Hello again and welcome to this edition of Young Living’s audio education series. I’m Scott Johnson, Young Living’s Director of Global Education and U.S. Sales. I am excited about today’s topic because we are examining the benefits of one of my favorite oils that thousands rely on every day…Deep Relief, and have the opportunity to discuss one of the most confused essential oils…Ravensara. There are many cellular and molecular processes involved in aches and discomfort. Signals are generated by receptors in the skin, which release various chemicals when stimulated. These chemicals send messages of discomfort to the brain in order to reduce harm to the distressed area. Inflammation plays a fundamental role in the perception of aches and discomfort, and is an absolute necessary function of the body. It is a highly complex and protective reaction employed by the body in response to injury or damage to tissue with the purpose of initiating the healing process. Without this essential body process, wounds would never heal.
Combining the power of peppermint, caprylic/capric triglyceride, lemon, Idaho Balsam Fir, copaiba, clove, virgin coconut oil, wintergreen, helichrysum, vetiver and palo santo leaf is a synergy of highly effective essential oils ideally suited to offer soothing comfort when and wherever needed. It rapidly penetrates the tissues, stimulating physiological mechanisms which can bring rapid relief. It is packaged in an easy-to-use and durable applicator so you can take it anywhere and apply it with ease. The phytochemical makeup of peppermint causes the skin to feel cool, providing deep, penetrating relief by attaching to neuronal receptors, peppermint provides a pleasant, cooling sensation that helps relieve discomfort.
Caprylic/capric triglycerides are a specialized esterification of coconut oil with a very light, silky and non-greasy feel. This carrier oil offers several key benefits, including nourishing the skin, helping to extend the shelf life of products due to its antioxidant properties, and provides a noticeable silkiness. In addition, it is an excellent choice for sensitive and oily skin.
While lemon is well known for its cleansing, purifying and uplifting properties, it is not as common knowledge that lemon is soothing to tired and sore muscles when applied topically.
Traditionally used to soothe aches and discomfort, Idaho Balsam Fir rejuvenates body and mind. It is particularly useful for overworked joints, shoulders, backs and soft tissues. I find it very comforting to muscles when combined with marjoram.
Copaiba has been used in the Amazon to comfort and soothe variety of aches and discomforts for decades. It is very high in beta caryophyllene, which scientific literature suggest helps reduce aches and discomforts. Many users rely on copaiba daily for relief.
Clove oil and its constituent eugenol has a long history of oral care. Prior to modern dentistry and anesthetics, clove oil was used to numb the gums when performing dental procedures, and some individuals continue this practice today. It has a tremendous antioxidant capacity.
The coconut oil in Deep Relief serves two functions. First, it acts to slow the evaporation of the oils, which extends the beneficial effects. Secondly, coconut oil nourishes and moisturizes your skin, which means that frequent applications will not be a problem.
Wintergreen is more than 90% methyl salicylate, and provides a warming effect when applied topically. It is readily absorbed through the skin and supports the circulatory and nervous systems to provide deep, penetrating relief.
Helichrysum supports the circulatory system and may improve the absorption and effectiveness of the other oils in the formula. By supporting the circulatory system, helichrysum helps bring oxygen and other essential nutrients to areas of discomfort to help provide relief.
Vetiver is cooling topically, pacifying a variety of aches and discomfort. It aids the circulatory and nervous systems and supports the normal inflammatory response.
Palo Santo is known as a spiritual oil and was traditionally used to purify and cleanse the spirit from negative energies. Pal Santo is rich in the potent antioxidant d-limonene, which helps provide comfort to aches as well.
Any one of these oils could provide soothing comfort alone. When you combine them, you are more likely to realize the relief you seek.
Ravensara, or cinnamomum camphora is a chemotype of the camphora tree which lost its ability to produce camphor when introduced into the Madagascar climate. Instead, it has high levels of eucalyptol. It is often confused with ravensara aromatica, even among scientists and aromatherapists. The two species can be identified and verified by their different constituents. Ravintsara is principally composed of eucalyptol, up to 65%, sabinene and alpha terpineol while Ravensara contains mainly methyl ____, eugenol and limonene. Ravensara is considered a milder and safer essential oil than Ravintsara, particularly for children. Its warm, spicy aroma is similar to eucalyptus, but milder. It is uplifting and invigorating when inhaled, helping to eliminate brain fog. Its aroma is also relaxing when experiencing occasional periods of stress or anxious feelings. The people of Madagascar hold Ravensara in high regard and traditionally used it for protection and to support the respiratory system. It is supportive of the respiratory and nervous systems and is a great choice for diffusing to help you breathe easier. It can be used in a similar manner to and/or in place of eucalyptus oils. One way to enjoy Ravensara is to dilute a few drops with V-6 Oil and apply it over the chest. It can also be used as part of an invigorating massage.
We encourage you to share how you use these two, pure Young Living Essential Oils. Until next time, we wish you abundant health and a wonderful day.