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Basic Laws of Mayan Medicine (Continued)

Greenery in Maya Land. Photo by Bruno Girin (https://flic.kr/p/3vYmW,  CC BY-SA 2.0) Continued from last week’s blogpost… Third Principle: The Mayan people recognized the natural cycles of plants and their powerful properties. They treated all plants with respect. Fourth Principle: Healing is a cooperative approach, with healer, patient, spirits, and plants working together. Especially important was prayer. Mayan healers believed that …

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6 ways to use Copaiba essential oil

Open a bottle of Copaiba essential oil and let the scent of the Amazon rainforest out. Steam distilled and resin tapped from the Brazilian Copaifera reticulata tree, Copaiba essential oil features a warm, woodsy scent and includes the naturally occurring constituent beta-caryophyllene, making it a popular addition to many spa and skin treatments. With a comforting, earthy aroma and a …

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13 creative ways (you didn’t know) you can use essential oils

The power of scent is strong; it can draw us back to our favorite memories. That’s why citrus oil can remind us of a relaxing day at the beach, or why conifer scents make you think of a hike with your besties. But scents can do so much more than create nostalgia! Experience the versality of essential oils: 1. Scrub …

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The Six Laws of Mayan Medicine

The lush jungle of the Mayan rainforest. Photo by Bruno Girin. (CC BY-SA 2.0) We have to ask, did the Mayans have essential oils? It is doubtful, as no distilleries have been discovered. But I believe the Mayans were too savvy not to have figured out enfleurage: how to lock the aromatic power of plants into animal fat or vegetable …

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7 essential oils for your bedside table

Slip into crisp, clean sheets, crack open a new novel, and set the stage for drifting into dreamland. Slipping into slumber can be easy, thanks to the calming and relaxing aromas of the right essential oils. When it’s time to go to sleep, these essential oils are the best to have around for transforming your bedroom into a tranquil haven …

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The Mayan Civilization

Mayan lintel 16 from Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico, now in the British Museum. Photo by Einsamer Schütze – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16336709 Mayan civilization began in 1800 BC and lasted until 900 AD. No one knows why it ended, after having survived the Spanish invasion in the 1500s; but for some reason, the former centers of this civilization were abandoned. The …

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DIY shaving cream with essential oils

Ladies, no more bundling our bodies in warm clothes. Now that cooler weather is on its way out, weekly shaving is back on the radar. For smooth, moisturized skin, it’s necessary to find an amazing shaving cream, but that can be challenging when so many commercial products include harmful ingredients or excessive foam that makes it tough to see what …

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8 things you should know about Grapefruit essential oil

Thanks to its tart taste and signature color, it’s not hard to see why grapefruit is a citrus favorite. But this favored fruit is so much more than a side to your breakfast or an element in your summer sorbet. In fact, Grapefruit oil benefits range from skin-cleansing properties to weight-management support—not to mention its delightful, cheery scent! Check out …

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Learning Ancient Mayan Health Wisdom

Editor’s note: This blog is a presentation Gary prepared for the 2017 Global Leadership Cruise. Since he was unable to attend, this presentation was not given. Two thousand Young Living members enjoy the 2017 Global Leadership Cruise. Welcome, to the 2,000 YL members who sailed with us on our 2017 Global Leadership Cruise to the Caribbean and Central America! We are …

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6 best diffuser blends for kids

Kids love essential oils! Maybe it’s the tiny, adorable bottles; or perhaps it’s the whole new world of scents to explore. No matter the reason, the littlest members of the family always pop up when it’s time to fill the diffuser. Make sure they get to be a part of the fun with these essential oil diffuser blends created just …