Category Archives: Skin

YL Homemade Gourmet Sweet Potato Dog Treats

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These treats are simply a much better option for your little (or big) furbaby than store bought. You will be amazed at how easy it is to make your own gourmet treats. The whole process from start to finish takes less than an hour (using leftover sweet potatoes)! Depending on the cookie cutter size you use you can get approx. 100 – 25 (1/4″ thick) treats from this recipe. Continue reading

Essential Oils: The “Warm” Oils

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In our former post we discussed “hot” essential oils. This post will expand on that and list those essential oils, which are considered to be “warm” oils.

Again, not everyone “feels” the same so you may be someone who can handle any or all of these oils without diluting . . . just remember to err on the side of caution and allow those who are new to essential oils to know about the “hot” and “warm” oils so he/she can proceed with caution . . . start with diluting and work toward “neat” if he/she so desires.

The following single essential oils are considered “warm” — this means they may feel warm to the skin and/or mouth. They can also cause a burning or warm sensation if they get into your eye — if this happens, flush with a quality carrier oil — such as an organic, cold-pressed olive oil. Do not flush with water, as water will push the oil deeper. Essential oils “attach” to the fat in a carrier oil.

Single Essential Oils considered “Warm” are:

Angelica
Basil
Bergamot
Benzoin
Western Red Cedar
Cardamom
Citronella
Cistus
Clary Sage
Coriander
Cumin
Cypress
Dill
Dorado Azul
All Eucalyptus
Douglas Fir
Idaho Balsam Fir
White Fir
Fleabane
Frankincense
Sacred Frankincense
Geranium
Ginger
Goldenrod
Grapefruit
Helichrysum
Juniper
Laurus Nobilis
Lavandin
Lemon
Lime
Mandarin
Marjoram
All Melaleuca (except Q)
Mountain Savory
Myrtle
Nutmeg
Orange
Palmarosa
Palo Santo
Black Pepper
Peppermint
Pine
Ravintsara
Rosemary
Sage
Spanish Sage
Spearmint
Spruce
Tangerine
Tarragon
Tsuga
White Lotus
Wintergreen

If you did not see the post listing the “hot” oils click/touch here.

Essential Oils: The “Hot” Oils

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You may have heard someone refer to an essential oil as “hot” but were not sure what it meant? or which oils were considered hot? This post should help clarify this topic.

First, it is important to remember that not everyone “feels” everything the same way . . . so, what is “hot” for one, may not be “hot” for another . . . if you are someone who does not consider some, one, or any of the listed oils as “hot” then that is fantastic but it does not mean that the person you are recommending an oil to will not find it “hot” . . . so, even if it is not “hot” to you, you will still want to err on the side of caution and warn your prospective oil user that it may be “hot” to him/her.

What exactly does it mean when someone says an oil is “hot?”

It means that, that particular oil may feel “hot” to your skin, or spicy hot if used straight internally, or, especially if it gets into your eye.

If you experience a “hot” sensation when using an oil — flush the area thoroughly with a carrier oil — such as a high quality, cold-pressed olive oil — this includes your eye. Do not flush with water, this will push the oil deeper and cause a greater depth of “hot” sensation to the area. Flush only with a carrier oil as the fat of the oil will draw the essential oil to it.

The oils listed here should be diluted 20/80 — 2 parts oil to 8 parts carrier oil — for example, mix 2 drops of oregano into 8 drops of olive oil.

Young Living Single Essential Oils that are considered “hot” are:

• Cassia
• Cinnamon Bark
• Clove
• Hyssop
• Lemongrass
• Ocotea
• Oregano
• Thyme

The above list does not include “warm” oils — those will be featured in our next post.