Monday, March 9, 2015

Young Living's Ortho Ease Massage Oil

My family and I have been using Young Living products for over a year now, and one of my favorite products to use when treating my aches and pains is Ortho Ease Massage Oil.  After applying Ortho Ease to my body, my muscles and tendons feel relaxed and refreshed.  The thing I love about it most is that Ortho Ease does not contain harsh chemicals like a lot of the other sports cremes and analgesics out there.  I have sensitive skin, and I don't want these chemicals being absorbed through my skin.

Ortho Ease contains the following therapeutic-grade essential oils:

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) has a sweet, minty scent. The oil is distilled from the small evergreen herb's leaves. The refreshing, clean taste of wintergreen has made it a favorite in flavoring numerous products. Wintergreen contains the same active ingredient (methyl salicylate) as birch and is beneficial in massage for soothing head tension and muscles after exercising.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, it may also restore digestive efficiency.* Jean Valnet MD studied peppermint's supportive effect on the liver and respiratory systems.  Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint's ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness. This powerful essential oil is often diluted before topical application, and is used to soothe muscles after exercise. 

Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma and scopulorum) has a clean, mildly penetrating, woody scent that has a cleansing effect on the mind, spirit, and body. It may work as a detoxifier and cleanser, and is beneficial to the skin.

Eucalyptus globulus has a fresh, penetrating scent. It contains a high percentage of the constituent eucalyptol, a key ingredient in many mouth rinses. Applied topically, it is often used to support the respiratory system* and to soothe muscles after exercise.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana) has a woody, spicy aroma. A calming oil, it has a warming effect on both mind and body and soothes tense muscles after exercise. It is beneficial for occasional simple nervous tension* and may also be used for cooking. 

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) has a spicy, warm, herbaceous aroma that is both powerful and penetrating. Known since ancient times as a medicinal herb, thyme contains large amounts of thymol. As a dietary supplement, it is one of the strongest antioxidants known. Thyme supports the immune, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and other body systems.* Thyme may also be used to enhance the flavor of food.

Eucalyptus radiata is cooling, refreshing, and energizing. Lighter in smell than Eucalyptus globulus, it has many of the same supportive properties. Because it is relatively gentle and nonirritating, it is the preferred choice for children. This variety is one of the most versatile of the eucalyptus oils and is suitable for topical use, diffusing, and even direct inhalation. It has long been an ingredient in some of Young Living's most popular blends.  

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) has a light, fresh, citrus aroma with earthy undertones. Refreshing, rejuvenating, stimulating, and balancing, it inspires and improves mental clarity. Lemongrass also supports the circulatory system* and has a score of 17,765 on the antioxidant ORAC scale. Research was published in the Phytotherapy Research Journal regarding the powerful properties of topically applied lemongrass.

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) has a heavy, earthy fragrance similar to patchouli with a touch of lemon. Vetiver oil is psychologically grounding, calming, and stabilizing. One of the oils that is highest in sesquiterpenes, vetiver was studied by Dr. Terry Friedmann for improving children's behavior. Vetiver may help when coping with stress and to recover from emotional trauma and shock. 

I am a firm believer that if you can't ingest an ingredient safely, then you probably shouldn't be adding it to your skin.  As you can see, four of the active ingredients in Ortho Ease are essential oils that can be ingested.  I feel safe using Young Living's essential oils, because of their commitment to providing the highest quality oils through their Seed to Seal production.

Ortho Ease is a perfect therapeutic product for your home, athletic training room or clinic.

You can order your Ortho Ease Massage Oil here.  If you would like to learn more about becoming a wholesale member and receiving a 24% discount off the retail price, or if you have any questions, contact me.  I would love to help you!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not meant to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.