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Digging Deeper: Peace and Calming

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Peace & Calming

Literally my favorite blend. I originally bought this for the kids. Then I moved it to my own nightstand.

I’m sure the dog appreciates it as much as I do.

This blend is diffused every single night to help us drift off to sleep.

Sometimes I even share with the children.

This fragrant oil blend is a wonderful addition to your meditation, evening routine, or playtime with the kids. With a comforting, fresh aroma, Peace & Calming has become a popular oil for everything from enhancing the environment in your home to applying as a personal fragrance for any occasion.

Peace & Calming is a D. Gary Young-original blend and is one of Young Living’s most popular products. This Young Living exclusive is made from five therapeutic-grade essential oils, including Tangerine and Orange, which contain some of the highest naturally occurring levels of the constituent limonene. This blend also has Ylang Ylang essential oil, which is steam distilled. Its comforting aroma makes it a great companion for activities like yoga, bedtime, and study.

AROMATIC PROFILE
From the bottle: Citrusy, floral, down-to-earth aroma

FEATURES & BENEFITS
Includes the naturally occurring constituents limonene, germacrene D, sabinene, camphor, and patchoulol.

TopicalAromatic
May help the appearance of skin when applied topicallyHas a comforting, fresh aroma

Helps freshen the air when diffused

Offers a peaceful environment for yoga and meditation

Topical Applications

  • Apply Peace & Calming to the bottoms of feet at night as part of a bedtime ritual for your whole family.
  • Dilute it with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex for a calming back massage before naps or bed.
  • Add 4–5 drops to 1 cup of Epsom salt for a centering bath at the start of the day or as part of a calming evening routine.
  • Add it to Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base for a cleanser your entire family will love.

Aromatic Applications

  • Combine it with Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend for a bright, invigorating scent that’s perfect for mornings before school or practice.

Where to Diffuse

  • Fill your bedroom with the warm, comforting aroma when you cuddle under the blankets.
  • Refresh play and study spaces with the sweet scent.
  • Infuse your steamy shower with the grounding aroma after a busy day of work and errands.
  • Make home a haven with the inviting aroma and encourage gathering among the ones you love.
  • Enrich your yoga or personal space for a fulfilling moment of mediation or contemplation.
  • Transport yourself from a cluttered work desk to an idyllic countryside.

This blend promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace and emotional well-being, helping to dampen tensions and uplift spirits. When massaged on the bottoms of feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night’s rest. It may calm overactive and hard-to-manage children. It also reduced depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia. many people use it for relief from restless leg syndrome.

Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition

Now that we know a little bit about Peace & Calming the blend, let’s look a little deeper at the individual oils that make it so special.


Tangarine Peel Oil
(Citrus reticulata)

Also available for dietary use through the Vitality line.

Truth time. I didn’t think I was going to like this one. I’m not a big orange girl, you know. But I actually like it. It doesn’t come across as harsh but really light and sweet smelling. Super weird for something that I’m using to lull myself to sleep but it totally works.

Tangerine essential oil is extracted by cold pressing the rind of the tangerine fruit. Tangerines, which are part of the Rutaceae family, likely originated in Southeast Asia and have since spread to subtropical areas around the world.

Tangerine essential oil uses

  • Diffuse at work or at home to infuse your space with a sweet, refreshing aroma.
  • Add to a gentle facial cleanser for extra cleansing benefits and beautifying properties.
  • Create a DIY air freshener by combining 30 drops of oil with 2 cups of water in a glass spray bottle. Spray around the house for a fresh, clean scent.
  • Place a couple drops of oil on cotton balls to stash in your car air vents. They’ll disperse a refreshing, citrus scent that’s perfect for rush hour.
  • Give your marinades a sweet kick by adding Tangerine Vitality instead of Lemon Vitality or Lime Vitality.
  • Infuse your water by adding a few drops with to encourage yourself to drink more during the day.
  • Try adding a little Tangerine Vitality to your salad dressing for a wonderful citrus zing.

Because of Tangerine essential oil’s high limonene content, it is a great booster for the immune system.

Medical Properties: Antitumoral, relaxant, antispasmodic, digestive aid, and circulatory enhancer; rich in limonene, which has been extensively studied in over 50 clinical studies for its ability to combat tumor growth.

Uses: Obesity, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, lung health, learning and memory support, Alzheimer’s, liver problems, digestive problems, parasites, fluid retention

Fragrant Influence: Promotes happiness, calming, helps with anxiety and nervousness. A Mie University study found that citrus fragrances boosted immunity, induced relaxation, and reduced depression

Caution: Possible sun sensitivity.

Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition

Orange Peel Oil
(Citrus sinensis)

Also available as a dietary oil through the Vitality line.

Orange trees are native to Asia, but you can find them all over the world, including in France, Germany, and the United States. The fragrant orange tree is an evergreen, flowering tree that grows to approximately 33 feet and has sweet-smelling blossoms. Orange essential oil is cold pressed from the rinds of the fresh, juicy fruit.

Orange essential oil has a sweet, bright aroma reminiscent of a blossoming orchard of orange trees. Start your day with an uplifting burst of liquid sunshine by diffusing Orange as you get ready in the morning. With just a few drops, you can fill any space with a sense of peace, harmony, and creativity. Orange is delightful on its own, or you can combine it with complementary oils such as Grapefruit, Cinnamon, Neroli, and Patchouli.

Orange essential oil has a bright, fresh citrus flavor that makes it a must-have culinary tool. Try it in baked goods, especially to create contrast with particularly sweet items, or combine it with warm spices like cardamom and clove to enhance them. Add Orange Vitality to your drinking water to give it a burst of flavor. Orange also blends beautifully with other fruity flavors, making it a great addition to smoothies, juices, and even Ninja Juice. It also contains the naturally occurring constituent limonene.

AROMATIC PROFILE
From the bottle: Sweet, fruity, citrus aroma

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Key Constitents: limonene and alpha-pinene

Topical AromaticDietary
Can be massaged into skin for an energizing aroma

Works as an adhesive remover

Can be applied to skin in the evening to help reduce the appearance of blemishes
Has a sweet, uplifting aroma

Can be added to household cleaner for a sweet citrus scent

Can be diffused to add a touch of warmth to your space any time of year
Full of zesty, citrusy flavor

Enhances the flavor of foods and water

Has antioxidant properties

Cleanses the digestive system

Beloved for its clean, fresh scent, Orange essential oil was also shown to reduce anxiety in children awaiting dental treatment. Salivary cortisol levels were lowered as were pulse rates.

Medical Properties: Antitumoral, relaxant, anticoagulant, circulatory stimulant. Rich in limonene, which has been extensively studied in over 50 clinical studies for its ability to combat tumor growth.

Uses: Arteriosclerosis, hypertension, cancer, insomnia, and complexion (dull and oily), fluid retention, wrinkles

Fragrant Influence: Uplifting and antidepressant. A Mie University study found that citrus fragrances boosted immunity, induced relaxation, and reduced depression.

Caution: Possible sun sensitivity.

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

Patchouli Oil
(Pogostemon cablin)

This oil is one of a handful that most people have heard of and have some experience with. It is a member of the mint family but gives off a much more complex, musky scent than its kin.

Growing up, it was always called The Hippy Oil because it was known, or at least purported, to mask the scent of marijuana. Maybe it smelled like the marijuana. Or maybe the smokers just used a lot of Patchouli until the two smells became twisted. Either way it was one of those long haired hippy stories that the well groomed, obviously non-hippy elders told. I think it was supposed to be disdainful but it always made me smile and dream of becoming a hippy myself.

At any rate, with its rich history and unique scent profile, Patchouli will forever be aligned with wild women, rebels, free spirits, and those longing for a more awakened society. Diffuse or apply during meditation or yoga. Also add it to your skin or hair routine for youthful glow and shine.

While Patchouli oil is known as an all-purpose insect repellent, it is also highly prized in the perfumery industry. Patchouli has many benefits for chapped and wrinkled skin.

Medical Properties: Relaxant, antitumoral, digestive aid that combats nausea, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, insecticidal, prevents wrinkles and chapped skin, relieves itching

Uses: Hypertension, inflammatory bowel disease, skin conditions (exzema, acne), fluid retention, Listeria infection, insect repellent

Fragrant Influence: A relaxant that clarifies thoughts, allowing the discarding of jealousies, obsessions, and insecurities

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Blue Tansy flower oil (Tanacetum annuum)

Most Young Living Blue Tansy oil comes from Morocco.

Though blue tansy is harvested from tiny yellow flowers in the chamomile family, the naturally occurring constituent chamazulene turns the powerfully pure Blue Tansy essential oil a beautifully rich blue color during the steam distillation process.

AROMATIC PROFILE
From the bottle: Sweet, floral aroma

FEATURES & BENEFITS
Key constituents include eucalyptol, limonene, b-pinene, linalool, a-terpineol, and viridiflorol
TopicalAromatic
Possesses skin-cleansing and soothing properties

May help reduce the appearance of blemishes

Can moisturize and help beautify the skin when added to a moisturizer

Soothes fatigued muscles when combined with Cool Azul™ essential oil blend
Has a sweet, floral fragrance

Creates an uplifting environment when diffused

Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory, analgesic/anesthetic, antifungal, anti-itching, relaxant, hormone-like

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition


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Lastly, 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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