Category Archives: Peppermint

Lavender Oil, a natural alternative to pesticides

Essential Oils For Things that Bug You Around the House
by David Stewart, Ph.D., R.A.

Among the many chemicals in our industrial environment that get into our systems and make us sick are the pesticides we use in our own homes. We use them because they are toxic to the creatures that bug us, but forgetting that they are also toxic to us.

Sometimes the toxicity is immediately apparent: we get a headache, get sick or feel nauseous from the fumes or other contact. Sometimes the toxicity is subtle and can accumulate resulting in chronic complaints and disorders (including allergies, cancer and miscarriages) that can be serious and even deadly overtime. Sometimes we even put poisons on our pets to deal with ticks and fleas, not realizing that these substances are not healthy for us nor our animals.



~^~How to Use Oils for Pest Control

As YLEO distributors, we don’t need poisons to kill pests. We
can repel them (and even sometimes kill them) with substances
that are not only harmless to us but are actually healthful
to us. To the right is a list of oils that will solve most of your
pest problems around the house.

And how do you use them? One way is to get a pistol-grip squirt
bottle. Mix a few drops of the oil with some water, shake it up,
and start firing. If you have bugs on your plants, like aphids on
your roses, you can squirt the leaves and drive the bugs away
with no harm to your plant. You can do the same with the other
pests. As for ants, you can smear a line of peppermint or
spearmint across your kitchen counter or floor and the ants
won’t cross it. If you already have a line of ants invading your
house, just draw a line of oil across them and they will turn back.
It is fun to watch. And as for flies, you can knock them dead
right out of the air with one shot from your pistol grip.

~^~Specific Oils for Specific Insects



















~^~A Brown Recluse Experiment

Seeing how squirting a peppermint-water spray would kill flies
in mid-air, I wondered what pure oil would do. So I did an
experiment on a brown recluse spider. I captured a live one in
a jar and carefully placed one drop of peppermint on one side.
The pure peppermint repelled the spider who crowded to the
otherside to avoid the oil. When I tipped the jar to force the
spider to fall into the oil, it merely squirmed and got away,
still repelled by the oil, but not apparently harmed. Then I put
a drop of water with the oil and tipped the jar so that the
spider slid into the water and oil together and, instantly, it
shrivled up died.

Conclusion: The oil alone is an insect repellant. Combined with
water, it is an insecticide.

~^~Safe Insect Repellants

As far as repellants go, when you go into the woods and fields,
put a little lavender around your ankles, wrists, and waist-band
and you won’t have to worry about chiggers or ticks (or Lyme
Disease of Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever). Lemongrass,
sage or thyme would work, too, but might irritate your skin so
put it on your pant cuffs and shirt sleeves.

As for your pets, you can put oils such as Purification, around
their necks and backs, but watch to keep oils from around their

So there you have it. Non-toxic pest control.

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Steve Pohlit, Business Development Consultant who Got Oiled 10 years ago and has been Oiled ever since.

Migraine Solutions, Pain Remedies

A person recently wrote about a friend’s daughter experiencing severe pain that could only be described as migraine. What follows is very interesting insight to the issue of pain and particularly when there is no clear cause. In reading these suggestions think in terms of pain resolution whether migraine or not. Here is what others have offered in response for this lady:
I had a few weeks of horrid out of control migraines recently. They started with a fall that I had that shook my nervious system up, then meds at a dental app. to fill a tooth. and a eye app. where they put in med drops to check for glaucoma etc.

I used M-Graine or Clarity, Ice, Chiro care, upped my water intake to help get what ever was bothering my system out, quietness and darkness. Yes shades even in the house the window shades down. It took 2. 1/2 weeks to get relief. Now when I feel the slightest pain in my head, face, neck I know get M-graine or Clarity on it right away.

Many people feel relief from Three Wise Men and Lavender along the jaw line and sinuses. I think that Ningxia Red is an excellent way to clean the liver which in turn will help clear the sinuses. Peppermint will help to drive the other two oils in and is a great anti-inflammatory.


This might seem like a HUGE oversimplification of a problem, but I’ve had clients experience amazing amounts of relief, so it cannot be discounted. I’d recommend a really good massage therapist. The key is finding someone who is good at neck work/ shoulder work/ upper back work, and possibly someone trained in myofascial release or trigger point work…


There is more and if you search on the categories at this site you will find more information. Key is everybody is different and there is not magic “one protocol is good for all” You must know yourself and evaluate what feel right for you. One of the things I do is just stand in front of my oils and think…OK tell me…which should I use. Yes I know this may seem unusual. That is fine that is exactly what I do and “I Love My Oils”

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Steve Pohlit, Business Development Consultant who Got Oiled 10 years ago and has been Oiled ever since.

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Negative Response From Others When Using Essential Oils

I am posting this question and I am looking forward to the suggestions since I have experienced this situation myself on numerous occasions. Currently I can only get away with a light drop of a citrus oil like lemon or orange as the owner is very sensitive to any essential oil aroma. This has been a problem for me as I have always used essential oils frequently and in abundance. So here goes:

Bad news today at work! I’ve been using peppermint quite
successfully to hold in tow migraines. It usually works, probably
following the theory that because it’s cooling, it cools down the
swollen blood vessels in head, which can press against bones in
skull and cause migraines. Seems true for me in 75% of the

Anyway, recently moved to different spot at work. Just found out my
coworker has been sitting in her office with door closed all day due
to becoming nauseated from the smell of my peppermint. I’m pretty
upset about this, as not using peppermint at work will
remove a very good alternative to Advil and pharmaceutical meds for

This is too hard to believe! Does anyone have advice?
Going to restroom, taking shoes, socks off, and rugging on brain
points of big toe or someone else? Does that ever work?
ANY suggestions would be helpful as this is bad news for me!

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(Please read all the information on the proper use of essential oils and read all the normal disclaimers associated with information not evaluated by the FDA. All of this detail is part of your experience in The World of Essential Oils

Steve Pohlit, Business Development Consultant who Got Oiled 10 years ago and has been Oiled ever since.

Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent

“We have been amazingly successful
in repelling mosquitos with a blend of
Purification and peppermint. Mix it with
some water and spritz liberally on your body,
clothes, tent … we have found that we are
mosquito free …The amounts always vary,
but for a small spray bottle we will usually
use about 20 drops purification and about 10
or more peppermint.”


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(Please read all the information on the proper use of essential oils and read all the normal disclaimers associated with information not evaluated by the FDA. All of this detail is part of your experience in The World of Essential Oils

Steve Pohlit, Business Development Consultant who Got Oiled 10 years ago and has been Oiled ever since.

Essential Oil Announcements Including Special Essential Oil Offers

June 29, 2007
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Convention Registration Deadline Extended

To accommodate the overwhelming number of new distributors who have recently enrolled with Young Living, the registration deadline has been extended! If you register before midnight MT on Friday, August 3, you’ll save $50 off the registration fee! Register now in one of three ways: click here to download a printable registration form, call 1-800-217-0002, or visit us online at

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Convention General Session Speaker: Dr. E. Joan Barice

Join Dr. E. Joan Barice as she shares her story of miraculous recovery with essential oils. Board certified in internal, preventive, and addiction medicine with degrees from both Stanford and Harvard medical schools, Dr. Barice has studied and used therapeutic-grade essential oils for over five years.

Be a Massage Therapist at Our Convention Spa!

Are you looking for a chance to share your massage skills? We’re offering massage therapists the unique opportunity of working at our convention spa! For work details and compensation package, contact Denise Cummings at or call 1-801-418-8900. Please note that you must have a massage therapist license issued directly from the District of Columbia.

Young Living Cookbook Volume 2
There’s just one more day to submit your delicious, nutritious recipes for a chance to be published in the new Young Living Cookbook Volume 2! If your recipe is chosen, you will receive a free essential oil cooking set that includes a copy of the new cookbook!

You may submit as many recipes as you like; however, only one recipe per distributor will be published. Recipes should contain at least two Young Living products and should be free of sugar, sugar substitutes (NutraSweet, Splenda®, etc.), white flour, white rice, pork, red meat, mushrooms, coffee, black or green tea, chocolate, or MSG. Please include proper measurements, thorough instructions, and serving sizes. Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2007.

To submit your entry:
Mail: Young Living Essential Oils
Attn: Marketing/Recipe Contest
3125 W. Executive Pkwy.
Lehi, Utah 84043

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Join Jon McGarry, Regional Business Director, for an exciting and educational event that features a general overview of Young Living and its products and business opportunity as well as in-depth education and training on the premium Thieves product line. You will also hear an exciting update about a recent trip to Ecuador.

The first 100 attendees will receive a free 5 ml bottle of oil, and a variety of door prizes will be given out. Also, new enrollment kits will be available for purchase onsite. Experience essential oils, product samples, physical and financial abundance, product discounts, new enrollment incentives, and more! Registration is on-site only, beginning at 6:00 p.m.; events are from 7:00â?”9:00 p.m.

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Date: July 12
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Oil Essentials Training in Canada, Michigan, and Oklahoma
Young Living is now offering two more Oil Essentials Trainings: Michigan on August 4 and Oklahoma on August 18. Spots are still available in Canada on July 28, but seating is limited. Preregistration cost for each event is $199 or $240 on-site. Be sure to take advantage of our early-bird special: everyone who registers for Michigan or Oklahoma from June 29 through July 13 will receive fifty Essential Rewards points!

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Ronda Jennings submitted the following tip:

“Every year in the spring or summer, I wake up one morning to a kitchen counter full of ants. Last year, I mixed peppermint essential oil with water and sprayed around all of my windows, and for the first time in seven years, I was not invaded with ants.”

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In honor of Independence Day, Young Living, including Distributor Network Services and the Product Store, will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2007. Ordering, package tracking, volume checking, etc., will still be available via the website, and ordering is always available via the Automated Phone System. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you enjoy your holiday!

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(Please read all the information on the proper use of essential oils and read all the normal disclaimers associated with information not evaluated by the FDA. All of this detail is part of your experience in The World of Essential Oils

Steve Pohlit, Business Development Consultant who Got Oiled 10 years ago and has been Oiled ever since.