Intro to essential oils and Mint EO
Essential oils are something that I am wanting to learn more about. I have used them in a limited way for years. Tea Tree oil on cuts, bruises and burns, lavender oil to encourage sleep, eucalyptus oil for congestion, and some other blends for various issues. I mostly relied on others to guide me in using these oils and haven’t ventured very deeply into understanding them. I also didn’t have a lot of respect for how powerful they are until recently.
This past summer, while I was trying to find another way to attack my youngest’s parasite issue, I came across the idea that essential oils can work on it. I spent a while trying to figure out just what to buy when I discovered the company Be Young. One thing that I absolutely love about Be Young is that there is no purchase requirement! It is free to become a distributor. There is no welcome kit to buy or anything. I joined and immediately was able to purchase the oils that I wanted at a discount price. Awesome! And I was not pressured to participate in the money making part of the company. It is there for those who want it but if you just want to buy high quality essential oils at a discount price that is just fine. I bought (among others) an oil that works on parasites called Tic a Boo.The Tic A Boo had a huge impact on us from the first drop (read strong die off) and I am now very respectful of the power of essential oils.
I recently purchased the M.A.P. Constituent Guidebook from Be Young and am learning so much about essential oils. One fact, that I was disturbed to learn, was that the FDA allows an essential oil to be sold as 100% pure even if it is diluted up to 98%! That dilution can be with anything and it doesn’t have to be listed on the package. So if you are purchasing an essential oil you have no way of knowing just how much essential oil is actually in that bottle unless you get it from a company like Be Young that guarantees that their oils are not diluted. The fact is that essential oils are expensive to produce so there is big motivation for some producers to dilute the product that they sell to you and claim that it is pure. Since they are very powerful, even diluted, it is impossible to know, without testing, if you are actually getting what you think you are getting. That is why, although you can find “pure essential oils” that are much less expensive than Be Young‘s oils, it may be that those oils are diluted and sold as pure.
Today I want to talk about Peppermint Essential Oil. Be Young sells this and it is part of their daily liver cleanse. The recommendation is to take 1/2 a fresh lemon and juice it and then add one drop lemon eo and one drop peppermint eo and drink it first thing in the morning. I have been doing this for a bit and I really enjoy it, although it is strong. I have noticed an improvement in my digestion of fats since I started doing this and, well, an improvement in fat digestion and bile flow means an improvement in constipation. Yay! So today I was really dragging after breakfast and the peppermint eo kept calling to me so I sniffed the bottle of it. It immediately gave me a lift! Later on I was dragging again and again a sniff woke up my groggy brain. So I took and put a drop on the collar of my shirt and now I am getting whiffs of it continuously. This is really working to help and clear my head and give me a little boost. (It isn’t a miracle worker, today is still a very low energy day with lots of aches and pains but just clearing my head is a big help).
I turned to my M.A.P. book and in one of the side bars I learned.
“Our Peppermint essential oil is extremely potent; a single drop is therapeutically equal to multiple cups of peppermint tea. Also, adding one drop of Be Young Essential Oils Pepperming oil to your water will help to better satiate the cells and thus maintain proper hydration levels within your body. Lastly, our peppermint oil has the exact same frequency as the brain.
The book also lists the various body systems and a primary, secondary and tertiary body system that each essential oil and blend that Be Young sells targets. For peppermint primary was the digestive system, secondary was the nervous system(brain!) and tertiary was the circulatory system. No wonder it makes me feel better!
A little note about essential oils. If you purchase them from a pure source like Be Young nearly all of them can be ingested and used topically. Some care should be used by pregnant women and on young children with some of the oils. Peppermint is one that can raise the blood pressure and cause contractions in pregnant women so a trial with just sniffing it is advised for pregnant women and those with high blood pressure and if it is too strong spearmint can be used in it’s place.
If an essential oil is used topically and you experience a skin reaction dilute it on the skin by rubbing in a carrier oil. That will be much more effective than trying to wash it off with water.
If you would like to join Be Young for free I would appreciate it if you would join up under my distributor number. You will get a big discount and I will get a benefit when you order. My sharing partner ID is 9896. Just enter that when it asks. Let me know if you have any questions about the process.
It is my plan to highlight more essential oils in the months to come. Is there an essential oil that you have experience with and use regularly or is there one that you have questions about? Leave that information in the comments and I will prioritize the oils I highlight based on what people want to know about.
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Thank You! –PattyLA