Exotic oils from around the world were released in late June at the 2013 Young Living International Convention is Salt Lake City, Utah. I’d love to share the benefits of each below. I have some new favorites! Yuzu is refreshing by adding a drop to your water. Plectranthus Oregano or Ecuadorian Oregano is soothing applied to sore muscles and Xiang Mao diffused is calming and soothing to the body and mind.
Micromeria (Micromeria fruticosa): Micromeria is a perennial herb that grows naturally in the deserts of Arabia and the Middle East. Also known as white savory, white zuta, and Israeli energy tea, micromeria was traditionally used as a natural herbicide for soil and to keep insects from the house. Bedouins use this oil to support a healthy digestive tract and cardiovascular system.* It is also used as a favorite cooking spice and a popular tea. A survey of wild, edible plants used in Palestine rated micromeria the sixth most significant plant out of 100 species.
Plectranthus Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus): Plectranthus (plec-tran-thus) oregano is a hardy, aromatic perennial originating from South Africa. Gary Young chose to grow it as an oregano alternative at the 2,500-acre Young Living Ecuador farm. He dubbed it “plectranthus oregano” because of its oregano-like aroma and flavor. Traditionally, plectranthus oregano was used with prayer in the Caribbean to promote relaxation; it also has traditional usein cooking, as a tea, and to support healthy joint mobility.*
Yuzu (Citrus junos): Yuzu is a refreshing, small citrus fruit that grows on the cooler mountain slopes of Shikoku Island, Japan. An outdoor vacationland with forested mountains and pure, rushing rivers, Shikoku is the heartland for yuzu citrus orchards, which blanket the sides of small hills and patchwork the face of larger mountain sides. In Japan, yuzu rinds are traditionally placed in warm bathwater as part of a relaxing bath.* A key ingredient in NingXia Red, yuzu contains limonoids, which are known to have antioxidant effects.*
Xiang Mao (Cymbopogon citratus): Xiang Mao (sh-ong m-ou) is a rapid-growing, aromatic clump of grass that can grow up to 6 feet tall. Young Living’s Xiang Mao essential oil, commonly known as red lemongrass, is an organic essential oil that is distilled from the Xiang Mao grass that is grown on the mountain slopes by the Paiwan aboriginal tribe in southeastern Taiwan. Xiang Mao is translated as “aromatic grass for rapid enlightenment.” Xiang Mao was traditionally used to freshen the household air, enlighten the mind, and moisten the skin. It was also used in folk medicine for its calming effects and to promote relaxation.
Hong Kuai (Chamaecyparis formosensis):Hong Kuai (hong kw-eye) is a treasured tree found only in the steep mountain rain forests in Taiwan. Hong Kuai trees typically live 1,00 to 2,00 years. The naturally fallen logs possess a sesquiterpene-rich, woody aroma. Hong Kuai’s lasting woody aroma makes it a prized lumber for building temples and shrines; its name in Chinese characters means “The respected trees for the temple building society.” Traditionally, Hong Kuai essential oil was used to support respiratory health, meditation, men’s cologne, and as an air enhancer prior to arrival of honored guests.
Amazonian Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata equitoriana): The flowering ylang ylang tress of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Madagascar provide as abundant supply of aromatic flower blossoms every day. Now growing in Ecuador, Gary Young transplanted ylang ylang to the fertile lowlands on his 2,500-acre farm in Ecuador, where he now has 40,000 mature trees. Traditionally, the flowers have been used for various events such as weddings, parties, ceremonies, etc.; and the essential oil has been used to harmonize and balance such as in supporting normal blood pressure and enjoyed as a intoxicating aphrodisiac.*
Biblical Sweet Myrrh (Commiphora erythraea): Biblical Sweet Myrrh is a highly prized tree resin that grows on the mystical island of Socotra, south of the Arabian Peninsula. The crushed resin and the essential oil, which is now distilled at the Young Living farm in Oman, were traditionally used to enhance skin beauty and elasticity and to support a healthy immune response.*
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