Ever get the afternoon doldrums? I usually hit a stretch in the late afternoon when I need a little extra energy to get through the rest of the day. I’ve found that inhaling essential oils directly from the bottle gives me a boost and helps clear my mind. I frequently inhale Peppermint and diffuse Jade Lemon from the Exotic Oils Collection. Adding Roller Fitments to neat or diluted bottles of oil also provides me with a quick and easy way to apply oils to my wrists, behind my ears, or even on the bottoms of my feet, where I find application to be the most effective.
Whether you are at work, school, or doing afternoon homework, there are numerous ways that using essential oils can help wake you up and refresh your mind. Here are a few oils perfect for an afternoon lift:
- Citrus oils like Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerine, and Citrus Fresh™ are uplifting, revitalizing, and help encourage positive emotions.
- Conifer tree oils like Idaho Ponderosa Pine and White Light™ (both found in the Exotic Oils Collection), Cypress, Idaho Balsam Fir, Idaho Blue Spruce, Juniper, and Evergreen Essence™ have unique combinations of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes that stimulate the mind.
- Hong Kuai helps stimulate confidence, clarity, intuition, and action.
- Black Pepper can refresh the brain.
- Motivation™ helps you overcome procrastination and take action.
- Brain Power™ clarifies thought and focus.
- Common Sense™ enhances decision making.
- Rosemary improves mental clarity and concentration.
- Build Your Dream™ helps inspire confidence, clarity, and focus.
- Believe™ provides feelings of strength and faith.
- Grounding™ supports clarity and balance.
- Dream Catcher™ helps you realize your desires.
- Highest Potential™ improves self-confidence and purpose in life.
Which Young Living essential oils do you use to help keep your mind sharp at work or in school? Share your ideas below!
—Heidi Jeanfreau, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Manager
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:
“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
Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate this holiday and to show our love and appreciation to our social media fans, we’re having a special giveaway today, Friday, February 14, only! This exciting contest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram will give 25 winners a 15-ml Joy™ essential oil blend. One lucky Facebook winner will receive a 5-ml Rose essential oil!
Here are the instructions on how to enter each giveaway:
- Like the Young Living Essential Oils Facebook page.
- Like the giveaway post on the Young Living Essential Oils Facebook page.
- Leave a comment on today’s giveaway post telling us why you love Young Living with the hashtag #ILoveYoungLiving.
Prizes: 1 Rose essential oil and 15 Joy essential oil blends
The person whose comment receives the most likes will receive a 5-ml Rose essential oil, and 15 giveaway participants will be randomly selected to win a 15-ml Joy essential oil blend. The winners will be announced on Facebook.
- Follow the @YoungLivingEO Twitter account.
- Send a tweet telling us why you love Young Living with the hashtag #ILoveYoungLiving.
Prizes: 5 Joy essential oil blends
There will be 5 winners for the Twitter giveaway. The winners will be announced on the @YoungLivingEO Twitter account.
- Follow the @YoungLivingEO Instagram account.
- Like today’s Valentine’s Day giveaway photo.
- Leave a comment on the photo telling us why you love Young Living with the hashtag #ILoveYoungLiving.
Prizes: 5 Joy essential oil blends
There will be 5 winners for the Instagram giveaway. The winners will be announced on the @YoungLivingEO Instagram account.
For complete details and rules on these giveaways, click here.
The giveaways end tonight, February 14, at 11:59 p.m., MT. All winners will be announced on each social media account on Saturday, February 15.
Diffusing activates the powerful plant constituents found in Young Living essential oils. Whether in your family room, office, kitchen, or bedroom, diffusing essential oils can help eliminate odors and provide an uplifting mood in your home.
Creating Custom Blends
While a few of our most popular oil blends include Thieves®, Peace & Calming®, Valor®, Purification®, R.C™, and Joy™, you can also create many combinations by mixing single oils or adding singles to our oil blends. The possibilities are endless!
At our global headquarters, several Young Living employees have created their own custom diffusing blends. Here’s a favorite blend of McKenna H., who works in our Will Call:
- 7-10 drops Lime
- 6-8 drops Tangerine
- 2-3 drops Melaleuca Quinquenervia
- 1 drop Petitgrain
- 2 drops Frankincense
Other custom blends ideas from Young Living employees include:
- Eucalyptus Radiata and Grapefruit for a fresh, clean aroma
- Jasmine, Orange, and Tangerine to create a scent reminiscent of spring
- Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Hong Kuai to help promote deeper meditation
- Christmas Spirit™ and Pine or Juniper to create a cozy, winter aroma
Favorite Diffuser Blends from Young Living Facebook fans:
“I created a blend for my daughter’s fourth-grade class to clear the room and help with focus: Peppermint, Clove, Eucalyptus, and Lemongrass.” –Yvonne S., Member
“I like to diffuse Peppermint and Thieves. It makes for a very fresh-smelling home, while cleaning the air of impurities at the same time.” –Gail T., Silver
“For freshening air and getting rid of bugs, I use Purification, Peppermint, Valor, and Thieves.”
–Tiffany V., Senior Star
“Peace & Calming with some Christmas Spirit at night makes me sleep like a baby, and I wake up happy in the morning!” –Shelly M., Star
“My favorite: 2 drops Joy, 2 drops Abundance ™, 5 drops Citrus Fresh, and 3 drops Peppermint.” –Renee D., Star
“Lavender and Orange is a great mix for relaxation and creates a wonderful fragrance.” –Glenda M., Member
“Lavender and Peace & Calming at bedtime creates restful nights for the whole family.” –Darcy D., Star
What are some of your favorite diffuser blends, and what do you use them for? Leave a comment and let us know. We always love to hear from you!
—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager
The advent of the New Year is traditionally a time to evaluate where you’ve been, where you are, and where you want to be. Goal setting is a powerful process for envisioning what you’d like to accomplish and motivating yourself to make that vision a reality.
- Specific—Goals should answer specific questions of who, what, where, when, and why.
- Measurable—Goals should be quantifiable so you can track your progress.
- Attainable—You should be able to evaluate whether your goals are realistic.
- Relevant—Goals should be relevant to your life at this time.
- Time Related—Goals should have a deadline to keep you on track and focused.
For example, instead of “I want to get in better shape,” try a specific, SMART goal, such as “I want to exercise after work, five days a week, for the next three months.”
Whatever your goals are, you can use Young Living essential oils to help you define your goals, remove emotional blockages, and solidify your resolve to achieve them.
Define Your Goals
When setting your goals, there are several essential oils that can help you gain vision and clarity about what you’d like to achieve, including:
Awaken™—Inspires awareness of limitless potential
Believe™—Encourages feelings of strength and faith
Brain Power™—Clarifies thought and focus
Clarity™—Promotes a clear mind
Common Sense™—Enhances decision making
Dream Catcher™—Boosts the ability to realize your desires
Envision™—Renews faith in the future
Grounding™—Clarifies; provides balance and enhanced spirituality
Highest Potential™—Inspires self-confidence and purpose in life
Inspiration™—Enhances spirituality and meditation
Into the Future™—Empowers you to leave the past behind and confidently move forward
Motivation™—Helps overcome fear and procrastination
Oola Balance™—Enhances a positive outlook
Present Time™—Provides focus on the here and now
The following essential oils may help remove stumbling blocks, enabling you to set and achieve your goals.
Acceptance™—Encourages feelings of self-worth; helps overcome denial and procrastination
Forgiveness™—Enables you to forgive yourself and others
Harmony™— Provides harmonic balance to the body
Humility™—Fosters deeper spiritual and emotional awareness
Inner Child™—Helps you connect with your authentic self and find emotional balance
Release™—Encourages you to let go of anger and frustration
SARA™—Helps soothe deep emotional wounds and traumatic memories
Surrender™—Enables you to cast off inhibitions
Transformation™—Helps replace negative beliefs
Trauma Life™—Aids in the release of emotional trauma
White Angelica™—Promotes feelings of protection and security
Once you’re clear about your goals and plan of action, you can utilize the following essential oils to help you achieve success.
Gathering™—Keeps you on the path to higher achievement
Gratitude™—Supports emotional and spiritual progress
Joy™—Brings happiness to the heart
Live with Passion™—Fosters optimism and enthusiasm
Magnify Your Purpose™—Stimulates creativity and motivation
Oola Grow™—Helps you move forward
Sacred Mountain™—Promotes feelings of strength and empowerment
Valor®—Promotes feelings of strength, courage, and protection
As always, we would love to hear from you! Leave a comment on this blog post to share how you use Young Living essential oils to help set and achieve goals.
—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager
There’s nothing quite like walking into a room and being immersed in the familiar and captivating aroma of evergreen boughs and peppermint to spark a flood of warm holiday memories.
Help make your home more inviting during the holiday season by creating seasonal aromas with essential oils. The following scents and do-it-yourself tips are a great way to help build new holiday traditions.
Ideas for Holiday Scents
The seasonal collections in the 2013 Holiday Catalog make excellent gifts. Use them to create a customized holiday scent:
Holiday Gift and Sharing Tool Ideas
Sharing a steaming cup of wassail with friends and family is a great way to celebrate the holiday season. The Wintertime Wassail Collection includes all you need to make this festive beverage, including 5-ml bottles of Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Tangerine essential oils; a wassail recipe card; and a 16-ounce mug set in a gift box.
The Holiday Sharing Collection includes sample packs of Lavender, Lemon, Thieves™, Peppermint, and Peace & Calming® and is a perfect Christmas sharing tool. You can also create your own holiday gifts using Young Living products.
One thoughtful and inexpensive holiday sharing tool is to give essential oil-scented pine cones. Try these do-it-yourself tips for Pine Cone Fire Starters and Scented Pine Cones:
Pine Cone Fire Starters
Melt wax in a double boiler and add a few drops of any number of seasonal smelling essential oils. If you’d like a little color, add a crayon to the melting wax. Dip the cones in the wax using tongs and place them on foil to dry. Put them in a basket or mesh satchel, add a bow, and voilà, a delightful gift!
Scented Pine Cones
- Wash pine cones to clean off sap and any hitchhiking critters.
- Bake for an hour at 200° F on an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet.
- Spray the pine cones with essential oil-infused water using the Wintertime Wassail Collection or your own custom blend of oils. You can also sprinkle drops of essential oils directly on the pine cones. Let dry and you’re done!
Scented pine cones can be used to make wreaths and garlands. You can also screw a small eyelet hook to the bottom of a scented pine cone to make Christmas ornaments.
Please share with us your favorite seasonal fragrances and ways you use Young Living essential oils to create holiday traditions and gifts. We always love to hear from you!
Finally, stay tuned for a very special, web-only Young Living Black Friday event beginning on Thanksgiving day. Check our Facebook account, your Virtual Office, and this blog regularly in the coming days for more information and updates!
–Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager
This healthful and delicious essential oil-infused soup recipe is sure to be a hit with your friends and family. It includes Young Living’s Clove, Cinnamon Bark, and Nutmeg essential oils. Try this recipe for Butternut Squash Soup for your next meal.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed
4 cups vegetable broth
2 drops Clove essential oil
3 drops Nutmeg essential oil
1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil
In soup pan, sauté onions, garlic, salt, and pepper in olive oil over medium heat until tender. Add cubed squash and cook for 3–5 minutes. Next, add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Boil on medium-high heat for 25 minutes or until squash is fork tender. Remove from heat. Using a hand mixer, puree until smooth. Stir in the essential oils. Allow oils to infuse into soup for 5–8 minutes and then serve. The soup may be garnished with a spoonful of yogurt if desired.
This recipe makes about 5 ½ cups of soup.
Do you have an essential oil-infused recipe that you would like share? If so, please post a comment, including your recipe.
Staying healthy requires attention to many different areas. The Young Living lifestyle is predicated upon achieving physical, mental, and emotional balance and well-being. Our friends at Oola believe in the same ideas of balance and well-being and have devised a way to achieve what they call the OolaLife.
To kick off Young Living’s partnership with Oola, we are having a special social media giveaway today, Tuesday, November 12! This exciting contest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram will give 50 lucky winners an exclusive kit containing Oola’s book, Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World, as well as two oil blends specially formulated for Oola by D. Gary Young: Oola Balance and Oola Grow.
Here are the instructions on how to enter each contest:
- Like the Young Living Essential Oils Facebook page
- Like the Oola Facebook page
- Like the giveaway post on the Young Living Essential Oils Facebook page
- Leave a comment on the giveaway post answering the question: Which Young Living essential oils do you use to help improve your life?
There will be 25 winners for the Facebook contest.
- Follow the @YoungLivingEO and @OolaLife Twitter accounts
- Send a tweet with the hashtag #YLOola and @YoungLivingEO
There will be 15 winners for the Twitter contest.
- Follow the @YoungLivingEO Instagram account and the @OolaLife Instagram account
- Repost the picture of the Young Living Oola kit prize shown on the @YoungLivingEO Instagram account with the hashtags #YLOola and #YoungLiving
There will be 10 winners for the Instagram contest.
For complete details and rules on these contests, click here.
The contests end on Tuesday, November 12 at 11:59 p.m., MT. All 50 winners (25 for Facebook, 15 for Twitter, 10 for Instagram) will be announced on each social media account on Wednesday, November 13.
We are also having a very special book promotion to celebrate our partnership with Oola! On November 12 only, purchase Oola’s life-changing book for only $9.99! You can purchase the book here.
Mention the word “frankincense” to anyone, and their first thoughts will be of the holiday season. We want to help you welcome the spirit of the season into your home and establish a treasured new tradition with a frankincense essential oil two-pack, plus other fantastic business-building rewards!
Hit 300 PV in a single order during November and we’ll give you free 5-ml Frankincense and 5-ml Sacred Frankincense essential oils—perfect for establishing a spiritually uplifted environment in your home—plus a $20 enrollment coupon and 50 Drive to Win points! Order 250 PV to earn the essential oils and the enrollment coupon; order 190 PV and earn the essential oils.
Learn more about the fantastic rewards you can earn in our November promotion:
Frankincense essential oil can become your next cherished family tradition. Its woodsy, sweet aroma can help create an environment of positivity and deepen meditation. Applied topically, it can promote a glowing, youthful-looking complexion.
With a slightly sweeter, more complex aroma than Frankincense essential oil, Sacred Frankincense is a rare essential oil distilled from the Boswellia sacra tree. Try applying Sacred Frankincense to temples, wrists, and neck during yoga, meditation, or prayer for a spiritually uplifting boost.
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 250 or 300 PV order invoice, which you may then give to an enrolling distributor.
A first-of-its-kind promotion, Drive to Win allows you to earn points toward winning fantastic prizes for your sharing efforts! You must earn a minimum of 1,000 points during the promotion period to qualify to win. This reward will get you 50 points closer to a new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, $10,000 or $5,000 cash, or an unforgettable trip to Hawaii! Click here to find all the details about this promotion.
Lavender is the most versatile of all essential oils and has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender is also great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet also has balancing properties.
Here are some tips on how to use Lavender essential oil from our product management team and Young Living distributors.
Tips from Young Living:
- Soothe minor burns by applying 2–3 drops to the affected area
- Rub on dry or chapped skin to moisturize the affected area
- Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place it in closets and drawers to scent linens and repel moths and insects
- Place a few drops on a wet cloth or dryer sheet to deodorize and freshen your laundry
- Rub a few drops onto your hand and spread over a pillow
- Diffuse Lavender essential oil to set the mood for a baby shower or social gathering
- Diffuse or inhale Lavender essential oil to calm your mind, body, and spirit after a hard day’s work
Tips from Young Living Facebook Fans:
“I keep a 2-oz. spray bottle with 11-13 drops Lavender/purified water mix next to my bed and spritz pillow and linens nightly!” —Virginia C., Star
“You can add a drop or two to hot water to make Lavender tea.” —Charles H., Distributor
“I diffuse Lavender every night for a great night’s rest.” —Eric H., Distributor
“We use it all the time! I put it on the kids after their shower to get ready for bed.” —Victoria B., Distributor
“I put it on a cotton ball and slip it between my pillow case and pillow.” – Patt F., Distributor
“I love putting a couple of drops on wool dryer balls to scent our clothes while they’re drying!” —Laura W., Star
“I put a few drops of Lavender essential oil in my bath water.” —Ede H., Distributor