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SAFETY INFO: Essential oils sure are powerful and because of that, we want to make sure you learn how to properly use them if you haven’t before. Take a look at this great overview about essential oil safety and remember that the content of this class is intended to be used with Young Living Essential Oils only.
Learn to love your labels: Each bottle of Young Living essential oil is wrapped in a colorful label full of important information. On the front of each bottle, you’ll find the oil name and grade. All Young Living oils are 100% pure, therapeutic grade, which is the highest quality essential oil on the market. You will also see the bottle size printed under this information (most come in either a 5ml or 15ml size). The back of the label will give you directions on how the oil can be used – aromatically, topically, and/or as a dietary supplement. Not all essential oils are recommended for all three types of use, so reading and adhering to the information printed on the bottle is important! Young Living just released its Vitality line of oils meant for ingestion and will eventually transition all of the non Vitality oils to be topical/aromatic only.
Within these directions will be suggested dilution ratios. This simply means that it is recommended to mix the essential oil with a carrier oil (your choice of vegetable oil like coconut, jojoba or grapeseed) before applying or ingesting it. You will also see a batch number stamped on the back of every bottle – that’s right, every single bottle! As part of Young Living’s commitment to quality, they are able to track each bottle back to the batch it was produced from should there ever be a concern.
Actions and reactions: If you know you are allergic to lavender, it probably isn’t a wise decision to use lavender oil – make sense? Now this doesn’t necessarily hold true for everyone and every oil. Due to the distillation process, proteins (what usually causes an allergic reaction) are generally absent from the essential oil minimizing the chance of allergic reactions. The essential oil of a plant may come from a different portion than what triggers an allergic reaction for a specific individual. For example, lemon oil is obtained from the rind and not the flesh of the fruit. Some people may be allergic to lemon no matter what, but others may have no reaction to the essential oil because it comes from a different part of the plant. If you know you have an allergy to a certain plant but are wanting to try the essential oil, consult with your doctor before testing a small amount on a nonsensitive part of your body (like the back of your hand).
Nut allergy information: Be aware that several of Young Living’s blends and products contain nut oils. You can always contact Young Living directly for an uptodate ingredients list of any product, but if you have a nut allergy, take caution when considering use of the following products:
Products containing coconut oil:
Breathe AgainTM rollon
Deep ReliefTM rollon RutaVaLaTM rollon
Stress AwayTM rollon
YL Oola GrowTM
Products containing almond oil:
3 Wise MenTM
CelLite Massage OilTM Cinnamint Lip BalmTM
Dragon TimeTM Massage Oil GenesisTM Hand and Body Lotion Grapefruit Lip Balm
Into the FutureTM
KidScents® Tender Tush
Lavender Lip Balm
Oils and medications: Most of the time, essential oils are perfectly safe to use even if you are taking another medication. However, there are some instances in which essential oils like grapefruit may interfere with prescribed medication. If you are taking any prescription medication, it is strongly recommended to consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of any essential oils to check for possible contraindications. Be sure to inform your health care provider that our citrus oils are made from the rind vs the juice.
Safety with children: Many of us have children and are excited at the possibility of using essential oils with our beloved little ones! Most essential oils are perfectly safe to use with children as long as they are diluted appropriately. Two of our favorite resources on the topic of oils and kids are the books Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child by Valerie Worwood and Gentle Babies by Debra Raybern. You do want to make sure that your essential oils stay out of children’s reach (they can sting and you don’t want them in eyes, little mouths, etc.). There are also a few oils with special child safety caps because they can be dangerous if swallowed such as PanAway due to the wintergreen it contains.
Citrus oil precautions: It is important to take some extra precautions when using citrus oils because of their ability to dissolve certain plastics. This is great if you want to get a sticky label off of a glass jar, but not so great if the lemon oil you put in your water dissolves your cup! The general rule is that citrus oils should only be used in glass or stainless steel containers – no plastics.
Photosensitivity: Certain essential oils are photosensitive. This means they absorb sunlight or radiant energy more intensely than your skin naturally would. You’ll want to check the label of the oil you’re using to see if it contains this warning and avoid the sun for up to 12 hours after application.
Oils & pregnancy: Many essential oils are completely safe to use while pregnant and can provide much needed relief for a variety of pregnancy symptoms. There are some oils that should be avoided during pregnancy, however. The Gentle Babies book mentioned above is a fabulous resource for information about using essential oils while pregnant.
Start slowly: As we said, Young Living’s essential oils are extremely potent and powerful substances. It is recommended to start slowly when you first begin using oils. Choose one oil to try and then build from there. Listen to your body and watch for signs of detoxing.You can usually apply essential oils as needed, but do not overload your system!
Storing your oils: Young Living’s essential oils do not expire, but you do need to take care when storing them. You’ll notice that the bottles are a dark, amber color. This is to keep light from reaching the oils. Even though the bottles are dark, you’ll still want to store your oils in a cool environment away from direct sunlight to preserve the therapeutic properties.
Medical conditions: It is always advised to consult a medical professional before starting any essential oils routine, especially if you have been diagnosed with a medical condition, are taking any prescription medications, or have concerns about your health. The information provided on our site is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or diagnose any medical condition. Treat essential oils with the care and respect they deserve and exercise your best judgment when using them for a safe, effective experience!
It is often asked whether a Muggle could create a magic potion, given a Potions book and the right ingredients. Well today you will learn all about potions and how to make them.
Welcome to Potions Class Wizards, Witches and Muggles. Introduce yourself below and tell us if you are a
Pure-Blood | Read the books and saw the movies
Half-Blood | Saw the movies
Muggle | Harry Potter who?
We have some really great prizes to give away so make sure to comment and participate (that’s how we will choose the winners!)
Let’s get sorted!
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends.
Comment below what house you belong to!
Take the test here if you don’t know:
Floo Powder Bath Soak
1/8 cup Activated Charcoal
1 cup Epsom Salt
10 drops Raven
2 drops Thieves
8 oz clear wide-mouth glass jar
Add Raven and thieves essential oil to Epsom salts and mix well.
Layer the infused epsom salt and activated charcoal in an 8 oz clear wide mouth jar.
How to use: Pour into hot bath and soak until your floo has flown the coop and you no longer feel like Moaning Myrtle. Also perfect after a long Quidditch practice.
Let’s talk about houses for a second. Hogwarts is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder: Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff.
Gryffindor house emphasizes the traits of courage as well as “daring, nerve, and chivalry,” and thus its members are generally regarded as brave, though sometimes to the point of recklessness.
Hufflepuff is the most inclusive among the four houses; valuing hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its members.
Slytherins tend to be ambitious, shrewd, cunning, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented. They also have highly developed senses of self-preservation. This means that Slytherins tend to hesitate before acting, so as to weigh all possible outcomes before deciding exactly what should be done.
Ravenclaws possess the traits of cleverness, wisdom, wit, intellectual ability and creativity. Many well-known inventors and innovators have come from Ravenclaw.
Can you guess which oil in the photo belongs to which house?
Honey Dukes Sugar Scrub
A little sweet and a little sassy.
1 cup white sugar
4 oz sweet almond oil (or your favorite carrier oil)
3 drops Grapefruit
3 drops Lemon
2 drops Copaiba
Scrub a dub.
Felix Felicis | Liquid Luck
Liquid Luck makes the drinker lucky for a period of time, during which everything they attempt will be successful. It turns an ordinary day into an extraordinary one.
It is very difficult to make, disastrous if made wrong, and requires six months to stew before it is ready to be consumed.
Some of our favorite Felix oils:
Clary Sage | Energizing and rejuvenating, Supports decision-making and increases the flow of inspiration, also supports deep sleep
Frankincense | Eases thoughts of regret and overwhelm
Perceive ways enhance one’s ability to attract and expand wealth, Allows greater productivity, Aligns all 4 bodies; physical body, emotional body, mental body, and our spiritual body, Promotes tranquil concentration, Expands awareness
Ginger | Empowers the ability to take immediate action towards goals, Encourages taking initiative, Boosts confidence, Restores morale
Rosemary | Stimulates the mind, Promotes concentration and focus with better overall memory and quality, Supports decision-making and goal-setting, Boosts self-esteem and commitment to success, Instills inspiration, Known to attract love, helps with mental clarity
Hermione’s Focus Charm
If anyone knows how to focus and study it’s my girl Hermione. She is the smartest witch in her class and when it comes to focus charms this one never fails.
10 ml roller:
Fill with Coconut oil
Rub on the back of neck and temples before focus is needed. This is also great in the diffuser.
*Hermione also drops motivation oil on her head when she needs to increase productivity.
Now Harry, you must know all about Muggles. Tell me, what exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
Who said it?
Rubber Ducks are for bath time and all witches and wizards need to relax. So bring your dragon egg with you and lets draw a bath so we can figure out what the next challenge is for this Tri-Wizard Tournament.
Rubber Duck Bath Salts:
1 cup of Epsom Salt
5 drops of Seedlings Calm (you could also do gentle baby, lavender, peace and calming)
5 TBSP of Baking Soda
What is more magical than a diffuser? Seriously every single time I put mine on I feel like I am in potions class. Mixing my brew and creating a magical smelling house.
Young Living released feather the owl diffuser (aka Hedwig) this year and he may be my favorite diffuser yet.
Here are some Magical Diffuser Blends:
4 Christmas Spirit
2 Stress Away
Growth Spurt? You need some Skele-grow rub! It’s super easy to make and your kiddos will thank you!
1 cup of hard coconut oil
2 drops Copaiba
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Panaway
2 drops Lavender
melt coconut oil in a small glass jar in the microwave or under hot water. Mix oils in and put in the refrigerator to cool and harden. You can also mix with a hand mixer to make it whipped!
Rub on little joints to help them during their skele-growth period!
Tough day on the quidditch pitch?
Work some muscle magic with these amazing oils.
When I am in need of some muscle support these are the first things I grab in my wellness toolbox. Your body will thank you when you layer these magical potions.
I love taking 5 drops of copaiba vitality in a capsule when I need a little extra support.
Typically I will put the essential oils on first wait about a minute and layer it with the Nature’s Ultra muscle rub.
Did you know that Cannabidiol is more effective when combined with essential oils?!? Talk about plant magic. Our Nature’s Ultra muscle rub is infused with Camphor, Clove, Helichrysum, Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Wintergreen, and more.
How many points are snitches worth?
What are the other “balls” called?
One too many chocolate frogs? Been there! They only have one good jump in them anyway but too many can make for one miserable witch or wizard.
No need to fear!
Digize and peppermint
DiGize is a blend of Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and Juniper essential oils that was formulated to aid in healthy digestion.
Let’s just say that this is one that is VERY popular for its quick action – no matter what your digestive need is!
DiGize is one oil that goes with us everywhere, especially when traveling! I don’t want to be caught without it!!
+ Take as a dietary supplement – just add 3-4 drops to a veggie capsule (you can dilute with carrier oil)
+ Digize is also great for topical use. Apply directly to your stomach or the bottoms of your feet for quick action.
+ Double duty: try pairing it with peppermint for an extra helpful boost
Do you have a DiGize story?? If you’ve been using YL oils, I bet you do!
If not, can you think of a time that DiGize would’ve come in handy for you??
Scars can come in useful. I have one myself above my left knee which is a perfect map of the London underground.
10 Frankincense or Helichrysum
V-6 oil or fractionated coconut oil
Roll on scar 3-4 times daily
Do you have any scars this would be useful for?
You’re just as sane as I am.
These 3 oils are the sane keepers.
? Valor | I use this before public speaking, before getting on airplanes, etc. I apply it behind my ears, on the base of my neck and on my chest
? Stress Away | I rub this behind my ears and on my wrists while in traffic, dealing with an annoying person, etc
? Peace & Calming | to help me unwind. This is my favorite oil for bed. I love using this in our diffuser or on my wrists and feet
✨ Rough ride on the Knight Bus?
Here are some of my MUST haves for a witch or wizard who is traveling (especially by Apparition, Floo Powder or the Knight Bus).
✨AromaEase | rubbed on my belly and under my nose so I don’t toss my cookies with all the road bumps and quick stops.
✨Valor | on my neck and ears to ease the nerves
✨Peppermint | in my gentle mist diffuser to help with stinky smells
✨Thieves Hand Sanitizer | kills 99.9% of bacteria and a witch doesn’t have time for any funny business
✨Mini Thieves Cleaner | to spray all the things the people touched (see above)
Where would you go if you could travel by Apparition, Floo Powder or the Knight Bus?
Think happy thoughts friends! Do you know what your patronus is? Mine is a dolphin!
Not sure? Find yours here
This oil trio is my go to when I need to think happy thoughts. It feels like Expecto Patronum in a bottle!
10 ml roller:
7 stress away
fill with fractionated coconut oil
Delicious and decadent. I truly love me some Butterbeer! So here is a great easy recipe to make your own and a great easy recipe to make your house smell like butterbeer!
2 liter cream soda
2 tablespoons butter extract
2 teaspoons rum extract
1 7oz. container of marshmallow creme
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon rum extract
Pour the extract into the soda bottle, screw on the lid tightly, and gently roll it around on a flat surface to mix up the flavor. Put the bottle into the refrigerator while making the topping.
Put the marshmallow creme, whipping cream, and rum extract into a bowl and mix it with a whisk. Mix until the topping forms soft peaks.
Pour the butterbeer into a mug, scoop the topping on, put your favorite harry potter movie on and enjoy! ♥
✨Butterbeer diffuser blend
3 Stress Away
It’s no secret that oils are magical. They have literally transformed my life and I am so thankful to have them every single day.
If you already use YL, tell us something oily related that rocked your world!
If you are not using Young Living, now is the perfect time to start!
The premium starter kit is $165. This kit is worth like $450 retail. Magically discounted for you.
What do you get with the premium starter kit?
✨12 Essential Oils
✨2 Sachets of Ningxia Red
✨Thieves Hand Sanitizer
✨Travel Thieves Cleaner
✨24% off of retail price
✨Bunch of goodies
✨The most amazing support system that becomes your oily family
We also have other kit options including:
✨The Basic Kit ($35)
✨Ningxia Kit ($160)
✨Thieves Kit ($170)
✨Military Kit ($160)
✨Savvy Minerals Makeup Kit ($150)
Thank you for coming to potions class!!! Just remember: In the end, all was well.