Raven Essential Oil Blend

Raven™ essential oil blend is a combination of Ravintsara, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, Peppermint, and Wintergreen and is designed to give you a refreshing breathing experience.*  It is found within the leaves and wood of the camphor tree, a large evergreen tree native to regions in southern China and Japan, as well as Taiwan, Korea, and Vietnam. Ravintsara’s slightly woodsy aroma pairs perfectly with other essential oils in the mint family, including Peppermint and Wintergreen. The whole experience is sweetened with a sprinkle of Lemon, creating the sensation of walking through a crisp, quiet winter forest.

Product Profile

  • Has a cool, minty, eucalyptus aroma

  • Creates a cooling sensation when applied topically to the chest and throat

  • Promotes a refreshing breathing experience when inhaled or diffused

Product Use & Tips

Suggestions from Young Living

  • Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or olive oil and apply to the desired area as needed.

  • Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.

  • Dilute Raven with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage it onto your chest and neck.

  • Diffuse 8–20 drops during cold-weather season.

  • Apply 1–3 drops to the bottoms of your feet as part of your bedtime routine.

  • Use it as part of your exercise routine to promote the sensation of deeper breathing.

  • Diffuse 8–20 drops in any stuffy environment for a fresh, crisp atmosphere.

  • Add a few drops to a hot bath or shower for an invigorating experience.

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Diffusing Notes

These are approximate drops.  Adjust recipes to your needs.  If a recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops.  Do you need more?  Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.

Tip:  When you first begin diffusing, start with less essential oil than listed in the recipes and build to more as desired.  You should give your body time to adjust to the essential oils.  Almost all the Young Living diffusers are ultrasonic which provides a cool-mist humidifier along with the essential oils.  These diffusers are safe to run all day.  Pay attention to the size of the room because the size will impact the intensity of diffusing.  Nebulizers and atomizers are different than ultrasonic diffusers because they do not use water.  For these, note the time limit for diffusing stated on each individual oil bottle.

Ultrasonic Diffusers

Ultrasonic diffusers work by using vibrations to break down water and essential oils into tiny particles, creating a fine mist that is released into the air.  Inside the diffuser, there’s a small disc that vibrates rapidly, usually at ultrasonic frequencies (beyond what humans can hear).  This vibration agitates the water and oil mixture, breaking it into micro-droplets that are then dispersed as a mist.  This mist carries the pleasant aroma of the essential oils and tiny water particles, helping to humidify the air and spread the fragrance throughout a room.  Ultrasonic diffusers are popular for their ease of use, quiet operation, and ability to provide both aromatherapy benefits and a visually appealing ambiance.

Cleaning Your Diffuser

  • Always turn off and unplug the diffuser prior to cleaning.
  • To ensure proper performance, clean the ultrasonic plate and lid after each use.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the ultrasonic plate, gently wipe it off using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the lid, gently wipe it off using mild soap and water only.
  • Never use a corrosive detergent to clean the ultrasonic plate or damage will occur.
  • Periodically check under the diffuser to keep the fan intake free of debris.
  • Debris can be removed by blowing on the fan intake opening or wiping with a clean, dry cloth. (Do not use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives to clean the plastic housing.)
  • When not in use, clean the diffuser and store dry. Replacement ultrasonic plates can be purchased from Young Living.

 

Aromatherapy

When odorant molecules attach to odorant receptors, your body responds by sending electrical impulses into your brain. This causes different physiological reactions depending on the aromas detected.

The sense of smell has a profound impact on your emotions and inner desires.  Those scents can set the mood or bring up memories before you are even aware of it.

Aromas impact your body and they can set the mood and atmosphere in any environment. 

The sense of smell is directly connected to the limbic lobe of your brain, also known as the emotional control center.  The limbic lobe plays a big role in your mood, memory, behavior, feelings, and emotions, and it is connected to the olfactory bulb in the nose.

How to Use Essential Oils

Aromatically, Topically, Internally & Safely

You just purchased a bundle, kit, or collection of essential oils.  Now you’re overwhelmed by how to use them.  We’ve all been intimidated by how to use essential oils.  With a little practice and this simple guide, you’ll be an expert in no time.

This video covers how to use essential oils:
• Aromatically
• Topically
• Internally
• Safely

How to Apply Essential Oils - Three Main Methods

Stumped on how to apply your essential oils? How you apply an oil depends on what benefit you want to get out of it. Different oils offer different benefits, depending on how and where you apply them.  So, before using any new essential oil, be sure to check that oil’s uses and benefits and read any labels and instructions that come with it. If you have questions or concerns, check with your healthcare provider.

Using Essential Oils Aromatically

Let’s start with the hallmark way to use essential oils: aromatically.  All essential oils feature a signature aroma you can smell and inhale for various effects.  One oil’s crisp scent can invigorate you when you need a midday pick-me-up. Another’s soothing aroma can help you unwind after a tough day.  You can use essential oils aromatically by simply opening the bottle and inhaling its aroma.  They can also be applied topically as a personal fragrance, but always dilute them with a carrier oil, which is a plant-derived oil like coconut or almond oil.  Dilute a few drops of essential oil with your carrier oil and then rub it into your palms and inhale or dab some behind your ear or on your neck. You can also use a diffuser to disperse the essential oil into the air.

Using Essential Oils Topically

Another favourite way to apply essential oils is topically, where you allow the oil to absorb into your skin.  As mentioned before, always dilute oils with a carrier oil before you apply them topically.  Topical oils can become part of a massage or added to your preferred lotion, moisturizer or other personal care product. Some oils, particularly those from the citrus family, can cause photosensitivity.  A carrier oil is a plant-derived oil like coconut and almond oil that can be used to dilute an essential oil’s concentration.

Using Essential Oils Internally

If you think an oil smells terrific, wait until you taste it!  You can season your favourite dish or flavor a drink with certain grades of essential oils.  Ingesting oils lets you savor all their savory, herbaceous, spicy, fruity potential.  The simplest ways to take essential oils internally is to add them to a glass of water, take them in a capsule or use them as seasoning.  Start off with a small amount.  A little goes a long way, and even a single drop might overpower your recipe.  One recommendation is to dip a toothpick in the oil and stir that little bit in as a starting point.  Of course, before you use any oils internally, make sure the oil is safe to ingest.  Unless it specifically says on the label that it’s safe for ingestion, assume it’s safe for external use only.

 

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How to Use Raven

Take a deep breath of Raven Essential Oil by Young Living, a complex mix of oils which provide a calming and invigorating scent perfect for many occasions! Raven essential oil provides a clear and crisp sensation that is a perfect option for changing seasons, before and after exercise, or before bed, as it provides an energizing but calming aroma. Combine Raven with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex to create a custom massage oil for fatigued or tired muscles and enjoy the benefits of this wonderful essential oil by Young Living!

 


Diffuser Recipes

Notes:

These are approximate drops.  Adjust these recipes to your needs.  If the recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops.  Do you need more?  Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.

Tip:  When you first begin diffusing, start with less and then build to more if desired.

 

Crisp Fall Day

  • 3 drops Raven
  • 2 drops Thieves
  • 2 drops Orange

Snooze Easy

  • 6 drops Raven
  • 4 drops Lavender

Night Spa

  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • 3 drops PanAway
  • 3 drops Raven
  • 3 drops Stress Away

It is Well in My Home

  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Raven
  • 2 drops Frankincense

Breath of Fresh Air

  • 3 drops Raven
  • 5 drops Citrus Fresh

Breath Deep & Focus

  • 4 drops Raven
  • 4 drops Peppermint

In the Library

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Raven
  • 2 drops Frankincense

Summer Breeze

  • 4 drops Raven
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus Globulus

Workshop Warrior

  • 4 drops Raven
  • 6 drops Tangerine
  • 2 drops Idaho Blue Spruce

 

Relieving Neck & Shoulder Massage

When the day has made your shoulders feel like they are up near your ears, this is great way to loosen the cares of the day away.

Instructions

  1. Use a base of 2 teaspoons of Young Living Relaxation™ Massage oil, and add 2 drops of Raven™.
  2. Massage into your neck and shoulder area up into the base of your skull.

You will feel nice and relaxed in no time at all.

 

 

 

DIY Raven™ Chest Rub

Get yourself prepared for the winter months by making your own superior chest rub.  Rub it on your feet and give yourself an extra boost when you are feeling run down or just want to give yourself a daily dose of wellness support.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 7 drops Raven™
  • 7 drops R.C.™
  • 5 drops Thieves®
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
  • 5 drops Peppermint

Instructions

  1. Combine and store in a glass container in a cool, dark place.

During the summer months, you will find that it stays solid when you store it in the refrigerator.

 

 

DIY Raven™ Shower Steamers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 5 cups citric acid
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 30 drops Raven™

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix baking soda and citric acid.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix water and essential oil.
  3. Slowly add the oil/water mixture a few drops at a time into dry ingredients, stirring well after each addition.
  4. When ingredients are thoroughly mixed, tightly pack into 2-inch balls, or press into a silicone mold.
  5. Allow to dry for 12 hours before using.
  6. Add shower steamers to your bath or to the floor of your shower for an invigorating, spa -like experience.

 

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* The statements and information regarding this product  have not been evaluated by the FDA.  Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  Most of the product information describing Young Living products is directly from Young Living Essential Oils, LC, and can be found online at YoungLiving.com