Lets Talk Oil Series…. Getting Fruity With Grapefruit Oil

Grapefruit Oil

Grapefruit Oil

I don’t know about you but I simply Looooove the smell of Grapefruit! Grapefruit essential oil includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene, and is a delightful way to enhance the flavor of meals and water.

Why should I care about Limonene (D-Limonene)?

Grapefruit contains 88-95% d-limonene?   You may be asking, WHAT is a d-Limonene? Limonene (d-limonene) is a protectant and powerful antioxidant that is contained in the peels of citrus fruits i.e. grapefruit, orange and lemon. (Essential oils are included in this too!) The antioxidants protect the body from naughty, menacing molecules called free radicals which are the nasty lil guys that make us sick with many different types of illnesses .

***Please Note*** If using Grapefruit or citrus oils please take precautions in the sun as these oils are photosensitive and can cause a person to burn faster then normal.

Suggested Grapefruit Oil Uses

Addictions – Grapefruit aroma is said to help curve drug and food cravings and uplift the system. Try apply 1-2 drop topically over the stomach or back of the neck, or inhale from the bottle for an aromatic effect.

Anorexia – Said to help with feelings of self-approval and uplifting the mood, it also can increase a depressed appetite when used aromatically.

Appetite Suppression – Many lovers of grapefruit essential oil note that it curbs cravings and emotional eating or binge eating when used aromatically.

Bulimia – Said to help with feelings of self-approval and uplifting the mood, it also can increase a depressed appetite when used aromatically.

Cardiovascular Support – Add a drop to your lotion in the evening and massaging toward the heart.

Cellulite – Mix 1-2 drops with coconut oil and massage into the body in a kneading pattern every evening.

Digestion – Stimulate the digestive system by adding a drop to water, or massaging over the abdomen.

Dry Throat – Add 1-2 drops in a cup of warm water and gargle, swallowing after. Use your own judgment on how frequently to try this. You might also consider adding a drop to a teaspoon of coconut oil and swishing it through the mouth, gargling, then swallowing or spitting out.

Fatigue – Increase your energy levels naturally by diffusing the oil or applying a drop over your chest.

Edema – Mix 1-2 drops of grapefruit essential oil with coconut oil and massage gently over the area and toward the heart. Repeat 2-3 times a day. Also considering taking several drops in water to stimulate the body’s expulsion process.

Gallbladder Stones – Massage 1-2 drops directly over the area of concern, or into the soles of the feet.

Hangover – Diffuse this oil or inhale from the bottle directly. It has a surprising effect on a hangover. Also ad 1-2 drop to every glass of water and be sure to double or triple your water intake for the next 2-3 days.

Jet Lag – Use grapefruit while traveling to help elevate your energy levels. Add it to your water bottles or inhale from the bottle.

Kidney Support – Help the urinary system by massaging the oil over your lower abdomen and back and adding to your water or smoothies.

Liver Disorders – Help the body cleanse by adding grapefruit essential oil to your water or smoothies and massaging directly over the liver.

Lymphatic Decongestant/Cleansing – Add a drop to your lotion and massage into the skin, starting at your hands and feet and moving massaging the heart.

Mental Stress – Diffuse throughout the room or rub through your hair to uplift the mind and create clarity and confidence. You can also use topically in lotion, a bath, or over your heart center or solar plexus.

Migraine Headaches – Especially good for migraines that come about from stress, try applying this oil topically or using in any aromatic way that isn’t overpowering to the senses.

Miscarriage (After) – Massage into the body and soles of the feet to promote emotional and physical healing.

Obesity – Exposure to grapefruit essential oil has been shown to decrease the appetite and help you lose weight. Use it aromatically throughout the day, especially during times of stress, and add several drops to each glass of water (this not only acts as a supplement, it flavors your water making you more likely to drink enough during the day).

Overeating – Decrease binge eating and cravings by diffusing the oil as needed, inhaling directly from the bottle, or using as a perfume.

Performance Stress – Add to bath water, drop several drops in your water, diffuse, or massage over the solar plexus to balance the sense of self.

PMS – Add to a bath, place on the shirt collar or wrist as a perfume, or massage over the lower abdomen and solar plexus, as well as the soles of the feet to balance hormones.

Skin Cancer – Studies have shown a decrease in skin cancer with the consumption of grapefruit peels (where the oils are found). Add to your water daily, and consider massaging into the skin every evening, or over areas of high sun exposure (avoid direct sunlight afterwards though as this will ironically make your skin more photosensitive).

Stress – Diffuse this one during times of stress, add a drop to a cotton ball and leave in the car vent, and massage into the chest.

Sugar Cravings – Inhale grapefruit essential oil from the bottle whenever you’re craving sugar, and considering taking as a dietary supplement 1-3 times a day by adding it to your water.

Withdrawal – Alleviate the symptoms of withdraw by diffusing grapefruit essential oil or using it topically over the throat and neck

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Happy Memorial Day…. Please take time to remember our Military Members.

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015

I’m a Mom to a United States Soldier and I take this day very personally… I’m also an Adopted Mom to my son’s best friend who’s a soldier, Aunt to a soldier, and supporter to many military men & women who have chosen a life that only a small percentage have chose. Men & Women who have written a blank check payable up to their lives to our United States government without even blinking an eye. Every day these Men & Women wake up not knowing if today’s the day they will get papers that will take them away from their families for weeks, months or god forbid even forever. A selfless life they chose to  do and have done for us to keep this great nation what it is.. Free… Free to be who we are, free to do things as we choose within legal limits, free to make choices, free to love what or who we want, just simply FREE… While thanking them is always a kind gesture when you see a Veteran or current Military Personnel it goes beyond that… remembering them everyday in our prayers, remembering to ask to keep them all safe & pray for their families that they return safe.. Military life is a hard life and remembering them just twice a year doesn’t seem sufficient enough to me.. They need to be remembered each and everyday for their selfless acts they do just so we can do what we choose and not be dictated to… After all they work every day, rain, sleet, snow, thunderstorm, dust storm, holidays, it doesn’t matter they work and do so without regret. So with that I would like you all to stop what you’re doing, put your hands together and say a little prayer just for our Military Men & Women out there.

Heavenly Father, I ask you today & everyday to please keep our sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends and the unknown men & women safe and sound in your arms during their call to duty or time away from their families. Please wrap your arms tightly around those that they leave behind and comfort & guide them all to the paths of least resistance. Give them all the strength to carry on in their times of great need, rest your hands on their shoulders and show them the way when they ask for your help. I ask this in Jesus name. Amen

I hope everyone has a wonderful & safe Memorial Day! God Bless You All!!!!!

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WTH just happened?!?!.. Numbness & tingling in my arm gone! DIY Pain Killer…

I can’t sit here any longer without sharing this quick story! I have suffered from Pain, Numbness, & Tingling in most often both arms in the morning. Today was no different.. Well with a couple of exceptions that is.

The other day I was doing what you’ll most often find me doing if I’m chillaxin; surfing Pinterest! I like to poke around on there to find new things to try with my Young Living Essential Oils! Well, long story short (Well ok it’s not really a long story I just couldn’t figure out another way to segway into my findings LOL) I decided to start poking around at things that involved the oils that were in my order I got this last Thursday and what kind of concoctions I could make for the Roller ball bottles that I received yesterday! 2 of the oils I had received were Lemongrass (Yummy I just love how this one smells!) and Cypress! When I ordered these two oils I had no idea how powerful they are when you put them together! During my traversing through Pinterest I had stumbled on a recipe that by mixing these 2 oils equaled the power of Ibuprofen.  So being a girl armed with new roller balls & these wonderful oils I decided to make myself a “Pain Killing” Roller ball.  But Wait here’s another interesting fact! Did you know Lemongrass is known for aiding in riding numbness & tingling in your arms to because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties?!?!? Sweet! Considering as I mentioned earlier I suffer from this every day! At this point it was a no brainer it was time to mix my concoction.

Pain Killer

“Pain Killer Rollerball bottle”

1 10 ML rollerbottle

Young Living Lemongrass Essential Oil

Young Living Cypress Essential Oil

Carrier Oil ( I used Olive Oil)

Directions: Add about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Carrier oil to the bottle, add 12 drops Young Living Lemongrass & 12 drops Young Living Cypress, replace the rollerball fitment, screw on the cap and gently shake to mix the oils! Then just roll away your pain!

I used this mixture this morning  on my wrists and within minutes the tingling, pain & numbness had subsided in both of my wrists without any added interaction from myself! This makes me beyond happy! For the first time in eons I am typing this without numbness & pain and I’m here to tell you  I’m elated!

***DISCLAIMER*** This is a personal story of what has worked for me. I am not a Doctor.  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP taking said medications without consulting your Doctor first!

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A little soak will do ya :) DIY Lavender Peppermint Foot Soak

With Memorial Day weekend knocking on our doors, I thought it only seemed fitting to post a foot soak to ready our tootsie’s for their summer appearances! I’m a Flip flop, sandal wearing fool during the summer months..So much so, that usually by the 2nd or 3rd week of June I already have a very distinctive flip flop wearin tan line on my feet! Oh the joys of warm weather!! None the less, I look forward to my flip flop or sandal wearing days and pout whenever I have to put on tennis shoes *Bleck!* 😛 With this foot soak my feet always feel refreshed, smell wonderful, and they’re ready to slid into their favorite summer shoes! I  hope you enjoy this soak as much as I do!

Foot Soak

Lavender Peppermint Foot Soak W/ Optional Tea Tree

What you need:

1 shallow container big enough to soak your feet

Epsom Salt

Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

(Optional) Young Living Tea Tree Essential Oil


Put about 2 Tblsp of Epsom salt in the bottom of your soaking container, drop 4 drops of YL Lavender & 4 drops of Peppermint onto the Epsom salt… I like to add 2 drops of YL Tea Tree to this as well for the little extra benefits this oil adds to skin health. Use your hands and mix the salt & oils around so all the oil is absorbed into the Epsom salt. Add enough warm water to your container to cover your feet, swirl the water to help dissolve the Epsom salt/oil into the water, then soak your feet for 15-20. I promise your feet will feel totally refreshed and will be pedicure ready for their first coat of color of the year! 😉

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Hmmm, Is my frequency AM or FM?… Talking Frequencies

While my title suggests I’m talking about radio frequencies, I’m actually talking frequencies in general. This is an article I read the other day and ironically enough had some of the information discussed last night at our Team meeting… It’s interesting stuff and I thought my readers may enjoy the read as well!

Vibrational Frequency
and the Subtle Energy Nature
of Essential Oils

There is a subtle bio-energy that flows through all organic life. It goes by many names and is sometimes referred to as Chi or life force. This energy is expressed as an electromagnetic vibrational frequency – and pure essential oils have the highest frequencies of any measured natural substance.

What is vibrational frequency? And why do we care about it?

A review of our grade school science lessons reminds us that everything vibrates. Every atom in the universe has a specific vibratory or periodic motion. Each periodic motion has a frequency (the number of oscillations per second) that can be measured in Hertz. Every element in the Periodic Table has a specific vibratory frequency.

Most plants (and animals) use enzymes to break down molecular components during their life processes. And each of these enzymes has a unique crystalline form with a specific vibratory frequency.

The vibrational frequency of an oil reflects the integrity of these elements and enzymes embodied within its substance –its bio-energy or life force and its original intent. This factors into an oil’s potential therapeutic value.

Measuring Vibrational Frequencies

During his work with plants, soil, and water in his agricultural projects, Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology invented and built a machine called a BT3 Frequency Monitoring System. This device – modified and perfected over the years – used a highly sensitive sensor to measure bio-electrical frequencies of plant nutrients and essential oils.

To summarize how it worked – As a Hertzian wave is generated and travels out from its source, it transfers energy to the objects it passes through. The frequency monitor’s sensor measures the nano voltage of that wave, using the predominant frequency in the megahertz range, filtering out the lower and higher ranges. The BT3 measures the composite frequency of the vibratory emissions in electrical voltage – MHz – of the elements and enzymes remaining in the oils.

See – www.coherentresources.com/bt3_monitor.php Although Tainio no longer produces the BT3 Monitor for reasons noted on the website, the findings gleaned from his research conducted over the years with this device are remarkable.

For example, here are the average frequencies of some of the therapeutic grade essential oils that have been measured:

  • Rose (Rosa damascene)…………………320 MHz
  • Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)……..118 MHz
  • Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)…………….105 MHz
  • Blue Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)…..105 MHz
  • Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma)…………98 MHz
  • Aloes/Sandalwood (Santalum album)……96 MHz
  • Angelica (Angelica archangelica)………..85 MHz
  • Peppermint (Mentha peperita)…………..78 MHz
  • Galbanum (Ferula gummosa)……………..56 MHz
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)………………….52 MHz

The measured frequencies of essential oils begin at 52 MHz, the frequency of basil oil, and go as high as 320 MHz — the frequency of rose oil. For comparison, fresh produce has a frequency up to 15 MHz, dry herbs from 12 to 22 MHz, and fresh herbs from 20 to 27 MHz. Processed and canned foods have no measurable frequency whatsoever.

Human Electrical Frequencies and Fields

Dr. Robert O. Becker, in his book The Body Electric, tells us that the human body has an electrical frequency, and also that much about a person’s health can be determined by its frequency levels.

In addition to his plant studies, Tainio developed a way to use his machine to measure human electrical vibrational frequency by taking readings on various points of the body and averaging those numbers together. His measurements indicate that the daytime frequency of a healthy human body vibrates in the range of 62 to 68 MHz.

Intriguing as Tainio’s research is, its foundation may have been laid in the early years of the 20th century by Dr. Royal R. Rife, M.D. (1888-1971). Dr. Rife conducted research with a machine he developed called a “frequency generator” that applies currents of specific frequencies to the body. He concluded that every disease has a specific frequency.

According to Dr. Rife every cell, tissue and organ has its own vibratory resonance. Working with his frequency generator, he found that specific frequencies would destroy a cancer cell or a virus. His research demonstrated that certain frequencies could prevent the development of disease, and that others would neutralize disease.

Bjorn Nordenstrom, a radiologist from Stockholm, Sweden, discovered in the early 1980s that, by putting an electrode inside a tumor and running a milliamp of DC current through the electrode, he could dissolve a cancer tumor and stop its growth. He also found that the human body had electropositive and electronegative energy fields.

Studies conducted in 1992 by Tainio Technology, as an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheny, Washington, reinforce the findings of these earlier researchers. Tainio and colleagues determined that when a person’s frequency drops below the optimum healthy range, the immune system is compromised. Findings supported by this research indicate that:

  • Human cells can start to change (mutate) when their frequency drops below 62MHz.
  • 58 MHz is the frequency of your body when you have a cold or the flu.
  • When candida is present within your body, you vibrate at a frequency of 55MHz.
  • 52 MHz is the frequency of a body with Epstein-Barr virus present.
  • 42 MHz is the frequency of a body wherein cancer can appear.
  • When the death process begins – the frequency has been measured at 20 MHz.

Effects of Outside Influences on Body Frequency

The study of frequencies raises an important question – how do the frequencies of substances found in our environment affect our personal frequency? Based on his studies, researcher Nikola Tesla said that, if we could eliminate certain outside frequencies that interfered in our bodies, we would have greater resistance toward disease.

Pathogens have a low frequency. Pollutants – both particulate and radiation (EMF) – lower a healthy frequency. Processed and canned food having a frequency of zero can greatly diminish a person’s own frequency.

Even thoughts and feelings have a vibratory quality that forms a measurable frequency. A negative mental state can lower a person’s frequency by 10-12 MHz.

Likewise, a substance or influencing factor – such as thoughts, emotions, and frequency devices – in our internal and external environments can also serve to raise our frequencies. For example, a positive mental attitude, prayer or meditation can raise it by 10-15 MHz.

A substance with a higher frequency can raise a lower frequency due to the principle of entrainment – the tendency for two oscillating bodies to lock into phase so that they vibrate in harmony. This principle is key to understanding the effect essential oils can have on our personal electromagnetic frequency.

However, different types of frequencies can have a chaotic or a harmonizing effect on our own systems. When something vibrates at many dissonant frequencies, it produces “chaotic or incoherent frequencies.” (David Stewart, The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple).

For example, all of the electrical devices in your home – lamps, television, radio, phone, microwave – emit electromagnetic vibrational frequencies that are incoherent and chaotic. Their effect is to fracture the human electrical field.

By contrast, Dr. Rife’s frequency generator and most naturally occurring substances –including essential oils – have coherent frequencies that resonate harmoniously with the electrical field of the human body.

The Healing Process and the Subtle Energy Nature of Essential Oils

The human body vibrating within its normal vibratory range between 62 and 68 MHz is considered in a state of health. But energy disturbances in the subtle bodies will actually precede the appearance of disease and illness in the physical body.

The normally harmonious coherent frequencies of the body easily go out of “tune” when a person experiences physical or emotional stress. A blockage of the flow of life energy – characterized by inflammation, irritation and illness – can result. When the human frequency range drops below the norm of 62 megahertz, this is when abnormal processes can begin to develop.

When disease and illness are present, they may manifest as chemical imbalances. But underlying this is an electromagnetic imbalance that has altered the specific vibrational frequencies of molecules, cells, tissues and organs within the body.

Properly “retuning” the body to its original frequency brings it into balance and restores its natural harmonic resonance – illness either doesn’t manifest or is resolved.

Dr. Richard Gerber MD, author of Vibrational Medicine, tells us that one of the best ways we can change dysfunctional patterns in our energy bodies is to administer therapeutic doses of “frequency-specific subtle energy in the form of vibrational medicines.”

And researcher Jim Oschman, PhD, who wrote Energy Medicine, refers to natural substances from the plant kingdom he calls “energetic pharmacology” (as distinguished from chemical pharmacology). Therapeutic grade essential oils produce coherent frequencies that are naturally tuned to the health of our bodies. Pharmaceuticals and synthetic oils do not.

The intention of this healing process is to provide the correct frequency that will bring the body back to a state of coherence, to a state of equilibrium. Terry Friedman, in his book, Freedom Through Health tells us that raising our vibrational frequency aids in “restoring health to the body, clarity to the mind and attunement to the spirit.”

By applying an essential oil with a particular frequency to the human body – through the principle of entrainment – the oil’s higher frequency will raise the vibratory quality of that individual. When several oils are blended together, each having a different MHz frequency, a frequency will emerge that may be higher or lower than the various components. The therapeutic properties create special vibrational remedies capable of healing or rebalancing the body/mind/soul/spirit.

And because each oil has a specific frequency, and our organs and body systems and the nutrients needed to maintain optimum health each have their specific frequencies, the oil’s electrical affinity to these components of our bodies will enhance and support these organs and body systems, and will aid in the assimilation of nutrients.

Essential oils in the higher frequency ranges tend to influence the emotions. EOs in the lower frequencies have more effect on structural and physical changes, including cells, hormones, and bones, as well as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Essential oils don’t resonate with the toxins in our bodies. This incompatibility is what helps eliminate the toxins from our systems. Neither do they resonate with negative emotions. So they can help dislodge forgotten traumas by surfacing them in our consciousness where we can deal with them and let them go.

Clinical research shows that essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man, creating an environment in which disease, bacteria, virus, fungus, etc., cannot live. I believe that the chemistry and frequencies of essential oils have the ability to help man maintain the optimal frequency to the extent that disease cannot exist.

Gary Young of Young Living Essential Oils

The beauty of using therapeutic grade essential oils to restore coherent healthy vibrational frequencies to the body is that they are:

  • Affordable
  • Accessible
  • Effective
  • Versatile

Essential oils offer us a natural way to restore our body’s healthy electromagnetic vibrational frequency. The elegance of their holism allows for easy functionality in our daily lives. Their constant subtle presence gently resonates with our body’s electrical fields aiding and restoring harmonic health and well-being on all levels.

Source: Biospiritual Energy Healing

Frequencies For Some Of The Young Living Oils

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