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Adding Great, Free Seasonal Oils to Your Holiday Celebrations

Posted on November 1st, 2014 | no comments

Getting ready to host for the holidays? This month, you can earn two essential oils to make the season merry and bright, plus extra rewards! With your qualifying November order, earn a free 5-ml bottle each of Ginger and Christmas Spirit™ essential oils, plus 10 percent back in Essential Rewards, free Thyromin™ capsules, and a special 10 percent-off offer on our Home Diffuser while supplies last!

 

So what can these free essential oils do for your holiday festivities?

 

We love Ginger essential oil as a substitute for powdered ginger in recipes. As a general rule, you can use 1 drop for every teaspoon of powdered or grated ginger. Check out this fun, easy recipe for gingerbread people that the kids will love decorating with icing, candies, and sprinkles:

 

Gingerbread People

3 cups flour of your choice (may substitute Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix)

1 tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. fine sea salt

2 drops Ginger essential oil

1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil

¾ cup butter or coconut oil

¾ cup firmly packed brown or coconut sugar

½ cup molasses

1 egg or vegan egg substitute

1 tsp. vanilla extract

 

In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients; set aside.

 

In a larger bowl, beat together butter or coconut oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in remaining wet ingredients. Gradually add flour mixture just until dough forms; do not over mix. Press dough into a flat disk, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight or at least for 4 hours.

 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll dough to ¼ inch thick on a clean and lightly floured countertop. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8–10 minutes or until edges are just beginning to brown. Cool completely, then decorate as desired!

 

While you and your family are making essential oil-infused gingerbread people, and through the whole season, diffuse Christmas Spirit essential oil blend. It combines everyone’s favorite scents of the season—Cinnamon Bark, Orange, and Spruce—for an irresistibly festive environment. You can even try dropping it onto unscented potpourri and packaging it in bags with colorful ribbons for a beautiful, memorable neighbor gift. They’ll love that it’s both thoughtful and guilt-free!

 

Click here to learn about this month’s promotions or shop now!

 

How do you plan to infuse your holiday celebrations with essential oils? Let us know in the comments!

Revamp Your Cleaning Closet – Naturally

Posted on October 30th, 2014 | one comment

Beyond offering beneficial plants to help support body and mind wellness, Mother Nature has provided a trove of natural solutions to keep our homes clean. Lots of our products harness the cleaning power of natural essences.  The kids drew a crayon masterpiece on your walls? We have an oil for that. Need a deep cleaner that will add the elbow grease for you? We have easy DIY formulas for that. Want to keep that "freshly cleaned" smell long after your Saturday morning deep clean? We have diffusing ideas for that.    Rid your cleaning closet of harsh cleaning agents and go au naturel! Save money as well as the environment with these DIY cleaning ideas. Thieves® Essential Oil Thieves was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other botanicals.  For clean-smelling air, diffuse our proprietary Thieves essential oil blend for 15–30 minutes in your home or office.      Thieves Household Cleaner A multitalented cleaner, Thieves Household Cleaner is a fantastic all-in-one solution for every surface of the house. Try these all-natural cleaning DIY solutions for a clean house and a lingering spicy aroma.    All-Purpose Cleaner In a spray bottle, mix 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner with 2–3 cups of water. Spray on any surface and wipe away.    Glass and Mirror Cleaner In a glass spray bottle, mix 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner, 5 drops Lemon essential oil, and 1 teaspoon white vinegar with 3 cups of water. Spray glass and mirrors and wipe away.    Deep Clean Scrubbing Solution Mix Thieves Household Cleaner with baking soda to form a thick paste. Use this paste to scrub sinks and tubs.Thieves Spray Ideal for use on light switches, faucet handles, door handles, public toilet seats, Thieves Spray is great for any surface that needs a quick shot of clean. For those unsanitary out-and-about moments, this small bottle is perfect for traveling or keeping in your purse or backpack.    Thieves Wipes Wipe down kitchen counters, toilet seats, and other trouble areas daily with Thieves Wipes. Keep a box in your car or handbag for on-the-go cleaning power.    Pine Essential Oil Pine has an invigorating aroma that makes it great for cleaning. Diffuse Pine while cleaning around the house or incorporate it into DIY formulas like the one below.    Mopping Solution In a bucket, mix ½ cup white vinegar, several drops of Pine essential oil, and 1 gallon warm water.     Lemon Essential Oil There's a reason we include Lemon in our Everyday Oils collection—because it is one of the most versatile oils to have around the home. As well as its refreshing scent, great tasting Lemon is a natural cleaning agent. Try these cleaning ideas around your home!   Carpet Freshener Add 10–15 drops of Lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.   Goo Remover Use 1–2 drops of Lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.   Room and Refrigerator Refresher  Place a few drops of Lemon essential oil on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator or any room in the house to help eliminate stale air and odors.Home Diffuser Keep your home smelling clean and fresh with the Home Diffuser. Combining a humidifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one easy-to-use unit, the Home Diffuser safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors. Fill the well with distilled or purified water and add 8–12 drops of your choice of essential oils. Looking for some fresh ideas? Here are some of our cleanest-smelling essential oils and blends for your experimentation!     Thieves  Purification Peppermint Idaho Blue Spruce Anything citrus – our favorites are Citrus Fresh, Tangerine, Lime, Grapefruit, and Bergamot Mountain Savory Pine Sacred Mountain Cinnamon Bark     What are your great solutions for keeping your house “Young Living clean”? Tell us in the comments!

Creating Custom Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Posted on January 27th, 2014 | 9 comments

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:

Other custom blends ideas from Young Living employees include:

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 diffuse 7 drops of Stress Away and 3 drops of Citrus Fresh to help with relaxation while maintaining a house with two toddlers.” –Nichole C., 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

Back to School with Thieves Giveaway Winners

Posted on August 31st, 2013 | no comments

Our Back to School with Thieves® Giveaway on Facebook was our most successful ever! Over 29,000 people entered the three-day contest, which is a new record for Young Living.

Congratulations to Our Winners!
Each of the following winners will receive a 15-ml Thieves essential oil blend:

Susan Schaeffer-Duve

Jasmine Suzette Cruz

Julie Behling-Hovdal

Each of the following winners will receive a 24-oz. bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner:

Melissa Holbrook

Taylor Bosh

Shanda Caveney

Phyllis Valdez-Parker

Amy Ortiz

This winner will receive a Home Diffuser and a 15-ml Thieves essential oil blend:

Cara Scearcy Trautman

If you were named as one of the winners of any of our giveaways listed above, please e-mail social@youngliving.com with “Thieves Giveaway Winner” in the subject line and include your name and mailing address.

Thanks to everyone who entered. As always, we love to hear from our readers! Which Young Living products would you like to see in our next social media giveaway? Please leave a comment and let us know.


Win Thieves Products for the New School Year!

Posted on August 27th, 2013 | 51 comments

Just in time for the back-to-school season, we are giving away Thieves® products on Facebook to help you protect your home and children!

We will be giving away a new Thieves product on Facebook each day from August 28-30. To enter, like our page, click on the “Thieves Giveaway” tab, and enter your e-mail address starting at 12:01 a.m. on August 28. To increase your chances of winning, you may enter your address once each day until 11:59 p.m., MT, on Friday, August 30!

Take advantage of your opportunity to win one of nine fantastic prizes:

August 28: One 15-ml Thieves essential oil blend to three winners

August 29: One Thieves Household Cleaner to five winners

August 30: One Home Diffuser and a 15-ml Thieves essential oil blend for one winner

Be sure to also check out youngliving.com to see our August promotions featuring Thieves.

Winners will be announced here on the Young Living Blog on Saturday, August 31. Good luck!


New Products—Fresh from Convention

Posted on July 6th, 2012 | 20 comments

The International Grand Convention may have come to a close, but the excitement that began in Salt Lake City is growing even stronger. After a week full of transformation and education, we are left with a new Young Living brand, unparalleled distributor enthusiasm, lasting inspiration, and best of all: amazing new products! Here is a quick glance at the new products that were launched from the convention stage:

Vitassage™ Essential Oil Dispensing Massager—Created by D. Gary Young, the Vitassage is an innovative way to incorporate essential oils into your massage experience at home or on the go.

A·R·T® Beauty Masque™—The Beauty Masque is a premium, orchid-based formula designed to soothe dry skin and leave it feeling healthier and more radiant.

A·R·T® Renewal Serum™—The Renewal Serum is an intricate blend of exotic orchids and essential oils that revitalizes and renews the appearance of the skin.

A·R·T® Creme Masque™—The Creme Mask contains a blend of cucumber extract, aloe vera, vitamins, green tea, and pure essential oils that tones and nourishes the skin.

Slique™ Gum—Slique Gum is a combination of frankincense chewing resin and peppermint and spearmint essential oils that offers a unique chewing experience and may help control food cravings.

Slique Slim Caps™—Slique Slim Caps contain essential oils, dietary fibers, and other key ingredients that may induce feelings of satiation and support weight-management goals.

Slique Essence™—Once available only as a part of the Slique kit, Slique Essence essential oil blend is now available as a stand-alone product.

Idaho Blue Spruce—This new essential oil is grown, harvested, and produced at Young Living’s farm in Idaho. It contains high percentages of alpha-pinene and limonene and refreshes and invigorates the senses.

Transformation™ Essential Oil Blend—This powerful blend has been reformulated to include the life-enhancing benefits of Idaho blue spruce, ocotea, and palo santo.

KidScents® Slique™ Toothpaste—Newly reformulated with Thieves® and Slique Essence essential oil blends, KidScents Slique Toothpaste is free of dyes and chemicals to deliver a safe, enjoyable brushing experience.

AromaGlide™—The next generation reinforced fitments, AromaGlide allows you to turn any Young Living essential oil into an easy-to-use roll-on.

Home Diffuser—The newly designed Home Diffuser combines a humidifier, air purifier, atomizer, and aromatherapy diffuser into one product that safely releases essential oils into the air to eliminate odors and create a spa-like atmosphere.

Stay tuned for future posts that will go in greater depth on these new products, as well as other convention topics. Until then, we ask those who attended the convention and sampled these products to comment on your experiences. I cannot wait to hear how these innovative products have transformed your lives!

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager

Seasonal Savings

Posted on October 3rd, 2011 | one comment

I’m excited to talk about some of the special holiday offers that were just made available in our new Seasonal Essentials 2011 catalog! It’s always one of our most popular promotions, featuring unique (and discounted!) product bundles, limited-time offers, and unique YL-branded items.

It’s hard to choose, but if I had to give just one recommendation it would be the Slique™ Tea Collection. This collection comes in a beautiful, custom gift package and features the new Slique Tea and a set of Young Living branded collector mugs. Slique Tea launched last month and quickly became one of Young Living’s most popular products, so we’re excited to have a limited number of kits available for this promotion! Other seasonal promotions include:

As always, we do have limited supply of these holiday items. When they’re gone, they’re gone—so be sure and order yours soon!

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager

The Natural Beauty of the Young Living Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser

Posted on July 13th, 2010 | 4 comments

young living aria ultrasonic diffuserIf you haven’t had a chance to try out the Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser from Young Living Essential Oils, you’re in for a big surprise. The Aria is more than a diffuser—it’s a beautiful piece of décor that fits elegantly in any home. Don’t let the natural look of the solid wood base and glass top fool you into thinking the Aria is simplistic though. Inside are incredibly fun gadgets that will not only set the mood with your essential oils, but it’s also fun to share with your new Young Living friends.

Here are some features of the Aria not to miss:

  • The wood base is American Maple and is absolutely gorgeous.
  • The Aria has built-in speakers that play 12 minutes of relaxing music.
  • Want to hear your own music? Simply plug in your own music player.
  • Run the Aria from across the room with the remote control.
  • Lights!  Yes, the Aria has rotating LED lights to create a soothing ambiance.

I keep my Aria in my living room. I’m amazed how quickly people respond to the diffuser when they come into my house. Talking about Young Living products couldn’t be easier.

Have you purchased an Aria yet? I would love to hear your impressions. Just add your comments below.

One more thing: I recently did a demonstration video on YouTube for the Aria, so be sure to check it out!

Toby Palmer
Young Living Product Marketing Manager

New Young Living Essential Oil Diffuser Demo Videos

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 | 5 comments

If one of the new Young Living essential oil diffusers has caught your eye, you’ll want to check out the new demo videos. You can watch them to learn more about these diffusers and to help you decide which diffuser is right for you and your family. Be sure too, to let us know what you think about the diffusers and the demo videos.

Here’s the demo video for the new Aria™ Ultrasonic Diffuser:

And here’s the demo video for the new TheraPro™ Premium Diffuser:

How To Use Young Living’s Home Diffuser

Posted on October 2nd, 2009 | 5 comments

Launched at this year’s Grand Convention, Young Living’s new Home Diffuser combines the latest in diffuser technology with ultrasonic innovations to quietly diffuse any essential oil into the air.

Take a moment to watch as Young Living Product Manager Toby Palmer shows how easy it is to operate the Home Diffuser and discover this amazing natural alternative to synthetic air fresheners!