Immune System Support Diffuser Recipe

15 - immune support diffuser recipeIt is that time of year when lots of people are sick.  If you would like to support your immune system to stay well, this is a good diffuser recipe to try.

Immune System Support

  • 1-4 drops of Thieves Essential Oil blend
  • 1-3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

Diffuse in your bedroom(s) at night and/or in your living/dining room area during the day so that your whole family can benefit.

The Thieves essential oil blend in this diffuser recipe is nothing short of amazing when it comes to promoting healthy immune systems!  You can read the story behind the name of this oil here.

The Lemon essential oil in this recipe is to help keep your air clean and is an uplifting scent.

Remember it is easier to stay healthy than it is to get healthy!!!

Here’s to good health!!


Essentials Oils Are NOT All Created Equally

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Not all essential oils are created the same!!   Essential oils are created for different purposes:  some to smell good and some to smell good *AND* provide health-supporting benefits!!  I choose Young Living’s essential oils because they are the ONLY essential oil company that is committed to the highest standards of producing therapeutic grade essential oils.  I invite you to check out the website so you can see the Young Living difference!

Yes, you can get cheaper essential oils at local stores and online, but ONLY Young Living’s essential oils will provide the health-supporting benefits you are looking for.  You are worth it!!!


StressAway for Friday the 13th

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Friday the 13th is a very stressful day for some people.  “According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day, making it the most feared day and date in history.” (Wikipedia)

The good news is that you don’t need to be a part of these statistics!  Grab a bottle of StressAway and apply a drop or two to your temples, wrists and/or the back of your neck for personal relaxation. Another option is to diffuse 1-4 drops of StressAway in your favorite diffuser and everyone nearby can benefit from the calming effects of this amazing oil as well!

What makes StressAway such an amazing oil to make you forget the stress of this day?  This is a blend of very unique essential oils: Ocotea and Copaiba are Amazonian oils that, when combined with Lime, Vanilla, Cedarwood and Lavendar oils, result is a citrus-y, topical, vanilla-y blend of bliss!!  These oils help bring about relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension.  This is great whether you are stressed about Friday the 13th or if you have other occasional stress in your life!!

Grab a bottle of StressAway today!


Purification: It is Time to Clean Up Your Air

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Do you have stinky things in your life?

  • Do you live in a colder climate so you can’t open your windows all winter to air out your house?
  • Do you have athletes in your family that have stinky sports gear?
  • Has anyone in your house been sick lately?
  • Does your spouse have stinky work boots?
  • Do some of your meals leave your kitchen stinky?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you need some Purification essential oil blend in your life!!  The scent of Purification is both refreshing and uplifting, so it has a multitude of uses! Below highlights just a few…

  • By adding 1-4 drops of Purification to your diffuser you can neutralize bad odors in your home, AND it will help purify the air after someone in your house has been sick (you know how the air in our house seems funky after someone has been sick).
  • You can add a drop or two of Purification to a cotton ball and then put it in the athletic shoes, gym bag and/or workboots in your home and that will tame the odors.
  • I use it in a spray bottle of water (along with an added drop or two of peppermint) as a fabric refresher.

We will revisit Purification later this spring to highlight the outdoor uses for this amazing oil blend, so stay tuned!!!


Curb Your Craving to Smoke Cigarettes

Today is national, “Cigarettes are Bad for Your Health” Day.  In honor of that, I am going to share a recipe for “Stop Smoking Sticks” to help reduce cravings for cigarettes.  So, if you crave cigarettes, give this a try; I’ve heard these sticks really do work.

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Looking for some other essential oils to help with cravings, here are other options:

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These oils work for all kinds of cravings… not just smoking!!!




Breathe Again: For Your Lungs & Sinuses

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It’s that time of year when our lungs and sinuses could use a little extra love and support!!  When that happens to you, make sure you have a bottle of Breathe Again roll-on in your essential oil toolbox!

Breath Again is a blend that contains 4 different eucalyptus oils as well as 6 other oils that will all make your lungs and sinuses so very happy and loved!!!  The roll-on applicator makes it super easy to put just a small amount right where you need it.


Thieves: The Immune System Supporting Super Oil

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Thieves! If you value health and want to keep your immune system strong, then I HIGHLY suggest you get some Thieves essential oil blend and use it regularly.  This is one super, powerhouse essential oil blend!! I LOVE IT!! During cold and flu season I apply this oil on my feet EVERY night at bedtime to support my immune system (I dilute it 1:1 with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or jojoba oil for easier application)!!

Other ways to use Thieves to support your immune system is to make Thieves Tea.  Just put one drop of Thieves Vitality in some hot water along with some honey and drink that.  I know many people who enjoy drinking Thieves Tea just because it tastes so yummy!

Also, Thieves is great diffused because it makes your house smell like Christmas!!  :-) And by diffusing it, everyone who is in the room with the diffuser benefits from this awesome oil blend!

Perhaps you are wondering what is up with the name of “Thieves” for this blend.  The history of the Thieves oil blend is an interesting story:

Back in the time of the Plague in the 1400s, authorities noticed that thieves were stealing items from the homes of the dead and dying. This puzzled them because everyone that came in contact with someone with the Plague also died. They couldn’t figure out how these thieves were staying alive after being exposed to the Plague. Once caught, the magistrate offered the thieves leniency if they would explain how they were able avoid contracting this deadly disease. It turns out that these thieves were perfumers and spice traders who knew what to use to avoid getting sick. Hence the name “thieves” was born.

The way I heard the rest of the story is that Gary Young saw this information at a museum in the Middle East and knew he had to make an immune-system supporting blend using the essential oils of these spices.  Thus Young Living Thieves blend was born!!!

Remember it is easier to STAY healthy than it is to GET healthy!!  Use Thieves regularly to support your immune system!!

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Get Energized Diffuser Blend

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Winter can be tough when you live in northern climates.  Here in Michigan the days are short and sunshine is often not very frequent. So, sometimes we need a little “pick me up” to push through another cold, cloudy day.  When you have those days, consider turning on your diffuser with this combination of essential oils; it should lift your spirits and put a little “pep in your step.”

Get Energized Diffuser Blend

  • 1-2 Drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • 1-2 Drops of Lemon essential oil

Peppermint essential oil is energizing and Lemon essential oil is uplifting.  This is a great pair for mornings when you and your family need some encouragement to get going on your day AND it is great for during the day if you hit a slump.  I don’t recommend diffusing this at night if you hope to settle in for a good night of sleep!  :-)

Here’s to energy!!


Copaiba: Funny name, powerful essential oil!

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Copaiba:  Funny name, powerful essential oil!  Pronounced “koh-pie-ee-buh”, this oil has very little scent and very little flavor, however it is a powerhouse for dealing with occasional pain (say, after a workout or gardening). Just apply a drop or two over the area of concern and relief will soon be on it’s way.

Copiaba is also a great “driver.” When you layer Copaiba on top of another oil, the Copaiba “drives” the previous oil in deeper, faster; this is especially helpful, again, when dealing with occasional pain or even for supporting your digestive system after a really big meal.  Using Copaiba in this way enables you to use less of another more expensive oil OR to get larger benefits from a different oil that you are using.

Copaiba is also amazing for wee ones when they are teething! Just put a drip on your finger or cotton swab and then apply it directly to his/her gums.

TRIVIA: Copal trees, from which Young Living derives this essential oil, contain a high amount of Beta-Caryophyllene (39-72%), a greater amount than is present in cannabis.




Lemon Essential Oil

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Lemon!!! This is one of my favorite essential oils!!!

Here are some fun facts about Lemon essential oil:

  • Lemon is cold pressed from the rind so it is not an actual essential oil.
  • It takes the rinds of 75 lemons to make one 15ml bottle of Lemon essential oil.
  • If you diffuse Lemon while studying or preparing for a presentation and then also diffuse it during the test or presentation (by putting a couple drops on a tissue or cottonball that you take in with you) that it will help with memory recall!
  • Diffusing a few drops of Lemon will freshen the air AND will provide an uplifting scent.  It is hard to be in a bad mood when smelling lemons. :-)
  • You can add a drop or two of Lemon Vitality to your water to add yummy flavor to your water; just be sure to drink out of a glass because this essential oil will eat the petrochemicals found in plastic and Styrofoam cups.
  • You can use a drop of Lemon Vitality in any recipe that calls for lemon juice or lemon zest.