Seed to Seal

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Step 3: Distill

 

Innovative Approaches

Combining ancient and modern techniques, Young Living is recognized as an innovator in essential oil distillation.

Proprietary Techniques

They use a gentle, proprietary technique for steam extracting essential oils and preserving their precious constituents.

Diverse Methods

They use cold pressing and resin tapping methods for select oils.

Seed to Seal

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Step 2: Cultivate

Sustainable Methods

Young Living farms, located around the globe, are dedicated to perfecting our responsible and sustainable growing and harvesting methods.

Superior Quality

Our experts travel the world visiting our co-op farms to verify that their growing and cultivating processes match our high standards.

Rich Supply

These operations provide an ongoing source for essential oils that meet Young Living’s demanding quality standards.

 

Seed to Seal

Seed to Seal and what does it mean? I’ve been getting a fair few inquiries about what is “Seed to Seal”? This is actually the very reason why I chose Young Living 5 months ago! I had been looking at other essential oil companies (even the other well known brand) for about a year before i chose Young Living. All the others didn’t sit well with me in my heart, and I knew their must be a reason for that!

Once i started to look into Young Living more i saw they had a slogan called “Seed to Seal” and wondered what it meant…

Over the next five blog posts I’m going to show you each step in the Seed to Seal process, and why it beats no other company out there!

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Step 1: Seed

Seed Potential

Powerful essential oils come from seeds and plants that are verified for their potential to produce high-quality essential oils.

Expert Evaluation

Our own experts partner with university researchers to evaluate the essential oil potential of our seeds.

Proven Potency

The seeds we use are selected for their ability to become plants with the highest possible levels of bioactive compounds.

Update…

So I’ve been tapering off my lexapro for 2 1/2 weeks now… So I figured I’d better give an update on how it’s all going!

I have had all the withdrawal symptoms of aching muscles, nausea and mood swings. It has been tough, but worth it ride! I haven’t felt any depression or anxiety creeping in which is great! So I’m hoping that even once I’ve tapered off fully it won’t return; but the only person I know I can genuinely lean on is God!

I’ve been diffusing Peace & Calming II religiously in my house and applying Stress Away to my wrists, temples and neck. This has been helping tremendously with my mood swings, especially when I feel myself getting frustrated with the kiddies!

My next update I will post will be once I’ve fully tapered off the medication, so please keep me in your prayers that I can successfully do it!

God Bless you all!

Cedarwood

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Cedarwood contains the constituent cedrol, which promotes relaxation, and balance. It has a warm cedar aroma and is soothing when used in massage.

Cedarwood is an important ingredient in Brain Power, Grounding, Highest Potential essential and Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil.

Topical – Dilute with a carrier oil for children and for those with sensitive skin. Apply to refex points and/or directly on area of concern.

Diffuse – Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly.

Ingredients: Cedarwood

Uses:

  • Has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma
  • May be added to your favorite skin care products and applied topically
  • Its powerful aroma creates a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused.
  •  Combine with Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Clove or Myrtle and apply topically to enjoy the outdoors annoyance-free.
  • Add Cedarwood essential oil to your favorite skin care products and apply topically or massage into the scalp for the appearance of healthy-looking hair.

 

Green = Neat (can be used without dilution)
Orange = Dilute for children and those with sensitive skin
Red = Dilute

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Thick and Creamy Yoghurt Using Your Easiyo

I bought an Easiyo yoghurt maker a number of years ago, before I ever got my thermomix. It was great at the time! I would buy the pre made powdered packs from the supermarket and then make them up at home. They weren’t a lot cheaper then other yoghurts, but they did taste nicer then the tub yoghurts.

Once I bought my Thermomix I found out how easy it was to make yoghurt using it. But then I didn’t want my Easiyo maker to go to waste.  So this is how this recipe came about!

This yoghurt only costs approximately just over $1.50 for 1 litre of yoghurt, so it is very cheap. It’s also so creamy and thick that even without straining it, it’s similar to greek yoghurt in consistency.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place in the Thermomix bowl the milk, milk powder, vanilla extract and sugar.
  2. Set timer to 25 mins, 90c, speed 3.
  3. Once done lift out the thermomix bowl and place it on the bench with no lid, so that it can cool down.
  4. You want it to be cool enough so that no lights come on the temperature buttons.
  5. Once cool enough add the yoghurt starter.
  6. Set timer to 20 mins, 37c speed 1.5
  7. Meanwhile boil your kettle for boiling water
  8. Pour in the boiling water only till it comes to the top of the hole
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  10. Put the lid on while your yoghurt is still cooking
  11. Once yoghurt has finished cooking, put it in a 1 litre Easiyo container and then put it inside the incubator for 8 hours (give or take an hour)

IMG_2114Yummy Thick Creamy Yoghurt!

Note: Keep reducing the milk powder by 10g each new batch until you use none

 

Blue Cypress

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

This great oil is native to Australia, in the Northern territory, and was used as the official fragrance of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. It is steam distilled from the leaves and the wood of the rare Northern Cypress Pine. It has also been used for thousands of years by the Aboriginal people.

Included in Australian Blue, Brain Power, Breathe Again Roll-On, Highest Potential

Topical – Can apply it neat to the face to hydrate the skin after been outdoors, or mix with a carrier oil for a massage post workout.

Diffuse – Diffuse or Inhale the aroma directly

Ingredients: Blue Cypress

Uses:

  • Support muscles. Blue Cypress is great to use post-workout. Just add a few drops to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex, Ortho Ease® Massage Oil, or Ortho Sport® Massage Oil and rub it on muscles after physical workouts.
  • Moisturize skin. Blue Cypress has excellent beneficial properties for the skin. Use Blue Cypress alone or blend it with Sacred Frankincense or Lavender essential oils and apply topically to hydrate the skin after time outside.
  • Soothe skin while shaving. Add a drop or two of Blue Cypress to shaving cream, soap, or aftershave to help prevent razor burn.
  • Use in household cleaning. Add Blue Cypress to Thieves® Household Cleaner for extra cleaning power or include it in a custom blend of Lemon and Clove essential oils mixed in water to create your own all-purpose cleaner for kitchens, bathrooms, desktops, and other surfaces.

Green = Neat (can be used without dilution)
Orange = Dilute for children and those with sensitive skin
Red = Dilute

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Black Pepper

Black-Pepper-Essential-Oil-Young-Living-2Black Pepper has a strong, crisp aroma that is comforting and energising and is wonderfully relaxing when used in post-exercise massage.

Can also be used as a flavouring in cooking.

Included in Awaken, Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil, Dream Catcher, En-R-Gee, NingXia Zyng, Relieve It

Topical – Dilute with a carrier oil for children and for those with sensitive skin. Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area concern. Mix sparingly with juniper and lavender in a bath to help with chills or to warm one up in the winter.

Diffuse – Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly.

Internal – Use as a flavouring in cooking.

Ingredients: Pepper, Black

Uses:

  • Combine one to two drops with v6- Vegetable Oil Complex to soothe muscles and joints or to warm the skin during cold weather.
  • Diffuse or inhale directly to soothe anxious feelings
  • Take one to two drops in veggie caps daily when seasonal threats are high.
  • Add to meats, soups, entrees, and salads to enhance food flavor and aid digestion.
  • Consider massaging 1-2 drops into the soles of the feet daily, or diffusing as needed for increased energy.

Green = Neat (can be used without dilution)
Orange = Dilute for children and those with sensitive skin
Red = Dilute

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Bergamot

Bergamot-Silo-Young-Living-Essential-Oils-124x300Bergamot is a very versatile and useful oil. It’s light, citrus aroma has a relaxing effect and helps build confidence and enhances your mood. It has a long history of use in skin care products for troubled skin.

Included in Aroma Guard Meadow Mist Deoderant, Awaken, Believe, Clarity, Dragon Time Bath & Shower Gel, Forgiveness, Genesis Hand & Body Lotion, Gentle Baby, Gratitude, Harmony, Humility, Inspiration, Joy, KidScents Lotion, Lavender Conditioner, Lavender-Rosewood Soap, Magnify Your Purpose, Progessence Phyto Plus, Relaxation Massage Oil, Sandelwood Moisture Cream, Sensation, Sensation Bath & Shower Gel, Sensation Massage Oil, White Angelica, Wolfberry Eye Cream.

Topical – Can be applied neat when used topically. Apply to forehead, temples, reflex points, and/or directly on area of concern. Avoid Sunlight or UV light for 72 hours after applying to skin!

Diffuse – Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly

Internal – Use as a flavouring in food and beverages

Ingredients: Bergamot

Uses:

  • May help relieve feelings of anxiousness
  • Helpful with headaches, sprains or muscle aches
  • May help reduce acne and scarring

 

Green = Neat (can be used without dilution)
Orange = Dilute for children and those with sensitive skin
Red = Dilute

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Basil

young-living-basil-essential-oilBasil has a strong, spicy aroma that is invigorating to the spirit, bringing a sense of balance and calms the mind. This great oil is one of the oils included in the Young Living Raindrop Technique.

Included in Australian Blue, Brain Power, Breathe Again Roll-On, Highest Potential

Topical – Can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Dilute with carrier oil for sensitive skin and for children over six. Apply to temples, tip of nose, reflex points, and/or directly on area of concern.

Diffuse – Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly.

Internal – Take in capsules, or use as a flavouring in cooking.

Ingredients: Basil

Uses:

  •  Supports health and wellness
  • Includes the naturally occurring constituents methylchavicol, linalool, and eucalyptol

Green = Neat (can be used without dilution)
Orange = Dilute for children and those with sensitive skin
Red = Dilute

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