Digging Deeper Into Herbs and Oils

Digging Deeper: Gentle Baby

Who’s ready to dig deeper into Gentle Baby?

First, the basics and the obligatory disclaimer.

I am not a doctor. None of the statements included in this post have been approved by the FDA or any other cool acronym known agency. It is Young Living’s official stance that they and these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any specific disease or illness. Young Living Independent Distributor #14632733

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Gentle Baby

What can we say about Gentle Baby? This is an extremely calming oil, great for diffusing in a child’s bedroom at night or around the house any time things are starting to get out of hand.

Mommas, it can be applied directly to your face for to help keep a healthy complexion and the appearance of youthful skin.

And when dealing with issues that you rather wouldn’t, its scent can evoke tranquil, nurtured feelings.

What I really want to know is why no one told me about this oil during any one of my four pregnancies. Or even after the babies were born. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this oil is not just for pregnant ladies, babies, and new parents. I’m claiming this one for the moms of teenagers. Let’s read on though to find out just why this is such an important oil for pregnancy and the early years.

This blend is comforting, soothing, relaxing, and beneficial for reducing stress during pregnancy. It helps reduce stretch marks and scar tissue, rejuvenates the skin, improves elasticity, and helps to reduce wrinkles.

It is particularly soothing to babies with dry chapped skin and diaper rash. Skin issues improve when using Gentle Baby with Rose Ointment on the top of it. Gentle Baby is calming and brings a feeling of peace for tiny babies, children, and adults.

Use for massage throughout entire pregnancy for relieving stress and anxiety, creating serenity, and preventing scarring. Massage on the perineum to help it stretch for easy birthing.

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Seriously, Girlfriends? Massage on the perineum. I needed this four babies ago! If you’ve never experienced a torn perineum, let me just say…no, advise…no, scream this to you. Massage the perineum! For the love of all that is holy, massage the perineum. With or without the oil. Just don’t let it tear. And as for cutting it instead? Trust me…you want it to stretch. Not cut. Not tear. Rant over.


Let’s look at the oils that make up this awesome blend.


Coriander seed oil (Coriandrum sativum)

Coriander has a sweet, warm fragrance that is calming and gently uplifting.

Coriander seeds were found in the ancient Egyptian tomb of Ramses II.

Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, sedative, analgesic, antimicrobial, antifungal, liver protectant

Fragrant Influence: Soothing and calming

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Geranium flower oil (Pelargonium graveolens)

Most Young Living Geranium essential oil comes from Egypt.

Geranium essential oil comes from the Pelargonium graveolens plant, a multibranched shrub that grows up to 5 feet tall. Geranium oil is produced by steam distilling the plant’s flowers and leaves. It is native to subtropical southern Africa and was used by the Egyptians to promote beautiful, radiant skin.

AROMATIC PROFILE

From the bottle: Floral and herbaceous

FEATURES & BENEFITS
TopicalAromaticKey Constituents
May help maintain the appearance of healthy, youthful-looking skin

Helps promote healthy, radiant-looking hair

May help cleanse the skin
Has a sweet, floral fragranceCitronellol

Geraniol

Citronellyl formate

Linalol

Medical Properties: Antispasmodic, antioxidant, antitumoral, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, hemostatic (stops bleeding), antibacterial, antifungal, improves blood flow, liver and pancreas stimulant, dilates bile ducts for liver detoxification, helps cleanse oily skin; revitalizes skin cells

Fragrant Influence: Helps release negative memories and eases nervous tension; balances the emotions, lifts the spirit, and fosters peace, well-being, and hope.

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Palmarosa oil (Cymbopogon martini)

Palmarosa grass is steam distilled to produce Palmarosa essential oil. Its aroma can be stimulating and soothing when diffused.

A relative of lemongrass, palmarosa was used in temple incense by the ancient Egyptians.

Medical Properties: Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, supports heart and nervous system, reduces blood sugar fluctuations, stimulates new skin cell growth, regulates sebum production in skin

Fragrant Influence: Creates a feeling of security. It also helps to reduce stress and tension and promotes recovery from nervous exhaustion.

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Lavender flower oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

Most Young Living Lavender essential oil comes from France and the United States.

Also available in Vitality.

In ancient Greece, Pedanius Dioscorides, a physician pharmacologist and botanist, praised the many qualities and uses of lavender.

Did you know that lavender is part of the mint family and is one of our most popular oils? Young Living has three farms that grow lavender, located in Utah, Idaho, and France. Lavender is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plant, and it takes 27 square feet of lavender plants to make one 15 ml bottle of Lavender essential oil.

AROMATIC PROFILE

From the bottle: Sweet, herbaceous, floral aroma

FEATURES & BENEFITS
Includes the naturally occurring constituents linalyl acetate, linalool, and ocimene
TopicalAromaticDietary
May help cleanse and soothe minor skin irritations

Can be soothing to the skin after a day in the sun

May help reduce the appearance of blemishes

Supports aging skin
May promote feelings of calm and fights occasional nervous tension

Has balancing properties that calm the mind and body
Offers a sweet, slightly floral taste and aroma

Improves sleep quality for occasional sleeplessness

Supports general wellness

Contains cleansing and antioxidant properties

Helps ease occasional nervous tension

The French scientist Rene Gattefosse was the first to discover lavender’s ability to promote tissue regeneration and speed wound healing when he severely burned his arm in a laboratory explosion. Today, lavender is one of the few essential oils to still be listed in the British Pharmacopoeia.

Medical Properties: Antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, vasodilating, relaxant, anti-inflammatory, reduces blood fat/cholesterol, combats excess sebum on skin

Fragrant Influence: Calming, relaxing, and balancing, both physically and emotionally. Lavender has been documented to improve concentration and mental acuity.

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Ylang Ylang flower oil (Cananga odorata)

Most Young Living Ylang Ylang essential oil comes from Madagascar and Ecuador.

Ylang Ylang essential oil comes from the star-shaped flowers of the tropical Cananga odorata tree that is native to the lush, tropical rainforests of islands in the South Pacific and Asia. This tree can grow up to 40 feet tall and is from the Annonaceae family.

Ylang Ylang essential oil has a sweet, romantic aroma and moisturizing properties, making it a key ingredient in many luxury skin and hair products. It is often classified as a heart note because it emerges just as the top notes begin to dissipate.

AROMATIC PROFILE

From the bottle: Sweet, floral aroma

FEATURES & BENEFITS
Topical and AromaticKey Constituents
Has a pleasant, floral aroma

Helps create a calming environment

Can help moisturize skin

Enhances the appearance of healthy-looking skin

Nourishes the hair and scalp
Germacrene D

(E,E)-alpha-farnesene

Benzyl acetate

Geranyl acetate

Beta-caryophyllene

Benzyl benzoate

Linalool

Para-cresyl methyl ether

Methyl benzoate

Benzyl salicylate

Medical Properties: Antispasmodic, vasodilating, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, regulates heartbeat

Fragrant Influence: Balances male-female energies, enhances spiritual attunement, combats anger, combats low self-esteem, increases focus of thoughts, filters out negative energy, restores confidence and peace

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Roman Chamomile oil (Chamaemelum nobile)

Chamomile has been used as an herbal remedy since ancient times. The word chamomile is derived from the Greek words khamai, meaning on the ground, and melon, meaning apple—likely because of its distinct fruity aroma.

Roman Chamomile is a low-growing plant with parsley-like leaves and daisy-like flowers. The flowers are steam distilled to create Roman Chamomile essential oil.

Soothing to all types of skin, it’s often used in skin and hair products and even perfumes.

FEATURES & BENEFITS
Has a comforting, warm aroma for the mind and body

Helps freshen the air when diffused and improves the
appearance of skin when applied topically

Offers a peaceful environment for yoga
and meditation

Great to add to your massage routine to create a
relaxing environment

For centuries, mothers have used chamomile to calm crying children, combat digestive and liver ailments, and relieve toothaches.

Medical Properties: Relaxant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antibacterial, anesthetic

Fragrant Influence: Because it is calming and relaxing, it can combat depression, insomnia, and stress. It minimizes anxiety, irritability, and nervousness. it may also dispel anger, stabilize emotions, and help to release emotions that are linked to the past.

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Bergamot peel oil (Citrus aurantium bergamia)

Most Young Living Bergamot essential oil comes from Italy.

Bergamot is cultivated primarily in the southern coast of Italy and has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years as a flavoring, perfume, and addition to moisturizers and cosmetics. An orange-shaped citrus fruit the color of a lime, bergamot has a sharp, sweet, earthy scent profile and includes the naturally occurring constituents limonene, linalool, and beta-pinene. Bergamot oil is obtained by cold pressing the bumpy, green rind of the fruit.

FEATURES & BENEFITS
TopicalAromaticKey Constituents
May help calm everyday skin irritations

May reduce the appearance of blemishes

Has skin-cleansing properties

*Bergamot can cause photosensitivity; do not apply it before going into direct sunlight.
May help relieve tension during times of occasional stress

Has a citrus aroma with a floral hint
Limonene

Linalyl acetate

Linalol

Gamma-terpinene

Beta-pinene

Medical Properties: Calming, hormonal support, antibacterial, antidepressant

Fragrant Influence: Relieves anxiety; mood -lifting qualities

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)

Most Young Living Lemon essential oil comes from Argentina and South Africa.

Also available in Vitality.

Originally from regions in Asia, the lemon tree wasn’t common in Europe until the 16th century. It is a part of the evergreen family and reaches a height of about 20 feet. From those trees, 75 lemons are required to make one 15-ml bottle of Lemon essential oil. This is accomplished by cold pressing the rinds of the lemons, producing an oil with the aroma of freshly picked fruit.

AROMATIC PROFILE
From the bottle: Clean, refreshing, citrus aroma

FEATURES & BENEFITS
Includes the naturally occurring constituents linalyl acetate, linalool, and ocimene
TopicalAromaticDietaryKey Constituents
Add Lemon to skin care products to possibly help reduce the appearance of aging.

Use it to help remove adhesives.
Keep Lemon on hand for its clean, energizing, and invigorating aroma.

Diffuse it to create a more focused environment.

Use its aroma to create an uplifting atmosphere.
Provides an invigorating citrus flavor

Has antioxidant properties

Supports the immune system

Provides circulatory support

Contains cleansing properties
Limonene

Gamma-terpinene

Beta-pinene

Alpha-pinene

Sabinene

Medical Properties: Antitumoral, antiseptic, improves microcirculation, immune stimulant (may increase white blood cells), improves memory, relaxation: rich in limonene, which has been extensively studied in over 50 clinical studies for its ability to combat tumor growth

Fragrant Influence: It promotes clarity of thought and purpose with a fragrance that is invigorating, enhancing, and warming.

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Jasmine oil (Jasminum officinale)

Jasmine is an absolute or essence, rather than an essential oil.

Jasmine has a rich, sultry aroma that makes it feel alluring and romantic. It’s extracted from the flowering jasmine plant—part of the olive family—through absolute extraction.

In addition to its romantic and exotic qualities, Jasmine essential oil uses include support for healthy-looking skin.

To maximize the fragrance of Jasmine oil, the flower must be picked at night before sunrise, adding to the oil’s mystique and allure. Additionally, this precious oil requires more than 10 pounds of flowers to make one 5 ml bottle.

Medical Properties: Uplifting, antidepressant, stimulating, antibacterial, antiviral

Fragrant Influence: Uplifting, counteracts hopelessness, nervous exhaustion, anxiety, depression, indifference, and listlessness

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Rose flower oil (Rosa damascena)

Rose has also been used topically for thousands of years, and today it can be found in many skin care products.

Rose essential oil—the product of one of the most recognizable and culturally significant flowers in the world—has a rich, intoxicating aroma that’s just as beautiful as the bloom itself. Rose oil is distilled to gently release the delicate flower’s oil through steam. Because each 5 ml bottle requires 22 pounds of rose petals, Rose is one of the most valuable essential oils you can acquire.

Rose oil uses include topical application to create an inspiring atmosphere and elevated spiritual experiences. Its sweet, rich aroma encourages feelings of positive self-reflection and can create an uplifted feeling when inhaled.

Rose has been used for the skin for thousands of years. The Arab physician, Avicenna, was responsible for first distilling rose oil, eventually authoring an entire book on the healing attributes of the rose water derived from the distillation of rose.

Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory, anti-HIV, antioxidant, anxiolytic, hepatoprotective, relaxant, reduces scarring, antiulcer, immunomodulating, cancer chemopreventative, DNA damage prevention

Fragrant Influence: Its beautiful fragrance is intoxicating and aphrodisiac-like. It helps bring balance and harmony, allowing one to overcome insecurities. The effect of rose on the heart brings good cheer with calming and a lightness of spirit.

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Thank you for joining me in digging deeper into Gentle Baby. If you are already a member and wondering how to qualify to get this oil for free this month (March 2020), all you have to do is place a single minimum order of 300PV. You will also receive all lower levels of rewards for which your order qualifies.

If you are not already a member of the Witchy Gypsy Oil Tribe, you can find out more information about the benefits and sign up by clicking HERE.

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