Welcome to the 21st installment of 99 Bottles of Oils on the Wall! Starting in May 2016, each week, I took 5 Young Living Essential Oils singles and blends down from my oil cabinet (and other places I stash my oils) and passed information on the featured 5 along , before doing the same the following week. In October, I came up short on having 99 bottles of essential oils in my collection, and 99 Bottles took a hiatus. 99 Bottles rebooted in January, with the addition of the Infused 7, and is poised to get to 99 by next week. Be sure to tune in next week to learn what happens at the end of this song.
This week’s colorful Featured 5 includes 4 essential oil singles and 1 blend:
Abundance: Ancient cultures used essential oils, such as Orange and Ginger, to attract prosperity. In addition to Orange and Ginger essential oils, this proprietary blend also includes Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Frankincense, Black Spruce, Patchouli and Myrrh essential oils. Abundance can be diffused, directly inhaled or applied topically, diluted 1:1 (1 part essential oil blend to 1 part carrier oil).
Blue Cypress: Steam distilled from the wood of Blue Cypress trees found in Australia, this essential oil has traditionally been used to moisturize dry skin and as a component in perfumes and glue. In ancient times, Blue Cypress was also used for incense and embalming. Therapeutically, Blue Cypress can help to reduce swelling and boost immunity. I’m not surprised that Blue Cypress is used to make perfume It smells so good, but it’s hard for me to describe. Kind of woodsy, kind of light, almost floral. Blue Cypress can be diffused, directly inhaled or applied topically, neat (no carrier oil). Blue Cypress is found in the following Young Living Essential Oils products: Australian Blue, Brain Power, Breathe Again Roll-On, Essential Beauty Serum (Dry Skin), Highest Potential and Oola Grow.
Cardamom: Steam distilled from plant seeds, Cardamom is a member of the Ginger family and has a spicy, yet clean aroma. I’m definitely going to try it alone or with other oils in soap making. The use of Cardamom for healing and in spices dates back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Cardamom helps support breathing and digestion and can be diffused, directly inhaled and applied topically, diluted 1:1. Cardamom is one of the essential oils used in Young Living Essential Oils ‘ proprietary blends Clarity and Transformation.
Juniper: This essential oil had been on my wish list for quite a while. I feel kind of silly admitting this, but I thought Juniper would smell like flowers, like those bath and body concoctions in the big box stores, but sans the perfume smell. The aroma is not bad; it smells like trees, woodsy. Juniper is steam distilled from stems, leaves and flowers and helps to create a peaceful atmosphere when diffused. Juniper can also be directly inhaled or applied topically, diluted 1:1. During medieval times, Juniper berries were hung over doorways to keep witches away, and not too long ago, French hospitals burned Juniper and Rosemary sprigs to protect against infections. Juniper helps to support digestion, circulation, detoxification and clearer skin. Juniper is found in the following Young Living Essential Oil products: Allerzyme, Awaken, Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil, DiGize, Dream Catcher, En-R-Gee, Grounding, Hope, Into the Future, K&B, Morning Start Bath & Shower Gel and Moisturizing Soap, Oola Grow, Ortho Ease Massage Oil, and 3 Wise Men.
Palo Santo: Steam distilled from the sawdust of dead bark, wood and branches, Palo Santo is a member of the Frankincense family and is found in South America. Use of Palo Santo dates back to the Incas, who considered it to be a spiritual oil. Palo Santo helps to reduce swelling and supports the respiratory system, helping to reduce airborne contaminants when diffused. Palo Santo can also be directly inhaled and applied topically, diluted 1:1. Palo Santo is found in Young Living Essential Oils‘ proprietary blends Deep Relief Roll-On and Transformation.
This week’s Featured 5 are among my favorites. In true 99 Bottles of Oils on the Wall form, a randomly-drawn Oils & Spoils liker is going to win one of this week’s Featured 5 – a 5 ml bottle of Palo Santo, a $34.50 wholesale/$45.39 retail value. So, if you haven’t liked Oils & Spoils, what are you waiting for?
Until next time, I hope you enjoyed these Oils of Many Colors.
Oils & Spoils Updates
Young Living Essential Oils February Promotions (Freebies):
Monthly Promotions (Freebies) start at 100 PV for Essential Rewards members, 190 PV for non-Essential Rewards members and include some of the items below up to all items for a 300 PV order.
300 PV Retail Value: $187.69
- 5-ml PanAway: Known for its invigorating scent and tingling sensation, PanAway® is a great way to pamper yourself, especially if your routine includes physical activity. Apply it to your back or neck to relax before or after a workout.
- 40 Essential Rewards points: Treat yourself to your favorite YL goodies with 40 Essential Rewards points. Use them to splurge on that product you’ve been eyeing for months. Each point is worth 1 PV!
- 5-ml Palo Santo: Create an environment that is perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating by diffusing Palo Santo. This spicy, woodsy oil will infuse your space with a refreshing and inspiring aroma.
- 15-ml Wintergreen: Unwind after a long day with a relaxing mini-massage enhanced with Wintergreen’s sweet, minty fragrance and cool, tingling sensation or diffuse this potent oil to create an uplifting space.
- Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 15-ml Eucalyptus Radiata: Use the strong, earthy, crisp aroma of Eucalyptus Radiata for a midday pick-me-up. Apply it to the nape of your neck or chest to experience its powerful, fresh aroma.
- Bonus Essential Rewards exclusive: 5-ml Lemongrass: Add this oil’s moisturizing properties to your favorite lotion or wear its sweet, citrus aroma on its own or with other essential oils for a signature scent!
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