It’s finally Thursday!! Hope everyone has had a great week so far! I’m trying to get everyone back to being well in this household. You know it’s bad when the parrot is mimicking the coughs and sneezes. Anyways, here’s my part 5 of my vitality vs. regular essential bottles. So, let’s get started with “Vitality vs Regular Essential Oils Bottles Part 5…”
**For this post series, you will see both, the LABELED Vitality Essential Oils Bottles and the NONLABELED Vitality/Regular Essential Oils Bottles. In this post, I have the LABELED ones and a couple of NONLABELED ones. I do not have all the labeled ones and won’t purchase until I have used up all my others and/or when I have a need for a specific one.**
As I mentioned in the first post of this series, the number one question I see asked about Young Living’s Vitality Line is ‘What’s the difference between the Vitality and Regular labeled bottles?’ Well, the simple answer is the Vitality Line labeled bottles are FDA approved. Both bottles, for example, Lemon/Lemon Vitality Essential Oil, contains the same things within their bottles; it’s only the labels on the outside that make them different. The FDA approval makes it show they are safe for ingestion. These bottles were introduced in 2016, so since I became a member of Young Living in 2014, I have lots of the ‘ingestion safe’ essential oils in my ever-growing stash.
Again, Young Living has separated their Vitality Line into four groups: Herb, Spices, Citrus, and Supplement Vitality Essential Oils. In this post, we have one spice and four herbs Vitality Essential Oil. For the citrus group we have one, and supplement group we have two. Within my stash, all but the citrus in this post are in the vitality bottles.
Nutmeg – According to Young Living’s website, “[…] comes from an evergreen tree indigenous to Indonesia. Whether it’s baked into spice cake or blended into tea, this pungent spice offers a warm, nostalgic taste and aroma. Steam distilled from the fruit and seeds of the tree, [it] has a sweet and distinctly spicy taste, making it both a powerful and versatile essential oil.” Some common uses included “[p]ut[ting] 1 drop of Nutmeg Vitality and 1 drop of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex into a capsule and take it to support cognitive function,” “[p]lac[ing] 1–2 drops into a smoothie or green drink to support a healthy immune system,” and “[a]dd[ing] Nutmeg Vitality to your favorite holiday baked goods.”
Sage – According to Young Living’s website, “[t]he sage plant, also known as Salvia officinalis, is a member of the mint family. [It] […] is steamed distilled from the leaves and is known for its warm, earthy flavor that no Thanksgiving dinner could be without.” Some common uses include “[t]ak[ing] as a dietary supplement to support a healthy digestive system,” [u]s[ing] Sage Vitality while baking winter squash to enhance the squash’s earthy flavors, and adding it to “seafood, vegetables, breadsticks, corn breads, muffins, and other savory breads” as it’s “a wonderful flavor enhancer.”
I guess the next time I make something with seafood in it or have some corn bread I’ll be adding a drop or two of Sage Vitality. Certainly cannot wait to try it! How about you?
Tarragon – According to Young Living’s website, “is considered one of the four key seasoning ingredients in traditional French cooking. Native to southern Europe, […] is steam distilled from the leaves of the plant and features a distinctly strong, herbaceous flavor.” Common uses include “[a]dd[ing] [it] […] to seafood, poultry, eggs, and vegetables to enjoy its sophisticated, complementary flavor,” [p]air[ing] with Lemon Vitality to complement your favorite savory dishes and sauces, such as béarnaise,” and ” [d]ilut[ing] 1 drop Tarragon Vitality with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex and take as a dietary supplement to support a focused and active lifestyle.”
Okay, honestly up until I went through the Young Living Guidebook the first time in 2014 I hadn’t even heard of Tarragon. I’m really not much of a cook, that’s more my mom’s and sister’s doing more than anything. Nonetheless, I think I’ll start taking it in a capsule now to see if it enhances my focus along with my roll-on and diffuser blends I use. Keep an eye out for an update, as I’m sure I’ll let you know.
German Chamomile – According to Young Living’s website, “has been used in herbal remedies for thousands of years throughout ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. German Chamomile Vitality™ essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the plant and features a slight apple taste, making it great for tossing into a salad dressing or adding to a fresh cup of tea.” Some common uses include “[a]dd[ing] 1–2 drops […] to warm tea as part of a comforting evening ritual, “[a]dd[ing] 1–2 drops to a smoothie or shake to provide powerful antioxidants, and “[p]lac[ing] a few drops in hot tea to promote feelings of calmness and support a normal, healthy outlook during PMS.”
Now, I know we have all heard of Chamomile Tea, if not actually had some too. So this German Chamomile Vitality EO I’m sure is just as great! I think I’ll add it to my hot tea in the morning.
Rosemary – According to Young Living’s website, “is a flavorful herb that’s celebrated for its role in the culinary world, especially in Italian dishes. [It] […] lends a uniquely herbaceous taste to every dish it’s featured in, making it perfect for many savory recipes. Rosemary also happens to be an important ingredient in many Young Living products, including Thieves®, En-R-Gee™, and JuvaFlex™ essential oil blends, and Essentialzymes-4™ and Inner Defense® supplements.” Some common uses include “[k]eep[ing] your healthy lifestyle going by adding 2 drops in a capsule and taking as a dietary supplement,” [s]tir[ing] in a few drops of Rosemary Vitality oil to your tomato sauce to add an authentic, fresh flavor,” and “[r]eplac[ing] dried rosemary with just a drop of Rosemary Vitality in your favorite recipes, such as breads and pasta dishes.”
Who doesn’t love Rosemary?! If you already use Young Living products most likely, you have been exposed to Rosemary one way or another. As it says above, it’s in at least five of Young Living’s products. I personally use Thieves Essential Oil every day, as well as take the supplements Essentialzymes-4 and Inner Defense; though, I can’t wait to cook with it more in the future.
Grapefruit – According to Young Living’s website, “is known for its invigorating citrus scent and delicious, tart taste. Grapefruit Vitality essential oil can also support weight-management programs when taken internally and paired with a healthy diet and exercise.” Some common uses include “add[ing] 2-3 drops of Grapefruit Vitality and other citrus Vitality oils to cold water to make a refreshing drink and stay hydrated,” [a]dd[ing] it to culinary recipes to add a distinct, citrus flavor” as it “tastes great in desserts, marinades, and salad dressings.
Ahh, the awesome Grapefruit! I do not have this in the vitality bottle and probably won’t ever unless it’s a freebie. I use it enough not to have a small 5ml bottle of it, as it’s part of the “Weight Loss Trio” which contains Grapefruit, Lemon, and Peppermint Essential Oils. Those three can be taken either in a capsule with five drops each or added to a glass of cold water. I personally, go back and forth using the trio and Young Living’s Slique Essence.
Longevity– According to Young Living’s website, “is a powerful combination of powerful essential oils, including Thyme, Orange, Clove, and Frankincense. It can be incorporated into a wellness regimen along with other Young Living favorites, such as Master Formula™, AgilEase™, and Life 9™, and is a fantastic supplement that your senior parents or grandparents will love.” Some common uses include [p]ut[ting] 1–2 drops of Longevity Vitality in a glass of water or take in a capsule daily to support a healthy immune system, [t]ak[ing] with Master Formula to support and improve overall wellness, and [a]dd[ing] to your favorite shake with Young Living’s Pure Protein Complete to support a healthy lifestyle.”
SclarEssence – According to Young Living’s website, “contains a balanced blend of essential oils that align well with common women’s wellness practices. Including four therapeutic-grade essential oils, SclarEssence combines the powerful properties of Clary Sage, Peppermint, Sage, and Fennel. Take SclarEssence Vitality by itself or with FemiGen™ as needed for women’s support.” Some common uses include “[a]dd[ing] 1–2 drops of SclarEssence Vitality to a glass of water or in conjunction with Estro,” “[a]dd[ing] SclarEssence Vitality to a warm cup of tea and enjoy after a soothing Dragon Time oil massage,” and “[t]ak[ing] as a dietary supplement daily with Master Formula™ to support a healthy lifestyle.”
There you go, my “Vitality vs. Regular Essential Oils Bottles Part 5” post. Hope you enjoyed and learned a lot as I have.
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**As with any over the counter medicines or prescription, a specific essential oil may work great for me, but not so much for you. I am not a doctor, just someone who uses essential oils on a daily basis and loves them. These are recommendations, as it is a trial and error type process to find what works best for you. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.**
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