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Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

Welcome to a Clean Feeling & Smelling Home!

Maria Low
May – June 2023 • Vol 4, No 4

Can you feel the ascending energy of spring? It’s time to come out of hibernation and move upward with the vital energy of change. This energy is not only within us, but also in our food choices and in our environment, too. If you are not attuned to the upward change and do not move with it, then you may feel stuck. One way to get your momentum moving is spring cleaning!

Household Products Can Be Toxic

Using toxic, chemical products to spring clean will actually set you back. Common household-cleaning products are filled with petrochemicals that can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Additionally, the gases from the synthetic chemicals in cleaners are a real hazard to children, birds, pets and, of course, yourself. Perhaps you have made some of your own homemade remedies and cleaners in the past and have felt that they have worked quite well. I would like to inspire you further with some ideas to bring more latitude to the mission at hand.

Alternatives that Don’t Pollute

Keep in mind that using compromising liquids, powders, or gels of any kind are counter-indicators as to what you are attempting to do. Instead, you can use plant-based materials that actually aid you as you apply them. One of the best and most inexpensive alternatives is to use organic, unadulterated essential oils.

I have found that professional cleaners and ordinary people alike find the best results with Young Living Essential Oils. These oils have extensive science behind them and are inspected from time to time by the FDA.

For household cleaning, I recommend blending certain essential oils together to amplify their strength. You may be dealing with bacteria, mold, fungus, mildew, or a buildup of impurities, so you need to spray the area, let it sit for a while, wipe, and clean. Then reapply as needed. There is no wrong way! You can experiment and observe for yourself to determine how to apply for the best results.

There are several ingredients you can mix with the essential oils. For example, you can use isopropyl alcohol of at least 60%, but ideally 75% or more. In a glass or food-grade spray bottle, use 75 grams of alcohol and 25 grams of distilled water. The alcohol helps to remove sticky stuff and clean problem areas. A milder option than isopropyl alcohol is vinegar.

Natural Disinfectant Recipe

  1. Add alcohol to the bottle.
  2. Add three essential oils from the list below (about 30 drops total, 10 drops each).
  3. Shake the container to mix.
  4. Now add water to the top and shake again.

Your natural disinfectant is ready to use! It is perfect for cleaning household and office spaces. Here are a few suggested essential oils that can be used for cleaning: Thyme, Lemon, Citrus Fresh, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Clove, Rosemary, Oregano, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), or Pine.

Essential oils have a powerful influence. This is evident with the use of a diffuser in the bedroom when a child has a cold, to get rid of odors, or to purify the air in any building. The importance of using tested essential oils is that the oil molecules are trapped in the membrane and nerves in the olfactory epithelium. The nerves create an electrical impulse in the olfactory in the nose bulb and transfer the healing powers of the molecules to the limbic parts of the brain. This transfer of oils affects both the physical and the emotional bodies.

The Cleaning Power of a Diffuser

Not only do essential oils enhance your health, but the diffuser also alters the oils, so that as they are dispersed in the air, they capture impurities, produce oxygen availability, produce negative ions, and release natural ozone. The oils are suspended in the air for several hours. As a result, the oils tackle bacteria, spores, and other impurities. It is a good idea to run your diffuser on a timer. Then the diffuser will run at regular intervals throughout the day. This is highly effective—and you don’t use up all your oils!

Here is a list of some of the oils that most people find agreeable to diffuse. You can make your own blend and add them to the purified water in the diffuser: Orange, Lavender, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Lime, Bergamot, Peppermint, Spearmint, Frankincense, Pine, Balsam Fir, Eucalyptus, and the blends: Citrus Fresh, Purification, Clarity, Longevity, or Melrose.

Thieves Household Cleaner Packs a Punch Towards Germs

There is one product that is in nearly every Young Living member’s household; that is Thieves Household Cleaner, a concentrate that you can dilute in water. This formula will protect you naturally while being highly effective against germs. Thieves cleaner is a biodegradable, all-purpose, cleaning solution. It is compliant with the EPA standards for effectiveness. The solution contains six essential oils, and you can customize the solution according to your needs. When diluted, the water should be at least an amber color. This cleaner is my go-to for mold and fungus conditions, without any side effects. This is a great way to protect your home!

There is nothing more welcoming than coming home to feel (and smell) the cleanliness, the essence, and the purity of these Young Living Essential Oils. Make a change this spring through essential oils, and reap the rewards with periodic cleaning throughout the year!

For more info, visit: Make inquiries and learn more from Young Members who make essential oils a part of their lifestyle:

Maria Low • Member #10279 •
Kathleen Karlsen • Member #1043288 •
Kasondra Grillo • Member #29010370 •


Effect of a Diffused Essential Oil Blend on Bacterial Bioaerosols, S.C. Chao, D.G. Young, and C.J. Oberg- Weber State University, Ogden UT.

Antibacterial Properties of Plant Essential Oils, S.G. Deans, G. Ritchie. Scotland Agricultural College.

2023-04-30T17:17:52-06:00Natural Therapies/Remedies|

The Mighty Lemon

For Better Digestion & Liver Support—Even Cleaning!

Maria Low
March – April 2023 • Vol 4, No 3

Valued for centuries all over the world, the small but mighty lemon, in water first thing in the morning, or in these clean and potent products, can get rid of phlegm, ease asthma, promote heart health, alkalinize your pH, normalize blood sugar, help digestion & more.

The small but mighty lemon has a rich history all over the world! The lemon is believed to have originated from Northeastern India. In addition, the ancient Egyptians ate lemons to protect themselves from several forms of poison. Later, the Americas were introduced to lemons in 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds over the Atlantic Ocean.

In the mid-1700s, the Scottish doctor James Lind discovered that sailors could be cured of scurvy with lemons. At that time, vitamin C had not yet been discovered. Historically, lemon juice was the sole source of citric acid used as a preserving agent in food production.

Nutritional Properties of Lemon
Lemons are “anionic,” which means they have more electrons (negatively charged ions) of energy in their atomic structure. Most foods are cations (positively charged ions). The lemon is one of the only foods on the planet that has more “anions” than “cations” in its atomic structure. Saliva, hydrochloric acid, bile, and the stomachs’ digestive juices are all anionic.

Fresh squeezed lemon juice helps to remove toxins from the digestive tract. Support your liver first thing in the morning by drinking a big glass of water with the juice of half a lemon. One lemon contains 50% of your recommended daily vitamin C. Lemons contain not only vitamin C, but also potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Lemons are higher in potassium than apples or grapes!

Lemons at Home
Did you know that lemon juice is naturally antibacterial? Do you have a dirty dishwasher? Add lemon juice to the rinse cycle to clean. Dirty roasting pans? A teaspoon of lemon juice will cut grease. Hard water spots on faucets? Cover the area with lemon juice, wait 15 minutes, then wipe clean.

Smelly onions or garlic? Cut a lemon in half and rub the cut end over the cutting board. This will remove any scent from your cutting board. Or spruce up ugly grout by spraying lemon juice, allowing it to stand for ten minutes, then scrubbing off.

Young Living Essential Oils is fortunate to have an abundance of citrus oils from its own farms that comply with the Seed to Seal Standard. One hundred percent pure Lemon Essential Oil is available for purchase, as well as other incredible lemon products from the new line called Lushious Lemon.

Lushious Lemon Hand Soap & Lotion
Young Living’s unique supply of citrus trees inspired the first formula of Lushious Lemon Foaming Hand Soap. The hand soap has plant-based ingredients for cleansing, along with natural antibacterial qualities. The lemon trees are grown at the Young Living farms in South Africa, the United States, and Argentina.

The science department at Young Living began formulating and testing citrus combinations to make a rich cream that also had anti-toxic components. The product created from this testing is called Lushious Lemon Lotion. The beautiful scent and qualities of Lemon Myrtle from Australia enhances the healing qualities of the lotion.

After applying Lushious Lemon Lotion on your hands, your skin will feel soft and smooth. The lotion can also help to moisturize your feet. If you put on cotton socks after applying the lotion, the oils will continue to work on your feet as you walk around. The lotion coats the skin; however, it still allows the skin to breathe. This is a vegan formula, free from chemicals and synthetics. What makes this formula even more unique is the oil from water-melon seeds that absorb quickly and protects against aging of the skin.

Lushious Lemon Essential Oil Blend
As the experimentation continued, what evolved next was the Lushious Lemon Essential Oil Blend. The essential oils added to this blend provide optimal health support. The blend includes Myrtle essential oil, long known for cleansing and healing the skin. Other oils that amplify the blend’s strength include: Ylang Ylang, Spearmint, and Eucalyptus. The formula is powerful yet provides a beautiful, clean scent.

The Lushious Lemon blend is not only used on location straight or mixed with a carrier oil, but it can be used in a diffuser to purify the air and lift the spirits. Lushious Lemon is a lovely blend that should not be overlooked. Rather than using each of the oils individually, this blend has the right amount of each oil to create a powerful, synergistic effect. Perfect as a gift, anytime of the year!

Make inquiries and learn more from Young Members who make essential oils a part of their lifestyle:
Maria Low • Member #10279 •
Kathleen Karlsen, • Member #1043288 •
Kasondra Grillo • Member #29010370 •


References: Beddoe, Alexander F., Biological Ionization in Human Nutrition. 6th Edition, Whitman Publications, 2002.

The Wonder of Wolfberries

A Look at NingXia Red, Young Living’s Bestselling Product

Maria Low
January – February 2023 • Vol 4, No 2

I am often asked during presentations, “What product is the biggest seller for Young Living Essential Oils?” Some would guess Lavender essential oil, or perhaps Thieves or Wintergreen or Oregano. You may be surprised that it is none of these! The most requested and best-selling product is NingXia Red, a nutritious juice made from wolfberries.

How did Young Living founder, Gary Young, come across NingXia Wolfberries? One day, a woman scientist named Sue Chao walked through the door at his modest office and warehouse. She had with her a bottle of Young Living Essential Oils. She held up the bottle to Gary Young and asked him, “What is the chemical composition of the contents in this bottle?”

Gary passed the bottle under his nose and told her his estimation of the percentages of the terpenes called linalool and eugenol. She thought to herself, “How can he know that? I am going back to the lab and will test the oil and see whether he is correct.”

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2023-02-01T13:43:20-07:00Natural Therapies/Remedies|


for the Holidays

Maria Low
November – December 2022 • Vol 4, No 1

Essential oils, herbs, shrubs, and trees are mentioned in ancient scriptures from all over the world. The word “oil” occurs in the Bible 191 times. Olive oil is mentioned seven times, and the word “incense” appears 68 times. These primary Biblical oils are described as fragrances, odors, ointments, aromas, sacred smudges, and sweet savors. The following are the 14 principal oils mentioned in the Bible: Myrrh, Frankincense, Calamus, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cassia, Galbanum, Onycha, Spikenard, Hyssop, Sandal-wood (Aloe), Myrtle, Cypress, and Rose of Sharon.

Students in seminary school are not taught about the virtues of the holy oils mentioned in the scriptures. I always wondered why! Unfortunately, their teachers often pass over the information about sacred essential oils.

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