Monday, December 11, 2017

Vetiver Essential Oil



VETIVER.

This one is one of my absolute favorites!

When it’s time to unwind after a long day, or if you need to buckle down for a project in a relaxing environment, look no further than Vetiver essential oil. Vetiver oil provides a sweet, woody aroma that can be applied topically or diffused to help create warm, welcoming spaces. The uses of Vetiver oil are numerous, from providing the perfect grounding scent for a decompressing massage to creating the ideal fragrance for soaps and perfumes. Find out more about the vetiver plant, as well as some key Vetiver oil benefits, and if you decide you need to give yourself a mid-read Vetiver oil hand massage, I’ll understand.

1. From the earth

The vetiver plant is a perennial grass native to tropical regions in Asia. Vetiver is a fragrant grass with long stems and flowers, but Vetiver essential oil is derived from the root of the plant. Vetiver roots can grow 7–10 feet long, and their deep, tangled webs help make the plant tolerant against drought and protect against soil erosion.

Vetiver oil is steam distilled from the root of the vetiver plant. It produces a warm, woodsy scent that’s slightly sweet and earthy.

3. For men

The woody, earthy scent has been used for its fragrance for centuries, and a popular use of Vetiver is adding a warm aroma to men’s soaps and colognes. You can create a personalized scent by adding Vetiver essential oil as a base note for a masculine DIY perfume.

4. Study scent

Let Vetiver’s complex and uplifting aroma help calm your mind so you can focus on the tasks that require the utmost attention. Perfect for study, difficult work tasks, or even curling up with a long novel, Vetiver essential oil’s fragrance creates a relaxing atmosphere where distractions lose their sway.




5. Thicker than Thieves

Vetiver oil is known for its viscosity. Incredibly thick, it can sometimes be slow to flow from the bottle, but patience is a virtue, and there’s nothing wrong with your oil! I warm it up in hands for a few minutes before pouring some oil out.

6. In the tub

Relax from head to toe with a warm bath, aided by the calming aroma of 15–20 drops of Vetiver oil added to your evening soak. If you want to dim the lights and hit play on your favorite chill-out tunes, that’s between you and the Vetiver.

7. On your body

Combine a few drops of Vetiver essential oil with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex for use in massage. All those unused “free foot rub” coupons that your significant other gave you last Valentine’s Day? You won’t regret putting them to use in an experience that can be deeply calming and moisturizing.

8. At home

Create a blend for your family that is warm and relaxing. Use 3 drops of Vetiver essential oil, 5 drops of Lavender, and 2 drops of Ylang Ylang in your diffuser to set the stage for nights in playing board games, reading, or just getting through homework and chores in a calmer atmosphere.

What are you favorite ways to use this oil?



Disclaimer:
I am an independent distributor of Young Living.  Patti Friday Kennedy #12680967
***  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.



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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Baby Buttermilk Biscuits


Almost too adorable to eat.


An old-fashioned favorite.


Perfect for afternoon tea,
with soup
or stew

Baked to perfection!
Easy and quick!


Makes 36 / Button-Bite-Sized Biscuits

425 degree oven for 15 minutes or just buttery golden brown


3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1.5 cups  buttermilk

Mix. Turn out. Roll. Biscuits on parchment covered baking sheet

melted butter for tops before baking
Do you want savory or sweet?
salt or sugar or spices of your choice to sprinkle onto buttered tops before baking
(I used white sugar)




Patti Friday: Reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Copaiba Essential Oil: The Fireman



WE LOVE THIS OIL! 

So let me introduce you to Copaiba: The Fireman. 

He is ever on the alert, skilled, protective, strong. He goes quickly through the pathways of your cells seeking out the raging flames and pouring on the calming water of his many anti-inflammatory benefits.

Wherever there is "fire" or inflammation in your body, it is a signal of something going on. An arsonist at work (disease, stress) or a drought in your system that needs to be addressed (lack of nutrients).

This can also be the result of foods that you are eating such as refined sugar, modern grains, processed dairy, or other foods that don't work well with your body. Over time this compounds until you have fire raging everywhere and you are experiencing pain, digestive issues, skin eruptions, and brain dysfunctions. Eventually this leads to even more serious problems.

People often think that because they don't have digestive problems, they don't have gut inflammation issues. Not at all true. Gut inflammation shows itself as brain fog, pain in joints, emotional instability, and skin eruptions. It's ALL connected.

Eventually, if root issues aren't addressed, your body is spending all of its energy trying to function despite all the fire raging throughout your system.

Everything is burning and you are so busy dealing with the side effects of the fires, you can't ever get to the actual healing to keep the fires from happening.

You're taking medications to treat the pain, the meds increase the inflammation as your gut is damaged, thereby increasing the pain, leading to more medication for the pain…see the cycle?

We have to find a different way.

We have to find alternatives that can help us put out the fires, keep them out, and not do further damage to our systems. Truly quenching them is going to result in lasting relief and recovery. This will mean finding ways to reduce stress, to eat foods that nourish instead of harming us, and repairing the damage that has already been done to our poor guts.

And we need a hero. We need a Fireman.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

How do you use Copaiba?

- When working on gut health, Copaiba Vitality is most often taken in capsules, starting with a few drops per day until achieving desired results. It can also be drunk in a tea or taken in drops under the tongue. If you feel that your gut is inflamed and compromised, this can be a very simple way to start the process of bringing relief so that you can begin rebuilding the health of your system.

- Copaiba is also often used topically for any discomfort or in any situation that needs recovery. Using this instead of pain relief that causes damage to the gut can greatly increase your chances of being more comfortable AND bringing lasting healing to your body instead of further damage."



Disclaimer:
I am an independent distributor of Young Living.  Patti Friday Kennedy #12680967
***  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.


Patti Friday: Reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'
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