Saturday, 7 March 2015

Experimenting with Young Living

I have always maintained an interest in Aromatherapy and have sporadically used oils to make cleaners for the home as well as natural hygiene products.  Lately I have been using Young Living oils and have been very impressed with their quality and effectiveness.  This week, after one scraped knee too many, I decided that there had to be a better alternative to the traditional antiseptic cream and experimented with blending oils to make a BooBoo Balm.  I used coconut oil for a base with a little cocoa butter and some beeswax, left over from my previous forays into homemade cosmetics.  The oils I chose to use were Peace and Calming, Lavender, Thieves and Valor.  Peace and Calming and Valor were obvious choices to help soothe a little one after an accident.  Lavender is a powerful antiseptic and Theives is known for its cleansing properties.

I am very happy with the balm I created.  It smells divine and has solidified to a nice consistency, making it easy to apply without fuss.  Now we just have to wait for the bumps and grazes to manifest.  With five boys, I don't think it will take long.

I also made some Thieves cleaning spray, using a mixture of white vinegar, water and ten drops of Thieves oil.  I don't know whether these are the correct quantities or not as I am still an aromatherapy novice, but it certainly seems to do the job and I feel far more confident using something I know to be entirely natural as opposed to the toxins contained in many commercial cleaning agents.  Furthermore, it smells most pleasant and may even entice me to tangle with the dishcloth a little more often.

If you are at all interested in Young Living oils and the benefits they offer, feel free to post in the comments below.


Anonymous said...

Two questions for you: did you purchase these oils directly through young living order and Young living independent distributor? And are these your personal bottles? Also, just a little tip from another young living addict: it is best to only use a single blend in a recipe, however you can add other single oils to it. I have heard and learned that mixing blends does not always yield the best results. Best of luck on your oily journey and I'm glad you chose young living!

Anonymous said...

Sorry… Touchscreen typos! What I meant was, did you order your oils directly from Young living, or did you get them through a young living independent distributor? Also, in reference to using multiple blends, if you're going to choose to do that it is best to layer them one at a time ;-)

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