Many of our members have been concerned about our low supply of difficult-to-source essential oils. Some of our oils are available only on a seasonal basis, and other oils are so rare that I am grateful to have ever had exposure to them.
I am often asked why this is. Well, it’s pretty simple really: Young Living doesn’t accept anything but the best.
It has always been Young Living’s duty to give our members the purest, most effective essential oil products available anywhere. As I have seen firsthand at our Highland Flats and Northern Lights farms, dealing with nature as a business partner is not always easy. The weather can be too hot, too cold, too wet, or too dry. These whims of nature impact our oil production and your business, but we make it a point to never cut corners or sacrifice quality.
So how can we get the most out of these rare oils when they’re available? Here are a few of my favorite tips on how to make them last all year.
Cooking really amplifies the aroma and intensity of essential oils. In other words, it doesn’t take a lot to really spice up your favorite dish! I love to add a drop of Basil to a vegan cauliflower alfredo sauce that I make, and I add a drop or two of Jade Lemon™ to my drinking water for a fresh taste. You can find all kinds of ways to use these special oils in your kitchen!
Creating your own home and personal care products is so much fun and makes for great gifts, while stretching the oils you choose. I love my homemade body scrub with Lavender and Frankincense and my body moisturizer with Lavender, Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood, and Geranium.
Young Living offers an impressive assortment of diffusers and nebulizers. Diffusers are a worthwhile investment because they stretch your essential oil budget and disperse the essential oil throughout a much larger area than other methods. I have an AromaLux™ in my living room, a Bamboo Diffuser in my kitchen, a Home Diffuser in my guest room and bathroom, a Rainstone™ in my bedroom, a USB diffuser on the road, and an Aria™ in my office. I love them all!
These are just a few ideas I’ve had. Leave a comment and tell us how you make the most of your essential oils!
If you have any questions about why some essential oils are difficult to source, what makes an oil rare, and why some oils are not always available, check out this short, informative video.
—Lindsey Elmore, PharmD, BCPS, Young Living Director of Global Education and Health Sciences
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!