.  As always, if you have questions please feel free to leave a comment and/or email me using the forms below.  I will try to respond as quickly as possible.

If you would like to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils you can find a new post every Thursday here on Crafty JBird.  You can also visit my Young Living website here.

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**As with anything, over the counter medicines and/or prescription, a specific essential oil may work great for me but not so much for you.  These are recommendations, as it is a trial and error type process to find what works best for you.**

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