I am so crazy-excited to announce the complete remodel of The Common Scents Mom! In addition to some spit and polish aesthetic updates, we have been working closely with our designer to de-clutter and make the site easier to navigate! While there are more updates still in progress, we are pleased to release the new site now!

So, incommonsense honor of the remodeling, and because I get a kick out of giving things away, we are offering a FREE bottle of Young Living’s amazing stress-reducing blend, Common Sense, to any new member who purchases the Premium Starter Kit (through The Common Scents Mom) within the next 24 hours!*

Not only does the starter kit give you over $300 worth of products for only $150, it also qualifies you for wholesale status (24% discount on all purchases). And, to find out how many items from my medicine cabinet I was able to toss once I started using essential oils, download my FREE quick-reference Refrigerator Chart!

The Common Sense blend contains many amazing and exotic scents: Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Ocotea, Goldenrod, Ruta, Dorado Azul, and Lime essential oils. This is a great oil to use during those stressful times of life when you need to think clearly and balance your emotions.

Everyone needs a few drops of Common Scents! So join the wonderful world of essential oils today, slather yourself in this intoxicating blend, and spread the love!

*Due to website problems this morning, this promotion is being extended to midnight September 18, 2014.

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now! referenceguidesmall

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Q: What are essential oils?

A: Essential oils are liquid, volatile, organic compounds that come from the flowers, shrubs, trees, roots, and bushes that God gave us at Creation. These are aromatic oils which have been carefully extracted through steam distillation or cold expression; and, are highly concentrated. The fact that they are volatile means that they pass off readily into a vapor – that’s what makes them aromatic. Read more HERE.

Q: How do you use them?

A: There are many different aromatherapy models for using essential oils. The one that Young Living and our family personally adhere to is the French model. This includes inhalation, topical use, and oral consumption.

  • Inhalation – Inhale straight from the bottle, rub a drop between your hands and breathe in deeply, mix with water and spray into the air, or better yet, use a cold air diffuser (a good one comes with your starter kit).
  • Topical – Apply essential oils directly to your skin. Certain (spicy) oils should be diluted with a fatty oil (olive oil, coconut oil etc.). Also, dilution is recommended when using essential oils on children.
  • Internal Use – Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils that are labeled as “supplements” are considered GRAS and can be used internally. Certain oils can be placed in an empty gel gel capsule, dropped directly on the tongue, or added to honey or your favorite beverage. Many people find them great for cooking! Read HERE why it’s important to only use Young Living oils in this way.In addition, many people add certain essential oils to their homemade suppositories, and use them vaginally or rectally.

Q: Are they safe?

A: While essential oils are safe to use, and a natural part of any plant, they should always be handled with care. They are a concentrated and potent form of the plant’s beneficial properties. You should think of them like any other medication you might keep in your house. Make sure to store bottles out of the reach of curious children and pets.

Recommended usage guidelines can be found on the labels of every oil bottle. And you’ll find some very helpful reference guides here and here. In fact, when you enroll with me by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit, I will purchase the pocket reference for you!

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Q: Where should I store my oils?

A: Essential oils should be kept out of direct sunlight as UV rays can damage the chemistry of the oils. This is true for fatty oils in your house too, such as olive oil for cooking. Young Living oils are packaged in amber bottles to help protect them, but be mindful of where you set them in your house. Storing them next to a window, in your car, or on top of the microwave is not recommended, as they will lose some of their potency if they are exposed to extreme temperatures.

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Q: Do essential oils expire?

A: Young Living’s essential oils do not have expiration dates. They will evaporate over time if the lid is not properly secured, but they will not spoil. However, if you dilute your essential oil with a fatty oil to apply it, any leftover mixture could go rancid over a period of time. It is recommended that you only mix what you need at the time of application.

Q: Why spend more for Young Living oils when I can buy them cheaper somewhere else?

A: Do you realize that if I put ten drops of lavender in a bottle of sweet almond oil most people would smell it and think it was a “pure” bottle of essential oils? They wouldn’t know the difference. That’s what often happens. People believe they’re getting a “great deal” on their $7.00 bottle of lavender; when, in fact, they just spent $7.00 for ten drops of an inferior essential oil.

In addition, it is very likely that even those ten drops have no therapeutic value, and may be adulterated with synthetics! In this case, they are getting ripped off!

Do some research. You will find that most essential oil companies are just brokers. They’re buying their oils from various sources around the world in barrels, and they’re bottling it themselves. Most oils are perfume grade and are cut with other chemicals. It is scary when you consider that people may try to use those oils on their children the same way I’m using my Young Living oils. I have to stress the purity issue out of a concern for your safety!

Most essential oils on the market are not “therapeutic grade,” and most are not 100% pure, regardless of how they are labeled. The problem is that these terms are not regulated by anyone. So, all I can do is tell you what WE mean when we use the term “therapeutic grade,” and then invite you to compare that definition to other companies.

In fact, as far as I know, Young Living (YL) is the only company that owns their own farms and distilleries; so that right there disqualifies most other companies.

Red Flags

Here are just a few red flags to check for on a bottle of essential oils. If you see these terms, beware. Do yDangerWillRobinsonour research:

  1. DO NOT INGEST – If a bottle of food-based oils (cinnamon, peppermint, oregano etc.) is labeled this way, that is a red flag to me. YL oils labeled as “supplements” are GRAS (generally regarded as safe) for internal consumption by the the FDA.
  2. DO NOT APPLY TO SKIN UNDILUTED – Certain “spicy” oils should be diluted, but many YL oils can be applied neat (undiluted). If a mild oil like lavender or frankincense has this type of warning I would beware.
  3. $$$ – Quality essential oils cost a lot of money to grow and distill. If a bottle of lavender costs you $5.00, you can bet it is either cut with a carrier oil (which means you’re getting ripped off) or it’s very poor quality.
  4. EXPIRATION DATE – Properly stored essential oils (excluding citrus) do not go bad. If an essential oil has an expiration date, it could mean it is cut with a carrier oil (which will eventually go rancid).

Check out Young Living’s 5 step Seed to Seal™ process: Seed – Cultivate – Distill – Test – Seal.

What Does “Therapeutic Grade” mean and is the term regulated by any outside organization?

What is the difference between Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and other popular brands of “pure” essential oils?

How can I get a starter kit and will that qualify me for wholesale prices?

How much do I need to purchase per year to maintain my wholesale status? Answer: Only 50 pv (approximately $50.00)!

What do I do if I get essential oils in my eye or if the oils irritate my skin?

If I join the Essential Rewards program to earn free products, what is the minimum I have to spend each month, and what other benefits do I get?

What oils are the most important when getting started?

 

 

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now! referenceguidesmall

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

I grew up in Southeast Texas where it was too hot to go barefoot – though we did it anyway (just had to avoid the sidewalks).

Frosty lemonade. Hot inner tubes on a cool river. Slides you couldn’t touch until evening (literally). Seat belt burns. Melty popsicles. Fire ants. Sandcastles. All these things were part of summer time. I have my own fond childhood memories of long summer days, but my children are still making theirs. One thing different about my childhood was that, as hot as it was, I’m pretty sure I smelled like jasmine or honeysuckle or something lovely. But my kids stink. Badly.

Cool Down with Essential Oils!

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When I was pregnant and battling morning sickness, I would about pass out when the children came tumbling through the back door looking for something cool to drink.

“No, please! Let me bring the lemonade OUT to you! No need to come inside.”

I realize I’m pretty scent sensitive, but wow! There’s nothing like a herd of hot and sweaty kids to make a gal run for her essential oils! Especially when she’s pregnant. Which was always.

So, I thought I’d let you in on my secret weapon…er…remedy. It’s my Stinky Kid Spray. Oh, don’t call it that. Call it something exciting like Superman Spray. Or if you have a lot of girls, call it Princess Mist. They’ll never know.

 

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3 oz. purified water
1 oz. vodka*
vegetable glycerine (1-2 drops)
20 drops peppermint essential oil
4 oz. dark colored glass bottle

*Sometimes people ask if there is something they can use besides alcohol. You could use witch hazel, but I really prefer to use edible products, especially when making something for my children. Besides, there is more alcohol in the vanilla in your cupboard than in this recipe. Plus the alcohol discourages bacterial growth in the water. 

You could use lavender, Gentle Baby, Peace & Calming, or other oils (Warning: avoid citrus oils when you’re going to be in the sun!), but I choose peppermint for its wonderful cooling properties! Let me know how it worked! And go make those summer memories!

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Be careful not to get essential oils in the eyes. If this happens, and irritation occurs, flush with milk or cream and all will be well.

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Discretion Alert: This article is written for women – specifically for women preparing for marriage. Please enter at your own risk.

I get asked a lot which oils I recommend for the honeymoon. I have a few favorites, but a lot of it will depend on the personal tastes and needs of you and your husband-to-be. You may want to let your fiancé sample some of the oils in your starter kit ahead of time, in order to get an idea of what types of scents are his favorites.

massage oilGet a good start with rich, exotic massage oils and enticing oil blends to stir the emotions, establish good memories, and relax away the stress of the last few weeks (or months) of wedding planning!

Typically, I recommend starting your stash with… you guessed it, a Starter Kit! That way you have a diffuser and plenty of oils to experiment with, along with the ability to order your more deliberate oils and products at the wholesale price. It’s the best all-around deal.

Do not awaken love before its time…

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
By the gazelles or by the does of the field,
Do not stir up nor awaken love
Until it pleases. (Song of Solomon 2:7)

…but once the time has come, stir things up with essential oils!

The Scent-sual Art of Touch and Massage

The next must-have on your list will be Young Living’s Sensation Massage Oil. Infused with jasmine and rosewood oil, this moisturizing blend is the perfect romantic start to your memorable evening. (Also try Sensation Shower & Bath Gel, as well as a Sensation Body lotion.)

Massage may be a good way to help a shy couple relax as they get to know one another. Light some all-natural candles and have soft music playing in the background (you may want to prepare a music “play list” ahead of time).

footcareCombine the deep, intoxicating effects of essential oils with an evening of loving, sensual touch and gentle massage. And remember, just like anything of value, practice makes perfect. Take the time to study and recognize the desires and prompts of your beloved. Allow yourself to relax—to willingly respond and engage. Explore, feel, taste, smell, listen, watch, communicate, reveal, and enjoy!

Sandalwood, rose, neroli, and ylang ylang, as well as the Young Living blends, Present Time and Sensation, are all excellent choices for massage and sensual exploration. Sandalwood’s mysterious musky aroma blends particularly well with the body’s own natural scent, making it perfect for a romantic evening.

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-legs-romantic-couple-lying-bed-home-image15740851Both sandalwood and rose can be used intimately and applied directly to “sensitive” areas. Yes, really. However, because everyone is different, I would suggest having a carrier oil available, just in case you or your husband find any of the oils a little too “stimulating.”

A woman I know recently told me that she discovered the blend Lady Sclereol helped her with vaginal dryness, and its gentle warmth helped to stimulate libido when applied/massaged “directly!” But again, while it can be used neat (undiluted), I still suggest that you have a carrier oil on hand “just in case.” Also, a small jar of organic coconut oil is a good idea for the suitcase anyway! Many people find that coconut oil is a good, all-natural lubricant.

The Brain: The Most Important Part of Sexuality

As one mother shared with her soon-to-be-married daughter, “The marriage bed is like a playground; it is a place to have great fun together!” But, beyond fun, intimacy, and especially climax, causes the release of oxytocin, an important hormone in the brain—a hormone that is known to promote emotional bonding.

Sexual intimacy promotes bonding. That’s why Scripture warns about some of the dangers of the sin of fornication (1 Corinthians 6:16); but, when used within God’s beautiful design of marriage, sexual intimacy is an awesome thing! It is the glue that binds (Matthew 19:5-6)!

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-human-head-hearts-brain-shape-blue-red-image36355378This fact, combined with the way essential oils effect the limbic system of the brain, the area that controls emotions and stores memories, makes the use of essential oils in intimacy a powerful and influential tool—a healing balm and even a protection to the marriage bed.

A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, that lies all night between my breasts. (Song of Solomon 1:13)

The brain often associates scents with memories; so, be ready to have flashbacks of your honeymoon every time you smell your selected oils…and try not to blush in public!

Preparing the Bed

Now prepare your sheets and linens by scenting them with something exotic. I suggest making the pillow spray in the recipe section at the bottom of this page using sandalwood, patchouli, ylang ylang, jasmine, or Sensation.

“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon…” (Proverbs 7:17)

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-romantic-view-aromatherapy-candles-luxurious-evening-image32520830You may not think Proverbs 7:17 is the best promo for an aromatic marriage bed; since, in this case, it references the actions of an adulteress. However, I included it here because it does reveal the ancient custom of scenting the bed chamber as an enticing prelude to intimacy. Just as lingerie may be used for good or for evil, so might the exotic scents and sensations of essential oils. And why shouldn’t the marriage bed be the most aromatically rich, exciting, and pleasing bed there is?

I arose to open for my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the lock. (Song of Solomon 5:5)

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-beautiful-bride-image9062540Most “sensually inspiring” essential oils work in part by initiating a warm sensation, stimulating the body and arousing passion with their rich, exotic aroma of spicy or floral notes.

Historically, the euphoric properties of essential oils like ylang ylang, myrrh, sandalwood, rose, and patchouli have been used to enhance intimacy. Myrrh, which in my opinion smells best when blended with other oils, is mentioned seven times in the Song of Solomon! Is it any wonder that some believe Myrrh can be helpful for balancing hormones?

“His cheeks are like a bed of spices,
Banks of scented herbs.
His lips are lilies,
Dripping liquid myrrh.” – Song of Solomon 5:13

Avoid synthetically scented candles, lotions, or massage oils. They will clash with your essential oils and many of the chemicals in them are toxic! Consider diffusing Three Wise Men, ylang ylang, or jasmine. For the ambiance of candle light, choose either unscented, all-natural candles or make your own ahead of time using the oils mentioned in this articles. Choose your favorites and try not to have too many scents going at once!

The Morning After

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-romantic-morning-coffee-image25264897You’ll likely have been up late on your wedding night, so the next morning you may be a little groggy. Apply peppermint to your temples and drink a shot of NingXia Red or NingXia Nitro to boost your energy level.

For many couples, the next day is a travel day. An early plane trip or a long drive to your honeymoon destination may require good planning to maximize your energy and help you feel good.

Be sure to pack the NingXia Red products and energizing snacks listed below in the packing checklist!

Another must-have for the new bride is a soothing essential oil-infused perineal spray for the morning after. LavaDerm spray is a soothing first aid spray that’s good for burns, sun burn, bruising, abrasions, swelling, etc. ClaraDerm is even better, but it’s quite a bit more expensive. If you use the LavaDerm, I suggest you add 10 drops frankincense, 5 drops geranium, and 3 drops cypress.

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image10467321I recommend this for the honeymoon, since (and this is a little personal) sometimes young women find they are a little sore the day after the wedding night. Don’t worry! This subsides as your body gets used to intimacy, but in the beginning, the spray can be very soothing. Also, if you’re planning a beach vacation, it can double as a sunburn spray!

There are so many new experiences ahead of you! One thing I’d recommend doing is purchasing a copy of When Two Become One by Christopher and Rachel McCluskey. You can either read it ahead or plan to read it aloud together while on your honeymoon!

I’ve compiled a few of my favorite make-ahead recipes below. Feel free to modify them to suit your particular essential oil preferences. And have fun! You are beginning a great journey together! Take the time to relax and enjoy every minute!

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DIY Recipes for the Honeymoon

Exotic Pillow Spray

25 drops essential oils
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. purified water
2 oz. glass spray bottle

Scent-sual Massage Oil 

30 drops – Cedarwood
20 drops – Clary Sage
10 drops – Ylang Ylang
6 drops – Patchouli
1 drop – Myrrh or Frankincense
4 oz. sweet almond oil

Put it in a dark drawer for two weeks and shake once a day to blend the oils.

“Morning After” Mist

10 drops lavender
6 drops frankincense
3 drops geranium
3 drops cypress
3 drops copaiba
1 tsp. vodka or witch hazel
2 oz. glass bottle of purified water

Exotic Cologne for Him

15 drops cedarwood
10 drops clary sage
5 drops ylang lang
3 drops patchouli
1 drop elemi or myrrh (fixative)
5 ml carrier oil (V-6 or sweet almond oil)

Store in glass in a dark place for 2 weeks.

Exotic Perfume for Her

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10drops coriander
12 drops bergamot
5 drops rose
8 drops neroli
1 drop elemi or myrrh (fixative)
5 ml carrier oil (V-6 or sweet almond oil

Store in glass in a dark place for 2 weeks.

Steamy After Bath Rub

30 drops – Neroli
10 drops – Sandalwood
5 drops – Juniper
4 drops – Ginger
4 ylang ylang
2 drops jasmine or lavender
4 oz. v6 or sweet almond oil

Sunscreen

50 drops carrot seed oil
40 drops myrrh oil
10 drops of helichrysum
2 oz. organic coconut oil

 Packing Check List

Snack List

 

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

SleepyHeadAs much as I hate it when my family is sick, there is a distinct closeness that comes from caring for a sick child or family member. And, in the winter, this can especially true. Steaming broth, hot tea, snuggly blankets, a cool cloth on a feverish brow, and, of course, the healing scent of essential oils. But what do you do when lying in bed sick is a luxury? Or when the person you’re caring for is too busy for snuggly blankets?

My husband, James, will admit that he is not the most long-suffering patient in the world. I tease him about being “worse than the kids.” He refuses to stay in bed, he can hardly be found when its time for a dose of this or that, and he doesn’t tend to be the most…cheerful. Although he does his best to tough it out, he’s a busy guy, so he gets impatient. Which means I want him well as soon as possible!

Not too long ago, James picked up a summer cold. He experienced the typical symptoms: headache, congestion, cough, aches and pains, chills – and a touch of irritability.

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We had a lot going on; so, I decided to try to knock this thing out fast. I reached into my Dr. Mom’s medicine cabinet and pulled out my favorite cold-busting essential oils!

Frankincense: This oil is one of the oldest oils known to man, dating back to at least the days of Abraham. This precious oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can be helpful with congestion. You can read more about the powerful effects of Frankincense HERE.

Oregano: This amazing oil is not only great in spaghetti, it has been found to be highly antibacterial in its action against 8 strains of bacteria, including E coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus. I use this oil as a naturally effective remedy for infection.

Thieves: This oil should be a staple in every home. This warm blend of five highly anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal essential oils has proven its amazing abilities over and over again in our family. Research from Weber State University in Utah has shown that it has a 99.96 percent kill rate against airborne bacteria.

We diffuse it, take it in capsules, and rub it on the bottoms of our feet. I also make a homemade throat spray that’s includes Thieves, as well as peppermint and Lemon (all included in my recommended Starter Kit)!

Flu Bomb Recipe

8 drops Thieves
6 drops Oregano
2 drops frankincense
1 gel cap

flu bombMy husband mixed frankincense, oregano, and Thieves in an empty vegetable gel cap and took that 3 times during the day.* He also drank NingXia Red and we diffused Thieves and Raven interchangeably.

When he started, his headache was pounding, his coughing was regular and labored, and he couldn’t breathe through his nose due to the congestion. For chest congestion, he rubs RC or Raven into his chest and deeply inhales what’s left on his hands.

I also rubbed M-Grain layered with Peppermint on his forehead, behind his ears, on his temples, behind his neck, and massaged it into his scalp. He said this took care of his pounding headache almost immediately!

After just 24 hours of taking his “cold & flu bomb,” he felt amazingly better! He slept through the night and woke up saying he felt “like new!” Why didn’t I start his protocol earlier?

Another perk of using essential oils is that our family has been able to avoid antibiotics for years now. Of course, antibiotics have their place in times of emergency; but the general over-use of pharmaceuticals is causing a worldwide health crisis.

I am thankful to have learned about the blessings of essential oils and I’m eager to share what I’ve learned with you!

* I only recommend Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, since lower quality oils often have no therapeutic value and may even be toxic. Read your labels. Lower quality oils are often only perfume grade (regardless of their claims) and will usually have a warning not to take internally. Young Living Essential Oils that are labeled as “supplements” are generally regarded as safe for internal consumption.

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

Juicy, organic, free-range, herb-roasted chicken or animal shaped chicken nuggets and ketchup?

Organic, grass-fed beef with melted garlic butter or a Whopper with Cheese?

Flamed Creme Brûlée or a Twinkie?

Organic white cheddar, fresh figs, local honey, and a good glass of merlot or spray cheese and Mountain Dew?

A massage with aromatic essential oils or Tylenol?

Ah…the good life!

Guest Post by Sara Raynor, Essential Wisdom & Nutrition

Essential Oils are becoming a hot topic these days; and, whenever there is a lot of excitement about something, there will always be some negativity. There will also always be opportunists–people who profit from sensationalism and misinformation.

The first thing I want you to remember is that you are in charge of your health. Nobody can force you to do anything, not even your doctor. If you approach your health with prayer, wisdom and reverence, you will find solutions. Healthcare requires a lot of faith, so give it to the One who created you and trust His path for you.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” — Matthew 7:7

I have seen a few articles lately that warn against the “dangers” of using essential oils internally, or even topically. There are different schools of thought on the use of essential oils; so, it’s important to distinguish them and their basic philosophies.

  • German: Emphasizes inhalation. Focuses more on the aromatherapy and the effects of essential oils on the limbic system. Dr. David Stewart calls this the “central brain”.
  • British: The focus is on the use of highly diluted oils in concentrations of 5% or less in a carrier base. Mostly for the use in massage. “There are no reports of toxic effects from using essential oils this way.” (Clinical Aromatherapy  by Jane Buckle, 2003, pg 77)This model acknowledges there are some instances where undiluted use is warranted. This is a traditional and conservative perspective that attempts to minimize potential risks while optimizing benefits.
  • French: Starts with the belief that pure, high-quality, unadulterated oils are safe to take orally or applied topically (some undiluted). The oils that require dilution are diluted and those that don’t require dilution are not diluted. “French Aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils internally…. generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils.” (The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt PhD. pg 133)

My personal background is in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. I also worked in a medical lab for over 8 years, including some time inside a hospital setting. I have done a lot of personal research before deciding on Young Living Essential Oils.

I have also done a lot of research into other subjects and have found a terrible amount of misinformation come out of false conclusions from the gathering of data. It is sometimes hard to discern truth from fiction. Even the experts get it wrong sometimes, so definitely be careful what advice you take from non-experts.

YL LabIt is important to note that websites dedicated to generating traffic for monetary gain rely on sensationalist headlines on hot topics to draw people in. They rely on pure numbers (traffic) to get hits on their ads to make money. It is very easy to manipulate information to back up a sensationalist headline and hardly requires any education.

It is also far easier and more legally safe to be a naysayer. Then there are blogs (like this one) that legitimately wish to share information and personal experiences. We use real references and testimonials whenever possible to bring you relevant information you can relate to, so that you can decide for yourself.Do not Judge an EO2

Yes, we make money if we refer you to Young Living, but we also serve the members in our organization, and others who want to learn more about a particular topic, whether or not they ever order through us.

When scrutinizing an article, look for an overuse of medical jargon. This is intended to make you feel uneducated. If you do a lot of skimming, or if you skip over parts you don’t understand, you are more likely to be swayed into believing that the author knows what he/she is talking about. People who genuinely have a desire to teach you something will attempt to communicate information to you in a way that you will understand and appreciate.

If you have ever taken a Basics of Essential Oils class, you know that we cover the fact that synthetic wintergreen is toxic, while plant-derived wintergreen is not toxic. Specifically, it is the Methyl Salicylate that is toxic when isolated, taken out of the plant, and reproduced synthetically.

Why is it so important to note that it is isolated? Even though we say that an oil is 80% this and 10% that, there are hundreds of constituents in each oil in minuscule, but important amounts, some of which have not yet been identified. Each constituent contributes to the synergistic nature of the oil. You cannot judge an oil by one of its constituents. They work in harmony.

Many people are more familiar with the concept of food before vitamins. If we get our vitamins through the food we eat, we absorb more of them because of the balance of properties. God’s creation is quite perfect; we cannot improve upon it!

If we take a pill, we only absorb a small portion of the total content in the absence of the other necessary biological chemicals. If you ingest a bunch of calcium, for instance, without the other vitamins, minerals and enzymes that naturally occur in food that has calcium in it, you are going to have side-effects. It is the same with essential oils, just magnified because they are so powerful.

Our body recognizes essential oils because we share enough biology with plants that our system recognizes what to do with them. It can use what it needs and is able to dispose of what it does not need by elimination pathways already in place. Our bodies do not recognize a single constituent of an oil because that is not how it is created in the plant.

It seems likely that those who try to isolate one constituent of an essential oil for a medication are either convinced in their superiority over our Creator, or, in an effort to make money, they want to patent the technique. God knew what he was doing when he created essential oils and we can’t possibly make them better.

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-water-glass-image29217894This takes us to the issue of toxicity. A toxin is simply something that does damage to your body. Anything can be a toxin in the right amount. Even drinking water can be toxic in the right circumstances.

Chemicals, including medications, are toxic when our bodies cannot eliminate what (a chemical or a part of it that breaks off in the body) they do not need. It is unlikely that pure, therapeutic grade essential oils, when used properly, in the proper amounts, could cause damage because our bodies know how to eliminate them.

That is why the source of the essential oil is so important. This is why we have to use wisdom and not do anything we aren’t comfortable with. Ingesting an essential oil is not always better. Dr. David Stewart puts it best in his book, The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple:

“Swallowing the oils to be assimilated through the digestive tract results in a major portion being destroyed by the stomach acids. Hence, a greater quantity of oil is required when swallowed than when simply held in the mouth. However, some oils are too strong to be held in the mouth so that when internal administration is desired, swallowing them in capsules is an effective alternative…. All pathways for oils to enter your body are effective.” (p2)

60% or more of thdaddrinkingpepperminte oil ingested gets destroyed in digestive tract, so you have to take more in a capsule to equal what could be absorbed under the tongue or topically through the skin. ??There are some cases when you want an oil to be absorbed quickly and efficiently, and some cases where you might like the effects to last longer.

If you have a blend of oils you like to use for pain, and if you have pain all over, you might take it orally. On the other hand, you might be able to use less oil if, for example, you apply it directly only where your knee hurts.

Some people have reported that oils for pain have longer lasting effects if they are diluted before they are applied, even though the initial pain relief comes in less than a couple minutes. Because diluting essential oils with a fatty oil causes them to absorb at a slower rate, dilution is a method of time-release, so you can use that to your advantage. You may want other oils to act more quickly, such as those that help normalize blood sugars. You would then apply these under the tongue, as long as the bottle and your reference guide suggested that doing so was appropriate.

footcareWhich oils and how you use them are ultimately up to you, but don’t fear them. Search for knowledge and for answers. Verify information from respected sources. Trust your friends who use oils in their own families. The thing about Young Living is that few people are involved just to sell oils. In fact the reverse is true; many of us got into selling them by an accidental paycheck. Because we use them and love them so much, we want to share our stories with the world!

If you decide you only want to diffuse them, go for it. If you want to learn more about how to use them safely by topical and oral application, get a good reference guide and go forth with confidence!

Additional References:

http://heritageessentialoils.com/schools-of-thought.php

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/nutrition-vitamins-11/help-vitamin-supplement

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1770067/

The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple by Dr. David Stewart

Healing Oils of the Bible by Dr. David Stewart

Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higle

Sara is a stay at home mom and devoted wife. She is also a Biology nerd who loves to learn and teach. Scientific knowledge has only strengthened her faith, and learning about essential oils are not an exception! Sara loves to learn about and enjoy God’s creation and share her knowledge in a way that is uplifting and helpful to others. Visit her at Essential Wisdom & Nutrition!

5We never thought it would come to this. It started out slow; but, before we knew it, shot glasses lined our counter tops. Now we’re hooked. Some mornings, our kitchen looks like a scene out of an old Western, with our cowboys, and even our cowgirls, bellied up to the bar, waiting for a ruby red liquid boost.

But, don’t worry! Instead of an intoxicant, the beverage of choice in our home is the incredibly healthy Ningxia Red!™ This naturally delicious, nutrient-infused, immune-booster is a coveted treat in our house!

NingXia Red combines the finest whole Ningxia wolfberries, blueberries, pomegranates, apricots, blue agave nectar, raspberries, red grape (seed, skin, and stem), as well as lemon and orange essential oils. And it contains fiber, protein, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. A shot of this drink is a great way to start the day! Let me share a few points on why you need to give Ningxia Red a try…

  • NingXia RedThe wolfberry comes from the Ningxia province in China. Many citizens from that region enjoy the wolfberry as part of their daily diet. Amazingly, the people from this region tend to enjoy a longer and more physically productive life: better eyesight, slower aging, and less heart disease and cancer than a majority of cultural groups.
  • The Ningxia wolfberry provides powerful antioxidants to strengthen the immune system.  This amazing fruit has the highest oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) of any energy or vitamin drink available, which helps defend against the free radical attacks that occur thousands of times a day to each cell in the human body.
  • Wolfberries boost Glutathione levels! Glutathione is the most important antioxidant and detoxification enzyme in the liver, providing a powerful boost in helping the liver to function properly.
  • Ningxia Red helps promote good eye sight and eye health. The wolfberry is high in antioxidant carotenoids, including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. Beta-carotene is good for the retina. Zeaxanthin is needed for good eye sight. The Ningxia wolfberry has the highest amount of zeaxanthin and other carotenoids of any known food!
  • The main constituent in the Ningxia wolfberry is Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharide (LBP); and, according to studies in China (from references below), LBP helps cancer patients rebuild their white blood cell count, enhancing phagocytes and the activity of natural killer cells which bind to cancerous cells.” ³
  • The Ningxia wolfberry enhances T-cell function, which plays a central role in cell-mediated immunity.
  • You would have to eat an enormous amount of fruits and vegetables daily to equal the nutritional benefits of just one ounce of NingXia Red!
  • Eating Ningxia wolfberries enhances Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD), which neutralizes free radicals that damage the DNA of cells, possibly helping us to live healthier, longer lives.
  • The Ningxia wolfberries free radical scavengers help to strengthen and support the cell walls, supporting efficient transport of flavonoid nutrients across the cell membrane.
  • Ningxia wolfberries help to protect the brain’s neuro-transmitters against free radical activity, possibly slowing age related memory loss!
  • In many cases eating wolfberries helps to lower or stabilize blood sugars, which can be a great help to those struggling with diabetes.
  • The minerals and vitamins in the Ningxia wolfberry act as enzyme cofactors in the digestive process!
  • This drink has a B vitamin complex essential to the body for supporting our metabolism rate; maintaining healthy skin, hair and muscle tone; enhancing immune and nervous system function; promoting cell growth and division.
  • Ningxia Red has anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties due to the amino acid Solavetivone.
  • NingXia Red is 50% wolfberry puree and has a glycemic index of 11! Recent scientific evidence has shown that individuals who follow a low-GI diet over many years are at a significantly lower risk for developing both Type 2 Diabetes, coronary heart disease, and age-related macular degeneration.
  • Ningxia Red can also help reduce pain caused by inflammation. The wolfberry contains Beta-Sitosterol, a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • Ningxia Red delivers a high acid binding ability, which hinders acid in the body that creates inflammation and stress in the system, slowing down the process of aging, illness and disease.
  • The micronutrients found in wolfberries counteracts mutations leading to cancer
  • Eating Ningxia wolfberries decreases cholesterol oxidation, reducing plaque buildup on artery walls.
  • Ningxia Red provides energy and stamina without stimulants, such as caffeine and guarana.

Oh! Did I mention that Ningxia Red tastes great? We purchase the NingXia Red singles and throw them in the freezer for a great healthy popsicle for the kids! They love it!!!

 

Also, because of NingXia Red’s immune-boosting qualities, when someone in the house is ill, they get a few extra shots for good measure!

These are just a few of the reasons Ningxia Red has become a staple in our home. It is simply amazing how much one little ounce of this delicious drink can do for you. Who ever said nutrition had to taste bad?

Sources:

  1. The Ningxia Wolfberry: A Powerful, Natural Ally against Disease and Aging, by Dr. Hugo Rodier, MD.
  2. Discovery of the Ultimate Superfood, by Gary Young ND, Ronald Lawrence MD, and Marc Schreuder.
  3. Guifang, Huang, et al; Immune Boosting Effects from Fu Fang Wu 2: Yang Zong Wan; Chinese Herbs, 1990, 12(6):27

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

“Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice with the wife of your youth.” (Proverbs 5:18)

Since publishing Awakening Love with Essential Oils in February, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. I was so thankful to discover that it had been helpful to so many Christian couples. Sexual intimacy within marriage is an awesome gift that God intended to bring joy, comfort, and unity between a husband and wife (as well as to usher in future generations of godly families!).

However, talking about this subject also exposed an additional problem that many are facing. I’ve received numerous appeals from people desperate for help. You see, some couples struggle with challenges that go well beyond scented sheets and romantic massages. There are some husbands who simply are not physically able to participate in intimacy like they once did. They struggle with what is known as sexual or erectile dysfunction (ED).

While there are a number of potential root causes, the American Diabetes Association reported that 70 percent of men with low testosterone levels also have erectile dysfunction. 63 percent have a low sex drive.

As men get older, their testosterone levels gradually decrease. After the age of 30, men, on average, lose approximately one percent of their testosterone level per year. But the natural drop of this important hormone has been exacerbated by our polluted environment, poor diet, and unhealthy lifestyle.

Dr. Dan Purser, a physician who specializes in male and female hormone issues, recommends that men maintain a hormone level of 800-1400 ng/dl. If your husband is struggling with low sex drive or sexual dysfunction, you might suggest that he get a testosterone test. There are inexpensive, saliva-based tests available on Amazon or at Costco. While these are less accurate than blood tests, they can still give you a reasonable estimation of how his testosterone levels are doing.

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-human-head-hearts-brain-shape-blue-red-image36355378Note: If you and your husband have consulted a doctor and have ruled out any physical reasons for his ED, consider sitting down and talking openly about any emotional or spiritual issues that may be going on. Sometimes, unresolved conflict, trust issues, or ongoing tension can negatively affect physical performance.

Also, scientific research has revealed that porn use is a growing cause of erectile dysfunction in men—even young men. It can affect and alter the brain in the same way drug addition does. This is a huge issue that should not be ignored. Though THIS LINK is disturbing, it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, that porn destroys lives. Get help! Your marriage bed, and your marriage itself, is worth it!

Now, before we go on, please remember that I am not a doctor. This article is written for educational purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or illness. None of these statements have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. What I’m about to share shouldn’t be taken as a substitute for qualified medical advice. So, take charge of your own health and talk to your doctor or healthcare provider.

I am thankful that my husband and I enjoy a mutually satisfying marriage bed. And, though I am married to a man in his mid-fifties, thus far, we haven’t had to deal with this problem. So, I’m not sharing from expertise or experience. I’m only sharing what I’ve gathered from my own personal research.

I have worked hard to feed my family healthy, whole foods—foods that haven’t been tainted, manipulated, or morphed. We avoid white flour and sugar, processed foods, dyes, GMOs, soy, preservatives, MSG, etc. So, we have been proactive in our attempt to stay healthy and strong.

1508588_10203007493246772_851133704_nBut, James and I both know from our research that, as men age, their testosterone decreases. And, without deliberate care, this could impact even the healthiest of men.

So, what I am going to share includes some of the things James does to maintain his testosterone levels, as well as some research that may help those struggling with sexual dysfunction.

First, I suggest you try to increase testosterone naturally. Start with a balanced diet. But, make sure your diet also includes broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. These vegetables can help boost testosterone levels by removing estrogens, which actually lower testosterone!

Interestingly, studies have suggested that higher fat (the good kind) and cholesterol consumption may also increase total testosterone levels! Eat more avocados! Also, raw milk and butter, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, organic meats and eggs are all great choices!

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-middle-aged-man-workout-healthy-beach-morning-image30945079Exercise is also important. Recently, James began powerwalking 4-5 miles per day, as well as working out with his mace (yes, a mace) at least three times a week. Exercise encourages testosterone production. And, exercise decreases body fat (which has been shown to convert testosterone into estrogen)!

And, don’t forget sleep! Researchers at the University of Chicago found that men who slept less than five hours a night for one week had lower testosterone levels than when they were fully rested. The drop was typically 10-15%!

A good night’s sleep of 8-9 hours has been shown not to only increase testosterone, but also to help manage cortisol levels, a stress hormone that has been shown to negatively impact testosterone levels when present in high amounts.

Stress is another culprit. Stress increases cortisol; and, again, cortisol is a testosterone killer! If you want a more satisfying marriage bed, do all you can to decrease stress!

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-middle-aged-man-front-medicine-cabinet-image21131474Stay away from household toxins, especially those that contain xenoestrogens! Xenoestrogen is a chemical that mimics estrogen in the body, and significantly decreases testosterone levels. And, it is everywhere! From shampoos and lotions, to plastic water bottles and storage containers, to paints and new carpet, and more! Read more HERE.

Examine your household and find ways to replace toxic chemically laden products with natural alternatives! Use glass instead of plastic. Choose natural cleaning and beauty care products. Replace synthetic air fresheners with essential oils. It may cost a little more, but your health is worth more than you know!

Quality supplements should be a part of every man’s routine. James takes Young Living’s True Source everyday, as well as OmegaGize, and Super B. Omega-3 fish oils, B vitamins, and minerals like zinc have been shown to help increase testosterone.

Suggestions:

In addition, James has been taking Idaho Blue Spruce for quite some time now. He applies four drops on his forearms every morning. Dr. Purser also reported that after two weeks of taking eight drops of Idaho Blue Spruce by capsule once a day, men raised their testosterone levels by 30%!

true sourceOther oils can be helpful right away for sexual dysfunction. Goldenrod has been shown to help some men raise and maintain an erection. The literature suggests taking 3 to 5 drops at night under the tongue, or even applying one drop to the perineum before intimacy.

Oil mixtures have also been reported to help some men. Taking a capsule filled with 2 drops each of ginger, marjoram, rosemary, and cypress at least 1 hour before intercourse has been recommended.

Dr. Scott Johnson also suggested that a diluted mixture comprised of 1 drop each of cypress, goldenrod, helichrysum, and ginger applied around the base of the penis approximately 30 minutes before intercourse has been helpful to some men.

shutranAt the 2014 Young Living Convention, the company introduced a new blend called Shutran. This blend is comprised of a number of aromatic oils, many of which have proven to be beneficial to testosterone production and other men’s health issues.

Shutran contains Idaho Blue Spruce, Ocotea, Hinoki, Ylang Ylang, Coriander, Davana, Cedarwood, Lemon, and Lavender. We bought some at Convention and James is now using it in conjunction with Idaho Blue Spruce. And it smells amazing! I told him he should wear it as cologne!

Essential Oils Suggestions:

God has designed married couples to love and support one another in many ways—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Sexual intimacy is a true and lasting gift of all three. It is full of bonding, joy, stress-relief, trust-building, pleasure, fellowship…and great fun!

And age does not have to stand in the way! God called men to enjoy the wife of their youth, and by taking charge of his health, a man can do just that – even well into his golden years!

If you experience any discomfort after applying oils or blends to sensitive areas, apply V-6, or a fatty oil (such as coconut oil or olive oil) and all will be well.

Note: All of the oils and supplements listed above, as well as many natural alternatives for household chemicals, are available through Young Living. Read the paragraph below to see how you can purchase these products at wholesale prices!

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

2014-06-22 15.47.41On a scale of one to ten, I would put my desire to get on an airplane at about a minus 23. While I like the fact that an airplane allows me to avoid days of car travel, I would still rather stay home.

Yes, I’m a homebody. I love the comfort and familiarity of home and family. I love hearing William’s little feet thumping down the stairs in the morning. I like sleeping on my own pillow, using my own coffee cup, and drying off with my own fluffy towels. In a perfect world, I would almost never leave our two little acres by the lake.

But, this is not a perfect world and travel is sometimes inevitable. We now have grandchildren living out of state. James and I also have had occasional opportunities to speak at conventions around the nation. On top of this, our growing essential oil business has given us more reasons to travel, often in the form of free trips…the last trip being Hawaii! So, in order to enjoy these sometimes once in a lifetime events, air travel has become a bit of a dreaded necessity.

However, essential oils make the whole experience less daunting! They can be very useful before flying, while on board the aircraft, and after arrival. Here are a few of my favorite essential travel tips:

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Scott – one of the friendliest flight attendants we have ever had! And, he really enjoyed our peppermint!

Before I leave the house, I make sure to apply the oil blend Valor to my temples. Valor helps to support my embarrassingly intense need for courage! Did I mention I hate flying? It also helps give me a boost of energy and alertness, which is important for me, since James likes to book obscenely early morning flights.

Be sure to plan ahead if you want to take your oils on board. TSA regulations allow you to bring a small amount of liquid (up to 100ml – six 15ml plus two 5 ml bottles is fine) on board an aircraft, as long as it is enclosed in a one quart sized Ziploc bag. This bag should be removed from your carry on bag and scanned separately.

Be sure to pack oils you may need while in the air. Peppermint works great for me for headaches, pressure, ear pain, upset stomach, congestion, jet lag etc. If the oils you want to bring along exceed the limit, you can always pack them in your checked baggage.

After boarding, the first thing we do is pull out our bottle of Thieves. James puts a few drops on his fingers and reaches up to open the air vent. Of course, the oil gets “accidentally” applied to the vent! Before you know it, the aroma of Thieves is purifying the air around us. It’s always amusing to hear nearby travellers asking each other what that wonderful aroma is!

Peace and Calming is another great oil to have on hand, especially if you are traveling with children. You might even be able to use this oil to help a distraught mother dealing with an inconsolable little one. Or a grumpy husband who really needs a nap while travelling. ;-)

Purification is also a good one to bring along for purifying the air, especially when you arrive at your hotel. Don’t forget your diffuser! I usually diffuse either lemon, Purification, or Thieves while in our hotel room.

Also, lemon is a wonderful oil to add to your water while cruising along at 30,000 feet, or even on the ground! It helps with acid indigestion and it tastes great!

By the way, all of the oils listed in this article are available in the Premium Starter Kit. If you haven’t secured your kit and joined the wholesale program, do so before your next trip. These oils will help make even the most reluctant traveler like me willing to fly the aromatic skies.

caleb and mommyreferenceguidesmallTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.