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Digging Deeper: Cool Azul

Thanks for joining us! Who’s ready to dig deeper into Cool Azul?

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You can also click on the Full Education pages at the end of each individual oil to learn more about the history, medical, and magickal uses of that oil as well as find recipes and DIY videos.


Cool Azul

AROMATIC PROFILE:
Refreshing, herbaceous, minty

  • Creates a cool sensation when applied topically to the skin
  • Great for use by most before, during, and after physical activities
  • Can be applied topically for a cool aromatic experience

Cool Azul is a blend of 13 essential oils that offer a cooling sensation and bright aromatic experience. It is ideal for using before, during, and after physical activities. Dilute and rub on as needed. Or attach an AromaGlide Roller Fitment to the bottle and pack it in your gym bad, purse, or backpack for quick and easy on the go use.

Suggested Uses

APPLICATIONS

  • Dilute as needed and apply Cool Azul to desired area or use it in massage.
  • Apply an AromaGlide Roller Fitment and put it in your gym bag for convenient use.
  • Add V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and use it for a soothing massage.
  • Diffuse it during a workout to freshen the air.

WHERE TO DIFFUSE

  • Stretch your tired muscles accompanied by this minty fragrance and your favorite cooldown playlist.
  • Let the hot shower steam mix with this refreshing scent to relax after a rigorous day.
  • Deodorize musty rooms quickly with this sharp, invigorating smell.
  • Unwind after a successful sweat session with notes of Peppermint and Blue Cypress.
  • Amplify the powerful effect of this revitalizing aroma by taking it with you to the gym sauna.

CAUTIONS: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Not intended for children under the age of 6 without the advice of a health professional.

Let’s take a look at Cool Azul’s ingredients to get a better understanding of how this oil blend lives up to its reputation for being an athlete’s best friend.


Wintergreen Leaf Oil
(Gaultheria procumbens)

My girls LOVE this oil because it reminds them of root beer. Go figure.

Actually, wintergreen is an ingredient in root beer so there you go. That’s something you know now.

Wintergreen’s refreshing minty aroma is stimulating and invigorating. It’s a great addition to lotions that are applied after activity.

Leaves have been chewed to increase respiratory capacity by Native Americans when running long distances and performing difficult labor. Settlers in early America had their children chew leaves for several weeks each spring to prevent tooth decay. Wintergreen was used as a substitute for black tea during the Revolutionary War.

Medical Properties: Anticoagulant, antispasmodic, highly anti-inflammatory, vasodilator, analgesic/anesthetic, reduces blood pressure and all types of pain. Methyl salicylate, the principal constituent of wintergreen oil, has been incorporated into numberous liniments and ointments for musculoskeletal problems. The oil is also used as a flavoring agent in candies and chewing gums.

Uses: Arthritis/rheumatism, muscle/nerve pain, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, hepatitis/fatty liver

Fragrant Influences: It stimulates and increases awareness in all levels of the sensory system.

Cautions: Avoid use if epileptic. Anticoagulant properties can be enhanced when used with Warfarin or aspirin.

Excerpted from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition, p139

Wintergreen’s fragrance may be attractive to children; always keep the child-resistant cap in place.

Find the full education page at Digging Deeper: Wintergreen.


Peppermint oil
(Mentha piperita)

The majority of Young Living Peppermint essential oil comes from the U.S.

Peppermint is originally from Europe, but 75 percent of the world’s supply is now grown in the United States. To produce one of Young Living’s most popular oils, we look to several farms, including the Young Living Lavender Farm and Distillery in Mona, Utah. One 15 ml bottle of Peppermint essential oil is created by steam distilling 1 pound of the leaves and flowering tops of the peppermint plant.

Peppermint Vitality essential oil has a bright, cool flavor that is instantly recognizable. Beyond being a brisk addition to water during workouts or to herbal tea after a day on the slopes, Peppermint Vitality can also support healthy digestive function and gastrointestinal comfort

AROMATIC PROFILE
From the bottle: Refreshing, cool, minty, herbal aroma.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Topical and AromaticDietaryKey Constituents
Cools fatigued muscles after physical activity

Produces a focused environment when diffused

Provides a refreshing experience when mixed with your favorite shampoo or when applied to skin after a warm day in the sun

Creates an invigorating and refreshing experience when inhaled
Supports gastrointestinal system comfort

Enhances healthy gut function

Maintains efficiency of the digestive tract

May support performance during exercise

Reduces feelings of discomfort after large meals

Provides a refreshing, minty flavor to food and beverages
Menthol

Menthone

Menthofuran

1.8-Cineole (Eucalyptol)

Isomenthone

Neomenthol

Menthyl acetate

WHERE TO DIFFUSE

  • Put focus first in study areas with this crisp, cool aroma.
  • Wake up shared family spaces first thing in the morning by infusing them with this icy scent.
  • Refresh your cooldown space after a vigorous workout with its chilling fragrance.

APPLICATIONS for Peppermint

  • Diffuse Peppermint while working or around kids while doing their homework for an environment that is focused and energized.
  • Add Peppermint to hot bathwater and enjoy the revitalizing scent and soothing aromatic steam.
  • Inhale or apply it to your chest before and during a tough workout for a stimulating scent.
  • Apply it topically to fatigued areas following physical activity for a cooling sensation.

CAUTIONS: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Not intended for use on infants.

Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Jean Valnet, MD, studied peppermint’s effect on th eliver and respiratory systems. Alan Hirsh, MD, studied peppermint’s ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center (the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus), which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. A highly regarded digestive stimulant.

Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antiparasitic (worms), antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulant, pain relieving, curbs appetite

Uses: Rheumatism/arthritis, respiratory infections (pneumonia, tuberculosis, etc.), obesity, viral infections (herpes simplex, herpes zoster, cold sores, human papilloma virus, etc.), fungal infections/candida, digestive problems, headaches, nausea, skin conditions (itchy skin, varicose veins, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis), scoliosis/lumbago/back problems

Fragrant Influence: Purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. Research indicates that peppermint aroma, inhaled during mental tasks, may help attention, performance, and focus (Barker, et al., 2003). Peppermint may also be an effective appetite suppressant when inhaled (Hirsch and Gomez, 1995). University of Kiel researchers found that peppermint lessened headache pain in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study.

Excerpted from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition, p121-122

Find out even more about this amazing oil, including history and lore, personal anecdotes, recipes, and videos by checking out the full education page at Digging Deeper: Peppermint.


Sage oil

(Salvia officinalis)

Sage emits a strong, spicy, clarifying, and uplifting aroma when diffused. It has been used traditionally for its clarifying properties.

Sage Vitality is a wonderful flavor enhancer for seafood, vegetables, breadsticks, corn breads, muffins, and other savory breads.

Known as “herba sacra” or sacred herb by the ancient Romans, Sage’s name, Salvia, is derived from the word for “salvation.” Sage has been used in Europe for oral infections and skin conditions. It has been recognized for its benefits of strengthening the vital centers and supporting metabolism.

Medical Properties: Antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antitumoral, anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, hormone regulating, estrogen-like, antiviral, circulatory stimulant, gallbladder stimulant

Uses: Menstrual problems/PMS, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone deficiencies, liver problems

Fragrant Influence: Mentally stimulating, anxiety-reducing, and helps combat despair and mental fatigue. Sage strengthens the vital centers of the body, balancing the pelvic chakra, where negative emotions from denial and abuse are stored.

Cautions: Avoid if epileptic. Avoid use on persons with high blood pressure.

Excerpted from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition, p129-130

Find out even more about this amazing oil, including history and lore, personal anecdotes, recipes, and videos by checking out the full education page at Digging Deeper: Sage.


Copaiba

(Copaifera officinalis)

Also known as Balsam Copaiba.

Copaiba essential oil is the product of distilling the gum resin tapped from the Brazilian Copaifera reticulata tree, native to the Amazon region of the country. The copaiba tree grows 50-100 feet high and produces tiny white flowers and small nut-like fruit, neither of which are used in the production of the essential oil. Copaiba has been used for various purposes in areas where it grows natively since at least the 16th century.

Aromatic Profile
Fresh, subtle, woodsy aroma

Features & Benefits

TopicalAromaticDietary
Can be massaged into fatigued areas after activity

Can be applied to skin to promote the appearance of a youthful, radiant glow
Provides a calming aroma

Can be diffused to create a warm, inviting environment
Has a pleasant, complex taste

Can be used to support general wellness
Key Constituents
Delta-elemene

Gamma-elemene

Germacrene D

Trans-alpha-bergamotene
Alpha-copaene

Alpha-humulene

Beta-caryophyllene

Delta-cadinene

Copaiba oil has high levels of beta-caryophyllene and a uniquely sweet aromatic profile, which helps create a relaxing atmosphere when it is diffused or applied topically.

Copaiba is a great addition to your daily routine and skin care. Add it to a neutral moisturizer to utilize its natural fragrance and moisturizing properties. It can also be applied following activity for a comforting cooldown.

Applications

  • Dilute with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage on fatigued areas after exercise for a relaxing cooldown. To add a cooling sensation, combine Copaiba with Peppermint or Wintergreen essential oils.
  • Create a natural beard oil with Copaiba, a lightweight carrier oil, and a complementary oil such as Northern Lights Black Spruce or Peppermint.
  • Diffuse it to create a warm, inviting space. Create a custom blend by adding oils such as Cedarwood or Cinnamon Bark.

Copaiba Vitality™ essential oil has a robust, earthy flavor with notes of honey. When taken internally, it can promote overall wellness and may be an important part of a daily health regimen. Add a few drops of Copaiba Vitality to a cup of herbal tea to enjoy its wellness benefits and a relaxing moment.

Applications

  • Add 2 drops of Copaiba Vitality to a capsule and take it daily as a dietary supplement.
  • Mix Copaiba Vitality into herbal tea, such as chamomile or rooibos, to enjoy its complex, soothing flavor.
  • Stir a couple of drops into a glass of water or green juice to promote overall wellness.

Healers and curandneros in the Amazon use copaiba resin for all types of pain and inflammatory disorders, both internal (stomach ulcers and cancer) and external (skin disorders and insect bites).

In Peruvian traditional medicine, three or four drops of the resin are mixed with a spoonful of honey and taken as a natural sore throat remedy. It is also employed in Peruvian and Brazilian herbal medicine systems as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic for the urinary tract (cystitis, bladder, and kidney disorders) and in the treatment of urinary problems, stomach ulcers, syphilis, tetanus, bronchitis, and tuberculosis.

In Brazilian herbal medicine, the resin is highly regarded as a strong antiseptic and expectorant for the respiratory tract (including bronchitis and sinusitis) and as an antiseptic gargle. It is a popular home remedy in Brazil for sore throats and tonsillitis (1/2 teaspoon of resin is added to warm water).

Note: The word “Copal” is derived from the Spanish word for incense (copelli) and can refer to any number of different resinous gums or exudates from trees in Malaysia and South America. Copals are known as black (Protium copal), white (blanco) (Bursera bipinnata), gold (oro) (H. Courbaril), and Brazilian (Copaifera lansdorfi or reticulata). Only the Brazilian copal or copaiba has a GRAS [Generally Regarded As Safe] distinction in the U.S. and has the most published research on its anti-inflammatory effects.

Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory (powerful), neuroprotective, antimicrobial, anxiolytic, mucolytic, antiulcer, anticancer, antiseptic, kidney stone preventative

Uses: Pain relief (strong anti-inflammatory), arthritis, rheumatism, cancer, skin disorders (psoriasis), insect bites, stomach distress, urinary disorders, sore throat, anxiety

Excerpted from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition, page 81

Find out even more about this amazing oil, including history and lore, personal anecdotes, recipes, and videos by checking out the full education page at Digging Deeper: Copaiba.


Oregano oil

(Origanum vulgare)

Oregano gets its name from the Greek words oros and ganos, which combined mean “joy of the mountains.”

It’s no surprise that oregano has a Greek name, as it’s believed to have origins in Greece and in the mountains of the Mediterranean. This hardy, bushy plant can grow to around 30 inches tall, and it sprouts purple flowers. Oregano is part of the mint family, and its essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves. Varieties of oregano can be found all over the world.

Aromatic Profile
Strong, spicy, herbaceous aroma

Features & Benefits

Topical & AromaticDietaryKey Constituents
Has a warm, herbaceous scent

Great for massage, especially on fatigued areas after activity

Helps purify the air when diffused
Supports a healthy lifestyle regimen

May be used to enhance the flavor of foods

Is cleansing for the digestive system

Has antioxidant properties

Provides immune support
Carvacrol

Gamma-terpinene

Para-cymene

Beta-caryophyllene

Thymol

As an herb, oregano shines in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine; but as an essential oil, it has a wealth of benefits and uses outside the kitchen. Oregano essential oil’s warm, herbaceous scent is excellent at purifying the air when diffused with oils such as Peppermint.

Applications

  • Diffuse Oregano at home to create a comforting environment.
  • Add Oregano to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage into fatigued muscles after activity.
  • Use it as part of the Raindrop Technique.
  • Diffuse it with Peppermint throughout your work space to help purify strong odors.

Listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1097-1179).

Medical Properties: Antiaging, powerful antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immune stimulant, antinociceptive, radioprotective, liver protectant

Uses: Arthritis, rheumatism, respiratory infectious diseases, infections, tuberculosis, digestive problems

Fragrant Influence: Creates a feeling of security.

Caution: High in phenols, Oregano may irritate the nasal membranes or skin if inhaled directly from diffuser or bottle or applied neat.

Excerpted from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition, pages 118-119

Oregano Vitality adds an earthy, warm flavor to savory dishes, along with the ability to provide immune support and cleansing for the digestive system.

With a distinctive, herbaceous flavor, it is an indispensable addition to Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines, though it can enhance the flavors in all your favorite recipes, from grilled chicken to roasted vegetables. While the potent flavor of Oregano Vitality makes it a delicious addition to dishes when used sparingly on its own, be sure to use a carrier oil such as V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or olive oil to dilute this powerful oil when taking it as a supplement.

Applications

  • Add Oregano Vitality in small amounts to various dishes for extra flavoring, particularly in Mexican and Mediterranean dishes.
  • Put 1 drop of Oregano Vitality and 1 drop of V-6 oil in a veggie capsule and take it as a dietary supplement daily to help support a healthy immune system.*
  • Add a drop to a green smoothie to help cleanse the digestive system.*

Find out even more about this amazing oil, including history and lore, personal anecdotes, recipes, and videos by checking out the full education page at Digging Deeper: Oregano.


Niaouli leaf oil

Melaleuca Quinquenervia
(Melaleuca viridiflora)

Commonly known as Niaouli, Melaleuca Quinquenervia supports and stimulates healthy-looking skin with stronger properties than Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) essential oil.

A brew from the bruised leaves of Melaleuca quinquenervia was used by Aboriginal people in Australia for colds, headaches, and other sicknesses.

Medicinal Properties: Male hormone-like, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antiparasitic (amoeba and parasites in the blood), vasodilating, skin penetration enhancer (hormones)

Uses: Hypertension, urinary tract/bladder infections, respiratory/sinus infections, allergies

Exceprted from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition, page 112

Find the full education page at
Digging Deeper: Niaouli.


Ecuadorian Oregano

Plectranthus Oregano
(Plectranthus amboinicus)

Ecuadorian Oregano is a powerful herb, found in villages and houses throughout South America, where grandmothers and herbalists alike have used it for generations.

It is a hardy, semi-succulent that produces a surprising amount of essential oil. Its aroma is similar to many oregano species with a moderately high carvacrol content. Ecuadorian Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus) is thought to be originally from Africa but has spread throughout the world. As such, it has many common English names like Mexican mint, Spanish thyme, Indian mint, French thyme, Mexican thyme, Cuban oregano, and Three-in-one herb. Another way to identify this oil is by its common and former scientific synonyms, which are: Coleus amboinicus, Coleus aromaticus, and Plectranthus aromaticus.

Aromatic Profile
Soft, herbaceous, oregano-like aroma

Features & Benefits of the Essential Oil

  • Cleanses and purifies the air of strong odors when diffused
  • Pairs perfectly with Ortho Ease® or Ortho Sport® to massage on overworked muscles
  • Creates a cleansing, invigorating experience when inhaled or diffused with RC or Eucalyptus oils
  • Pairs well with Thieves® essential oil blend and Thieves cleaning products
  • Great substitute for Oregano essential oil in blends or the Raindrop Technique® for a milder, softer oregano aroma
  • Soft, herbaceous, oregano-like aroma
  • Key component in Cool Azul® Pain Relief Cream
  • Includes the natural constituents of carvacrol, gamma terpinene, and para-cymene

The leaves of this plant have been used in traditional medicine for coughs, sore throats, and nasal congestion. Also used for infections and rheumatism, Plectranthus Oregano’s flavor makes it popular for cooking, especially in soups.

Medical Properties: Antitumoral, antibacterial, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antihyperlipodemic, liver protectant

Uses: Infections, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, rheumatism

Excerpted from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition, pages 123-124

Find the full education page at
Digging Deeper: Ecuadorian Oregano.


Lavender oil
(Lavandula angustifolia)

Did you know that Lavender is part of the mint family? It is a perennial flower that attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to your garden.

Most famously perhaps, it is known to grow in France, but it is also native throughout the Mediterranean, northern and eastern Africa, and even into India. Traditionally Lavender has as many uses as it does today: perfumes, soaps, beauty products, medicines, and flavorings.

Aromatic Profile
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

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.

Applications

  • Add a few drops to lotions, shampoos, and skin care products for a classic aroma and more youthful complexion.
  • Unwind in the evening with a calming, Lavender-infused neck or back massage.
  • Use Lavender as part of a bedtime routine by rubbing it on the bottoms of your feet or diffusing it next to your bed.
  • Add it to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply topically to soothe the skin after a day in the sun.
  • Add 4 drops of Lavender and 1 cup of Epsom salt to a bath to create a relaxing environment.

This celebrated oil offers a hint of elevated flavor to recipes and a wealth of dietary benefits as a supplement. Dip your toothpick into Lavender Vitality and swirl it through chicken and lamb marinades, or add a drop or two to cake batters and lemonades. This essential oil will add a sweet and slightly floral flavor that will be hard to forget!

Applications

  • Place a few drops in your water in the evening to help improve sleep quality for occasional sleeplessness.
  • Add 2 drops to a vegetarian capsule to take advantage of Lavender Vitality’s cleansing and antioxidant properties.
  • Balance Lavender Vitality in savory dishes with herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and oregano.
  • Combine citrus flavors with Lavender Vitality’s earthy and floral flavor for unique desserts and refreshing drinks.
  • Use Lavender Vitality as a supplement to 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

Uses: Respiratory infections, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, mentstrual problems/PMS, skin conditions (perineal repair, acne, eczema, psoriasis, scarring, stretch marks), burns, hair loss, insomnia, nervous tension

Fragrant Influence: Calming, relaxing, and balancing, both physically and emotionally. Lavender has been documented to improve concentration and mental acuity.
University of Miami researchers found that inhalation of lavender oil increased beta waves in the brain suggesting heightened relaxation. It also reduced depression and improved cognitive performance. A 2001 Osaka Kyoiku University study found that lavender reduced metal stress and increased alertness.

Caution: True lavender is often adulterated with hybrid lavender (lavandin), synthetic linalol and linalyl acetate, or synthetic fragrance chemicals like ethyl vanillin.

Excerpted from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition, page 104-105

Find out even more about this amazing oil, including history and lore, personal anecdotes, recipes, and videos by checking out the full education page at Digging Deeper: Lavender.


Blue Cypress wood oil

(Callitris intratropica)

Blue Cypress has a fresh scent with hints of citrus and cedar.

It is produced from the steam distillation of the wood of the tree, which is indigenous to Australia. Traditionally used to moisturize dry skin, this oil also has historical use as a component in perfumes and even as an adhesive.

Blue Cypress in ancient times was used for incense, perfume, and embalming.

Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antiviral

Uses: Viral infections (herpes simplex, herpes zoster, cold sores, human papilloma virus, genital warts, etc.)

Excerpted from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition, page 72

Find the full education page at
Digging Deeper: Blue Cypress.


Elemi gum oil

(Canarium luzonicum)

Part of the same family as Frankincense and Myrrh, Elemi has been used traditionally to support the appearance of the skin.

Elemi has been used in Europe for hundreds of years in salves for skin and is included in celebrated healing ointments such as baum paralytique. Used by a 17th century physician J.J. Wecker on the battle wounds of soldiers, elemi belongs to the same botanical family as frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). The Egyptians used elemi for embalming, and subsequent cultures (particularly in Europe) used it for skin care and for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and improving skin tone.

Medical Properties: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anitmicrobial, antiseptic, anticancer

Uses: Muscle/nerve pain, skin problems (scars, acne, wrinkles)

Fragrant Influence: Its spicy, incense-like fragrance is very conductive toward meditation. Can be grounding and used to clear the mind.

Excerpted from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition, page 87

Find the full education page at
Digging Deeper: Elemi.


Vetiver root oil

(Vetiveria zizanoides)

Centuries ago vetiver was a taxable commodity in India because of its unique value and benefits.

Vetiver is a perennial bunchgrass from the Poaceae family and is native to India. The plant’s roots can grow 7–10 feet long, and their deep, tangled webs help make the plant tolerant against drought and protect against soil erosion.

Aromatic Profile
Woodsy, smoky, and slightly sweet

Features & Benefits

TopicalAromaticKey Constituents
May help appearance of even skin tone

Apply topically before sleep and let the aroma create peaceful, comfortable sleeping environment
Has an earthy, balancing aroma

Aromatic features promote a focused environment and a calm, relaxing atmosphere
Isovalencenol

Khusimol

Alpha-vetivone

Beta-vetivone

Beta-vetivenene
  • Free your mind for an important project in a study or den with its relaxing, welcoming fragrance.
  • Set the mood for sleep by filling your bedroom with its grounding, soothing aroma.
  • Treat yourself to a spa-like retreat by infusing your bathroom with its exotic scent.

Diffusing Vetiver’s earthy, exotic aroma can help promote a nostalgic, focused environment. You can also add it to your skin care cream to support the appearance of an even skin tone.

Applications

  • Add a few drops of Vetiver to V-6 and massage it on skin for a dual benefit: a calming aroma and the appearance of an even skin tone.
  • Dilute Vetiver’s earthy aroma with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and diffuse it around the house or in your office to promote a focused environment.
  • Add 5–10 drops of Vetiver to your hot bath for a relaxing, calming aroma to ease occasional restlessness as part of your bedtime routine.
  • Combine V-6, 3 drops of Lavender, and 2 drops of Vetiver for a calming diffuser blend that’s perfect for a relaxing evening after a long day of work.

It is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is traditionally used for arthritic symptoms.

Medical Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, relaxant, circulatory stimulant

Uses: ADHD, anxiety, rheumatism/arthritis, depression (including postpartum), insomnia, skin care (oily, aging, acne, wrinkles)

Fragrant Influence: Psychologically grounding, calming, and stabilizing. It helps us cope with stress and recover from emotional trauma. Terry Friedmann, MD, found in preliminary clinical tests that vetiver may be successful in the treatment of ADD and ADHD (attention deficit disorders) in children (Friedmann 2002).

Excerpted from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition, page137

Find the full education page at Digging Deeper: Vetiver.


Caraway seed

(Carum carvi)

Y’all already know about my witchy garden dreams, so you know caraway is on my list of things to grow.

Caraway is one of the oldest cultivated spices—so old that experts haven’t been able to agree on its true origin. It has been found in food dating back to 3000 B.C. and was used by many ancient cultures, including the ancient Egyptians.

Aromatic Profile
Warm, herbal, spicy aroma

Features & Benefits

  • Offers natural appetite-suppressant properties
  • Offers antioxidant properties
  • May support healthy cellular function when combined with a healthy lifestyle and regimen
  • Supports the immune system when combined with a healthy lifestyle
  • May help ease digestive discomfort and support a healthy digestive system
  • Offers a warm, herbal, spicy flavor
  • Non-GMO Project Verified

Caraway Vitality has a warm, herbal, anise-like flavor that will spice up and add depth to many of your favorite dishes, baked goods, or tea.

Caraway is native to western Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Caraway Vitality is steam distilled from the seeds of plants grown in Finland, one of the largest exporters of caraway worldwide.

Applications

  • Substitute Caraway Vitality for fresh or ground caraway in recipes.
  • Add 1-2 drops to a vegetable capsule and use as a dietary supplement to support overall well-being.
  • Add 1-2 drops to water or hot tea to benefit from Caraway Vitality’s digestive support.
  • Add savory complexity to your favorite stews, sauces, dressings, and marinades.

Find the full education page at Digging Deeper: Caraway.


Dorado Azul seed

(Hyptis suaveolens)

Okay, so this one was a little harder to track down because Dorado Azul isn’t one of the more well known names of this variety.

Hyptis suaveolens is apparently a large variety of weeds. Being part of the mint family, it is no wonder that they spread so prolifically in so many parts of the world. Here in America, we call our variety the Pig Nut.

Be aware that most of the research is general in nature because so many varieties of this plant are unnamed and lumped together.

What is really cool though were the number of medical studies that I was able to pull up.

Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antihyperglycemic, gastro-protective, liver protectant, respiratory stimulant

Uses: Colds, coughs, flu, bronchitis, asthma, allergic reactions that cause constriction and comprised breathing, any compromise to the respiratory tract, hormone balancer, diabetes, vascular dilator, circulatory stimulant, arthritic and rheumatoid-type pain, reducing candida and other intestinal tract problems, digestion, hygienic action for the mouth, enhances mood

Excertped from The Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition, page 86

Find the full education page at Digging Deeper: Dorado Azul.


As you can see, this blend is jam packed full of helpful oils to get you moving better.

Thank you for digging deeper into Cool Azul with me. I am very passionate about herbs, oils, and the education of their uses.

Please remember that essential oils are very concentrated products and should never be ingested unless specifically labeled for such use.

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Finally, 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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