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.
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
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.
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:
- Clarity™ clears you mind and restores mental alertness.
- Brain Power™ clarifies thought and gives greater focus.
- Common Sense™ boosts decision-making ability.
Essential Oil Roll-Ons
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
Looking for that perfect gift for the mom in your life? Whether it’s for your own mother, your kids’ mom, or just a friend that you want to pamper, here are some suggestions to help celebrate Mother’s Day.
Give the gift of your time and attention with a massage. A foot and hand massage or back rub using Young Living Ortho Ease®, Relaxation™, or Ortho Sport® massage oils can soothe tired, stressed muscles; help restore vitality; and promote relaxation in the mind and body. You can also create your own massage oil blend by adding any of the oils below to Young Living’s V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex:
- Aroma Siez™ relaxes tight muscles.
- Clarity™ restores mental alertness.
- Common Sense™ enhances decision-making abilities.
- Dream Catcher™ aids in positive visualization.
- En-R-Gee™ uplifts and energizes mind and body.
- Live with Passion™ fosters an optimistic attitude and revives enthusiasm for life.
- Peace & Calming® encourages deep relaxation.
- Relieve It™ soothes overworked muscles.
- Sacred Mountain™ promotes feelings of strength, empowerment, grounding, and protection.
If your mom isn’t close by, send her a Vitassage™ Essential Oil Dispensing Massager, which dispenses up to three different massage oils simultaneously and enables her to find relief for sore, tired muscles any time she needs it. RutaVaLa™, Stress Away™, or Tranquil™ roll-ons also make great gifts and are small enough to keep in her purse for anytime use.
Cooking with Essential Oils
For the mom who loves to cook, give her a “bouquet” of Young Living essential oils to enhance any meal’s flavor and add vibrant energy to food. Choose among Dill, Basil, Fennel, Black Pepper, Lemon, Clove, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Rosemary, Oregano, Tarragon, and Thyme. Better yet, give her the oils and cook the meal for her. You know that old saying: “Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven.” That’s especially true when your mom doesn’t have to do the cooking!
Share your comments below on gift ideas for the mother in your life. We always love hearing from you!
—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager
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.
—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager
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
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
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.
“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
“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
“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
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.
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:
- A·R·T® Gift Collection: This collection includes our new A·R·T Beauty Masque and A·R·T Renewal Serum, which are perfect additions to anyone’s skin-care regimen.
- Slique™ Collection: The Slique Collection features our revolutionary Slique Slim Caps and Slique Gum, which are easy to take on the go and share with others. When combined with diet and exercise, this collection can also help you achieve and maintain your weight-management goals.
- Holiday Mini Kits: Share the power of essential oils with our holiday mini kits! You can choose from our Healthy Home Mini Kit (Thieves®, Purification®, and R.C.™), Relaxation Mini Kit (Idaho blue spruce, Peace & Calming®, and Sacred Mountain™), and the Spirit of the Season Mini Kit (The Gift™, balsam fir, and orange). Each kit contains three powerful essential oils in a festive holiday gift box.
The catalog also features several stocking stuffer ideas, including:
- Holiday Comfort Collection: This collection features three of our most popular roll-on products: Deep Relief™, Stress Away™, and Breathe Again™. Distributors love these products because they give you the power of essential oils with the portable convenience of roll-on application.
- Lip Balm Collection: Fill your Christmas stockings with this essential oil-infused collection, which includes our Cinnamint Lip Balm, Grapefruit Lip Balm, and Lavender Lip Balm.
- Evergreen Essence™ and Sacred Angel™: Our Evergreen Essence and Sacred Angel essential oil blends are only available for a limited time. Stock up on these amazing oils formulated especially for the holiday season!
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 ART ® 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 ART 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 ART Renewal Serum is designed for everyday use, twice daily, morning and night. After cleansing with the ART 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 ART Day Activator or Night Reconstructor.
- The orchid extract in the new ART 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 ART products? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please send your comments or questions to email@example.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.