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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Essential Oils 101 with Jess - May 2019: PanAway

Awhile ago, I got curious about essential oils.  A lot of people I know that either prefer natural/herbal medicines or cannot take or use a lot of modern antibiotics due to allergies or other health issues use essential oils.  Because of this, I asked a friend of mine, Jessica, who is an essential oil guru in my opinion, if she'd be willing to do a monthly feature on here for me about essential oils, and she said she'd be delighted to! :)  "Essential Oils 101 with Jess" will go live the first day of every month, and I hope you find the information helpful!  If you're curious about essential oils, this information will be a great starting point for you! (See the disclaimer at the bottom of the post for further information.)

***NOTE: This is the last Essential Oils 101 with Jess.  We may bring this feature back in the future, but for now this is the last one.  If you would like to learn more about essential oils or follow Jess, you can do so by going to her site.  Thanks for following this feature and for your support!  We both appreciate it! :) ***

Without further adieu, I give you Jess!


As a wife to a husband who works hard at 50+ hours a week and a stay-at-home Mommy of 2 very busy littles, I simply say, "Hello!  My name is Jess!"  I've been faithfully using my Young Living kit and oils for 2 years now.  I thought that they were just over priced bottles of smelly oils, and it took me a year before I actually USED them in 2016 after my daughter was born and she fell ill.  After a few failed attempts of medicines and research, I made the choice to turn to oils.  The difference within 24 hours sold me out, and now they've become a daily part of my family's lives!  I love to do research upon research to find just what different oils are, what they do, and how I can use them.  My passion to share and teach others continues to grow daily.  Unfortunately, we aren't born with vast amounts of wisdom and knowledge, so that's why I'm here!  I want to make that road a little easier for each of you! 

May's Oil of the Month:
 PanAway 5mL

I’m going to just whine a little…..

This spring cleaning is killing me!  Lifting boxes of donations, rearranging the house, raking piles of leaves and pushing that mower…..  I mean I am all about summer coming. but getting there is a pain!  Anyone else feeling a bit sore after all of this!?  The mower is about the worst.  I guess I’m thankful that it’s helping me get into better shape, but pushing is about the hardest.  So, to celebrate the cleaning and prepping for summer, I’ve chosen PanAway* oil to help undo the hurt!

This beautiful sky blue bottle contains:

  • Helichrysum: anti-coagulant (Seriouslsy, put this on a bleeding would and stops it instantly!!)
  • Wintergreen: anti-inflammatory (I can feel pulled and tense muscles melt!!)
  • Clove: analgesic & anesthetic (Toothache?  Rub a drop and it numbs quickly!)
  • Peppermint: helps support against pain (like a quick numbing agent!)

A little trivia lesson: PanAway* was created by Gary Young (founder of Young Living) after he suffered a severe injury to a ligament and used this to recover!!  It is LITERALLY THAT GOOD!!!

How to use it? Ha! How did I know you were asking that, hmmm…?  I’m actually a mind-reader as a side job!  Creepy, eh?  Well, in effort to keep y’all from running away, I’ll admit it.  I don’t know the 1st thing about reading minds! LOL - Gotchya!!

Myself?  I add a few drops to a jar of Epsom salts and pour it into a bath.  It’s the best and most efficient way to utilize each drop into each spot of my body.  But you can also:

  • Rub onto your chest to refresh your morning
  • Rub into your muscles after a workout
  • Have your partner rub into your back and massage in
  • You can use it on animals that are heavily active, like horses
  • Diffuse it to purify your air and help focus your mind in meditation
  • Drop onto a clothespin and clip into your car vents
  • Rub into some coconut oil massage into those tired feet

So, you see??  There are so many great uses for this!  A quick tip: pop off the top and apply the rollerball filament and then recap.  You have just made an instant roller of relief!!
*Click on the link to view the ingredient list to see if this product is right for you and fits your individual allergen needs.  You can search the other oils and blends here.

Ready to have your own bottle of PanAway or want to know more about how to get your own oils?
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For even more information on how you can get started with Young Living Essential Oils, click here.

Curious as to "Why Young Living?"  Click here.

Want to keep up with my latest oils, info and discovery?
Head over to my blog, Essentially Balanced.

Disclaimer:  This post is for informational purposes only and is not meant to take the place of your doctor’s medical advice.  Though essential oils can be of great benefit for many people, they need to be used properly, and please be advised that some people cannot use essential oils due to allergies, sensitivities, etc.  I highly recommend that you discuss the use of essential oils with your allergist or physician prior to using them for the first time to see if essential oils are right for you.  All information shared here is based on the personal experiences of Jessica Pero and/or myself, and individual results can vary.  Neither of us are doctors, and we cannot treat, cure or diagnose any medical conditions.  

Neither Jessica nor I have been paid for our opinion of Young Living products, though free samples may have been sent to us at times (most products will have been purchased by at least Jessica for personal use vs. being given to her for free to try prior to it appearing on this page).  Our opinions are 100% our own without censor and reflect our personal feelings on the products and not that of the company/person that sent them to us.  If I do not have a comment on a particular product, it is because I have not personally tried it.  No product will be shown on this site that has not been tried by at least Jessica beforehand.

This post will also contain links (that were safe and valid at the time of posting) to outside sources to give you more information about the products listed and about how to purchase these products, including but not limited to the option to set up an account with Young Living.  You are not required nor obligated to set up an account with Young Living nor to purchase products from them by visiting these links.  If you choose to set up an account with Young Living or buy their products, you do so at your own discretion.  Furthermore, by using the information in this post, you expressly acknowledge and agree that Caring Foodie, its author (Julie Moore), Jessica and Caleb Pero, Essentially Balanced, Young Living, and are not responsible for the outcomes of your decisions resulting from the use of this information including, but not limited to, your choosing to purchase or not purchase products, to take (or not to take) a specific course of action based on the information shared herein or your seeking (or not seeking) professional medical care.


Thanks for being my guest, Jess!

I hope you all have enjoyed learning a little more about PanAway Essential Oil Blend.  If you have further questions, please leave a comment below and Jess will respond as she is able or contact her via her "Contact" page.

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