Fascination with beauty and the search for the Fountain of Youth is as old as time. Women everywhere, of all ages, seek solutions to complexion discoloration, whether it’s brought on by the natural process of aging, sun exposure, or other causes. Research suggests that uneven and dull skin tone contribute even more to the appearance of aging than wrinkles!
At Young Living’s 2014 International Grand Convention, we introduced the latest addition to our A·R·T®—Age Refining Technology—line: Sheerlumé™ Brightening Cream!
Sheerlumé contains a proprietary blend of Sacred Frankincense™, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Clove, and other powerful essential oils, as well as third-party tested alpine plant extracts that protect the skin from external stressors that advance the appearance of aging. Use Sheerlumé daily to unveil a more radiant, flawless-looking complexion.
—Gloria Russo, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Associate
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 15-ml bottle of Lavender essential oil for 20 percent off from July 20–22!*
Lavender essential oil offers a fresh, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because of its versatility, Lavender is a vital part of any home’s wellness kit and is found in many of our essential oil blends. Take advantage of this 20-percent discount and make sure your home is stocked with Lavender essential oil!
Be sure to watch this blog and 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 from July 20–22 to enjoy this exclusive discount!
*Please note that the discount will reduce your PV for the item by 20 percent. If this reduction in PV will affect your commissions, please adjust your order accordingly. This is a U.S.-only promotion. Limit two per membership. Available while supplies last, July 20, 21, and 22.
Last week we challenged members to share their dreams with us to win a special 20th anniversary Build Your Dream™ kit. After a random selection, we want to congratulate Crystal M., Young Living Star, for her winning answer!
Crystal shared: “My dream is that my children are happy and healthy; that my marriage and business are successful; and that I have more time for reading all the books I want!”
Congratulations, Crystal! We will contact you soon to arrange sending you your prize!
Although only Crystal won the prize, we loved receiving so many touching, inspiring dreams shared on the blog. We encourage everyone to read through the comments of others and share in their dreams. Here are a few more comments that inspired us:
“My dream is to let go of my self-doubt! I would love to gain confidence and go after my passions in life!”
“My dream is get my confidence back and go back to school at age 50.”
“My dream is achieve all that God has empowered me to be by helping those less fortunate than myself—helping people in my community and my church. My present goal is to be Executive by next year’s convention!”
Thanks again for participating! Live Your Dream!
As Young Living celebrates its tremendous international growth, we’d like to join in commemorating France’s national holiday, Bastille Day! Bastille Day marks the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. In honor of this widely celebrated international occasion, we are sharing a Parisian-inspired baguette recipe that integrates one of our newest products, Gary’s True Grit™ Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix.
Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix combines ancient einkorn grain with a variety of nutritious, low-gluten grains and ground legumes. It offers a deliciously unique, earthy flavor and serves as an excellent base for many different baking recipes. It was also one of the best-selling new products released at the 2014 International Grand Convention!
Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix Baguette
3 cups Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix
1 tsp. baking powder
1½ tsp. fine sea salt
3 tsp. xanthan gum
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 large eggs, beaten (or your preferred egg substitute)
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. Blue Agave
2 Tbsp. dry active yeast
1½ cup warm water
2 cloves roasted garlic, chopped
Thyme essential oil
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together Blue Agave, warm water, and yeast. Allow combination to expand until it has approximately doubled in size, around 10 minutes.
Place Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix into the bowl of an electric mixer and secure dough paddle attachment. Turn mixer on low and add eggs, baking powder, salt, yeast mixture, vinegar, and the xanthan gum mixture. Include roasted garlic if desired. After all items have been combined, knead dough on high for roughly 3 minutes.
Set oven rack to top position and preheat oven to 400°F.
Cover baguette pan or pan of choice (a pan with some sort of perforation works best) with a sheet of parchment paper. Shape dough and place on top of parchment paper in the pan. Cover with a thin cloth and allow to rise until dough has doubled in size, approximately 30 minutes.
After dough has risen, you may score the bread 3–4 times across the top, using a thin, sharp knife. Bake for 40–45 minutes, or until the baguette is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on. Allow bread to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting.
My family and I enjoy the bread warm and fresh with a little butter or marinara sauce for dipping.
As always, we love to hear how you incorporate Young Living products into your daily routine. Comment below and tell us what other creative ways you are using new Young Living products!
—Blair Lloyd, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Associate
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” —Gloria Steinem
This year was my first time attending a Young Living convention, and it was inspiring to see how thousands of our members are building their dreams! They have begun their journeys by partnering with a company that goes above and beyond to help individuals discover profound and lasting transformations, support their health, and change lives around the world!
It’s fitting, then, that Build Your Dream™ was the best-selling essential oil blend at this year’s convention. Build Your Dream was formulated by D. Gary Young to celebrate Young Living’s 20-year journey of vision, determination, and progress. Each oil in this unique blend has a special connection to the story of Young Living, including Lavender, Sacred Frankincense™, Melissa, Blue Cypress, Hong Kuai, Idaho Blue Spruce, Ylang Ylang, Dream Catcher™, Believe™, and the rare Blue Lotus absolute oil.
Whatever your dream is—getting out of debt, finding needed answers to a life problem, or learning a new skill—Young Living’s new Build Your Dream 20th anniversary essential oil blend can help you achieve it by providing added clarity, confidence, peace, and focus.
Here are a couple ways to use Build Your Dream to help you succeed:
- Apply topically or diffuse it in the morning during prayer or meditation to open up intuition and strengthen enthusiasm.
- Wear it topically whenever needed to inspire confidence, clarity, and focus.
- Daub it on your neck or wrists before bed as you visualize and affirm your goals.
- Diffuse it to reduce feelings of mental fatigue and disconnection, to help support relaxation, and to create an atmosphere of peace.
What is your dream? Tell us about it in the comments below to be automatically entered to win a special 20th anniversary Build Your Dream kit!
Each kit includes a 5-ml Build Your Dream blend, a 20th anniversary pin, an 8-page pamphlet about the blend and Young Living’s history, and a 16-compartment mahogany oil holder box. These kits are available only while supplies last.
The winner will be selected randomly on Wednesday, July 16, and we’ll post it here on the blog. Good luck!
—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager
Complacency isn’t one of D. Gary Young’s strong suits. He’s never satisfied if he thinks there are better ways to make, use, and share Young Living’s unique products. That drive for perfection is why our product innovation is unmatched in the industry.
At the 2014 International Grand Convention, we announced brand-new products such as Build Your Dream™ and AromaEase™ essential oil blends, the AromaLux™ Atomizing Diffuser, and many more. We work hard to offer the best products available, and this year’s crop is the latest result from this quest for perfection.
Innovation has been a hallmark of Young Living products for 20 years now, and some of our most popular products have evolved over time as we’ve found new ways to create, envision, and develop them. Take for example our antioxidant superfruit drink, NingXia Red®. Did you know it was originally called Berry Young Juice? And what is it about Thieves® essential oil blend that led to the extensive Thieves line of products?
Learn about the evolution of these popular products on our anniversary page. Click here to read more!
What are some notable Young Living product innovations that you’ve seen? Comment and share your favorites here!
For the first time ever, we’re launching a Young Living-branded apparel website! We are excited to announce YoungLivingGear.com, where you can purchase exclusive Young Living casual, business, and active apparel, as well as accessories!
Also available on the new site is a special, Young Living-themed issue of Success from Home magazine! In this special issue, Young Living Founder and CEO D. Gary Young introduces readers to the science behind essential oils. Additional articles include features on Young Living’s top leaders, tips for success in the wellness industry, John Maxwell’s essentials of teamwork, and Gary Vaynerchuk’s take on a social media presence for small businesses. This special edition is available in packs of 10, so get yours today and use this amazing sharing tool to introduce others to Young Living!
Success from Home and all the other exciting Young Living gear is available at YoungLivingGear.com right now!
We were thrilled to release over 25 all-new products at our 20th anniversary convention. Attendees learned about and experienced new essential oil blends, nutritious foods, advanced skincare formulas, easy-to-use diffusers, and lots more! Here are just a few of the innovative products that had members raving:
- Reconnect and AnimalScents kits
- Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix
- Sheerlumé brightening crème
- MindWise cognitive wellness supplement
- AromaLux atomizing diffuser
- L’Brianté essential oil scent/lip gloss duos
- And many more!
Which new products are you most excited about? Share your thoughts in the comments!
With your order this month, we are excited to offer two essential oils that are long-beloved for their place in both high-end and all-natural personal fragrances: Ylang Ylang and Bergamot. Order 300 PV in a single order in July and one 5-ml bottle each of these two alluring essential oils are yours, plus a free $15 product credit and 10 percent of your order back as Essential Rewards points!
Learn more about these great offers:
- With its alluring, jasmine-like scent that promotes feelings of romance and passion, Ylang Ylang essential oil is a popular floral top note in the finest fragrances. Ylang Ylang essential oil promotes beauty inside and out—pampering and nourishing hair and skin, while its scent banishes the negative thoughts that can limit your confidence and potential.
- Loved for centuries and used as an ingredient in some of the earliest colognes, Bergamot essential oil’s citrus aroma is both empowering and light, making it perfect for both men and women as a refreshing personal scent. Bergamot can lift the spirits, promote confidence, and purify and nourish the skin.
- Your $15 product credit can be used just like cash toward any order of any Young Living product! This special credit should appear on your account on or before August 20. You can then apply it to your order for $15 off!
- For every order over 300 PV in July, you will receive 10 percent of your order back in Essential Rewards points! This offer applies to both Essential Rewards and standard orders and is on top of any points you may earn from your regular monthly Essential Rewards order, up to 50 points per order. To receive these points, which can be used toward receiving free products, you must be enrolled in our Essential Rewards program. It’s our way of thanking you for your loyalty. These points will be available to use on or before August 20.
Have you used these essential oils? What is your favorite way to use them in blends? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Go to YoungLiving.com for full offer details and visit Virtual Office to update your order and receive these free products.
Check out some of the happy faces and fun interviews from attendees at the 2014 International Grand Convention!