Month: October 2016

How To Prevent Colds and Flu

by    washing-hands-Kac Young PhD, ND, DCH
The number one tip for helping to prevent catching a cold or the flu this season is to wash your hands. But it isn’t just a fast and casual pass through running water. There’s an art to washing your hands to ward off the bacteria and viruses that cause colds and flu.
• Use warm water.
• Use real soap. Add a few drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil to liquid soap.
• Sing Happy Birthday to yourself to achieve a full 20 second washing.
• Rinse thoroughly.
• Dry.
• Do this 20-30 times a day.
The second tip is to be aware that germs and bugs pass easily from person to person.
• Avoid touching door knobs, handles, faucets, pens or styluses used for signing credit card or debit purchases, electronic bank machines, car doors and public railings.
• Keep your hands away from your face, lips, eyes and nose.
• Carry a small bottle of home-made hand sanitizer and use it before eating food snacks or sipping on a bottle of water or soft drink. Add 5 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil to a commercial  hand sanitizer or use 1 oz. aloe vera gel with the Essential Oils instead.
• Carry your own pen to use for writing and signing papers, credit card slips and keep yours rubbed down with alcohol every day.
Anti-viral spray:
10 drops Eucalyptus
8 drops Tea Tree EO
5 drops Thyme E
6 drops Lavender EO
3 drops Lemon EO
(You can use this blend in a diffuser or add ¼ cup spring water to a spray bottle and spritz the room several times a day.)

Diffuse:
2 drops Tea Tree EO
2 drops Lavender EO
2 drops Eucalyptus EO

And…..Be sure you get enough rest and eat healthy.

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Launching the Book

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Right now my  new book, coming out in bookstores Jan 8, 2017 is available for a pre-purchase at Amazon.com.

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Here’s what some people are saying about it:

 “Having been contacted by Kac for some additional information on essential oil safety, in particular for use with animals, I found an instant connection to this special lady and fellow aromatherapist; Kac Young. I really enjoyed reading her book, which I highly recommend to anyone that has an interest in aromatherapy and exploring the energetic and vibrational aspects of essential oils to add her book to your aromatic library. Kac’s book includes a wealth of aromatherapy recipes for use in the home and for personal body care, and she expands upon the use of essential oils to incorporate with energy work such as Feng Shui, Chakra balancing, Color Therapy, and more!”

 Kelly Holland Azzaro, RA, CCAP, CBFP, LMT-Registered Aromatherapist and Aromatherapy Educator.

 “Dr. Kac Young gives us everything we could possibly want or need to know about the value of using Essential Oils and the benefits that we and our families can receive. It’s a keeper for now and for future reference. I learned so much from this book!”

Jacklyn Zeman, Actress “Nurse Bobbie” on General Hospital

“Kac Young has outdone herself in the extensive research, compilation, and writing of her newest book. Loving essential oils as I do and using them every day, I have been waiting for such a book that contains all you will ever need to know about essential oils and how to prepare and use them. Every healing practitioner will want this essential book. Congratulations Kac, exceptionally well done.”

Terry Cole-Whittaker, author, minister and founder of Terry Cole-Whittaker Ministries and Adventures in Enlightenment

“I have fallen in love with this book of practical wisdom! Kac offers a masterfully written guide on how to tap into the many healing properties of essential oils. Her elegant approach reveals the timeless beauty and power of these natural essences and how we can benefit from them. The Beginner’s Guide to Healing Essential Oils now lives in my library where I can refer to it often.”

Terah Kathryn Collins, bestselling author of the Western Guide to Feng Shui

 “In this well-researched book, Kac Young leads the reader through the history of essential oils and their use in daily life, beautifully bringing together ancient wisdom with modern thought. She shows us how essential oils aid multidimensional healing in powerful and magical ways.”

Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging Education at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.

 The Healing Artist’s Guide to Essential Oils is an excellent resource for the beginner to the more advanced on how to use essential oils not just for health conditions, but also for emotional and spiritual enhancement. Kac’s work is thorough, easy to understand, and gives you the depth to want to delve into using oils on a regular basis.”

Ann Boroch, CNC, award-winning author Healing Multiple Sclerosis and The Candida Cure

“Kac Young is a poetic and thorough guide through the enchanting world of plant healing and essential oils. Her book offers major wisdom and wonderfully organized and exhaustive information on both the subtle and profound healing offered with the alchemical magic of essential oils.”

Amy Leigh Mercree – author of “Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Life and Revitalize Your Soul,” “A Little Bit of Chakras: An Introduction to Energy Healing,” and “The Spiritual Girl’s Guide to Dating: Your Enlightened Path to Love, Sex, and Soul Mates”

“Dr. Kac Young brilliantly presents a very thorough and informative book that covers everything you could want to know about essential oils and their application for bringing balance to the body, mind and spirit.  It is a must read for anyone desiring a holistic way to enhance their life and wellness.”

Nancy Wright, CHHC, AADP    Certified Holistic Health Coach

“We’ve used essential oils for years and believe in their efficacy, but have not until now, read a great, comprehensive book about oils.  Kac has obviously done her homework.  Thank you Kac for this amazing piece of work!”

Rob Spears and Brenda Michaels: Hosts – Conscious Talk Radio

“Healing occurs in layers and Kac Young keeps that firmly in mind as she leads the reader to the understanding and use of ancient essential oils.  With expert knowledge she blends history, alchemy and practicality into an inviting book filled with accessible ways to enjoy and benefit from venturing back to your senses with these oils.   You couldn’t ask for a finer guide to help you breathe in the magic that awaits.”

Jeannine Wiest

Author of The Alchemy of Self Healing: A Revolutionary 30 -day Plan to Change how you Relate to your Body and Health

“Having practiced aromatherapy for many years, I’ve read the majority of books on the subject. Kac Young’s book is by far the best! It contains a wealth of information about essential oils and their applications, and the reader’s growing understanding is further enhanced by the historical backgrounds that are included in each entry. The sections for each oil contain information about the benefits, background and history, the properties, cautions, common uses and supernatural uses. Kac’s flowing, compelling writing style prompts the reader to keep turning the pages rather than simply use this as a reference book. A must for everyone who is interested in the healing power of essential oils!”

Lisa Tenzin-Dolma: Former Nurse, U.K.

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“Fascinating, comprehensive and insightful, Kac Young’s book, Essential Oils, will draw you into the powerful art of healing aromatherapy. Artfully blending together the ancient wisdom of essential oils with proven research makes her book relevant and essential as society moves forward with more informed integrative health care.”

Atherton Drenth, author of “The Intuitive Dance”

“Kac Young has written a book on essential oils that reads so well, you’ll want to take it to bed like a novel. However, it’s the “how-to” part of this book that truly sings.  With these “magical” aromas, you can treat a wide range of health problems, ease anxiety, sleep better and find renewed energy for life. Her recipes offer fresh combinations for a multitude of health issues, and her deep knowledge of the oils keeps us attached to the ancient healing of those who came before us. This book really could change your life.”

Beth Wareham, The Power of No and Hair Club Burning

The Healing Art of Essential Oils Chart of Short Cuts for What Ails You.

 

Problem Essential Oils Solution
Stress, anxiety nervousness, overwhelmed Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot, Peppermint, Vetiver, Pine, Neroli, Tangerine, Sandalwood, Geranium  and Ylang Ylang
Insomnia Lavender, Blue Chamomile, Jasmine, Benzoin, Neroli, Rose, Frankincense, Sweet Marjoram, Pink Grapefruit.and Ylang Ylang
Appetite Control Black Pepper, Pink Grapefruit, Ginger.
Depressed mood Peppermint, Chamomile, Lavender, and Jasmine
Pain Lavender, Chamomile, Clary sage, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavender, Yarrow.
Nausea and vomiting  Peppermint, Ginger, Lemon, Orange, Ginger, Dill,  Chamomile, Clary sage, and Lavender
Memory, focus and attention Sage, Peppermint, and Cinnamon.
Low energy Black pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Angelica, Jasmine, Tea tree, Rosemary, Sage, and Citrus

 

How Essential Oils Can Help You Live a Better Life

How Essential Oils Can Help You Live a Better Life

Last night I was asked to give a presentation for my new book The Healing Art of Essential Oils for my long-time friend and colleague Dr. LJ Rose and her Natural Wellness Academy in Florida. I was happy to know she and her staff weren’t washed away in the recent hurricanes and storms. Grateful! Link to interview;

The people attending the teleconference were primarily students of the Natural Wellness Academy and they had wonderful questions about Essential Oils.  One of the first questions was about the history of Essential Oils. I was happy to share my research that Essential Oils goes way back to many cultures including the Vedas, the Sumerians, the Chinese and the Phoenicians. 320 Liters of Essential Oils were discovered in King Tut’s tomb in 1923. The alabaster jars had been meticulously sealed with special waxes and had retained the  scent of the oils for over 3000 years.

Another question they asked was, “Can you list your top three favorite oils and why?”  I likened the choice to that of a parent with ten children. How can you choose just three? Each one of them has special qualities, applications and charms…how could I limit my choice to only three? Wouldn’t the others feel diminished?  However, I did as requested and selected Lavender, Tea Tree and Lemon Essential Oils.

I selected Lavender Essential Oil for its healing and soothing qualities and because its element is air, its ruling planet is Mercury and its gender is masculine.

I selected Tea Tree Essential Oil for its antiseptic and clearing qualities and because its element is fire, its ruling planet is Jupiter and its gender is feminine.

I selected Lemon Essential Oil for its antibacterial and uplifting qualities  and becasue its element is water, its ruling planet is the moon and its gender is feminine.

In working with Essential Oils I like to consider all of the properties each possesses and represents so I can balance and complement other Essential Oils.

In my book I show how you can heal yourself by using Essential Oils for chakra clearings and balancing, to strengthen the qualities of a given astrological sign and for creating special rituals that have depth and personal meaning for all the major accomplishments in life. That’s why I include the gender, the element and the ruling planet of each Essential Oil.

I was able to leave the students with a green recipe for household window cleaner that doesn’t streak and keeps the chemical toxins of  most OTC cleaners out of the air your breathe. I share it with you here:

Recipe

In a spray bottle mix 50% water with 50% white vinegar and add 10-20 drops of organic Lemon Essential Oil. Shake well each time you use and see how well it cleans your windows. Note that without the commercial additives of alcohol, it may take you a few more swipes with the rag to achieve dryness, but I don’t mind since I am saving my lungs from the toxic fumes or manufactured window cleaners.

Here’s to shiny windows and clear lungs!