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Gifts that Touch and Transform: An Essential Oils Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on December 6th, 2013 | 269 comments

The holidays are a time when we reflect on our blessings and give gifts as a token of caring and gratitude. Some of the most iconic symbols of the Christmas season are the gifts of Frankincense and Myrrh, which were considered as valuable as gold by the three wise men in the Bible. This holiday season, build upon that ancient tradition of giving precious oils by giving a gift that shows you care about the well-being of your loved ones.

Fill the Air with Holiday Spirit
The Young Living 2013 Holiday Catalog features limited-time, beautifully packaged collections that embody the holiday spirit and make great gifts and sharing tools.

An ideal gift for those who are new to Young Living is the Holiday Sharing Collection, which includes a handcrafted diffuser necklace along with sharing packs of Lavender, Lemon, Thieves®, Peppermint, and Peace & Calming®.

Share a cup of holiday cheer with the Wintertime Wassail Collection, which contains 5-ml bottles of Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Tangerine essential oils, a wassail recipe card, and a 16-ounce mug set. Help create an inviting and stress-free atmosphere with the Holiday Balance Mini Oils Collection, which contains 5-ml bottles of Idaho Blue Spruce, Lavender, and Citrus Fresh™

The exclusive Exotic Oils Collection features 5-ml bottles of Biblical Sweet Myrrh, Amazonian Ylang Ylang, Yuzu, Hong Kuai, Xiang Mao, and Plectranthus Oregano.

Remember, these holiday collections are available for a limited time and only while supplies last!

Give the Gift of Relaxation

Our patented Vitassage™ Essential Oil Dispensing Massager gives you a unique way to incorporate the benefits of up to three essential oils or blends into your massage. This product includes a carrying case and has a special holiday price of $49.75 (regularly $69). Add an Aroma Carousel as a revolving display for your guests to explore Young Living essential oils—it’s a perfect accessory for presentation, travel, and sharing. Together, both of these products make a great gift combination for yourself, as a business-building tool, or for a loved one.

Vitassage Package Giveaway

Leave a comment below telling us which Young Living essential oils or collections you plan to purchase for holiday gifts, and you will be entered for an opportunity to win one of two Vitassage packages, including the Vitassage Massager and Carrying Case and an Aroma Carousel. The winners will be randomly selected and will be posted in our next blog post.

Happy holidays!

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager

The New Vitassage Storage Case

Posted on May 23rd, 2013 | 334 comments

As some of you may have noticed, Young Living’s exclusive Vitassage™ massager now has a new companion: the Vitassage storage case. This storage case is custom designed to be the perfect fit for the Vitassage, all while being a multifunctional accessory. The storage case will protect surfaces (such as countertops, tables, or any other place you may store your Vitassage) from oil residue. It also protects the massager during travel with a high-end, durable plastic covering and stores up to nine 2-ml essential oil sample bottles with convenient storage compartments.

With our excitement to introduce you to this new storage case, we have also discounted the price of the Vitassage to $49.75. That’s a $20 discount from the regular wholesale price! But that’s not all: Starting now, anyone who purchases the Vitassage at this discounted price will also receive the storage case for free (a $19.75 wholesale value)!

Whether you have muscle tension, fatigued or sore muscles, or just need a massage, the Vitassage combines Young Living essential oils such as peppermint, PanAway®, Stress Away™—or any other combination of essential oils you need—to enjoy their powerful benefits the way nature intended. The possibilities are endless when you need some relief from the rigors of everyday activities. Get yours today, whether for yourself, a family member, or a friend. The Vitassage is a gift of relaxation that anyone will love!

Giveaway Alert! Leave a comment at the end of this blog by the end of day Friday, May 31, to be one of three lucky people to receive a free Vitassage and storage case!

—Marco Colindres III, YL Product Marketing Manager

A∙R∙T Secrets

Posted on March 25th, 2013 | 4 comments

Following our recent Young Living Beauty School event, I received questions about the research behind our A∙R∙T® orchid line, which includes two wonderful products: A∙R∙T Beauty Masque and A∙R∙T Renewal Serum.

The benefits of both of these products, and specifically the use of the orchid flower, are based on thousands of years of Chinese herbal medicine. It is believed that orchids have the ability to absorb and retain moisture and adapt well to many extreme environments. The longevity of the flowers is the key benefit that is utilized for skin care.

Orchid extracts are used for their intense moisturizing effect and for their ability to help delay senescence—or natural aging—by supporting the strength of the skin’s main proteins.

Another valuable ingredient found in our A∙R∙T orchid line is Japanese knotweed—a polygonum that has been traditionally used for its wound healing properties and for its ability to support healthy skin and provide protection against the effects of free radicals. The Japanese use this plant in order to prepare a tea called Itadori, a word that means well-being. This and many other properties that may help generate youthful-feeling and -looking skin are found in the A∙R∙T orchid line.

The effect of essential oils in both orchid products is very beneficial. Both blends—Stress Away™ in the Beauty Masque and Sensation™ in the Renewal Serum—provide calming and soothing not only to the skin but also to the psyche and our emotions.

Use A∙R∙T Renewal Serum after cleansing your face morning and night. Be sure to follow up with your favorite Young Living moisturizer. Incorporate the Beauty Masque a couple of times a week to help promote a younger, healthier-looking you.

Here’s to your health,

Luba Vozarova, PhD—YL Sr. Portfolio Manager Personal Care

Giveaway Winners

Posted on February 25th, 2013 | 4 comments

Over the past few months, we have had blog giveaways for Idaho blue spruce, Idaho balsam fir, Sacred Angel™, and Stress Away™. So once again, it is time to announce our winners. Read the winning comments below.

Idaho Blue Spruce Winners

“We want to be part of the Winter Harvest. We are trying to square up care for our kids, and then my wife and I are ready to go!”

—Brian Black, Fort Worth, TX

 “Thank you, Young Living, for bringing this amazing oil to us. My family does a lot of hiking in the mountains, and we are always amazed when we reach a certain altitude and smell blue spruce. It is so refreshing and energizing—and it grows just where you need it most to give you a great boost on the trail! It is simply amazing to be able to reap all the benefits of this amazing plant in one small bottle.”

—Tanya Schlesinger, New York, NY

 

Idaho Balsam Fir Winners

“Love the entry. Brian’s description gave me the feeling of being there! Using this oil brings back the memory of my childhood in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Happy times in a gorgeous place!”

—Judi Faulkner, Paramus, NJ

 “Love Young Living’s products. They are life changing.”

Cameron Gonnuscio, Spring, TX

 

 

Sacred Angel Winners

“I am new to essential oils. Each one I try surpasses my expectations. I give so much away in sample bottles! People have started ordering because they work so well for both peace of mind and health. I would love to try this oil. I will need to add it to my wish list—a wish list that grows longer with each passing day!”

Mary Lee Truesdail, Candor, NY

“I felt drawn to come back and read this amazing blog again and see what others have to say about this special oil, Sacred Angel. I definitely had an OMG moment reading many of these. Like Monica, the first time reading this blog, I felt chills as well and very drawn. Perhaps it was energy telling me how much I need the oil. It was so odd to feel it physically in the feelings that I was getting, which were just as Monica said: ‘chills.’”

Mary Jo Cramer, Morton, IL

 

Stress Away Winners

“Best news ever! I can diffuse it now, yeah! I can’t live without this stuff! It’s a favorite and a must at our house of six and a mom on overload most days. I use it often to keep me balanced and at peace; the smell is to die for, and I love, love, love it! I use it, share it, and wear it!”

Angie Berezay Durbin, Nephi, UT

“Great news! Love this blend, and I am so happy it is now available in the 15-ml bottles.”

Jackie McLaughlin, Waynesville, NC

 

 Be sure to congratulate our winners in the comment section below and stay tuned for more product giveaways in the near future.

—Marco Colindres III, Product Marketing Manager

Expanding the Use of Stress Away

Posted on January 17th, 2013 | 49 comments

The Young Living product development team is excited to announce that the proprietary blend of Stress Away™ is now available in a 15-ml bottle. Why, you ask? Because the therapeutic benefits in Stress Away expand beyond its traditional use of topical application.

With the new 15-ml bottle, the rigors of daily activities can be soothed with the unique, stress-relieving combination of pure, therapeutic-grade lime and vanilla essential oils through your diffuser or internal consumption as a dietary supplement. These new options with Stress Away allow the constituents in these oils—along with the benefits of lavender and copaiba—to reduce mental rigidity and restore mental balance.

So the next time you’re hosting a dinner party or meeting, diffuse Stress Away to calm your nerves or add a drop or two into water or a clear vegetable capsule and drink it to calm your anxiety.

The traditional application of Stress Away to your wrists or the back of your neck is still an effective way to ease anxiety. Whatever the situation may be, this natural solution is created to combat the normal stresses that creep into everyday life.

The proprietary blend of Stress Away includes:

Copaiba (Copaifera reticulata)—Copaiba is a powerful essential oil from South America that has traditionally been used internally to aid digestion* and support the body’s natural response to injury or irritation.*

Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)—Lime essential oil has an invigorating and stimulating effect and is believed to be native of eastern Malaysia. The pleasant citrus aroma of lime may help mental clarity and encourage creativity. When applied to the skin, lime oil may also support healthy skin.

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)—Cedarwood has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma. It is relaxing and soothing when used for massage and has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin.

Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia)—This variety of vanilla is a species of the vanilla orchid that is native to Mexico and is one of the primary sources for vanilla flavoring, due to its high vanillin content.

Ocotea (Ocotea quixos)—Extracted from an Ecuadorian tree, ocotea has the highest level of alpha humulene of any Young Living essential oil, which is a compound that helps aid the body’s natural response to irritation and injury.* Ocotea also has natural cleansing and purifying properties.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)—Lavender has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is also an adaptogen and can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances.

Comment and share your experiences with Stress Away or your thoughts on the new 15-ml bottle by Friday for the opportunity to win one of two bottles of Stress Away essential oil blend!

Marco Colindres III—YL Product Marketing Manager

*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.

Take Care of Last-Minute Shopping with the Holiday Catalog

Posted on December 12th, 2012 | one comment

With less than two weeks left until Christmas, it’s time to take care of your last-minute holiday shopping with our Seasonal Essentials 2012 catalog! It features several new Young Living products, unique and discounted product bundles, and limited-time offers. Browse through the catalog today to find the perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for your family and friends.

One of our most popular products featured in the catalog is the new NingXia Red®, which is now infused with seven times more essential oils. We launched the reformulation of this product in October and experienced our biggest sales month in Young Living history. NingXia Red is a delicious, natural, whole-body nutrient infusion, and we’re confident that your family and friends will love its taste and benefits.

Along with NingXia Red, the following product bundles are perfect for gift-giving:

The catalog also features several stocking stuffer ideas, including:

Happy shopping! Be sure to also check out our Facebook page from now until Sunday, December 16, to enter to win some of our most popular products featured in our holiday catalog!

—Jared Preusz, YL Social Media Specialist

The A•R•T of Orchids

Posted on November 2nd, 2012 | 6 comments

The AŸRŸT ® Beauty Masque and Renewal Serum were two of the ground-breaking products launched at the Young Living International Grand Convention in June. Their most distinctive feature, orchid extract, is currently at the height of research in Taiwan and is hailed for its moisturizing properties.* Traditionally, orchids have been used in perfume by the Chinese and have been associated with purity and longevity.*

The Beauty Masque and Renewal Serum also contain herbs and botanicals commonly used in Chinese medicine for supporting skin health and beauty. They include Eucommia ulmoides extract, Polygonum cuspidatum root (Japanese knotweed), and Tremella fuciformis. Eucommia has been historically used to support the skin’s elasticity, to moisturize, and to provide resveratrol (from Polygonum cuspidatum).*

Most importantly, these products are enhanced with the natural benefits of essential oils! Infused with Young Living’s Stress Away™ blend, the Beauty Masque encourages you to relax* and enjoy your own home-spa experience. The Renewal Serum contains Sensation™ essential oil blend for a delightfully calming aroma.*

The AŸRŸT Beauty Masque uses a unique cloth mask to effectively deliver moisturizing ingredients to all areas of the face. Little known in the United States, this application process is very popular in Asia. Simply apply and relax as active ingredients continuously dispense while you wear the mask. It is recommended that you leave the mask on for 20 minutes twice weekly for optimal results.

The AŸRŸT Renewal Serum is designed for everyday use, twice daily, morning and night. After cleansing with the AŸRŸT Gentle Foaming Cleanser, apply one pump of serum to the face, neck, décolletage, hands, or other areas requiring application. The serum’s low molecular weight ingredients allow faster and deeper penetration into the skin and contain more concentrated active ingredients than creams or lotions. Follow up with the AŸRŸT Day Activator or Night Reconstructor.

Orchid facts:

  • The orchid extract in the new AŸRŸT products is from the species Phalaenopsis amabilis, also called the Moon Orchid.
  • Vanilla is a member of the orchid family.
  • The largest orchid flower is 10 inches long, and the smallest is 0.08 inches long.
  • An orchid can live indefinitely with proper care. Some orchid plants have been in families for 50+ years, passed down through the generations.

Have you tried the new AŸRŸT products? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please send your comments or questions to beautytips@youngliving.com or write below in the blog box.

—Megan Vance, YL Associate Product Manager

—Luba Vozar, YL Portfolio Manager, Personal Care

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Roll It On

Posted on October 21st, 2011 | 4 comments

We all have our favorite oils that we use on a daily basis. They can be taken internally, applied topically, or diffused aromatically for their therapeutic benefits. At this year’s Orlando convention Gary introduced an exciting new way to apply oils topically—Young Living’s patent-pending Roller Fitments. The response to this new product has been overwhelming: “These are great,” and “These are easy to use,” were just some of the frequent comments heard in the product expo.

Here are a few tips to remember when using the Roller Fitments:

  1. The fitments and caps are designed to fit on both the 5-ml and 15-ml bottles.
  2. To insert the fitment, remove the bottle orifice, insert the roller fitment into the bottle opening, and tighten the cap while pressing down until the fitment ring is flush with the bottle opening. Properly securing the cap is critical to avoid leaking and to ensure the fitment is properly inserted.
  3. Roller fitments were designed for use with the majority of Young Living bottles. With that in mind, there are certain bottle designs with which the fitments are not compatible. You can be sure your roller fitment will work with your bottle if the “Sb” logo is located on the bottom of the bottle.
  4. The fitments have an internal reservoir that holds oil and allows you to apply your favorite oils with the bottle in an upright position.  Each 2” stroke is equivalent to one drop.
  5. Citrus oils can be very hard on plastic; overtime the citrus oils can eat away at the plastic causing it to leak. When using citrus oils make sure prior to each use that the ball on the Roller Fitment is intact and secure.

On a similar note, and in case you haven’t heard, Young Living has also made significant improvements to the roll-on bottles for Valor, Tranquil, Stress Away, RutaVaLa, Breathe Again, and Deep Relief. Most of these blends are exclusive to our roll-ons line and continue to be some of our most popular products.

Be sure and check out this year’s Holiday Catalog for special package pricing and great promotional offers!

—Marco Colindres III, YL Associate Product Marketing Manager

New Convention Products Unveiled!

Posted on September 19th, 2009 | 7 comments

Home DiffuserWe’re excited to announce the launch of six brand new Young Living products from this year’s Grand Convention in Minneapolis. Gary Young unveiled his latest discoveries from Ecuador, plus new additions to our Thieves, diffuser, nutrition, and roll-on product lineup that you can experience for yourself starting Monday, September 21!

Here’s a taste of what to expect next week when these new products are made available:

  • SleepEssence—A natural, essential oil-infused sleep supplement that’s just what you need to get a full night’s rest.
  • Stress Away™ Essential Oil Roll-On—The perfect on-the-go solution for everyday stress relief.
  • RutaVaLa™ Essential Oil Roll-On—All the relaxing benefits of your favorite RutaVaLa oil blend available in a portable roll-on.
  • Ocotea Essential Oil—Another exclusive Gary Young discovery from Ecuador, historically used for digestive support.
  • The Home Diffuser—An incredible new diffuser that combines the latest in diffuser technology with ultrasonic innovations.
  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap Refill32-ounce refill bottle helps save on packaging waste and makes it easier than ever to keep our amazing hand soap in every room of your home.

Check www.youngliving.com next week for additional details and be one of the first to get our newest products!