Ancient Roman Soldiers And Your Beautiful Face

Your Beautiful Face – Seven Oils for Seven Days
 
Roman Soldiers and Your Beautiful Face
by Jill Taylor
 

We're just coming out of the Christmas season – a time of beauty and love and remembering the one who was born for us and who was beaten and died for us. Thank you, Jesus!!

As I contemplated my next article with the Christmas season fast approaching, I thought I would enjoy writing an article that reflected on the subject of Christmas. Christmas as we know, is a time of giving and for me, a beautiful way of giving is by sharing the profound healing benefits of therapeutic essential oils that could dramatically affect another person's life. However, Christmas has once again flown by. My following article will be on the subject of valor, courage and confidence which I pray will strengthen and bless you as you begin anew in 2012.

Much love and many blessings to you and your loved ones as you confidently step into a healthy, prosperous, joyous and love-filled New Year!!
 
 
 
"Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back."
~ Publilius Syrus
 
 
 
 
 
 
There is no question we face many challenges in our world today. In each of these challenges we have an opportunity to rise to the occasion with courage, strength and confidence – or react with or cower in fear.
 
How courageous are you feeling these days as you battle the common stresses of life?

What are some instances where we could use more courage?

How often does fear limit us, block us, or bring us down?

If the opposite of fear is courage (or bravery or valor), what level of freedom do we experience when we have courage? For me, when rather than fear, I feel courage, I am exhilarated by the confidence and freedom I feel!

My most powerful tools for overcoming fear and feeling courageous and confident are speaking scriptures and God's words. A few of them are:

Oppression and fear will not come near you. Isaiah 54:15

I am of God and have overcome the enemy. For greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome ALL the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Luke 10:19, 20
 
I also use my Valor essential oil blend that contains frankincense, spruce, rosewood, and blue tansy. Did you know Young Living's Valor essential oil blend was created for not only powerful physical benefits but for giving us courage as well? The Webster definition of valor is "strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness: personal bravery."
 
Did you know in ancient times, Roman soldiers would bathe in oils such as frankincense, spruce, rosewood, and blue tansy before they went into battle to give them strength and courage? Hence, Young Living's Valor essential oil blend was formulated for giving us courage.

In modern times, what are some situations where we may encounter fear in our daily lives?

Have you experienced any of the following situations where you have felt fear where you would rather have felt more courage and confidence?

  • Resolving a disagreement or conflict with a loved one co-worker, or friend?
  • Interviewing for a new job?
  • Speaking to a stranger you'd like to bless?
  • Giving a business or school presentation?
  • Giving a public performance?
  • Going on a "first date"?
  • Calling a potential client?

So what do Roman soldiers have to do with your beautiful face?? Let's explore…

By remembering what I can do to feel brave and confident I am able to lessen the amount of stress I experience and experience an extraordinary feeling of freedom and strength. Since constant stress produces cortisol and free radicals in our bodies (both of which accelerate aging), when I replace fear with courage and confidence, I am increasing my ability to stay young and beautiful!

In addition, the oxygenating, free-radical quenching properties of oils such as frankincense, rosewood, spruce and blue tansy (all found in Valor) keep my skin young and beautiful.

Enjoy the following Valor testimonials for beautiful skin.


Fight wrinkles bravely with Valor!
I have started to apply a few drops of Valor to my face and throat in the morning and evening, before I add any other creams or oils. I may also add a few drops of Frankincense. I have found those 'whistle marks' around my mouth are greatly softened in the morning. Also, my skin in general looks refreshed and rosy. – Gloria Cannon
 
Valor and sun spots
I use Valor on my chest and the appearance of my skin has dramatically improved. I have sun damage and it is most noticeable there. After using Valor for only a couple of months, my skin looks smoother and doesn't have any noticeable sun spots.  – Leanne Boyes
 
Enjoy other Valor testimonials below…
 
New lease on life with "Chiropractor in a bottle"
 
A serious auto accident at age 7 left me with 2 cracked vertebrae. As time went on, I lived with what felt like a knife in my back that turned as the day went on. Years later, I learned of a "hip-atlas" technique and Valor ("Chiropractor in a Bottle").
With this technique and applying Valor daily and every few hours while traveling, I finally experienced great relief.
I used "Chiropractor in a Bottle" every 2 hours. Gradually I decreased the frequency of applications. On my next long drive, I put it on before we set out in the morning and 9 hours later, I realized I had not thought about my back all day!
WOW!! O Happy VALOR!
That was 10 years ago. Just recently, in a class, I told those in attendance I can’t remember the last time I felt the "knife" in my back.
Thank you Gary Young for your research and for creating Valor that released me from 35 years of back pain.
 
Professional singer performs with 6 broken ribs
 
I fell off a 9 ft. roof onto the pavement while doing some roofing work and was in the hospital for 3 days. I broke six ribs and cracked two others and could hardly walk due to the Impact.
I'm a professional singer and had four big concerts coming up, the first scheduled only 10 days after my accident. Among the prayers from our family and friends and the suggestions from health workers, we were introduced to Young Living Essential Oils. Shondra helped me apply Young Living's Valor and lavender oils to the bottom of my feet and wintergreen and PanAway to my back & ribs while I was in the hospital and consistently for the following ten days after my return home. My clients and audiences never knew of my injuries and after my performances when I explained what had happened to me, shocked and amazed, having no idea I was performing with 6 broken ribs.
We are sharing this testimony and the oils with as many people as we can because we know first hand they work and we know everyone can benefit by using them." – Tom Jepperson, San Diego, CA
Hair loss improved with Valor and other oils
Since joining Young Living about eight months ago I've settled into using Young Living Essential Oils En-R-Gee, Lemon, Valor, Clarity, and Lavender as my personal oils, just for general health. For many years as part of my morning bathroom routine, I've been massaging my scalp before combing my hair. As a result, my sink bowl has always been covered with many hairs. Recently I noticed scarcely any hair is falling out now. The difference is like night and day. I credit the oils for this change, but which one or ones I have no idea. I understand Rosemary (in Clarity), Lemon, and Lavender are good for the hair. What a pleasant surprise!"  – Bruce Rutherford, Westmont, IL
 
Valor for resilience, mental clarity & confidence
I use Valor on the bottom of my feet before the start of a long or potentially stressful day. 4-6 drops on each foot. For important meetings, it helps provide confidence and focus. For long days on my feet, it helps provide the resilience I need to push through to the end. For days I'm having a hard time prioritizing and staying on task, it helps provide mental clarity. Valor is one of my favorite oils!   – Megan Tardiff
 
Valor promotes a feeling of confidence
I am so excited about using Valor! As a small business owner in sales, I often experience anxiety in approaching new contacts or making my follow-up calls. Using Valor has helped immensely! It gives me a feeling of confidence which projects in my demeanor. Using Valor in this way helps me to focus on my client rather than my insecurities. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! – Wanda Stachowski

Valor gives confidence when speaking in public
My friend, Mellissa shared a Valor story that was so powerful. Valor assists with confidence. I have used it a few times and felt a bounce in my step, but I was hesitant to make the connection to using Valor. Well I am no longer skeptical! Melissa was preparing to speak in front of a very large group of people, I think she said close to 200. She told me she gets so nervous prior to talking… her heart races, she gets sweaty, and her stomach is in knots.

She used Valor everywhere… On her feet, on her wrists, on her neck, and inhaled it. She was thrilled she did not experience any nerves at all! She was amazed… She said if she did not try it she would never have believed it. Hearing her talk, made me smile and realize that I had been receiving the same results. I use Valor whenever I need a little extra confidence. I love the extra boost I get from it! – Ann Barrante
 
Valor and my "electrical" system

For 7 years my chiropractor had been doing muscle testing on me at each appointment and he was always disappointed I was not 'electrical'. After recalling Valor is called "Chiropractor In a Bottle", I used VALOR on my feet one morning. I went to my afternoon appointment with my chiropractor and he was astonished I was suddenly 'very electrical!' He is now using VALOR on himself, his wife, his office staff and some of his patients. ~ Donna Bath
 
"Chiropractor in a Bottle"
Just had to share about the amazing oil Valor. Valor is a blend of sweet almond oil, spruce, rosewood, blue tansy and frankincense. Gary formulated this for courage but there is a unique property of this blend. It actually has the same energy frequency number as our bones. So it has been called "Chiropractor In a Bottle.'

So one night, I was having an Essential Oil meeting in my home and my back was hurting so bad. My friend had me lie on the bed and dropped about 3-5 drops on the area. As she began to disperse it in, we heard this loud 'POP' !!!! She heard and felt it. She had not massaged it or put any pressure on my back, she just began to sweep it out like we do in Raindrop Technique taught by Dr. Young and Dr. David Stewart.

Needless to say, we had an awesome testimony for the meeting that night. Since then, it has happened two more times.

That night at the meeting, a girl was having back pain so we applied Valor and nothing happened. I later got a call saying as friend was getting into her car after applying the Valor, her back adjusted itself and she was pain free!!   ~ Gina Whatley, RN

Valor brings about confidence
While l was speaking my Young Living friend one day l mentioned l had low self esteem. He suggested l use Valor oil as l would see drastic changes. Three bottles later, l started speaking in our meetings at work! Oils and prayer really work. 
– Danny Castrucci (Australia)


These are just a few of the Valor stories… To read additional fascinating Valor testimonials, go to http://www.oil-testimonials.com/ create a login, go to 'Basic Search' and type in 'Valor'.
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Lastly, my handsome and amazing son, Derek (Daddy of my new and first grand-baby!) shares his story below.
“Hi, my name is Derek Hays, and I like sports and anything involving nature…” Growing up as a shy and quiet kid, one of my least favorite times was the first week of school when you have to stand up and introduce yourself in front of the entire class. I remember my freshman year of high school being especially nerve racking as I was in a completely new environment.
 
My mom had been using Young Living essential oils for a few years at this point and suggested I use some Valor oil. She gave me a bottle to take to school and said to put it on my wrists or temples whenever I started feeling nervous. To my surprise it really did help me! Valor gave me a calm, grounding feeling and a quiet confidence that made it easy to stand up and introduce myself in front of the entire class.
 
Valor is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individuals internal resources. It has also been found to help energy alignment in the body. Fourteen years later, Valor is still one of my favorite oils and helps to balance me mentally and emotionally every day.

 

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In conclusion, I encourage you to step forward boldly in your life with new VALOR, COURAGE, and CONFIDENCE – and pursue your destiny!
 
Try Young Living's Valor Essential Oil today, click on the image below!
 
 
 
 
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 Jill Taylor "walks her talk" when it comes to anti-aging and youthfulness, and if you've met her, you know this is true. Her passion and expertise for staying young and healthy has helped hundreds of clients the last 14 years. With a strong background in health, nutrition, integrative medicine, and anti-aging, Jill equips her clients with resources, learning, and encouragement to live healthier, more youthful lives.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Seven Oils Seven Days – Day 1 – A Mint Julep For Your Face!

Your Beautiful Face – Seven Oils in Seven Days

Day 1 – A Mint Julep For Your Face!

by Jill Taylor

 

What better way to wake up in the morning than with the stimulating and refreshing effects of "a mint julep for your face"?! Treat your face with the minty zing of peppermint oil in your Satin Facial Scrub Mint and start your day feeling revitalized and full of zest! (This is my favorite part of my morning – while showering I always anticipate how much I enjoy the minty aroma and cool stimulating feeling of my Satin Facial Scrub Mint!) For more about my daily routine for promoting healthy, youthful skin see, "Your Beautiful Face! A Simple Secret To Having Beautiful Skin At Any Age.

 

In our "Seven Oils for Seven Days" series, our first featured oil is peppermint. Although we often associate peppermint with candy canes, mints, and ice cream, did you know peppermint is actually an age-old remedy for a variety of ailments?

 

To name a few, peppermint oil has successfully treated everything from nausea, morning sickness, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, gallstones, fever, colds, coughs, congestion, and food poisoning. It can stop the itching of insect bites, eczema, and poison ivy as well. It is wonderful for stomach upset and digestive issues and its uses for pain relief are many.

 

And why use peppermint oil vs. dried peppermint or peppermint tea?

 

Number one, peppermint oil can be applied topically as well as taken internally. Also, there is more nutrition content in the oil from the fresh leaves vs. the dried leaves such as minerals, fatty acids, antioxidants, and Vitamins A, C, and several B vitamins. Many of these vitamins, minerals, and nutrients increase the effective use of peppermint for your skin. According to a study at the University of Michigan, the use of Vitamin A helps get rid of wrinkles and lines on the face, and relieve acne.

 

Did you know that 1 drop of peppermint oil is the equivalent of 28 cups of peppermint tea?

 

Peppermint oil is commonly used to relieve headaches. Research done at Christian Albrecht's University found that applying peppermint oil on the forehead and temples has the same pain-relieving effects as 1,000 milligrams of Tylenol.


In a delightful children's book titled "Essential Oils and Me" written by Amy J. Oler*, I share my story of a slightly fractured and badly sprained ankle where peppermint oil and a number of other Young Living oils relieved the pain and healed my ankle in 2 days:

 

"I sustained a slightly fractured, very badly sprained ankle. The pain was so intense I laid on the couch and cried. I was unable to put any weight on my foot. My sons helped me alternate ice and the Young Living essential oils of Valor, lavender, PanAway, thyme, basil, marjoram, cypress, wintergreen, Aroma Siez, grapefruit, lemongrass, and peppermint. With the help of my sons, I got into bed after three rounds each of ice and oils on my ankle. During the night I broke into a "healing sweat". The next morning (expecting to order crutches), I gently tested my feet on the floor. To my total amazement, I walked! I continued applying the oils several times a day for the next few days and less often afterwards. I walked with a slight limp, and two days later my walk was perfectly normal!"  Jill

 

Whether you want to experience the healing effects of peppermint for injuries, the cooling sensation of menthol on overworked muscles, enjoy an invigorating foot bath or foot scrub, or soothe an upset stomach, peppermint oil can help!

 

Here are some other tips that can help:

 

  • Add a drop to warm water for peppermint tea that will aid in digestion.

  • Massage several drops on your abdomen, place a drop on the tip of your tongue or wrists, or inhale to soothe acid reflux, minor stomach discomfort, and aid in digestion.

  • Combine with lavender oil for a soothing and invigorating body, neck, or foot massage.

  • Put a drop on the tip of your tongue for a quick breath freshener.

  • Apply to your temples, forehead, or back of your head to alleviate a headache or energize you!

  • Smell peppermint while studying to increase memory retention.

  • For poison ivy or poison oak, apply peppermint oil on location, neat, or dilute with Young Living's V-6 massage oil.

  • "Wake up" the taste of your drinking water with 1 drop or peppermint oil per glass.

  • Ladies – Apply to your neck and forehead to take the heat out of those hot flashes.

  • During yard work or exercise in the hot sun, use a spray bottle of water with peppermint oil to cool yourself off!

 

When I need an energy "pick me up", I put Peppermint on my fingers and massage into the back of my scalp and my temples. It's AWESOME!" ~ Jill

 

Note: Do NOT use essential oils internally – except Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils. The majority of essential oils in the U.S. have been diluted with synthetic fillers that may be harmful. Most essential oils in stores say "For external use only" for this reason.

 

Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ peppermint oil not only comes from the best plants, it is harvested in a very special way. The secret is in expert harvesting practices. Peppermint is harvested when the field's overall appearance goes from light to dark green. The growers make sure the plant has just started to bloom before the peppermint is cut, and then the water is carefully measured prior to distillation to ensure the most potent constituents are steam-extracted. Our peppermint essential oil is stringently tested for purity (as with all of our oils) and to ensure proper levels of menthol and menthone in every bottle.

 

The menthol in peppermint oil is good for your skin, and has a cooling effect. It is commonly used in soaps, shampoos and toothpaste. Peppermint oil can help relieve problems with unhealthy skin, acne, and itching when applied topically. It also helps tone the skin by getting rid of red blotches, and enlivening dull skin.

 

Men: this is a great oil for you to soothe your face after your shave and keep your skin looking youthful and handsome.

 

"One of my favorite things to do with peppermint oil, especially in the summer is to fill a 2 oz. spray bottle with purified water and add 10 drops of peppermint oil. I love the coolness on my face before applying my moisturizer, and it is wonderfully refreshing and cooling on my face, neck and arms during the heat of a hot summer day!"  Jill

Lastly, did you know a new arena in food preparation has been emerging in recent years? That arena is the innovative art of combining essential oils with food! If you have never tasted a culinary creation flavored with essential oils, you're in for a treat!

 

 

 

You are going to absolutely LOVE my healthy Peppermint Agave Brownies!! Please write me once you've made them and let me know what you think!

 

Jill's Peppermint Agave Brownies

 

1/2 c. organic butter

3 oz. unsweetened chocolate      

1 c. organic agave syrup     

1/4 c. maple syrup      

2 organic eggs

1 1/4 c. organic rice or oat flour**

1/4 t. baking soda

5 drops Young Living peppermint oil

 

Note: I bought the first four ingredients at Trader Joe's – the chocolate was Trader Joe's brand, Belgian unsweetened chocolate.

 

** You can use any type of flour, however, I recommend something other than wheat. Many people are sensitive to wheat and gluten and do not even know it. Rice flour would be first choice. Oat flour does have some gluten but less than wheat. Whole Foods will have many different flours to choose from.

 

Butter a standard square "brownie pan". Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and chocolate in pan on stove. Stir agave and maple syrup into cooled chocolate mixture. Stir in peppermint oil. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon until just combined. In a bowl, stir flour and soda together. Add to chocolate. Bake about 20 minutes.

 

Yummm!!

Double YUMMM With A Cup of Tea !!


Look for my "Healthy Mint Julep" recipe in an upcoming article

*To purchase a copy of Amy's book, email her at amyjoler23 at gmail dot com

 

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 Jill Taylor "walks her talk" when it comes to anti-aging and youthfulness, and if you've met her, you know this is true. Her passion and expertise for staying young and healthy has helped hundreds of clients the last 14 years. With a strong background in health, nutrition, integrative medicine, and anti-aging, Jill equips her clients with resources, learning, and encouragement to live healthier, more youthful lives.
 
 
 
 
 

Your Beautiful Face! A Simple Secret To Having Beautiful Skin At Any Age

Photo courtesy of Hall Health Center 
University of Washington

Your Beautiful Face!

A Simple Secret to Having Beautiful Skin at Any Age

by Jill Taylor

In my previous article, I spoke of how what we think about and what we believe affects our ability to stay young. I have seen many people marvel at not only how young I look, but at my youthful energy. I loved jumping on a bicycle recently to ride 10 miles along the Chicago shoreline with my sister who is younger than me and who rides on a regular basis. (Although I enjoy riding, I don't get to do it often.) My two sons (ages 28 and 30) often give me funny looks and laugh at my playfulness and youthful spirit as if they're thinking, "Mom, you're so silly!"

In addition to my belief that I am young, and I am remaining young, I pay attention to how I take care of my body and my skin. I have learned that proper facial cleansing both morning and evening is one of the most important things we can do for our skin and a key reason people tell me I have beautiful skin.

I learned from an award-winning esthetician whom I've had the opportunity to meet, that most people do not cleanse their skin well enough. We accumulate on our skin the release of toxins and oils from our bodies, and toxins and impurities from the air settle on our skin. In addition, our skin cells are constantly dying and sloughing off on the surface. If we do not cleanse thoroughly, our toners and moisturizers will not penetrate as deeply into the skin and will not perform as effectively.

So today I am going to reveal to you one of my secrets. 

You'll find it in my cleansing routine that follows.

(Note: Thoroughness of cleansing is the key, so I am sure you can get good results with other products, however, I have tried many other cleansing products and I have found the three I absolutely love!!) 

Morning:

1. Cleanse:  A.R.T. Gentle Foaming Cleanser (The most luxurious cleanser I have ever felt on my skin!)
 
2. Exfoliate & Massage: Gently massage in Satin Facial Scrub Mint (With its pure Young Living peppermint oil, it is stimulating and very refreshing! A great way to wake up in the morning!)

3. Repeat: A.R.T. Gentle Foaming Cleanser (I used to apply the cleanser only once – when I began using it twice, I noticed a major difference in the way may skin felt and looked – smoother with more of a glow!)

Did you know exfoliating stimulates collagen?

4. Toner: A.R.T. Sandalwood Toner (With a touch of Young Living sandalwood oil – my most favorite skin beautifying oil and one of my favorite fragrances – the A.R.T. Sandalwood Toner removes remaining impurities and leaves my skin fresh and ready for moisturizing. Sandalwood Toner also reduces the amount of moisturizer needed, thus my moisturizer lasts longer.)

Did you know eating healthy fats such as avocados and olive oil will help your skin shine?

Evening:

I apply this entire routine to the most exposed areas of skin – my face, neck, décolleté, and tops of my hands. Then I apply my Young Living essential oil of choice and either A.R.T. Day Activator or A.R.T. Night Reconstructor.
 
Having smooth, lustrous, and beautiful skin is a gift from God,
a gift to be nurtured.

 
What are you doing to nurture yours??

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Better Sleep Naturally!!

I wish I could get better sleep! 

by Jill Taylor

 
We've all heard the saying, "I need my beauty sleep." The fact of the matter is, this old saying speaks truth. In terms of anti-aging and maintaining the beauty of our youth, sleep is one of the most effective tools for staying young. And it doesn't cost anything!

Did you know an estimated 65 percent of American adults get less than the recommended eight hours of sleep each night?

When you sleep, your body is resting, repairing, and regenerating itself from the stress of life and preparing itself for the next day.  Daily stress ages your face and body because of the release of cortisol and the increase of bad neurotransmitters like norepinephrine. Your body needs good sleep for the cells in your body to repair and recover. It is one of the best ways to slow down the aging process.

The skin is the largest organ of the body and without the proper levels of sleep, it will also be the largest age-showing part of your life. If you are consistently getting significantly less than the recommended eight hours of sleep each night, there's a good chance you weigh more than you'd like to, you have higher stress levels, and you suffer greater dissatisfaction in your personal relationships than those who get optimal sleep.

Additional effects of sleep deprivation include:

  • Decreased concentration
  • Impaired memory
  • Weight gain
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Hypertension
  • Slower reaction time
  • Slurred speech
  • Tremors
  • Heart disease

I have been surprised how often over the last few years I have heard people speak of difficulties in sleeping. In order to prevent the aging effects of restless night after restless night, a campaign of sorts needs to be waged against your insomnia.

Here are some tips:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get high-quality nutrition.
  • Exercise early in the day. Exercise stimulates the body and aerobic activity before bedtime may make falling asleep more difficult.
  • Don't eat anything other than a light snack later than two hours before going to bed as your body will use energy to digest the food which can lead to heart burn that keeps you awake.
  • Avoid high caffeine in the evening. Caffeine can raise your heart rate and lead to a restless night's sleep.
  • Avoid over the counter and prescription sleep aids and the negative side-effects associated with them.
  • Check your iron level. Iron deficient women tend to have more problems sleeping. (NingXia Red is high in iron.)
  • Have a schedule and before bed routine. This helps your body shut down at the end of the day instead of being on alert for the next big thing.
  • Avoid alcohol in the late evening before you go to bed. A glass of wine may make you feel pleasantly sleepy but the alcohol pumps norepinephrine into the system which can excite your system and cause you to wake in the night.
  • No sweets before bed time. High blood sugar interferes with growth hormone production which is essential to look younger for longer.
  • Instead of watching television before bed, listen to quiet music. Television can make you excitable and make it harder for you to go to sleep.
  • Relax and wind down – take time just for you.
  • Create a bedroom haven – clean sheets, fresh flowers, low lighting and a diffuser going with your favorite "sleep-time" essential oil. Create an atmosphere that makes you look forward to going to bed.
  • Take a deep relaxing bath and float away the stresses of the day with a bath pillow and your favorite relaxing essential oils added to the water.
  • Incorporate a natural sleep aid (supplement or essential oil) into your routine.

Young Living's expertly-formulated, SleepEssence, is a natural sleep aid that contains lavender, valerian, vetiver, and ruta essential oils, each with a rich history of promoting a restful night's sleep.

  • Lavender: The Annals of French Pharmacology found that lavender affects the body similarly to powerful sedatives.
  • Valerian: Has one of the longest histories of reducing stress and mitigating anxiety.
  • Vetiver: One of the most studied herbal sedatives, this oil has been shown to improve sleep quality.
  • Ruta: Gary Young has used the essential oil of Ruta graveolens  at the Clinica Nova Vita in Ecuador and found that it has properties that may help promote the onset of sleep.

(See testimonials below for the sleep-producing effects of these and other Young Living essential oils.)

In addition to Young Living Therapeutic Grade(TM) (YLTG) essential oils, SleepEssence contains melatonin, another natural sleep aid. Dr. Dan Purser, MD, author of the physician's textbook, Program 120: A Physician's Handbook on Proactive Preventive Medicine, consulted with Young Living when SleepEssence was in the developmental stages. Dr. Purser feels that, "Natural solutions should always be a first choice." And according to Dr. Purser, melatonin – one of the ingredients in SleepEssence and a chemical made by the brain – not only naturally encourages sleep, but also works in conjunction with the essential oils in this supplement to do more than just help you get some rest.

"Melatonin can decrease the risk of breast cancer, lower blood pressure, cure insomnia, and is safe to take and doesn't interact with anything," Dr. Purser says. He continues, "It's also good for restless leg syndrome, especially in conjunction with valerian root, and is great for people under stress when combined with lavender and valerian."

Containing a mixture of YLTG essential oils renowned for their sleep-enhancing benefits and naturally-occurring melatonin, SleepEssence is the natural, essential oil-infused way to ensure you're getting the rest your body needs.

When it comes to anti-aging and longevity, by focusing on the above steps with careful planning, your body will fall fast asleep and your body and skin will renew itself for another day.

 
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To learn more about Sleep Essence, Immupro, and essential oils for sleep, go to the "Products" tab on this website and click on "Young Living 2011 Product Guide". Click on any page in the Product Guide to enlarge the pictures and click on the picture of a product for further information. In the following testimonials you will also find links to the products discussed and may click on the links for information on that particular product.
 
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Good night's sleep  "For a good night's sleep while traveling, I use Sleep Essence from Young Living, a healthy sleep supplement with essential oils and melatonin. It really works."  -Margie Hofer

Oh my gosh!! I sleep wonderfully now!  "I used to have trouble falling sleep, sometimes I would even need to take pills to help me fall sleep. I was told to apply some lavender oil in my hands and then do some deep inhalations and also the rub my pillow. Oh my gosh!! I have been sleeping so well ever since!"  -Jorge Varela

Sleep problems gone  "I have been using Valor at night to help me go to sleep. I put it on my feet and wait until it balance and then add lavender. I am asleep with in 20 minutes." 
 -Heather Stelfox

Sleeping enough to dream again!  "I have had sleep issues for years, and nothing worked. I had been reduced to taking valium, with Nyquil two nights a week, just to keep from being completely exhausted. Now I dab RutaVaLa on my feet, neck and brain stem, and forehead. I am sleeping enough to dream again! First time in years!"  -Mona Cheney

Poor sleep resolved  "For years my husband has had a problem going to sleep and staying asleep. He would awake several times during the night. Since applying Lavender at bed time his sleep has been deep and restful. If he awakes, no more than once a night, he just reapplies and sleeps the rest of the night."  -Jo Cason

Sleep Essence  "For several months, I have had trouble sleeping through the night. I recently ordered Sleep Essence and take 2 capsules. I sleep deeply through the night and wake up refreshed.
 -Chris Wisecarver

Peace and Calming for restful sleep  "I was having difficulty with getting to sleep and with
interrupted sleep, so I tried rubbing Peace and Calming oil blend on the bottoms of my feet before retiring. I then rub my hands on my pillowcase then inhale the aroma from my hands before dozing off to a blissful night's sleep."  -Denise Christensen

Goodbye to Ambien and sleep walking  "I had been taking Ambien for sleep for over a year. Like so many others I went through a form of sleep walking on the medicine. I would get out of bed and raid the fridge and kitchen cabinet but with no recollection of the fact. This amnesia was frightening and is one side effect I didn't need. So I titrated off Ambien and replaced it with essential oils. Now I mix 50/50 Citrus Fresh and Lavender. I rub the mix on my big toes, the bottoms of my feet, around my navel, and on the back of my neck. I fall asleep within half an hour and sleep all night. And, of course, there is no more sleep walking and eating at midnight."  -Robert Corrington

Lavender for sleep  "I have been using the lavender essential oil every night, one hour before bed to relax and help me fall asleep, for the last six months. I put 2-3 drops on each foot. I am a very light sleeper so this oil really helps me fall asleep and stay asleep. When I wake up in the morning I feel rested and like I got a full night's sleep. I have to say it's the best sleep I've ever had since I've started this regimen."  -Stephanie Lopez

Sleep apnea resolved  "This has been a transforming experience with my sleep pattern. The doctors were convinced I needed the Sleep Apnea machine so I tried and tried using several different face apparatuses, from the full mask to the nasal piece. I had a difficult time with all of them, never able to get more than 3 hours a night. Then I tried lavender oil on my forehead, my temples and my pillow, plus Peace & Calming on my feet as well as Valor. I have not slept this peacefully in so long, I can't even remember! Thank you so very much, this has been life- transforming for me!" 
-Vicki Luckman

Progessence Plus helps sleep  "Being post-menopausal, I do not use traditional HRT as I'm not only allergic to the synthetic products, but have a high risk for breast cancer. While I have almost no side-effects of menopause, I have trouble sleeping. The product that consistently helps me sleep through the night is Progessence Plus – 2 drops on each forearm after my evening shower. Within 30 minutes, I'm nodding off, and I sleep deeply through the night. Finally, I'm getting some rest!"  -Michelle Ferrer

Valor for snoring and better sleep  "My husband has had problems getting a good sleep, he would snore very loudly and then run out of breath, choke a bit and wake himself up due to not breathing. It's never been diagnosed but we think he has sleep apnea. After he started using Valor on his feet at night, he doesn't snore anymore and breaths normally and we both get a good night's sleep."  -Cathy Stevens

RutaVaLa for stress and wonderful sleep  "RutaVaLa makes me sleep really good at night. I like the RutaVaLa essential oil blend and the RutaVaLa Roll On. I roll it on the back of my neck and under my nose. Also makes me calm down when I am stressed. I think this oil is great!"  
 -Mae Jones

I feel more like myself now 
"I started using a drop of Progessence Plus on the front of my throat and on the inside of my forearms. It took a month or two for me to see a real difference in my sleep patterns.Now I sleep thru the night most of the time. If I do wake up, I usually go back to sleep. I am in my late 60's and well past menopause. I use the Progessence Plus each morning."   
 -Sharon Nagel

Lavender works wonders for sleep  "Even though lavender is a commonly used oil, I had never used it. I recently started putting it on my temples and under my chin right before I pull the covers over me at night. I find it helps me go to sleep right away and dream like crazy. I awaken feeling like I had slept like a baby!"  -Karen Kearney

Sleep well with RutaVala  "Let me first state I am usually a very light sleeper.

I have been enjoying the usage of RutaVaLa on nights when I am restless and my mind is preoccupied, or when it is noisy on the weekends with my teenagers, yet I still need to get some sleep. While already on my bed, I apply one drop on the bottom of each foot and one drop on my wrists and hold my wrists together and lay down and inhale the oil from my wrists. Immediately, I am out like a light. I sleep soundly and deeply. I awaken refreshed and ready for the world. It is amazing!

I am looking forward to seeing how this oil will work for my sister in law who has insomnia. I will keep you posted!"  -Sheryl Glenn

Insomnia no more  "I have been having a hard time getting to sleep and when I finally do sleep I've been having a hard time staying asleep.

It was suggested to me to try Peace and Calming Essential Oil blend. I diffuse it in the Young Living Ultrasonic diffuser for about an hour before bedtime and then just as I get into bed I put 2-3 drops on each foot (along the medial (big toe) side of the foot).

I have been sleeping like a baby right through the night – not even having to get up and use the washroom – which in turn has increased my energy a LOT. I've had three other people who swear by this oil for insomnia as well."  -Lucille Dalke

Sleep Essence works on nightmares  "I care for my mum, age 90, a stroke survivor, who was having night terrors. I always use oils and massage her each night before I tuck her in. The oils lessened the nightmares, but they still persisted. I returned from the Young Living Convention with Sleep Essence. It is a blessing – no more night terrors! I ran out of Sleep Essence and the night terrors returned. So there's double proof Sleep Essence is working!"  -Shirley Jones

Immupro and sleep  "I have 3 young children who are usually pretty wound up around bedtime and have trouble going to sleep. I started giving them Immupro chewable tablets before bed and they settle right down and go to sleep!"  -Jason Bruckner

 

Jill Taylor "walks her talk" when it comes to anti-aging and youthfulness, and if you've met her, you know this is true. Her passion and expertise for staying young and healthy has helped hundreds of clients the last 14 years. With a strong background in health, nutrition, integrative medicine, and anti-aging, Jill equips her clients with resources, learning, and encouragement to live healthier, more youthful lives.