Monday, September 17, 2012
Peace & Calming and Peppermint
This great information is from my upline Shauna Dastrup.
Young Living’s Doug Corrigan and Karen Boren are product specialists, sharing information that will teach us the many ways Essential Oils can enrich our lives.
A distributor takes a moment
to relax and recharge with
Peace & Calming at a
Convention Product Expo.
DOUG: Essential Oils can cause an emotional response, so when we smell any of the single oils or blends, we will likely have some kind of an emotional response, and for the most part, essential oils are tailor-made to really boost our emotions and help us to manage our stress and anxiety. What is the research telling us about what these oils do, specifically in the area of emotions and stress?
KAREN: We talked earlier about a study that shows how the scents of Lavender and Orange diffused in a dental office actually calmed people down before their dental work was done.
DOUG: When I think of Orange, I think of what a great blend we are going to talk about today—Peace and Calming, which has a couple of citrus oils, Tangerine and Orange. It’s a blend that we use a lot in our house. What I love is that it has a combination of a couple of other more base-note type oils that are mixed with the citrus oils of Tangerine and Orange, from which we get a lot of the uplifting type of scent but not uplifting to the point where it causes us to feel anxious. Quite the opposite, it’s uplifting to where we are calm and feel that our minds are clearer.
KAREN: I have a friend who witnessed a child having a “meltdown” on a plane and very quickly asked the mother if some oil could be applied to the child’s feet. The mother at that point was certainly willing—I think she would have done anything! So she accepted having Peace & Calming put on the little one’s feet, and the child settled down and was peaceful for the rest of the flight.
DOUG: I know that on long road trips or anytime we’re in close quarters with the kids, Peace & Calming is something that we’re constantly diffusing, rubbing on the soles of their feet, and seeing that we get great results. I think some of that response is due to the citrus, but the other part of that response is because of the Ylang Ylang. What are some of the interesting studies with ylang ylang, Patchouli, Blue Tansy, and other oils found in Peace & Calming?
KAREN: In the interest of time, I’ll just share one study in the journal Planta Medica, where they found that volunteers who applied Ylang Ylang essential oil to the skin were calmer and more relaxed than those who were in the control group. But there was also an increase in attentiveness and alertness. The study said that the effects could be characterized as “harmonization.” The people were calm but alert and not sedated. Gary Young has truly captured Peace & Calming in a bottle!
***Peace & Calming® is a gentle, fragrant blend. When diffused, it helps calm tensions and uplifts the spirit, promoting relaxation and a deep sense of peace. When massaged on the bottoms of the feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night's rest. Peace & Calming may be especially calming and comforting to young children after an overactive and stressful day.***
Refreshing Peppermint oil is helpful for
increasing mental clarity and for easing
KAREN: Peppermint is such a fabulous oil. I use it for a number of things. But I was really excited to read one of the studies on Peppermint, to learn about the increased mental clarity that it gave people. It significantly helped women who were proofreaders so that they were able to spot misspellings. (Interestingly, Lavender was the scent that produced the greatest effects for proofreading in males.) Peppermint also improved performance for participants during typing, memorization, and alphabetizing tests.
DOUG: Karen, how does Peppermint impact us topically—especially with its powerful phytochemical menthol?
KAREN: Peppermint is multifaceted. Anyone who gets to that certain age where joints start creaking a bit will find that that Peppermint on the knees is just bliss! I love Balsam Fir for that as well but Peppermint is really the one that has worked on my knees. I think this is a key point for people to know, that oils impact us all a little bit differently. We need to find the ones that work best for us, and like you, I’ve experimented and found out which ones are helpful for me and my body chemistry.
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.