Featured Oil of the Week: PanAway Essential Oil

PanAway essential oil is one of the more expensive essential oils but for good reason. This amazing essential oil is one that has a specific purpose and it does it’s job well.
PanAway Essential Oil isn’t like Lavender, the swiss army knife of essential oils. It has a more refined and specific use versus having many, many uses. That makes this EO a key bottle in your oil arsenal, that for most of us we will use regularly but maybe not every day. On the other hand, there are people out there that will be so grateful to have this essential oil to use it every single day to support their muscular and skeletal systems.
This super oil is best used topically, not aromatically. Topical application of essential oils is a great way to benefit from those oils. That is because your skin is your largest organ! You can read up on topical application of essential oils on my last blog post.
How to use your PanAway:
  • Achy Hands- Dilute 1-3 drops with a carrier oil and rub on trouble spots
  • Post Workout/Yoga Relief- Dilute 2-4 drops with a carrier and rub into sore areas OR add 4 drops to Epsom salt and pour into hot bath
  • Long day on your feet?
  • Cramps during a certain time of the month?
  • …you get the picture. Dilute this EO and apply where needed. Avoid sensitive skin.
  • For days when you need more support, ‘bump’ your PanAway with two drops of Copaiba Essential Oil
What EOs are in PanAway?
  • Wintergreen EO
  • Helichrysum EO (this super power EO is why this blend is so expensive)
  • Clove EO
  • Peppermint EO

My favorite way to use this essential oil is adding it to a hot bath! Then my whole body benefits from this powerful essential oil. Make sure you dilute this essential oil at first because it is a ‘Hot’ oil. It will have more of a cooling and tingling sensation than a hot sensation. My go to carrier oils are grape seed oil or coconut oil.

This essential oil is on the higher end of the price spectrum but that is because Helichrysum EO is in this blend. This EO on its own is expensive because “Tiny flowers mean tiny yields of essential oil. We steam distill the delicate blossoms of this plant, and while we don’t get much oil from each distillation, that oil has a rich and complex profile of the naturally occurring constituents neryl acetate, gamma-curcumene, and alpha-pinene” (Young Living Blog).

I hope this taught you more about this Young Living favorite! Feel free to send me any questions. If you want more about essential oils, how to use them safely, or how I live a chemical free life you can subscribe to this blog. Educating people on how to live a chemical free life is my passion! Check out this blog post on essential oils safety. If you’re ready to switch and starting living chemical free let me know through the contact me page and I would love to start helping you!

Namaste,

Paige

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Featured Oil of the Week: RC

GREAT USES FOR RC:
  • Sinus and Respiratory Support. Depending on the area needed apply 3 drops diluted to
    • bridge of nose and cheek bones
    • chest and neck area
    • outside of ear and down the sides of your neck to help with pressure (Remember Rule #1- Never put essential oils in your eyes or ears, only around them)
  • Put 5 drops in Epsom Salt and add to a hot bath- breathe deeply
  • Diffuse 4 drops in a cold water diffuser
  • great to diffuse with Eucalyptus!
  • Uplifting aroma is excellent when diffused during yoga or a workout
You might notice this oil doesn’t have as many uses as other essential oils. That is because it has a more specific purpose.
WHAT ESSENTIAL OILS ARE IN RC?
  • Myrtle EO
  • Marjoram EO
  • Pine EO
  • Cypress EO
  • Lavender EO
  • Black Spruce EO
  • Peppermint EO

I hope this blog post gave you some new ideas of how to use RC or inspired you to start using essential oils! It is one of my shorter blog posts because RC has a smaller scope of uses. If I missed something, feel free to comment what you use RC for!

If you want more about essential oils, how to use them safely, or how I live a chemical free life you can subscribe to this blog. Educating people on how to live a chemical free life is my passion! Check out this blog post on essential oils safety. If you’re ready to switch and starting living chemical free let me know through the contact me page and I would love to start helping you!

Namaste,

Paige

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Oils 101- Topical Application of Essential Oils

Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? Did you also know we carry about 22 square feet of skin, which is about 8 lbs!! Why not put that organ to good work with our oils!

Your skin is the perfect place for application of essential oils! Keep reading to find out more about topical application of essential oils.

Essential oils are volatile substances, which means that they literally jump into the air! That is why when someone opens a bottle of Lavender essential oil across the room it isn’t long before you can smell it. When you put a drop of essential oil onto your skin it will do the same thing. In order to hold on to those essential oil molecules, and prevent them from jumping off your skin and into the air, we put them in a carrier oil or a thicker, fatty oil. Then it holds them to your skin and there is more of the essential oil for your skin to absorb.

So, let’s talk about carrier oils! This is one of those tools you want to make sure you have on hand. A carrier oil is simply a non-essential oil that is used to help with absorption and dilution of your essential oil of choice. It makes your oils last longer and in some ways work better (by giving them time to absorb into your skin rather than evaporating off). There is probably a 99% chance you have a carrier oil in your house RIGHT NOW, whether it is coconut, grapeseed, or olive oil, those can ALL be used for diluting!

Now you may be asking, why SHOULD I dilute? These powerful oils have super small molecules that are absorbed quickly and act fast. Some oils are known as “hot oils” which means they produce a cooling or warming sensation on the skin; these typically need to be diluted more to help with that. Examples of hot oils and blends include Cinnamon, Clove, Lemongrass, Oregano, Thyme, Exodus II™, and Thieves. For some people, Peppermint and Panaway’s cooling sensation can be too intense.

Bonus Tip: If you do feeling that burning sensation after applying a hot oil, don’t try to wash it off with water. Simply apply carrier oil directly to the site and you will get relief.

If you have kids it is especially important to dilute because their bodies are smaller and need less molecules of oil to get the desired effect.

Bonus Tip 2: If you get an essential oil in your eye for some reason, use a carrier oil and add a drop or two to your eye to dilute it! I know this sounds strange, but the carrier oil will trap the oil and help to flush it out. Oil and water don’t mix so using water will just have the essential oil floating all over your eyeball causing all sorts of trouble.

FUN FACT: Essential oils are tiny molecules. They are so small that they actually can pass through the blood brain barrier! This is why topical usage works with essential oils. The quote below is from Jen O’Sullivan. She has an awesome Facebook group and has published books about essential oils.

“The average human has been stated to have anywhere from 40 trillion cells to 100 trillion cells depending on their size and how they are weighed.

If we go with the smaller number you would actually get 4 million molecules per cell. So let’s stick with a larger person at 100 trillion. That number looks like this: 100,000,000,000,000 (1 with 14 zeros).

One drop of EO has been measured at around 40 million trillion molecules. That number looks like this: 40,000,000,000,000,000,000 (4 with 19 zeros).

Divide one into the other and you get 400,000. It takes 20 minutes for an essential oil to reach every cell in your body from the time you apply them.

This means every single cell in our body, in 20 minutes, is covered by 400,000 essential oil molecules. Incredible!”

That is just ONE DROP! That is why a little goes a long way.

Getting Started:

If you are brand new to using essential oils, put two drops of carrier oil in your palm and add two drops of your desired essential oil. This ratio is great for adults starting out. Once you start using essential oils more then for oils that aren’t hot oils, you can dilute less. Rub your palms together in a clockwise motion, then apply where needed. Do not put in eyes or ears.

Great places to apply your oils topically are:

  1. Bottoms of your feet
  2. On your stomach
  3. Wrists
  4. On your neck and chest
  5. On lymph node areas

Topically using essential oils is a great way to use your oils and will get the oils in your body. Don’t overthink it. Just start using them where you think you need them. Dilute more at first and then go from there. If you aren’t sure where to put the oils, then put them on the bottoms of your feet. This is the go slow and low rule.

I hope this post helps you realize how easy it can be to use essential oils and receive their benefits. Please refer to my blog post on essential oil safety to learn more.

If you want more about essential oils, how to use them safely, or how I live a chemical free life you can subscribe to this blog. Educating people on how to live a chemical free life is my passion! If you’re ready to switch and starting living chemical free let me know through the contact me page and I would love to start helping you!

Namaste,

Paige

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Featured Oil of the Week: Stress Away

Stress Away is an interesting essential oil(EO) that comes with the Premium Starter Kit because you can use it all the time! Some EOs have specific uses and others can be used every day.
Stress Away is one you can use day and night! Use it for de-stressing and focusing during the day and for relaxing and supporting healthy sleep at night.
This can be confusing for some because it our modern world today a drug that we would use to focus during the day we would most definitely not want to take at night. And a drug we would take to sleep at night we wouldn’t take at noon. That is because drugs override our natural body systems and clog up our nerves. Literally. Most drugs work because they stop signals from going from one nerve to the next. It creates a block.
Essential oils are earth made, plant products that work WITH our body not against it.
An EO like Stress Away will help you sleep at night because your body is already producing melatonin. It won’t make you sleepy during the day when you use it to help you focus because there isn’t any melatonin in your system.
Some of the awesome uses for Stress Away EO:
  • Rub a couple drops (or put a roller top on your bottle) over heart, on wrists, forearm, and along jawline when…
    • the dog poops in the house
    • you have job interview nerves
    • you’re in rush hour traffic
    • your boss is making you crazy
    • it’s finals week
    • your kids draw with sharpie on the walls
    • …you get the picture!
  • Diffuse this essential oil to help with focus (I have a diffuser at my desk at work that I leave there!)
  • Diffuse while your kids are doing their school work
  • Rub 2 drops on the bottoms of your feet before bed to support better sleep
  • Temper tantrums? Terrible twos? Dilute 2 drops with carrier oil and apply to child’s stomach and forearms (make a roller specifically pre-diluted for your kids so you can grab it right away!)
  • if your kids are at an age where car rides suck and all they want to do is cry… clip a wooden clothespin to your vent, drop a couple drops of stress away on it, turn on the air, and boom- instant car diffuser
  • Add 5 drops to Epsom salt and add to a hot bath, relax and enjoy
What Essential Oils are in Stress Away EO?

I hope this blog post gave you some new ideas of how to use Stress Away or inspired you to start using essential oils!

If you want more about essential oils, how to use them safely, or how I live a chemical free life you can subscribe to this blog. Educating people on how to live a chemical free life is my passion! Check out this blog post on essential oils safety. If you’re ready to switch and starting living chemical free let me know through the contact me page and I would love to start helping you!

Namaste,

Paige

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Essential Oil Safety Infographic

This week on NamastayOiled I created a pinable infographic about essential oils!

Why is Essential Oil Safety Important?

Essential oils(EOs) have literally changed my life. Once I started using essential oils in triggered a domino effect that lead me to the chemical free life I live now. There is a lot of hoopla out there about risks regarding essential oils that is irritating to me because of how positively they’ve affect my life. This hoopla is out there because people think that you can just buy them and go to town. They dowse themselves in a citrus oil and expect a miracle. What they get instead is a chemical burn or an extreme sun burn. 1. Real citrus EOs are photosenstive and you shouldn’t use an excess amount topically if you are going out in the sun and 2. Fake, cheap “EOs” are created in a lab and could cause chemical burns.

I think treating essential oils with respect is extremely important. Essential oils are very condensed and powerful liquids. If you don’t do your research about how to use them properly and about the quality of different essential oil companies, you can actually do more harm than good. That is why when I first start teaching someone about essential oils, before they even open up that first bottle I am preaching safety. Knowledge is power people. Use it.

Essential oils are not a health fad. They have been around for thousands of years, are mentioned in the Bible, and will continue to be around for thousands more. I encourage you to use essential oils and learn how to use them safely. This post is a great place to start!

You can utilize this blog as a resource about how to correctly use essential oils and pin the infographics on this blog for future reference! If you are interested in reading more about essential oil basics then you can check out these two posts: Oils 101- What are Essential Oils and 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Using Essential Oils

If you want more about essential oils, how to use them correctly, or how I live a chemical free life you can subscribe to this blog. Educating people on how to live a chemical free life is my passion! If you’re ready to switch and starting living chemical free let me know through the contact me page and I would love to start helping you!

Namaste,

Paige

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Featured Oil of the Week: DiGize

DiGize is another EO blend that has a more specific purpose and this EO BLOWS MY MIND every single time.
This EO blend can help support your digestive system.
Some awesome ways to use DiGize EO:
  • Apply 2-4 drops to stomach and massage in clockwise motion (up on the right, over, down on the left, and back) or apply to the jawline
  • for occasional upset tummy
  • to help get things moving AND to help when their moving too much
  • for occasional gas or bloating
  • Apply 2 drops to your wrists to help with motion sickness or on car rides on curvy roads
  • Expecting moms can try rubbing 1-2 drops behind ears and on outer edges to help with morning sickness
  • Breastfeeding moms- I would recommend looking this EO up and look up Breastfeeding in the Pocket Reference Book from Life Science Publishing
  • Sinus pressure- DiGize is a second option after RC that may help when applied topically to bridge of nose and cheeks
Which essential oils are in DiGize?
  • Tarragon EO
  • Ginger EO
  • Peppermint EO
  • Juniper EO
  • Fennel EO
  • Lemongrass EO
  • Anise EO
  • Patchouli EO
Now I know what many of you are thinking. I HATE the smell of Patchouli.
Well… if you really can’t stand it, at least try it topically on your stomach. If you still can’t stand it then try it on the bottoms of your feet. Depending on the person that could work just as well. BUT just because you don’t like the smell doesn’t mean your body couldn’t benefit from the EO.

Thank you for reading and I hope you try this EO. If you would like to read more about getting started with essential oils you can check this page out. AND subscribe to this blog so you never miss an essential oil tip!

Namaste,

Paige

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Before starting your journey with Essential Oils please do more research and have someone experienced with EOs help you out. If you do not have anyone you know with EO experience, you can message me through the Contact Me page. And of course keep tuning in to this blog for more EO information by subscribing!

Much of the information within my essential oil posts I have learned in my course study with The School for Aromatic Studies and from personal usage.

Featured Oil of the Week: Copaiba

Copaiba is an essential oil (EO) that many new oil users have no idea what to do with but it is in the Premium Starter Kit for a reason!
Young Living(YL) makes this essential oil from the Copaiba trees in the Brazilian rain forest by tapping the tree, similar to how you see maple trees being tapped for maple syrup!
“You’ll be hard-pressed to find real copaiba essential oil anywhere in the United States. It’s true, other companies sell copaiba “oil” that contains the entire resin or is a distilled form of the leaf. Unfortunately these products don’t contain the high amounts of beta caryophyllene that is in the Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ copaiba essential oil” (Young Living Blog).
Have you ever heard of beta-caryophyllene? It is a naturally occurring constituent in essential oils. Meaning that it is a tiny molecule that is in some essential oils. It is also known and sought after for being in medicinal cannabis. Look it up! Well, YL Copiaba EO has even higher amounts of this amazing little constituent than medical cannabis. This makes Copaiba a special EO that you should try out!
It helps support nearly every system in our body, so you should start using it! It also is a magnifier for other oil properties so you can “Bump” other essential oils.
Some of the awesome uses for Copaiba EO:
  • Skin support- apply topically to support healthy skin (apply to your face, to your thighs, and any other areas you’d like your skin to go back ten years). Great to pair with Frankincense!
  • Diffuse for an uplifting and happy aroma
  • Stomach support – use with DiGize topically or take by itself in a capsule
  • Help support a healthy metablosim by applying topically to the bottoms of your feet every day
  • Diffuse at night before bed to unwind
  • Apply topically to your throat when you have a scratchy throat
  • “Bump” another oil by adding Copaiba EO
  • Help your body’s response to inflammation by applying Copaiba topically or by taking it internally in a capsule. Start with one drop in a capsule, fill with carrier oil, and go from there.
  • Use this oil to help with muscle soreness recovery after
Young Living Blends that have Copaiba eo in them:
  • Deep Relief Roll On
  • Breathe Again Roll On
  • Stress Away

Thank you for reading and I hope you try this EO that you might not have tried otherwise! If you would like to read more about getting started with essential oils you can check this page out. AND subscribe to this blog so you never miss an essential oil tip!

Namaste,

Paige

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Before starting your journey with Essential Oils please do more research and have someone experienced with EOs help you out. If you do not have anyone you know with EO experience, you can message me through the Contact Me page. And of course keep tuning in to this blog for more EO information by subscribing!

Much of the information within my essential oil posts I have learned in my course study with The School for Aromatic Studies and from personal usage.

Featured Oil of the Week: Frankincense

Frankincense! This amazing oil has so many wonderful properties and benefits that it is hard to live without. This essential oil is made from Frankincense trees in Northern Africa. They produce the oil from the resin that seeps from the trees.

 

This Essential Oil has a long history and was even given to the baby Jesus. I always think of Christmas because of this and figured this would be great time to tell you all about Frankincense Essential Oil! Using Essential Oils can help you live a healthier lifestyle. Start using essential oils like Frankincense every day to start living a life of wellness.

  1. Great for soothing and protecting your skin from the elements! This oil was beloved by old societies. It was known to be used by the wealthy for embalming purposes. For this same reason is why it is great for your skin! No matter your age, adding a drop of Frankincense to your moisturizer is well worth it. Read more in the side note below!
  2. Yogis- A grounding and spiritual oil to use during your yoga or meditation practice. Either diffuse or apply topically.
  3. Frankincense essential oil is great for calming. Drop two drops in your palms and rub them clockwise together, cup your palms over your nose and breathe deeply, then hold your palms over the back of your neck.
  4. Drop one drop under your tongue (also called sublingual) to help support a healthy immune system.
  5. Massage into desired area after an awesome asana practice or workout
  6. Apply Frankincense EO to any skin areas you would like a little extra help with
  7. Diffuse for an uplifting scent on a rainy day
Essential oils that go great with frankincense
  1. Copiaba EO – can be great for supporting a healthy skeletal system
  2. Lavender EO- calming and skin support
  3. Peppermint EO- can be very soothing for head tension
  4. Patchouli EO and Cedarwood EO- a great pair for yogis!
  5. Lemon EO- uplifting and amazing diffuser dou

Side note- Why do we add it to our moisturizer instead of just putting it directly onto the skin? Essential oils are volatile substances, which means that they literally jump into the air! That is why when someone opens a bottle of Lavender essential oil across the room it isn’t long before you can smell it. When you put a drop of essential oil onto your skin it will do the same thing. In order to hold on to those essential oil molecules, and prevent them from jumping off your skin and into the air, we put them in a carrier oil or a thicker, fatty oil. Then it holds them to your skin and there is more of the essential oil for your skin to absorb. We don’t want to be wasting precious Frankincense essential oil!

Frankincense EO is great for supporting your overall wellness! Pin the image above to save this blog post for future reading. Frankincense even comes in the Premium Starter Kit, which is crazy! This isn’t the cheapest oil but it is one of the most beloved essential oils. You can start using essential oils to live a life of wellness. I always tell all my customers that using Young Living isn’t about buying essential oils, it is about living a life of wellness.

If you’re interested in this oil contact me! I love talking oils and helping people incorporate essential oils into their lifestyle. I hope you enjoyed this post and perhaps you learned something new. Subscribe to this blog for more essential oil goodness every week.

Namaste,

Paige

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Featured Oil of the Week- Purification

This week we have some infographics about the essential oil blend Purification by Young Living! Purification has many uses, like most essential oils. This blend of oils is most recognizable by its signature Lemongrass smell, but has some other amazing oils in it too!

Pin these images for future reference, wink wink.

 

Purification is one of the oils that is in the Premium Starter Kit and for good reason! It is definitely one of the oils that I always keep on hand. This is always in my bag when we go camping and I will even put it on the dogs when we go to a really buggy camp spot.

If you’re interested in this oil contact me! I love talking oils and helping people incorporate essential oils into their lifestyle. I hope you enjoyed these pinable infographics! Subscribe to this blog for more essential oil goodness every week.

Namaste,

Paige

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Featured Oil of the Week: Lavender

The Swiss Army Knife of oils! So many good uses for Lavender Essential Oil. If you aren’t sure what oil to use, Lavender is always a good place to start. Like always, let’s get to it!

 

Calming ways to use Lavender EO
  1. At night! Diffuse at night to support healthy sleep
  2. In a hot bath! Add 4 drops of Lavender EO to half a cup of Epsom salt then add to the water
  3. Create a roller to use before bed. Recipes ideas below. Everyone will love a different recipe so try them all and mix it up. Best spots to apply are bottoms of feet and the back of your neck.
    1. My favorite blend for a night time roller is 2 parts Lavender EO to 1 part Dream Catcher EO! It is amazing
    2. Equal parts Lavender EO and Cedarwood EO
    3. 2 parts Lavender EO to 1 part Roman Chamomile EO
    4. Equal parts Lavender EO and Clary Sage EO (I like this one for one week out of the month- ladies, you’re welcome) Roll on to lower belly and bottoms of feet before bed
    5. Equal parts Lavender EO and Stress Away EO
  4. ‘Monster Spray’ Create a room spray for your kids that will ‘repel’ the monsters! It will create a create a calming aroma for your kids. Spray around the room as part of your night time routine. Put 1 Tbs of salt in the bottom of a glass spray bottle (or use 1 Tbs of witch hazel), add 20 drops of Lavender, and then fill the rest with water
Other uses
  1. Diffuse with Lemon EO during your yoga or meditation practice
  2. Add to your face moisturizer to support healthy skin appearance! I love it with my ART Light Moisturizer
  3. Add one drop to your hair oil, like an Argan oil, for healthy hair that smells great
  4. Insect after bite
  5. Add Lavender EO to a small amount of natural lotion, like this one, or to coconut oil and apply to a troublesome skin area
  6. Add Lavender EO and Rosemary EO to a small amount of witch hazel in a spray bottle, fill the rest with water and spray on to scalp. Leave on overnight to support scalp health
  7. Diffuse with Lemon EO and Peppermint EO for when the seasons change and breathe happy
  8. Slight sunburn? Apply Lavender Essential Oil diluted to support your skins natural function. Please only use high quality oils for this. Cheap oils can make even the lightest sunburn extremely worse. Read more on the quality of oils here.
  9. Add one drop to your new bottle of mascara to support eyelash health! If it works on your head, it’ll work on your lashes! Again, do not use cheap oils for this. You will regret it. Use Young Living, and you’ll love it.
  10. Create a scrub with 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of sweet almond oil, 1 tbs of Epsom Salt, and 20 drops of lavender

Thank you for reading and I hope this helped! On this blog we talk about all things essential oils and yoga, plus a little more. Sharing the oil love is my passion, not just my job. If you are interested in using Essential Oils you can contact me with questions or check out this post. Or both!

Namaste,

Paige

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