A Young Living Essential Oils Team

Essential Oils and Brain Health Part 2

If you missed Part 1, click HERE to read it.

OK, now that you’re all caught up, let’s continue, shall we?  😀


Some oils contain Phenols and Phenylpropanoids. That’s hard to remember, so I want you to remember PURIFY!  These oils PURIFY your cells!

Oils that are high in these compounds are Clove (80%), Basil (70%), Oregano (70%), and Thyme (48%).

Sesquiterpenes are molecules that deliver oxygen molecules to cells, like hemoglobin does in the blood. The word here to remember is STOP.  Stop the harmful growth! Like a pair of molecular scissors, it cuts out the harmful part and doesn’t allow that part to reproduce.  Sesquiterpenes can be calming and relaxing oils. Sesquiterpenes are typically very soothing on the emotional center. Essential oils such as cedarwood oil, copaiba oil, sandalwood oil, vetiver oil, patchouli, ginger, myrrh, Spikenard, and black pepper are high in sesquiterpenes and can be very balancing and soothing.

The final step in our triple punch is to reprogram the cells with correct information. This helps insure proper cell-to-cell communication and maintain healthy bodily functions.  Monoterpenes is our word, but I want you to remember MODIFY cellular memory!  If it can’t be fixed, it allows it to die.  Monoterpenes can reprogram miswritten information in the cellular memory (DNA). With improper coding in cellular memory, cells malfunction and diseases result. The oils that have high compounds of monoterpenes are Grapefruit (92%), Angelica (80%), Frankincense (77%), Cypress (77%), Galbanum (75%), Pine (60%), Rose of Sharon (54%), Juniper (54%), and Spruce (50%).

(Thank you to Dr. Stewart for this information and Dr. O’Brien for the Purify, Stop, Modify words to help us remember!)

Nutrients that are critical for optimal brain function are protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, B vitamins, and phytochemicals.

Support the Body

Nutrients that are critical for optimal brain function are protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, B vitamins, and phytochemicals.  You need to support the body with adequate sleep, improved gut function, and the vitamins and minerals it needs to function at a healthy level!

Brain/Gut Connection

Researches have long known that our brain sends information to our gut.  What they have been surprised to learn recently is how much information is sent from our gut to our brain!  Have you ever had a “gut” feeling about something?  While we do due diligence to check something completely before going with our gut, it’s definitely something that shouldn’t be ignored either!  90% of our neuro-transmitters are created in the gut!

Our body produces serotonin in our gut, which our brain needs for optimal health.  When our body is low in these levels, it can cause things like depression, anxiety, foggy brain, and more!

Things that can disrupt a healthy gut flora are antibiotics (kills all, good and bad bacteria), toxins in water, processed foods, and antibacterial soap.  Reference


Our brain is 60% fat, so we need to support that with healthy fats in our daily lives!

Mindwise™ combines exotic sacha inchi nut oil with a proprietary mindwise oil blend for a unique, normal brain function-supporting supplement.* harvested from the peruvian amazon, sacha inchi nuts are cold pressed to create a vegetarian oil with a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids and an unmatched percentage of desirable omega-3 fatty acids (α-linolenic acid). Medium chain triglycerides (mct) and pure essential oils are added to complete the mindwise oil blend.

The proprietary memory blend features alcar, gpc, and bio-identical coq 10, ingredients that have been studied for their beneficial health properties. Generous amounts of vitamin d3 and a unique delivery method create a premium supplement that supports normal memory function and overall cognitive health.*.


Reconnect with a new collection of essential oil blends created to help maintain mental acuity and focus and support mood by uplifting and encouraging positive energy in times of restlessness and unease.

The essential oil blends in the Reconnect Collection are designed to relax the mind and support a determination to stay on task, and to help ground and unite the body, mind, and spirit with real life. The oils can uplift mood and support a positive outlook that allows the mind to react positively and engage with one’s surroundings. Using these oils can help lead to a restful night’s sleep by relaxing and calming the body.”


Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body’s circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is an internal 24-hour “clock” that plays a critical role in when we fall asleep and when we wake up. When it is dark, your body produces more melatonin.

Melatonin protects against oxidative stress!

Did you know that the receptor sites on our cells for cortisol are the same as those for melatonin?  So, we are high in stress, the melatonin our body naturally creates can’t get into our cells!  It’s time to clean them up!  Did you know that:

  • Children need 10-11 hours of sleep every night to support a healthy immune system and brain function
  • Adults need a minimum of 7-9 hours of sleep! Important for Caregivers!!!
  • We detoxify our brains during sleep
  • Sleep drives metabolic clearance from adult brain

Promote healthy sleep with calming essential oils such as Lavender, RutaVala, Peace & Calming, & SleepyIze.


In humans, glycogen is made and stored primarily in the cells of the liver and the muscles. Glycogen functions as the secondary long-term energy storage. Muscle glycogen is converted into glucose by muscle cells, and liver glycogen converts to glucose for use throughout the body including the central nervous system.

Did you know that 30 minutes of exercise a day has been shown to:

– Reduce Alzheimer’s by 50%

– Reduce anxiety and depression by 50%

– Reduce progression to diabetes by 58%

– Reduce overall risk of dying by 23%

Exercise keeps your brain from shrinking, according to Dr. Olivier Wenker, Physician for Integrative Medicine

Congratulations!  Your hard work has paid off!  Don’t lose it by introducing harmful chemicals again!  Become a toxin free home!  Young Living has an amazing line of toxin free products.  Thieves Household Cleaner can be used for just about everything, and it so much safer to use around our families!  It contains ingredients from renewable plant and mineral sources, vegetable-based surfactants, and Thieves and lemon essential oils for extra cleaning power.


I’m a mom of 8 who is exploring how to use Young Living essential oils in our daily lives to live healthier every day. Join me as I learn more about this amazing gift God gave us in His creation.

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