Transcript by Deb
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. Today we have the opportunity to discuss a tried and tested blend that offers soothing comfort to the body, and a Young Living exclusive oil that is rapidly gaining popularity for its diversity of uses. We are discussing PanAway and Idaho Blue Spruce.
We’ll start with PanAway, which was developed by Gary Young after a severe leg injury. This potent blend combines the valuable benefits of wintergreen, peppermint, clove and helichrysum to provide soothing comfort to the body.
Peppermint has an impressively long history of use, and is considered one of the world’s oldest known aromatic plants, having been cultivated by the Egyptians and the Greeks for a variety of uses. The principal constituent in peppermint is menthol which provides a cooling effect when applied topically to the skin. This sensation is triggered because menthol binds with skin receptors that are responsive to cold. Peppermint helps encourage a normal inflammatory response, making a great option for occasional muscle or joint soreness. Peppermint penetrates the skin deeply and is often used to help drive other oils into the skin. It is beneficial to the skin, helping to cleanse and nourish and is useful for people with oily skin. Many users find the topical application of peppermint very soothing and comforting and the aroma very refreshing.
Wintergreen is predominantly methyl salicylate and beneficial when massaged into tense muscles, particularly after exercise. When applied topically, it is readily absorbed through the skin where it causes a warming sensation that is very soothing to sore and tired muscles. Its warmth increases the circulation of blood to the area. Some experts suggest that wintergreen supports the body’s normal detoxification process.
Clove oil or its constituent, eugenol has a long history of use for oral care. It has a tremendous antioxidant capacity and is one of the most powerful antioxidants known. Like peppermint, it is beneficial to the skin, helping to diminish the effects of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
Helichrysum is very soothing when applied topically, where it is useful for occasional muscle spasms and provides a cleansing effect to the skin. It is easy to see why thousands of users rely upon this combination of oils to provide relief when they need it most. Just a few drops applied to areas in need of comfort go a long way
Idaho Blue Spruce is a relatively new oil exclusive to Young Living and grown on our very own St. Mary’s Farm in northern Idaho. Its diversity of uses makes it a must-have in your essential oil toolbox. It is very comforting to both the mind and body. Its pleasing evergreen aroma is very relaxing, encourages feelings of peace and may help clear emotional blocks. We work hard to avoid toxins in our food, our water, environment and personal care products, but often forget how toxic negative emotions can be. Idaho Blue Spruce can help protect us from these negative thoughts and emotions. Applying Idaho Blue Spruce topically can be very comforting to stressed and tense muscles, a fact more and more massage therapists are beginning to discover and utilize in their practices. Besides being very soothing, it helps cleanse the skin and helps calm stressed skin.
Idaho Blue Spruce contains high percentages of the monoterpenes alpha pinene and limonene. Alpha pinene is beneficial as a skin cleanser, helps one respond to stress appropriately and may help one breathe easier. D limonene is one of the most well-researched compounds and has been studied for its ability to help support a normal inflammatory response, support cell health, support normal detoxification and relieve occasional muscle discomfort when taken internally. Many users report that the aroma of Idaho Blue Spruce influences their spirituality, enriches their desire for intimacy and supports the bond they have with their partner. Men often feel more energized when using Idaho Blue Spruce.
As always, we have only discussed a few of the uses of these amazing oils. We invite you to experience the oils for yourself.
Until next time, we wish you abundant health and a wonderful day.