Spearmint Essential Oil

Spearmint plants have been used since ancient times for many things. Spearmint is extracted from the flowering tops of the spearmint plant. Today spearmint is still used in natural home remedies to support healthy digestion, by way of helping to relax intestines and muscles of the digestive tract it is supportive to normal digestion. It can calm tummies as well on occasion.

Spearmint is contained in two of my favorite blends Citrus Fresh and Slique Essence (which is part of our healthy weight loss program).  To me it smells so refreshing and it reminds me of my favorite gum without the bad stuff the gum contains!  Don’t you love the smell of spearmint?

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How We Use Spearmint

We can reap the benefits of the spearmint plant by using spearmint therapeutic grade essential oil from Young Living. I enjoy placing a drop in my favorite beverage using Spearmint Vitality.

Spearmint essential oil is in one of the popular Young Living blends called Citrus Fresh. It tastes great in water especially with a little reminder of summer. The scent of spearmint is minty and refreshing and may help release emotional blocks and restore feelings of emotional balance. Today we use this beneficial Spearmint Vitality essential oil as a supplement. It can be added to 00 veggie capsule or added to your favorite beverage. Regular spearmint feels cooling and wonderful when used topically. Apply to your muscles during a massage. It is also soothing when applied over the abdomen particularly during a normal menstrual cycle. I also love diffusing this oil alone or in combination with other essential oils.

Spearmint contains the naturally occurring constituents of menthol, carvone, and limonene. Check out these components for all the wonderful properties of Spearmint.

Some cautions were noted if you are or may become pregnant, as with all remedies, supplements and OTC meds please seek the advice of your healthcare provider.

 Which mint do you prefer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Cardamom Essential Oil Good For?

What is Cardamom good for anyway?

Cardamom (Ellettaria cardamomum) historically was used in the Middle Ages by Indian healers and was nicknamed “Grains of Paradise”. It was considered to be a valuable spice in Ancient Greece and Rome and was use by the king. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical documentations the Ebers Papyrus (approximately 16th century BC) this is an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes.

Cardamom essential oil has some key chemical constituents: Eucalyptol and Alpha-Terpinyl acetate. See David Stewart’s book called The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple for more details on how these components make the essential oil beneficial.
Young Living offers both Cardamom Vitality for internal consumption and the regular variety for topical and aromatic use.

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Cardamom Vitality is terrific for digestive support. Try it combined in a capsule with DiGize for gastrointestinal  efficiency. You can find this taste traditionally in the kitchen of Swedish cooks, particularly found within sweet and savory dishes.  Add a drop of Cardamom to you hot tea for a unique flavor.

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Try the traditional Cardamom essential oil topically or in your diffuser. You will find this spicy aroma both uplifting and stimulating to all the senses, truly a refreshing experience. Diffuse Cardamom to energize and refresh the mind.

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) essential oil is a member of the ginger family of botanical plants. Cardamom has historical uses that include internal consumption to protect the stomach and inhalation to invigorate the mind. Cardamom has also been used traditionally to support mental fatigue and nervous strain. 

 

How do you use Cardamom?

I just received this essential oil and I am looking forward to adding it to my rotation as I feel necessary! If you don’t own Cardamom you can get the benefits from the blends Transformation and Clarity where it can also be found!

Try Cardamom here only from Young Living!

 

 

 

 

Favorite Spring Essential Oil Trio

**Post updated to reflect Vitality Oil uses.

Spring has sprung and it reminds me of my favorite and most used combination of Young Living oils. Some people refer to this as the LLP combo for short, but it includes lemon, lavender and peppermint essential oils. These oils are so versatile so give them a try and see which way you prefer.

 

 

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How We Oil Up In The Spring

Spring is my favorite time of the year for this oily combo but I actually use it fairly regularly year round. Young Living essential oils are so versatile. I began diffusing this awesome smelling combo and applying this combo to the bottoms of my feet . I notice a big difference when I use the oils internally and I love that I can with Young Living pure, therapeutic grade oils. One day, I decided to try the combo (supplement oils now referred to as Vitality combination )in a “00” veggie capsule.  My combo includes lemon,  lavender and  peppermint and topped off with Young Living’s V-6. You can learn more about V-6 and carrier oils here.

For my 7 year old, I apply this combo mixed in double the amount of carrier oil in an empty Young Living bottle with a roller ball on top and apply to the bottom of his feet. We also diffuse this combo for support. I’ve also applied a drop of lavender inside my nares or inside my cheek for a quick application. I apply lavender ‘neat’ or undiluted. Be sure and check your essential oil reference guide for other suggestions. Also check the oil bottle labels. Starting slow and diluting is never a bad idea when you are starting a new oil or new regimen.

 

 

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Had to share one of my very favorite SPRING essential oil combinations with you! I enjoy diffusing this combo or my favorite way is take all 3 in a capsule.

Spring Recipe

Add the following to a “00 Veggie” capsule:

3 drops Lemon Vitality

3 drops Lavender Vitality

2 drops Peppermint Vitality (because otherwise I can taste it)

Fill capsule with V-6

With Young Living being of the highest quality and genuinely pure you can diffuse or inhale, apply topically and even take many internally if you choose and we have two options (labels) to help you keep it all straight. The Young Living Vitality collection is specifically for dietary/supplemental use.

 

Getting This Combo

The LLP (Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint) combination comes in the premium starter kit if you haven’t already gotten one you can order yours here.
Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Spring!!
Cari