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:
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
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!
How do you plan to infuse your holiday celebrations with essential oils? Let us know in the 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:
- 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
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:
Jasmine Suzette Cruz
Each of the following winners will receive a 24-oz. bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner:
Cara Scearcy Trautman
If you were named as one of the winners of any of our giveaways listed above, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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!
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
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:
- Aria™ Ultrasonic Diffuser—Buy an Aria diffuser and receive a free Essential Oil Diffuser (well, jet, and nebulizer).
- Progessence™ Plus—Get 10% off Progessence Plus serum October 1–December 31.
- Tranquil™ Essential Oil Roll-on—Buy any two Roll-on Collections and get a free Tranquil.
- Roller Fitments—Buy any two Essential Oil Mini Collections and get a free ten-pack of the new Roller Fitments.
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
If 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!
Young Living Product Marketing Manager
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:
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!