Yarrow Pom was one of the newly released oils that came out at Convention in September of 2018. It has quickly become a favorite and next to Rose Touch is my favorite oil... I have always struggled with my skin and since having kids have struggled with my hormones and metabolism. Since I have been taking it internally and using it topically I have noticed some incredible differences. But lets chat first at what this oil duo is profiled for.
I have also been using Yarrow/Pom in my moisturizer or by itself only skin am and pm and my skin is radiating. The texture is smooth, the redness around my nose and the hyper-pigmentation on my forehead and around my eyes has gone away. My husband has been using too and his wrinkles have drastically minimized and I tell him he has, "Peaches and Cream skin" at the age fo 44 yrs." :)
That is not all I have noticed that this oil calms me and I feel more grounded and not so moody. I especially get moody a few days before I cycle and since I have been taking this cocktail internally I am not nearly as moody and cycles are not even close to as intense as they have been.
SO HOW IS THIS OIL COMBO SO EFFECTIVE?
According to the DoTerra Science blog this is what is highlighted,
"Yarrow|Pom is an expertly crafted proprietary blend of Yarrow essential oil and cold-pressed Pomegranate seed oil designed to be your go-to for a true inside-out approach to aging, vitality, overall wellness, and, quite frankly, how to get that glow. This synergistic and first-of-its-kind blend naturallyup-regulates the body’s protective transcription factors while activating skin-protecting proteins (inhibiting the enzymes that breakdown elasticity and collagen) with the added benefit of promoting collagen production.* Additionally, this active botanical powerhouse can be applied topically to revitalize aging skin and taken internally to support a healthy inflammatory response at the source and promotes healthy metabolic function."
There are 3 main chemical constituents that make this oil amazing and powerful.
β-caryophyllene is a powerful chemical constituent that can act on the CB2 receptors in the brain and therefore it can activate the benefits of our endocannaboid system. Let me explain so its easier to understand.
The Endocanbenoid System (EBS) is the primary homeostatic regulatory system of the body. Its in charge of regulating all the major body systems such as:
Punicic Acid is relatively new and is still being aggressively studied. Pomegranate Seed Oil is an oil extract from Pomegranate Seed and it’s benefits include:
Chamazulene baby!!! This is what makes Yarrow/Pom BLUE!!!! I love saying the word. So here is some info on this bad boy... Chamazulene is actually a bi-product of the distillation process, it does not exist prior to distillation. Some of the benefits of this are:
This oil needs to be in your routine. You will fall in love with it. So here is a video I recorded on this beautiful oil that I share how I use and incorporate into lifestyle
If you have been using this metabolism cocktail of oils and or using Yarrow topically, let me know what your feeling and seeing. I love to hear how you all are using oils. I also would love to connect you to my community. Here is a link to my intro class. If you are ready to take the plunge and join my tribe here is the link.
Note: I am not a physician and do not claim to diagnose or treat. I love to share my own experience, strength and hope around my oil usage and research and link what I am reading up so that you have the information at your fingertips. My heart is for you to feel empowered to be your own advocate to rock a natural lifestyle. I have linked affiliate links where I get some reimbursement from the company and that pays for the upkeep of my website and blog and allows me to serve you with my free content.
So much love and light,
You want to make some beautiful Valentines Day gifts? You can make something so beautiful and this bath soak is so refreshing and relaxing and absolutely therapeutic while it supports balancing your magnesium levels. I already did a blog post on epsom salt baths, but seriously this is such an easy and effective way to love on yourself and support over all wellness.
In this recipe I have paired this "magic mineral" with two great essential oils that are known for decreasing stress, supporting the immune system and supporting healthy and smooth skin. Frankincense & Lavender!!!
Lavender: This essential oil, is also known as the swiss army knife of oil. It is versatile and gentle, powerful and healing. It soothes the skin, and purifies the skin at the same time, promoting healing. It helps to reduce stress and lower your cortisol levels. Neurologically it calms the central nervous system and supports one who is working through trauma. Check a great study on Lavender here. It is a must have for every home.
Frankincense is a powerful oil that is being studied aggressively for its ability to support healthy cell function and its ability to tell if a cell is past the point of repair and needs to move out of the body or if it can support a cell to reabsorb oxygen and heal it self. It is also extremely calming to the central nervous system and supports one experiencing anxious feelings and stress. Not only that but its beautiful choice to incorporate into your skin care routine. It purifies the skin and also smooths the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or age spots. Add to your bath salts and enjoy a therapeutic spa night. For more uses on Lavender and Frankincense, check out my blog post on the top 10 ways here.
3 Cups Espsom Salts
8-10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
8-10 Drops of Frankincense Oil
3 tabelspoons of liquid castile soap
Add 2 tabelspoons of dried Lavender
or 2 tabelspoons of dried roses
or 2 tabelspoons of Calendula flowers.
How to make:
Mix your Castile soap and essential oils in a bowel and then pour them into a bowel or glass jar with your epsom salts... mix with a metal straw or spoon and then add in your dried flowers and mix through. Then store in an airtight container.
Run your bath and add 1 1/2 cups of this mixture to your bath and soak for 30-40 minutes to absorb the magnesium, and detox your cells and destress. I love to listen to a podcast and then bring a tall glass of water with a couple drops of lemon. BOOM!!!!
Happy Self Care Sunday!!! Love to hear from you on what your favorite self-care practices are and if you have any questions.
This salve has been huge in our family. I recently got my friend Tiffany @belvoedessentials recipe and tweaked mine to make it even more healing... I added some amazing oils like Copaiba and Yarrow/Pom. This SALVE is a must have for all the diaper bags and all the mamas. I love love love this. and love that i know what is in and all fo the ingredients are nourishing to your skin with no fillers, chemicals, synthetic fragrance, or petroleum..... This salve is amazing for chapped skin, diaper rash, dry skin, eczema, or any irritations. My little guy has always had super sensitive skin and always had bumps and going green with all of my personal care products has been essential... I took one thing at a time. So I love to my salve, body butter, use dryer balls, diluted essential oils and all the things.... reducing toxins is so essential.... So here is a fabulous recipe that I think you will really enjoy!!!!!
1/2 Cup of Raw organic coconut oil.
1/2 Cup + 2 tablespoons of Raw Organic Shea Butter.
4 Tablespoons of Beeswax...
1 Tablespoon of Vitamin E oil.
20 Drops of Frankincense.
20 Drops of Lavender.
20 Drops of Copaiba.
10-20 Drops of Yarrow/Pom Optional... but so good.
2 Oz. metal tins.
Stir Stick or metal straws to stir.
Directions: Melt all the raw ingredients together in a double boiler. Or I just put a glass pyrex dish in a pan of hot water and let boil, so the ingredients melt together. As soon as all of the beeswax is melted down, and you don't want the ingredients to boil., take off of the stove and let sit. Let it cool but before it starts to set up, add your essential oils. After you add and stir, then pour the liquid into 2 oz. metal tins. I pour mine til it reaches the ribbing... then stop..
Allow the salve to set up and harden. and then you have some awesome salve that we love to use for hydration, for chap lips, for diaper cream, for cracked heals... radiation burns...... ALL the THINGS!!!
This makes a great gift.
If this was helpful please leave me a comment and tell me how you used it.
My name is Holly Boyer and I am a life long Alaskan, mama of two of the most precious babies, and wife to my soulmate.