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Essential Oil Spotlight: Blue Cypress

Posted on October 16th, 2014 | one comment

Are you familiar with Blue Cypress essential oil? Surprisingly, many of our members are not yet acquainted with this amazingly versatile oil. Let me introduce you!

 

Sometimes referred to as Blue Gold, Blue Cypress is a beautiful, cobalt blue and is the only naturally blue essential oil that comes from a tree. Other blue essential oils such as German Chamomile and Blue Tansy are from flowers. So distinctive and beloved is this tree’s aroma that it was chosen as the official fragrance of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

 

Young Living’s Blue Cypress essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and wood of the rare Northern Cypress Pine, native only to Australia’s Northern Territory. The scientific name of Blue Cypress, Callitris intratropica, is derived from the Greek calli (beautiful) and treis (three), which references the tree’s triangular leaves that are arranged in spirals of three.

 

Blue Cypress has been used for thousands of years by Australian aboriginal people in a variety of household and personal applications. Here are a few ways you can use Blue Cypress:

 

Support muscles. Blue Cypress is great to use post-workout. Just add a few drops to V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex, Ortho Ease® Massage Oil, or Ortho Sport® Massage Oil and rub it on muscles after physical workouts.

 

Moisturize skin. Blue Cypress has excellent beneficial properties for the skin. Use Blue Cypress alone or blend it with Sacred Frankincense, Lavender, and Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oils and apply topically to hydrate the skin after time outside.

 

Soothe skin while shaving. Add a drop or two of Blue Cypress to shaving cream, soap, or aftershave to help prevent razor burn.

 

Use in household cleaning. Add Blue Cypress to Thieves® Household Cleaner for extra cleaning power or include it in a custom blend of Lemon and Clove essential oils mixed in water to create your own all-purpose cleaner for kitchens, bathrooms, desktops, and other surfaces.

 

In addition to these simple and effective uses, how do you use Blue Cypress essential oil?

 

—Heidi Jeanfreau, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Sharing, Growing, and Staying Well this Fall!

Posted on September 1st, 2014 | no comments

Ready for the back-to-school season? We’re excited to share with you a promotion that not only helps support your family’s wellness* this fall but also makes it both extra easy and extra rewarding to share! Here’s the bundle of shareable rewards we have ready for you:

Order 300 PV and get a 5-ml bottle of Raven; a 10-pack each of Peppermint, Lavender, and Thieves® sample packets; a $20 enrollment voucher to give to a friend to offset the cost of joining Young Living; and a shareable 14-pack of NingXia Nitro.

 

Find full details about this promotion, why these products are fall must-haves, and how they can help build your business at YoungLiving.com. How do you plan to share Young Living with this offer? What are some of your favorite uses for Essential Oil Sample Packets? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

 

*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.

Pack Your Young Living Favorites for the 2015 Global Leadership Cruise!

Posted on August 4th, 2014 | no comments

We are kicking off the qualification period for our 2015 Global Leadership Cruise, and we want you to join us! Get ready to explore the Mediterranean coast while enjoying the luxury of the Royal Caribbean cruise line and networking with Young Living executives and top leaders!

 

Young Living Essential Oils Global Leadership CruiseSo how can you prepare for this unforgettable experience from June 6–13, 2015? First, visit YoungLiving.com/Cruise  to learn how to qualify. Second, pack your Young Living favorites for the relaxing Mediterranean adventure of a lifetime!

 

We think you’ll love bringing our brand-new Bon Voyage kit, which offers 10 popular travel-sized Young Living personal-care products, including Thieves® AromaBright Toothpaste, Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner, Morning Start Bath and Shower Gel, and much more in a custom-designed travel case!

 

How are you planning on qualifying for the cruise? Which cruise-friendly Young Living products are you planning on bringing? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Build Your Dream with Essential Oils

Posted on July 10th, 2014 | 672 comments

 

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”  —Gloria Steinem

 

 

This year was my first time attending a Young Living convention, and it was inspiring to see how thousands of our members are building their dreams! They have begun their journeys by partnering with a company that goes above and beyond to help individuals discover profound and lasting transformations, support their health, and change lives around the world!

It’s fitting, then, that Build Your Dream™ was the best-selling essential oil blend at this year’s convention. Build Your Dream was formulated by D. Gary Young to celebrate Young Living’s 20-year journey of vision, determination, and progress. Each oil in this unique blend has a special connection to the story of Young Living, including Lavender, Sacred Frankincense™, Melissa, Blue Cypress, Hong Kuai, Idaho Blue Spruce, Ylang Ylang, Dream Catcher™, Believe™, and the rare Blue Lotus absolute oil.

Whatever your dream is—getting out of debt, finding needed answers to a life problem, or learning a new skill—Young Living’s new Build Your Dream 20th anniversary essential oil blend can help you achieve it by providing added clarity, confidence, peace, and focus.

Here are a couple ways to use Build Your Dream to help you succeed:

  • Apply topically or diffuse it in the morning during prayer or meditation to open up intuition and strengthen enthusiasm.
  • Wear it topically whenever needed to inspire confidence, clarity, and focus.
  • Daub it on your neck or wrists before bed as you visualize and affirm your goals.
  • Diffuse it to reduce feelings of mental fatigue and disconnection, to help support relaxation, and to create an atmosphere of peace.

What is your dream? Tell us about it in the comments below to be automatically entered to win a special 20th anniversary Build Your Dream kit!

Each kit includes a 5-ml Build Your Dream blend, a 20th anniversary pin, an 8-page pamphlet about the blend and Young Living’s history, and a 16-compartment mahogany oil holder box. These kits are available only while supplies last.

The winner will be selected randomly on Wednesday, July 16, and we’ll post it here on the blog. Good luck!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

 

 

 

 

Highlighting Men’s Health

Posted on June 16th, 2014 | 53 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.

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

Relieving Stress with Essential Oils, Part III

Posted on May 21st, 2014 | 2 comments

Although stress is a natural mechanism designed to keep us prepared for challenges, most modern lifestyles add more daily stress than our bodies are made to handle. In fact, studies have shown that modern, everyday stresses, if left unchecked, can negatively impact our health! In the third part of my Relieving Stress series, I’ve included some additional suggestions to help you alleviate some of the stress in your life.

Relaxing Music

Beethoven said, “Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks, and invents.” Studies have shown that listening to classical music like Mozart can help your kid’s concentration during homework. Diffuse some of the following essential oils while listening to soothing music and you’ve created a sensory-nourishing environment for clarity and focus:

Essential Oil Roll-Ons

Apply Tranquil™ or Stress Away™ Roll-Ons to your temples or neck for a quick way to soothe and relax stressed nerves.

Essential Oils

Use the new Aroma Diffuser or apply the following oils topically to help calm and uplift. You can even create your own blend of two or three oils to create a custom, stress-relieving effect.

  • Roman Chamomile has calming and relaxing properties.
  • Sandalwood encourages deeper meditation.
  • Neroli encourages confidence, hopefulness, and peace.
  • Lavender calms the mind and body.
  • Cedarwood promotes relaxation, balance, and increased mental focus.
  • Valerian was historically regarded for its calming properties.
  • Ylang Ylang relaxes the mind and uplifts emotions.

Please leave a comment below and share how you use essential oils to help relieve stress in your life!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

Our 20th Anniversary Celebration Continues with 20 Percent Off Highest Potential

Posted on May 18th, 2014 | 10 comments

Because of the passion and dedication of our members, we have been able to spend the last 20 years sharing the precious gift of essential oils with the world. As our way of thanking you, for a short time each month this year, you can take advantage of a 20-percent discount on one of D. Gary and Mary Young’s favorite products. This month discover what our inspiring Highest Potential blend can do for you. For Tuesday and Wednesday only, you can enjoy an $8.22 savings on a 5-ml bottle of this unique blend.*

Featuring an aromatic combination of Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender, Rose, and other precious essential oils, this blend is formulated to inspire you to expand your sense of purpose and achieve your full potential. Whether diffused, inhaled, or diluted and worn as a fragrance, Highest Potential can help you discover greater confidence, a more complete idea of your purpose, and a sense of harmony. Log in to Virtual Office on May 20 and 21 to enjoy this exclusive discount while it’s available!

Each month be sure to watch our Facebook page to find out what classic Young Living product will be featured in this 20th anniversary promotion! Remember: Each month during 2014 you can save 20 percent on some of our most popular products! What products are you hoping to see in this year-long anniversary promotion?

*Please note that the discount will reduce your PV for this item by 20 percent. If this reduction in PV will affect your commissions, please adjust your order accordingly. The discount also applies to Essential Rewards orders; however, orders using rewards points do not qualify for the discount. This discount applies to Young Living members and retail customers, and there is a limit of two bottles of Highest Potential per order.

Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary with Fantastic Offers

Posted on January 20th, 2014 | 5 comments

2014 is Young Living’s 20th year of business, and we are excited to spend the entire year celebrating two decades of transforming lives with the world’s purest, most effective essential oils! We invite you to celebrate with us throughout 2014 with 20 percent off one of D. Gary and Mary Young’s favorite  products on the 20th of each month. This month, on January 20 only, you can purchase Relaxation massage oil for 20 percent off!

With its proprietary blend of coconut, grape seed, sweet almond, and other skin-nourishing vegetable oils—and featuring a calming blend of essential oils such as Tangerine, Lavender, Spearmint, and Ylang YlangRelaxation massage oil can soothe away daily stress. Be sure to log in to Virtual Office on January 20 to enjoy this exclusive discount!

Each month, be sure to watch our Facebook page to find out what favorite Young Living product will be featured next in our 20th anniversary promotion!

How to Use Lavender Essential Oil

Posted on October 14th, 2013 | 18 comments

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 put it right on my neck. I love how it relaxes me.” —Wendy M., 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