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Happy Faces from the 2014 International Grand Convention

Posted on June 30th, 2014 | 2 comments

Check out some of the happy faces and fun interviews from attendees at the 2014 International Grand Convention!

 

Convention: Then and Now

Posted on June 26th, 2014 | one comment

The 2014 International Grand Convention is underway, and there is still more excitement to come! Make sure to follow the convention on social media through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for daily updates, action photos, and more!

While there is much to look forward to as Young Living continues to advance and grow, we also treasure the memories of past conventions that mark our journey and remind us of our progress. In that spirit, please enjoy the following photo memories and join us as we remember how far we’ve come!

Gary and Mary are joined onstage by sons Jacob and Josef in 2007.

Gary awards member leaders during the 2003 Achieve Your Highest Potential convention.

 

 

 

Many members participated in a fitness contest leading up to the 2009 convention.

The atmosphere was electric during the 2012 Transformation convention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Youngs kicked off the 2013 Believe convention with rousing music and smiles for everyone!

 

Get Your Front-Row Seat to the Convention!

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 | one comment

The doors will soon open at the 2014 International Grand Convention—our biggest celebration ever! Our social media team is determined to help you make the most of your convention experience by giving you the best seat in the house!

Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. As the week unfolds, you’ll get exciting Lifestyle Expo updates, social media-only promotions, convention activity news, action photos, and more! Check our different social media platforms using the following links and claim your front-row seat!

Facebook: Visit Facebook.com/YoungLiving

Twitter: Visit Twitter.com/YoungLivingEO

Instagram: Visit Instagram.com/YoungLivingEO (You may also visit your app store to download the Instagram app.)

Pinterest: Pinterest.com/YoungLivingEO

Also, make sure to use our hashtag, #YLconvention, when posting all things convention.

In addition to keeping you in-the-know online, the social media team will have its own booth on site! Located in the North Foyer, just inside the north entrance to the Salt Palace and Ballroom, the social media team will stage daily Live Your Dream contests. You must visit the booth to participate, so stop by to learn how you can win special prizes! The booth will be open from 12–6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

The social media booth will also be the drop-off point for thank you letters for Gary and Mary. Take this opportunity to write a personal thank you note for our company founders and bring it by the booth for collection!

Help Your Kids Chill Out with Essential Oil Slushies and Shortbread

Posted on June 18th, 2014 | 3 comments

If your kids can’t stand the summer heat, then get out the essential oils and mix up a refreshing pitcher of Citrus Slushy, created by Young Living Star member Kayla Arnold. The refreshing taste and quick, easy preparation will have your kids asking for this delicious mix every hot summer afternoon!

CITRUS SLUSHY

Ingredients:

Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more ice or water as necessary. Make as often as requested!

For those with a sweet tooth, Young Living Senior Star Ann Hagenbarth’s Lemondrop Shortbread Cookies are sure to satisfy your craving!

LEMONDROP SHORTBREAD COOKIES

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 8 Tbsp. butter
  • 6 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • ½ cup sugar (or 2/3 cup Yacon syrup*)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour (gluten-free) or unbleached all-purpose flour (if using unbleached all-purpose flour, omit xanthan gum below)
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

In a mixer, cream butter, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt. Roll into 1-tsp. balls. Press down with thumb to make a small indentation where the filling will go later. Bake at 350˚F for 3–5 minutes. Watch very closely to avoid overcooking and browning the edges. Cool before adding filling.

Filling Ingredients:

Beat egg yolk in a small bowl and set aside. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in water until the mixture is smooth. Over medium-high heat, cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Set timer and cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat. In a separate bowl, stir a small amount of filling into the egg yolk—do this slowly so that the egg does not cook. Gradually pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and gently stir in butter and Lemon essential oil. Pour a small amount into each cookie’s indentation. Sprinkle with unsweetened coconut and enjoy!

A big thank you to Kayla and Ann for their delicious recipes. Please keep sending yours to grusso@youngliving.com! My next post will focus on the most important meal of the day: breakfast.

—Gloria Russo, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Manager

*Yacon syrup may change consistency of dough

Highlighting Men’s Health

Posted on June 16th, 2014 | 52 comments

Although Father’s Day is over, we continue to celebrate dads by spotlighting an important aspect of men’s health: the prostate.

For many, the prostate and the role it plays in the human body is a mystery. The prostate is a small gland, part of the male reproductive system, located near the bladder. Prostate gland enlargement, which can cause bladder problems and discomfort, affects nearly 50 percent of men by age 60.

In order to aid in supporting the prostate, Young Living created a vegetable-based herbal supplement called Prostate Health™. This meticulously crafted supplement delivers support for healthy prostate function, a functional urinary tract, and a healthy male glandular system.* How does it accomplish all this? By combining the benefits of these potent, natural ingredients:

  • Geranium essential oil is known for its antioxidant and detoxification properties.
  • Fennel essential oil contains high levels of anethol and is known to support multiple body systems.*
  • Myrtle essential oil is used traditionally to support male glandular health.*
  • Lavender essential oil contains linalool and is known as an adaptogen, which can assist the body when adapting to imbalances.*
  • Peppermint essential oil is rich in menthol and has been used traditionally to aid in mental and physical fatigue.*
  • Saw palmetto is native to the West Indies, is high in fatty acids and sterols, and contains an abundance of carotenoids, liases, tannis, and oleic acid.
  • Pumpkin seed oil is a great source of phytosterols, one of the most abundant sources of squalene.

When combined with an active lifestyle and a well-balanced diet, Prostate Health is an excellent option for men looking to support healthy male systems.*

We know that some of you are anxious to use Prostate Health—so as a bonus, we are giving away five bottles! Please leave a comment with the top three words you would use to describe your father or man in your life who would benefit from this amazing product, and we will choose five for a free bottle!

—Blair Lloyd, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Associate

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

Celebrate Father’s Day with a Special Discount!

Posted on June 13th, 2014 | 2 comments

We’re celebrating Young Living’s 20th anniversary with a special salute to the fathers in our lives! Each month, you can save 20 percent on one of D. Gary and Mary Young’s favorite Young Living products as we celebrate 20 years of business. This month, we’re honoring fathers with a 20 percent discount on NingXia Nitro™ from June 15–20!*

NingXia Nitro is a convenient, essential oil-infused way to support mental clarity and focus while also providing a boost of energy. Save on NingXia Nitro during this promotion and help your dad—and yourself—power through whatever the day brings!

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 June 15–20 to take advantage of this exclusive discount!

*Limit two per person. If your Essential Rewards processes anytime during June 14–20, you will qualify for the promotion. The discount is not applied if rewards points are used to purchase the product. Discount applies to both wholesale and retail prices. 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.

Road to Convention and Diamond for a Day Winners Announced

Posted on June 11th, 2014 | one comment

Earlier this year we announced Road to Convention and Diamond for a Day, two exciting, big-prize promotions leading up to the 2014 International Grand Convention. Although we knew our members would participate in and enjoy these promotions, they blew us away with their tremendous response and amazing engagement! Dedicated members from around the world have worked hard to share Young Living’s message with greater purpose and urgency, and we have seen them grow by leaps and bounds because of it!

Now that these promotions have concluded, we are very excited to share the results with you. Visit YoungLiving.com/Convention to see the list of winners now!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 International Grand Convention later this month! The event is already sold out and will be the largest convention in Young Living history! You can also receive regular updates from the convention by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

Father’s Day Essential Oil Gift Guide

Posted on June 9th, 2014 | 8 comments

Everyone loves feeling appreciated, and Father’s Day is a great time to show the dads in your life that they are loved! Whether it’s your own dad, the father of your kids, or a special father figure, give a meaningful thank you to the father in your life with these must-have gift ideas.

The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep

If he is the type that juggles a career, family, and social commitments (doesn’t everyone?), he has probably been sleep deprived since his firstborn came into the world. Sleeping soundly is one of the very best ways to rejuvenate your body and mind. Help him wind down and relax before bedtime by giving him an Aroma Diffuser with Peace & Calming®, RutaVaLa™, or Stress Away™ essential oil blends or make a custom blend of your own using Valerian, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile essential oils.

Foot Rubs and Massages

One of my fondest childhood memories is my dad waking me on Saturday mornings with a “wake-up” shoulder rub. A great way to give back is to give the gift of stress relief and relaxation through massage oils such as Ortho Ease®, Ortho Sport®, or Relaxation™. He can use them in a foot or back rub to help soothe sore muscles and melt away tension.

Roll-Ons

You can also give him some portable relaxation that’s easy to keep in his briefcase or desk: a Tranquil or RutaVaLa™ Roll-On. These are gifts that dad can apply to his sore shoulders or to the bottoms of his feet to help unwind and relax after a hard day’s work.

Please leave a comment below and share your ideas for essential oils gifts. Have a happy Father’s Day!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Helping Members Live Their Dreams for 20 Years

Posted on June 6th, 2014 | no comments

From its inception, Young Living has been a company dedicated to helping others live their dreams and achieve what otherwise would not be possible. Whether they are seeking wellness and balance, financial independence and security, or simply purpose in life, thousands of members have found the life they’ve always dreamed of with Young Living.

Take, for example, Lindsay Moreno, a Young Living Diamond member. When asked what Young Living has helped her achieve, she responded, “Young Living is helping me live my dream by changing my family legacy. As a family we’re seeing more, doing more, being more, and giving more than we’ve ever been able to before. Our young children and their future children will live completely different lives because of the opportunity Young Living has afforded us. It’s a dream come true, and I know it’s a dream that will last many lifetimes.”

But don’t just take her word for it—click here to read more member testimonials and see how people just like you are living their dreams.

What is the dream that you hope to live through Young Living? Comment and share your inspiring goals!

Mix Up Some Summer Fun with a Tasty, On-the-Go Treat!

Posted on June 4th, 2014 | one comment

It is summertime, so let’s “go nuts” with a trail mix recipe created especially for kids! Not only will the little cooks have fun with essential oils, but they will also learn to make a tasty, healthful snack that you can all enjoy.

HAPPY TRAIL MIX

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup almonds
  • 1 ¼ cup pecans
  • 1 ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup shelled pumpkin seeds
  • 2/3 cup Young Living’s Blue Agave, Yacon Syrup, or raw honey
  • ½ cup flaxseed
  • 1–2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1 cup dried banana slices
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup chopped dates

Preheat oven to 300˚F. In a large bowl, combine nuts and seeds. In a cup or small bowl, mix your choice of sweetener with Cinnamon Bark essential oil. Combine the two bowls and mix well until nuts and seeds are well coated. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn mixture over in pan and continue baking for approximately 10 more minutes. Mixture should be dry. Watch carefully to avoid burning the mixture.

Allow the mixture to cool completely. Add dried fruit and coconut to mixture and stir. Mix can be stored in an airtight container or kept in the freezer.

Keep sending your favorite kid-friendly recipes to grusso@youngliving.com. Remember: If your recipe is posted, you will receive a free KidScents® Lotion!

Happy trails to you!

—Gloria Russo, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Manager