Oil of the Week: Joy

February 9, 2015

by Jennifer Triassi, WT yoga instructor and Young Living independent consultant

 

Joy is an essential oil blend that is a combination of ten different essential oils, and some of the best smelling ones too! All together, Joy is composed of: Lemon, Mandarin, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, Jasmine, Rosewood, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, and Bergamot. Together they combine to create a scent sweeter than any essential oils give off on their own.

 

This blend is powerful, and it lives up to its name! It's uplifting, acts as an aphrodisiac, and fights infections and bacteria, among other things!

 

Here are some ways to use it!

Uplifting Bath: Add 2-3 drops of Joy essential oil blend to 1/2 cup epsom salts and dump into your bath for an instant mood boost.

 

Freshen Floors: Add a few drops of Joy essential oil blend to a rag, and rub down your hardwood floors. Try dabbing a few drops on a cotton ball and place it inside the canister of your vacuum.

 

Ease Anxiety: Feeling tense? Rub a drop of Joy essential oil blend on your wrists, neck, heart area, or feet.

Rejuvenating Body Lotion: Add a few drops of Joy essential oil blend to an everyday lotion for a lovely additional scent.

 

Lower Blood Pressure: If you suffer from stress-induced high blood pressure, you can calm your body naturally by applying Joy essential oil to your wrists, neck, forearms and heart area.

 

Soothe Lower Back Pain: Daily application of Joy essential oil can help alleviate lower back pain.

DIY Car Scent: This is an extremely useful application for Joy essential oil. Just put one drop on a cotton ball and stick it in the air vents of your car for a sweet scent. Otherwise, add it to a full water bottle and spritz away!

 

Alleviate Headaches: For an easy headache alleviation, take a few drops of Joy essential oil and apply them to your temples. Breathe the scent in deeply.

Increase Libido: Diffusing this essential oil in the air during a romantic night (or dabbing a little on yourself) can help set the mood.

 

DIY Scented Stationary: Just a few drops of Joy essential oil can give any stationary a luxurious scent.

 

Alleviate Menstrual Cramps: A few drops of Joy essential oil rubbed directly onto the abdomen can ease cramps.

 

Give a Romantic Massage: Add 10-12 drops of Joy essential oil to 2 oz. of massage oil.

 

Have Great-Smelling Laundry Naturally: Place a few drops of Joy essential oil on a cloth and throw it in with the rest of the laundry.

 

Improve Blood Circulation: Take 1-2 drops of Joy essential oil and rub directly onto any area with poor blood circulation. Do not use a carrier oil.

 

Brighten your Day: Diffuse Joy essential oil in the house to give everyone a nice boost. If you're alone, dab a few drops on your palm, heart area or the tip of your nose.

 

**We'll be diffusing Joy in our waiting room all week long! Stop in and experience its uplifting effects first hand!**

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