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Relieving Stress with Essential Oils—Part I

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 | 2 comments

Whether it comes from the busy tax season or juggling family and work schedules, everyone experiences stress in their lives. We can’t always control what challenges we face, but we can control how we react. In the first part of my Relieving Stress series, I’m going to share some simple things that I have found useful in reducing my stress levels and creating a more energizing and relaxed environment.

Inhale Essential Oils Directly or Diffuse

When I need a boost of pep and clarity of mind, I’ll put a drop of Peppermint on my palm, rub my hands together, cup my hands over my nose, and take three deep breaths. I also use Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex, or any Young Living lotions afterward so I don’t get essential oils in my eyes or keyboard. Inhale or diffuse any of the following oils to give yourself a lift:

Muscle Relief

Getting a massage with Ortho Ease®, Relaxation™, or Ortho Sport® massage oils helps relieve, relax, and soothe tired, overworked muscles. You can even give a self-massage: Add a few drops of V-6 to a drop of Relieve It™, PanAway®, or Wintergreen and rub your hands and feet. The pressure points on these extremities act as a full-body massage. I also take soothing, hot baths with Epsom salt and 8–10 drops of Peace & Calming® or any of our Eucalyptus oils (Blue, Globulus, or Radiata) for a peaceful and relaxing break.

For relaxation on the go, I always keep a Deep Relief™ Roll-On in my purse. My shoulders and back get tired from sitting at my desk, so I’ll apply the oils to my shoulders during the day at work or right before bed to soothe those tight muscles.

Try these simple but effective ideas and you’ll notice immediate relief from life’s daily stresses! Please leave a comment below and share some of your own ideas!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Celebrate 20 Years of Young Living with 20 Percent Off KidScents Shampoo!

Posted on April 18th, 2014 | 3 comments

We’re continuing our 20th anniversary celebration with yet another amazing promotion! Each month you can save 20 percent on one of D. Gary and Mary Young’s favorite Young Living products. This month you can purchase a bottle of KidScents® Shampoo for 20 percent off* on April 21 and 22!

KidScents Shampoo has a safe, mild formula made from therapeutic-grade essential oils and other natural ingredients. It is designed to provide the perfect pH balance for children’s delicate skin. With no synthetic perfumes, no artificial coloring, and no toxic ingredients, you won’t have to choose between keeping your child clean or safe—you can do both with KidScents Shampoo!

Be sure to watch our Facebook page each month to find out which favorite Young Living product will be featured in our 20th anniversary promotion. Log in to Virtual Office on April 21 and 22 to enjoy this exclusive discount!

*Please note that the discount will reduce your PV for this item by 20 percent. If this reduction in PV will affect your commissions, please adjust your order accordingly. The discount also applies to Essential Rewards orders; however, orders using rewards points do not qualify for the discount. This discount applies to Young Living members and retail customers, and there is a limit of five KidScents Shampoos per order.

Boswellia Wrinkle Cream—Six Ingredients for Looking Younger

Posted on April 14th, 2014 | 8 comments

Are you heading into your 30s, 40s, or better? Here are six reasons to add Young Living’s Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™ to your antiaging strategy:

  1. Frankincense
  2. Myrrh
  3. Sandalwood
  4. Sodium hyaluronate
  5. Grape seed extract
  6. Aloe vera

Frankincense and Myrrh were personal-care favorites of the ancient Egyptians for keeping skin looking and feeling younger. Frankincense was used to revive and refresh, and Myrrh was used for soothing chapped, cracked skin.

Ancient healers in India used Sandalwood to improve skin condition, and it is still used today in a wide variety of products that moisturize and enhance the skin.

Along with these time-tested essential oils, Boswellia Wrinkle Cream contains other key natural ingredients:

  • Sodium hyaluronate is a powerful humectant that attracts and retains moisture up to 1,000 times its own weight.
  • Grape seed extract contains resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that fights the free radical damage that can cause early aging.
  • Aloe vera is a popular ingredient whose natural properties allow for easy absorption to revitalize multiple layers of skin.

With these fantastic skin-nourishing ingredients and many more, you can keep your youthful glow longer with Boswellia Wrinkle Cream!

I have loved reading your comments since my March 24 post. As promised, here are the 10 winners who will receive a free Orange Blossom Facial Wash™:

  1. Uma V.
  2. Sammy L.
  3. Sara C.
  4. Ashley H.
  5. Jill N.
  6. Tiffany S.
  7. Celina B.
  8. Ariel L.
  9. Christie A.
  10. Kathy J.

—Gloria Russo, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Product Spotlight: Longevity Softgels

Posted on April 11th, 2014 | 2 comments

Longevity was formulated by D. Gary Young as Young Living’s solution to natural, powerful antioxidant support. Simply put, antioxidants are molecules that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation—a natural process by which cells are damaged after interacting with oxygen—can be easily explained through the results of an elementary school science project involving apple slices. Take two apples, slice one into quarters, and leave the other whole. Now sit back and watch. The sliced apple will start to turn brown after 10-15 minutes, while the uncut apple will stay fresh for days, if not weeks. Why did the sliced apple turn brown? Once the unprotected apple cells came in contact with oxygen, oxidation began.

Cells can become damaged through the oxidation process, resulting in free radicals that have the potential to wreak havoc in the body. Although they do occur naturally in the body, free radicals can be increased through a myriad of sources, including diet, water, pollution, smoking, and excessive intake of alcohol. Antioxidants are nature’s way of neutralizing free radicals and oxidation.

Longevity’s proprietary blend of fat-soluble antioxidants contains the following pure essential oils:

  • Clove—one of nature’s strongest antioxidants
  • Thyme—rich in thymol; supports overall immune health*
  • Orange—rich in d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant
  • Frankincense—supports normal immune health*

This powerful blend should be taken daily to support the body’s systems and help offset the damaging effects of poor diet and environmental stressors. Individuals interested in additional antioxidant support should also consider adding NingXia Red®, Slique™ Tea, and OmegaGize3™.

We would love to hear from you! Leave a comment telling us which Young Living products you like to use with Longevity softgels.

—Ryan Seely, Associate Product Marketing Manager

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

The Perfect Pair—NingXia Red and NingXia Nitro

Posted on April 9th, 2014 | 161 comments

In today’s fast-paced world, everyone is looking for ways to gain an edge in their productivity and overall energy levels. This desire has contributed to an explosion in the energy drink market—a market that has become a $27 billion-per-year industry. With so much money on the line, many companies take the quick and easy route by slapping energy drink labels on simple combinations that contain copious amounts of caffeine, sugar, and other dangerous ingredients. These companies ignore the major underlying factors in low energy and proper nutrition!

This approach has garnered a rise in regulatory scrutiny, an increase in research, and the uncovering of energy drink-related health risks. Research on the ill effects of many of these energy drinks is published almost monthly; however, it appears to have little effect on the public. Sales continue to soar, while ER visits drastically increase.

So what can we do? Let’s look at a couple of natural solutions to the energy dilemma:

NingXia Red® combines the extraordinary wolfberry superfruit with pure essential oils (Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine) in a powerful whole-body nutrient infusion. When taken daily NingXia Red replenishes energy levels and supports overall nutrition.

NingXia Nitro™ blends pure essential oils (Peppermint, Spearmint, Black Pepper, and Nutmeg) with naturally powerful ingredients such as d-ribose, green tea extract, and B vitamins. These ingredients, in addition to a Nitro blend of vanilla, chocolate, wolfberry seed, and yerba mate, provide a lift to one’s mental clarity and focus, while also providing a surge of energy. Designed to be taken when a boost is needed and with less caffeine than a cup of coffee, Nitro is a perfect option for on-the-go use.

These synergistic products are designed to be the healthy answer to the energy question. To help you get started on your journey to improved energy, we are going to give away two NingXia Red/Nitro product packs (over $100 value) to two random individuals who leave a comment on this blog post.

— Ryan Seely, Associate Product Marketing Manager

Introducing the New Aroma Diffuser!

Posted on April 7th, 2014 | 47 comments

We are excited to announce the newest product in our Young Living diffuser family! The Aroma Diffuser utilizes ultrasonic technology to break up the mixture of essential oils and water into extremely fine microparticles and disperses the ingredients in essential oils into the air. It provides an excellent method of calming and moisturizing to build a healthy, natural, and pure living environment.

Features of the new Aroma Diffuser include an LED light; an elegant, bamboo-inspired design; timer settings for 1 or 4 hours of continuous diffusion; and the ability to use ordinary tap or mineral water. Approximate dimensions are 25.2 cm high, 12.6 cm wide, and 7.5 cm deep.

I’ve been fortunate enough to use the Aroma Diffuser and find that not only is it a stylish design that would complement most décor, but it is also quiet and generates a generous vapor volume. This new diffuser is a simple and effective way to introduce the benefits of Young Living essential oils to others.

Here are a few blend suggestions from our Young Living Facebook fans that you can test out in your new Aroma Diffuser:

“Weight loss blend: Peppermint, Lemon, and Grapefruit!” —Danica N.

Peace & Calming® and Clarity.” —Bri J.

Rosemary/Lemon, Citrus Fresh™/Lavender, Lavender/Citrus Fresh, Grapefruit/Peppermint.” —Amarilys B.

“Seven drops of Lime and three drops of Hinoki.” —Dionne G.

Cedarwood and Tangerine!” —Michelle J.

“Lavender and Lime!” —Dana B.

Orange and Peace & Calming are good together.” —Jennifer K.

Leave a comment and let us know your favorite diffuser blends. If you have the opportunity to try the new Aroma Diffuser, we’d love to hear your comments as well!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

 

 

Connecting a Global Community for 20 Years

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 | no comments

When D. Gary Young founded Young Living Essential Oils in 1994, he started with a small group of wellness-minded individuals. Now, with more than 200,000 members worldwide, Young Living serves as the connecting hub of a flourishing global community that few would have imagined 20 years ago!

Although some may be surprised by this amazing growth, it was all part of Gary’s plan. In fact, Young Living’s vision—to take Young Living Essential Oils to every home in the world—not only explains our recent success but also forecasts our bright future! We open new international markets every year, and with upcoming openings in Sweden, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom, that trend won’t go away any time soon.

Connecting a global community isn’t just about extending our reach across the map, though—it’s also about strengthening our positive local influence. Young Living employees have strengthened their communities by providing much-needed disaster relief, participating in cancer-awareness events, contributing to local programs aiding disabled children, and much more.

Through powerful growth and community involvement, Young Living has been connecting people from around the world for two decades, and we plan to do it for many years to come. To learn more about our global community, click here.

April Promotions: Something Classic, Something Exotic

Posted on April 1st, 2014 | 4 comments

Itching to find your next favorite Young Living product? This month you can try our exotic must-have Ravintsara, plus indispensable member favorite Deep Relief™!

Reach 300 PV with your April order and receive a reward pack worth $162.10, which includes a Deep Relief roll-on and a 5-ml Ravintsara essential oil, plus a $20 enrollment coupon and AŸRŸT® Day Activator!

Here are the details:

Ravintsara is an exotic essential oil with a warm, camphor-like aroma. Held in high regard in Madagascan folk medicine, it can be used to support an overall sense of well-being.

Featuring Wintergreen, Peppermint, Idaho Balsam Fir, Helichrysum, and other essential oils, Deep Relief is a member-favorite blend, loved for its ability to soothe away tension and invigorate the mind. A convenient, mess-free roll-on, Deep Relief can easily be rolled onto the neck, wrists, or anywhere else it is needed.

Our transferrable $20 enrollment coupon is an ideal tool for sharing Young Living and bringing new energy to your organization. You can find the coupon code on your qualifying 300 PV or 250 PV order invoice, which you may then give to an enrolling member!

Light, water-based, and ideal for every skin type, AŸRŸT Day Activator is an advanced daily moisturizer infused with Sandalwood and Frankincense essential oils to restore the skin. This versatile moisturizer works all day long to rejuvenate skin under sunscreen, makeup, or on its own.

Excited about these promotions? Have you ever tried Ravintsara? Let us know what you think in the comments. Go to YoungLiving.com for full offer details and visit Virtual Office to update your order and receive these free products.

Cleanse and Detoxify Your Body with Essential Oils

Posted on March 28th, 2014 | 6 comments

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual to clear out all of the dust, cobwebs, and clutter that have accumulated in your home over the winter. Our bodies also deserve a “spring cleaning” to flush out toxins that have accumulated over time. Adding a detoxifying cleanse to your annual routine can help increase your energy flow and help with your overall well-being.

Breathing, Sweating, and Eliminating

The simplest ways for your body to naturally eliminate toxins are through breathing, sweating, and eliminating through your gastrointestinal system. There are a wide variety of methods for cleansing your body, along with many different levels of intensity. However, the simplest and single most important step you can take to help your body flush out toxins is to drink more water. Adding more movement to your daily routine can also help increase your circulation and release endorphins, which act as positive mood boosters.

Several techniques to help your body eliminate toxins include:

  • Alternating between hot and cold water in the shower to help promote blood circulation to the skin
  • Sitting in a sauna or hot tub to promote toxin elimination through sweating
  • Getting a massage incorporating Young Living’s Ortho Sport®, Ortho Ease®, Relaxation, or Sensation massage oils to help break up lactic acid buildup in the muscles

Young Living’s Juva products also provide a natural way to assist the body’s natural cleansing functions:

  • JuvaCleanse® and JuvaFlex® essential oil blends help support the body’s digestive system.
  • JuvaPower® and JuvaSpice® can be sprinkled on foods to add extra fiber and nutrients to your digestive system.
  • JuvaTone® tablets provide vital nutrients to support a healthy digestive system.

Cleanses

Here are some examples of different types of internal cleanses. Be sure to consult with your health professional before starting a cleansing regimen.

The Master Cleanse

This is a simple and fairly easy liquid cleanse that you can do for up to 7­–10 days:

  • ½ fresh squeezed lemon
  • 8 oz. of distilled water
  • 1–2 tablespoons of grade B maple syrup or Young Living Blue Agave
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper

Mix and drink 6–12 glasses daily.

Vital Life Juice Recipe

Young Living Founder and CEO D. Gary Young created this recipe over 25 years ago to provide concentrated nutrients.

  • 3 ounces freshly sliced beet
  • 1 oz. freshly sliced carrot
  • 1 oz. freshly sliced celery
  • 1/3 freshly sliced white radish
  • 1 pinch of ginger
  • 1/3 potato (optional)

Puree all ingredients in a blender and drink ¼–½ cup every 2–3 hours.

Grapefruit Juice Recipe

This refreshing drink is simple to make and easy to drink throughout the day.

Mix ingredients together in a pitcher and store in the refrigerator.

Please share your experience incorporating Young Living essential oils when you’ve been doing a detoxing cleanse.

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

 

Join Our 20th Anniversary Giveaway on Social Media!

Posted on March 26th, 2014 | 17 comments

We’re celebrating Young Living’s 20th year in business with special monthly anniversary giveaways on social media! From Wednesday, March 26, through Friday, March 28, visit our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts to win amazing prizes.

Today, you can enter to win the following prizes on our social media accounts:

  • Facebook: Sacred Frankincense essential oil – 10 winners
  • Twitter:  – Lavender essential oil – 3 winners
  • Instagram: Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil – 5 winners

To see the official rules for this giveaway, click here.

Here are the instructions on how to enter each giveaway:

Facebook

  1. Like the Young Living Essential Oils Facebook page.
  2. Like the giveaway post on the Young Living Essential Oils Facebook page.
  3. Leave a comment following the instructions on the day’s Facebook post.

Twitter

  1. Follow the @YoungLivingEO Twitter account.
  2. Watch for the giveaway alerts on our Twitter account to find out how to enter each giveaway.

Instagram

  1. Follow the @YoungLivingEO Instagram account.
  2. Like the day’s Instagram photo and follow the instructions on the photo.

The giveaways will end at 11:59 p.m., MT, on the day of each giveaway. The Friday, March 28, giveaways will end at 11:59 p.m., MT, on Sunday, March 30.

As always, we would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment telling us which Young Living products you would like to see in a future Young Living social media giveaway.